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Encryption used in most GSM networks cracked and available

31 December 2009  |  5045 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

I didn't get to wait until the New Year for those GSM mobile phone conversations and phone banking sessions to become even more accessible to criminals (it is unlawful to intercept mobile communications in most civilised countries, however even governments don't seem to pay any attention to that one so criminals aren't likely to either): NYTimes G...

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Every Little Helps. The Tesco approach to over-limit Fees.

22 December 2009  |  9668 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 1

So ... The other day I tried to use my Tesco Finest Platinum Turbo-Nutter credit card, and the transaction was declined. Happens to the best of us I know, but it is paid off every month, and I had received text notification from First Direct that the debit had been made. I called the Customer Services at Tesco and was told that they could see th...

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Mini-Outsourcing - small but perfectly formed

22 December 2009  |  6174 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The Outsourcing Paradigm What is the reason that many organisations do not pursue any form of outsourcing as a means to drive cost reduction and efficiency improvement? Could it be that past experienc...

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2010 crystal ball - retaining customer loyalty

18 December 2009  |  4174 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

With a new year (and a new decade approaching), it is time to look at what will be the next innovative technology in banking and loyalty. This year, banks have recognised more than ever, the need for ...

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Cheques are on the way out - so what's the alternative?

16 December 2009  |  9047 views  |  2 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Today the Payments Council has announced the target deadline of October 2018 for the end of cheques as a form of payment in the UK. For banks, this is welcome news. Cheques are one of the most expensi...

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Niche market for cheques.

16 December 2009  |  4366 views  |  3 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

So ... Can I see in the future, a time when RyanAir might provide free booking services for people who chose to pay by cheque?

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Happy Holidays

10 December 2009  |  3112 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

It has been a big year. It'll be hard to top that one but I look forward to more excitement in the world of financial services in 2010. I'd like to thank Citi for their very predictable share performa...

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Is it the end of the road for women's networks?

04 December 2009  |  4008 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Is it the end of the road for women’s networks? Elizabeth Harrin from The Glass Hammer blog wrote an interesting piece last week based on this question after attending an event hosted by Morgan Stanle...

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Combatting phishing attacks

04 December 2009  |  3195 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Cases of phishing attacks and hackers attacking customers’ email and bank accounts are occurring on a regular basis. In October CIFAS, the UK’s fraud prevention service, reported nearly 60,000 identit...

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Blind faith in PCI compliance leaves financial data exposed

03 December 2009  |  3135 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The indictment of Albert Gonzalez for the theft of 130 million credit and debit card details from Heartland Payment Systems caught the headlines recently. Not for the indictment in itself or that Hear...

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