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Application fraud: enemies at the gate

27 December 2011  |  3873 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Defending against fraud is difficult even in the best of times, and these are not the best of times. The gains achieved by making card transactions more secure have pushed fraud to the main gate of entry: the application. In the most notorious form of application fraud, organized crime rings open accounts using stolen identities or synthetic iden...

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Truth and Unintended Consequences

23 December 2011  |  4266 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

So much for “praise in public and reprimand in private.” A teacher publicly reprimanding a student who launches a spitball in class demonstrates to everyone the consequences of certain behavior. Regulators’ handling of the 2008 financial crisis and this year’s scandals among UBS, MF Global and others had to be as public as they were demonstrative. ...

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A turning point in the history of mobile financial services

22 December 2011  |  5775 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

With 2011 drawing to a close, it’s clear that the year has seen exciting changes in mobile banking and payments, with innovative advancements to enhance the consumer experience being delivered. In par...

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How Safe is Your Mobile Wallet?

20 December 2011  |  6353 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Consumers love alternatives, especially if the alternative is easy to use and already part of their everyday life. However, most consumers who undertake e-commerce using their mobile device are woefu...

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Forecast 2012 - Thirteen Truths of Pipeline Management

20 December 2011  |  4232 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

T H I R T E E N T R U T H S O F P I P E L I N E M A N A G E M E N T Truth #1: The first truth of pipeline management is, as you might expect, that a strong pipeline avoids the quarter end crunch...

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Better Joy Through Finance

19 December 2011  |  4479 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The holidays are, for some, an unbearably stressful time of year. The food, the parties, the relatives, and, of course, the gifts, all conspire to make miserable what should be fun and enjoyable. He...

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OTC clearing: show me the money

19 December 2011  |  4506 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

As a result of OTC clearing reform – Dodd-Frank, EMIR – the cost of OTC deals is clearly going to rise, and spreads and volumes are going to fall. Who can make money in a market like that? With the co...

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I can't believe you did that Co-Op

16 December 2011  |  5235 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

It baffles my brains that a bank would even consider buying 632 branches off Lloyds when they don't even have any investment in mobile banking. They have just made a big investment in the past and Ll...

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The Double-Edged Sword of the Wealth Continuum

15 December 2011  |  3364 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Movement along the wealth continuum, where clients’ wealth can both rise and fall, has intensified in recent times and has brought with it a raft of challenges for wealth managers. Although investors’...

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Why Cyber Monday proves things are not so bad after all

14 December 2011  |  3872 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The festive period looms and it occurs to me that the whole idea of good will to all men doesn’t seem to extend to the political elite and a press corps bent on spreading gloom faster than the Eyjafja...

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