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Ralph Hazell

Total disintermediation?!

I think it is correct to say that the technological changes of the last decade have not bought changes to the pricing transparency and structuring of retail banking products. The high street banks a

30 Dec 2007
Retired Member

Outlook 2008: A Nutshell

Time to consider what the year ahead might have in store. Volatility and uncertainty seem to be at an all-time high making an already difficult project that much more challenging. What follows are wha...

29 Dec 2007
Trends in Financial Services
Retired Member

Technology vendors could help

Regarding staff shortages, I would argue that the providers of technology to hedgefunds could do a better job of developing an ecosystem of knowledgeable individuals of their software. For example, th...

28 Dec 2007
Retired Member

Bankers, are you ready for next wave? Wake up now for GEN Y.

In next few years, GEN Y is to mature quickly and big revolution is due. Needless to say, virtual / online world is sure to dominate the offline channel in less than a decade. And this will be major b...

27 Dec 2007
Online Banking
Matt White

Good time to bury bad news?

Christmas – a time to spend time with loved ones, relax with plenty of food and drink and, if you’re a troubled fintech firm, slip out any embarrassing news whilst the rest of us are busy doing better...

21 Dec 2007
Paul Penrose

Finextra Community - end of year report

The Finextra Community site was launched with little fanfare to a small coterie of beta users back in February this year. In opening the community we were hoping to create a forum for interaction with...

21 Dec 2007
Paul Penrose

Don't be a Scrooge this holiday

Aaron Patzer, founder of money management software start-up Mint, extols the virtue of his patent-pending technology engine in a video posted via prnewswire. The system aggregates all your spending ac...

21 Dec 2007
Video extravaganza
Steve Ellis

Oyster Card good, payment by mobile bad

London's Mayor, Ken Livingstone has earned some brownie points for the introduction and extension of the Oyster Card. But Writer and blogger, Matthew Stibbe vents on his experiences of being require...

21 Dec 2007
Paul Penrose

Street-level innovation in mobile commerce

As principal researcher for Nokia, Jan Chipchase travels around the world looking at how people live their lives and interact with new technology. In this video presentation he turns the spotlight on ...

20 Dec 2007
Video extravaganza
Retired Member

Test your backup strategy - pour wine into your computer

Don't try this at home. I'm sure there is a branch of mathematics or psychology than can adequately explain why disastrous events seem to occur more frequently than you might expect. So - the toast wi...

20 Dec 2007
Elizabeth Lumley

Quote of the Year Nomination

While "Don't Tase me, Bro" has been reported as Quote of the Year in the mainstream press, we have some notable quotes in our little world as well. Today in a Bloomberg article Morgan Stanl...

20 Dec 2007
Sriram Natarajan

Wanted - Flexible Online E Currency

As we approach the festive season, all of us get into human kind's greatest obsession - shopping! Over the past decade, online shopping has come to generate big bucks for businesses. So much so, that...

20 Dec 2007