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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 a...

21 Dec 2007
Video extravaganza
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
Paul Penrose

Barclays faces protest over clunky PINSentry authentication

Rumblings of discontent among Barclay’s customers over the bank’s new PINSentry chip and PIN authentication device for online banking. The device, provided by Dutch vendor Gemalto is used together wit...

19 Dec 2007
Paul Penrose

Turquoise recruitment drive

After a stuttering start, it looks like Turquoise is getting its house in order in preparation for a busy New Year. The bank-backed rival to the London Stock Exchange has been variously dubbed Project...

18 Dec 2007
Finexpo
Paul Penrose

Betfair's Flywheel outguns LSE Tradelect

While doing a bit of research into high performance computing for our capital markets conference Finexpo, I stumbled across this article in Business Week on the Betfair gambling exchange. It seems th...

04 Dec 2007
Finexpo
Paul Penrose

Tony Kirby dusts off his gardening tools

My moles tell me that STP stalwart Tony Kirby is getting his fingers green courtesy of a stint of gardening leave from Accenture. Tony's been around the block a few times, taking on roles at Swift, G...

28 Nov 2007
Where are they now?
Paul Penrose

Mobile payments gather momentum

Royal Bank of Scotland is to conduct internal staff trials of mobile payment technology using MasterCard's PayPass contactless system. News of the pilot comes the day after the card scheme announced ...

23 Nov 2007
Trends in Financial Services
Paul Penrose

Dead in the water

That was the phrase used by the shadow chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne on national radio news this morning in reference to the UK government’s plans to introduce a biometric-based national ...

21 Nov 2007
Paul Penrose

Citi's 7-year core banking programme

Citibank has standardised its core banking systems worldwide on the Flexcube product from i-flex. The implementation of the product at Citi's markets and banking divisions in 67 countries is the culmi...

14 Nov 2007
Paul Penrose

PNC patents the environment

Watch out banking eco-warriors, PNC Financial Services in the US has patented the term 'Green Branch', with reference to its network of 40 environmentally-friendly bank branches across six states. The...

13 Nov 2007
Going green
Paul Penrose

Idiot guy at Alphaville

Fame at last for one-time fintech journo Paul Murphy, following a brief cameo appearance as 'idiot guy at Alphaville' in the Martin Luke’s column in today’s FT. Old lags will remember Paul as the di...

08 Nov 2007
Where are they now?