Future Finance News Analysis

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Group founded 20 Jan 2014
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Finextra and Oracle have gathered together some of the industry's top thought leaders to assess the key trends and issues within transaction banking, regulations and retail banking. This group will analyse the latest news on upcoming regulations, new service offerings and industry issues shaping the new financial services landscape with regular blog posts, video interviews, webcasts debates and surveys.

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Dan Barnes

Bad as gold

The news that Barclays has been fined for manipulation of the gold benchmark is another nail in the coffin of trader autonomy and of voluntary data-based benchmarks. It also highlights the risks for s...

29 May 2014
Dan Barnes

That's settled: T plus 2 settlement takes hold

The settlement lifecycle for equity trades is being shortened from T+3 to T+2 across developed markets. Cost benefit analyses have shown support from correspondent banks, custodian banks, buy-...

07 May 2014
Dan Barnes

Smartphones can unlock bank vaults

Apps are making the banking sector more vulnerable to cyber-attack, say European regulators, who recommend that firms hold capital as insurance against such an event. The ‘Joint Committee Report on ri...

15 Apr 2014
Dan Barnes

European Banking Onion unpeeled

News that the European Parliament finally agreed the terms for ‘banking union’ on 20 March 2014 raised lacklustre cheers from the world of finance. The ‘union’ here is regulatory, taking the managemen...

25 Mar 2014
Dan Barnes

ATMs: No change there then

Regulators from the US to the Philippines have issued warnings to ATM firms that they should be cognisant of upgrading their operating systems by 8 April 2014, the date by which support for Windows XP...

20 Mar 2014
Dan Barnes

FX - The next big crash?

The news around foreign exchange suggests a storm is brewing, as speculation and light-touch regulation converge. Spot foreign exchange trading will reportedly become more automated where, until recen...

05 Mar 2014
Dan Barnes

The data crater

Enormous amounts of customer data have been lost in thefts affecting both retailers and banks. A recent case of data loss at Barclays allegedly included psychological profiling of customers, adding a ...

17 Feb 2014
Dan Barnes

Funny money

Turning down money from a potential customer who fails a test, is expensive. Building profiles of all of your customers is costly in both cash and resources. In fact, until HSBC and Standard Charter...

06 Feb 2014
Dan Barnes

Why banks shouldn't fear tax

Governments' aggressive approach to taxation is alternately punishing and rewarding financial services firms. The Swiss government is planning to abolish tax secrecy laws – what does that mean for Swi...

20 Nov 2013
Dan Barnes

The Big Wind-up

Plans to wind down banks that are too big to fail have at last been agreed but will not take effect until 2018. Italy's recent revelation about derivatives losses proves that there are still plenty of...

20 Nov 2013

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