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Tweet or become obsolete - banks selling using social media

I had the opportunity to visit Beirut recently, where I met and addressed senior executives from various banks. It became apparent that many banks are still seeking to understand how best to leverage...

30 Dec 2013
Innovation in Financial Services
Nick Levy

Twinkle twinkle API, why do you make the CIO cry?

Actually, it’s not an API, it’s the lack of one that can make the CIO cry. API (Application Programming Interface) refers to something quite technical and involves creating a technology capability whi...

17 Dec 2013
Pat Carroll

Tis the season to be jolly - Ho Ho Hopefully!

The UK’s Fraud Prevention Service wants to remind Christmas shoppers to be ultra-prudent with their personal and financial details. The numbers show an increase of 23% in the number of victims of acc...

16 Dec 2013
Innovation in Financial Services
Pat Carroll

ECB moves to securing mobile payments

The ECB published its recommendations for the security of mobile payments last week last week. Although unrelated, this latest set of recommendations shows how Governments and Central Banks (US Federa...

10 Dec 2013
Innovation in Financial Services
Retired Member

Social media and the finance sector

Don’t believe the hype: social media and the finance sector Banks are understandably excited about the prospects offered by social media. There are now 1.4 billion Facebook accounts worldwide, with th...

10 Dec 2013
Pat Carroll

Brett King Raises an Interesting Point...

Brett King’s recent article on ‘Banking’s new playground’ raises some interesting points as to ‘how Africa will show the way’. Smart phone penetration in Africa is currently less than 15% and projec...

10 Dec 2013
Innovation in Financial Services
Ketharaman Swaminathan

From Multichannel To Omnichannel And Beyond

Over the years, my background in IT marketing and product management has brought me close to the subject of how a software should be extended over new channels. I can recall being involved in drawing ...

08 Dec 2013
Andre Malinowski

SEPA is coming to town

SEPA, the so called Single Euro Payments Area, is a combined effort of the EU governments, the European Commission and the European Central Bank to create one integrated payments market across Europe ...

04 Dec 2013
Paul Smyth

7 Things Every CIO Should Know About Mobile App Development

Introduction In the years since the launch of the iPhone in 2007 we have seen a huge shift in the power base in the IT world. Probably the most significant change is that your IT department is no long...

04 Dec 2013
Business Knowledge for IT
Uri Rivner

BitCoin Explained: How to Become a BitCoin Thief - part 1

OK folks. You’ve all been hearing about Bitcoin. Your neighbors have been hearing about Bitcoin. Your dog walker has been hearing about Bitcoin. Now it’s time to separate the wheat from the chaff… L

04 Dec 2013
Information Security
Retired Member

Changing the balance

In what is undoubtedly a positive move for consumer safety, the European Central Bank has issued a set of draft recommendations for mobile banking and payments security. However, while agreed standard...

03 Dec 2013
Chris Principe

The Starving of SMEs

The Starving of SMEs Like many of my industry colleagues, I have been passionate about the financing of SMEs, who are the true lifeblood of global trade. Banks, like most businesses, only have time...

02 Dec 2013
Innovation in Financial Services