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Bo Harald

What did I write?

Looking back – some of the most viewed posts: On EU: Questions European Tax Payers should ask: http://www.finextra.com/community/fullblog.aspx?id=2815 A digital Single Market – why and how?: http:/...

30 Dec 2010
Innovation in Financial Services
Brett King

A Start-up Boom for the Finance Sector?

In 2010 we had a bunch of innovative ideas become mainstream and start to impact the banking arena (for a full coverage see my post in Huffington.) However, 2011 promises to be more disruptive becaus...

29 Dec 2010
Innovation in Financial Services
Retired Member

New Years Regulations

As 2010 draws to a close, it seems an appropriate time to consider the changes that have taken place over the last twelve months and look ahead to the coming year. In terms of payments security, 2010 ...

23 Dec 2010
Information Security
Brett King

The Top 14 innovations in the banking arena for 2010

2010 was a bumper year for innovations in the retail banking and payments space. Below are some of the top innovations this year. Let me know how you rank these in respect to their ability to be real

17 Dec 2010
Innovation in Financial Services
Retired Member

On your marks for SEPA

The European Commission has today published proposals for the setting of end dates for the migration from legacy instruments to SEPA credit transfers and direct debits. It's taken a while but there ha...

16 Dec 2010
Retired Member

India and the Race to Financial Inclusion

I just returned from my annual trip to visit partners and customers in India. In one year I could see quite a difference in the infrastructure developments, but also how the pace has picked up in deve...

15 Dec 2010
Retired Member

A Social Strategy for Kiva - Part 2

In Part I of this post we blogged about how Kiva stands to benefit greatly by adopting a more social design and, more importantly, incorporating game-like mechanics to expand its user base and create ...

15 Dec 2010
Finance 2.0
Douwe Lycklama

eSEPA: Online merchants speak up

ECB is putting up more pressure on the banking sector regarding online and mobile payments in their recently published 7th progress report: online payments have to be solved for Europe. In every deba

12 Dec 2010
EBAday
Bo Harald

ISO-standard for e-invoicing getting support

Support for implementation of first global ISO-standard is starting to appear - also in Russia. And by SWIFT: http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f9ecbbbc#/f9ecbbbc/1 It so makes sense for countries ...

10 Dec 2010
Innovation in Financial Services
Alexander Mifsud

Can banks compete with PayPal?

Yesterday I listened to a talk from PayPal at one of Europe’s largest online innovation and developer conferences, LeWeb. The company was incredibly bullish about the online ecommerce market and expla...

09 Dec 2010
Bo Harald

Demise of cash

Nick Jones blogged about cash. We managed to eliminate private cheques in Finland in 1983 by putting a charge (8c) on the cheque forms (picked up or mailed). At the same time there was a big drive for...

08 Dec 2010
Innovation in Financial Services
Ian Kerr

The EMV tipping point

The latest figures from the Australian Payments Clearing Association hold no surprises for the seasoned EMV advocate. As we’ve seen with other EMV-compliant countries, such as the UK and Canada, the r...

08 Dec 2010