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Steve Morgan

BANKS ARE UNDER PRESSURE TO REDUCE FRICTION IN CROSS-BORDER PAYMENTS - BUT HOW?

For commercial banks, a nagging issue is how to improve cross border payments. Compared to domestic payments they are more expensive, cumbersome and take longer to carry out. But despite banking techn...

15 Nov 2019
Transaction Banking
M. Arthur Gillis

Take a Fresh Look at USA-based Core Systems Vendors

In 2016, I took a sabbatical after PDFing 464 electronic pages of "Automation in Banking - 2016." The report wasn't perfect, but even the Financial Management system I built for the Strateg...

16 Oct 2019
Chris Holmes

Will stablecoins be able to sail into the mainstream?

The main barrier for cryptocurrencies earning mainstream use has been the volatility of their value; frequent news stories of Bitcoin’s value falling significantly over a short space of time no longer...

11 Oct 2019
Banking Strategy, Digital and Transformation
Rolf Van Der Pol

Pakistan is not the only country where this can happen

This article (https://www.dawn.com/news/1322817) published in ‘Dawn’ last year not only describes the K&K case clearly but at that highlights some of the underlying issues in Pakistan. A large i

01 Oct 2019
Gil Shefi

She or he who masters the DATA masters FRTB

“Data is King” has become an idiomatic phrase. Banks have an abundance of data, but the recent fines levied by the FCA against prominent UK banks for their failure to accurately report transactions un...

26 Sep 2019
Banking Regulations
Tapan Agarwal

Digital Transaction Banking ....as SIBOS 2019 draws to a close....

On the first day of Sibos My Transaction Banker gave to me A current account and OD facility On the second day of Sibos My Transaction Banker gave to me Two virtual accounts And A current account and...

26 Sep 2019
Transaction Banking
Tapan Agarwal

Another Day at SIBOS 2019

On the first day of Sibos My TB gave to me A current account and OD facility On the second day of Sibos My Transaction Banker gave to me Two virtual accounts And A current account and OD facility T...

25 Sep 2019
SWIFT Matters
Bob Lyddon

Netting and pooling, not the same: unless you are the ECB

[First published by AccountingCPD] Many multinational corporates have a pooling arrangement for the cash balances owned by their various subsidiaries. For example this could be with Bank Mendes Gans i...

27 Aug 2019
M. Arthur Gillis

Auditing the Pundits Who Report on U.S. Core Systems Market

Opinions are valuable, but when they are based on errors, they become dangerous. Following are the disparities, the claims of pundits and my truths: Claim: 4 core vendors owned 96% of the market in ...

08 Jul 2019
Vishwanath Thanalapatti

Dashboards : The yoga of analytics

Digitisation is the brick and mortar of modern day business with analytics as a strategic component; Underlying analytics are scores of algorithms, call it machine learning or AI that help to determin...

08 Jul 2019
Analytics in Banking
Rajarshi Goswami

The Future of Payments in Europe

With regulations increasingly forcing banks to open up, bigtech and fintechs entering the financial arena and rising customer expectations, there is increasing pressure amongst banks to innovate and p...

01 Jul 2019
The future of Payments in Europe
John Bertrand

Why trade and supply chain finance needs a technology awakening

Traditional trade and supply chain finance operations are undergoing a technological awakening: blockchain with smart contracts, Machine Learning, AI and the Internet of Things will bring trade into t...

25 Jun 2019
Banking Strategy, Digital and Transformation