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Sriram Natarajan

Too big to Retail....

The BIS released came out with a list of 'systemically important' banks.http://www.bis.org/publ/bcbs207.htm So, we now officially acknowledge that whatever happens, even if some countries go down, th...

06 Nov 2011
Finance 2.0
Retired Member

Light up the sky with rocket propelled mortgage legislation

This weekend we will see rockets shooting high into the air leaving a trail of sparks behind them. Hopefully, the mortgage reforms being discussed at an international and European level will not leav...

04 Nov 2011
Robert Siciliano

Searching for Hotties Leads to Hacked PCs

Five or ten years ago, it was relatively easy for scammers to trick people into opening email attachments that would launch malicious programs on victims’ PCs. Nowadays, most email providers won’t per...

04 Nov 2011
Hans Tesselaar

Bank interoperability: Work together to cut costs

With the G20 meeting this week and the European banking industry coming together at Euro Finance Week on November 14th – 18th, the woes of the industry will no doubt be discussed at length. While issu...

03 Nov 2011
Retired Member

Regulations: heads, you win; tails, I lose.

The proposals to update the Mifid directive governing European financial markets is just the latest in a slew of regulatory initiatives to hit the financial services market. The increase in regulatory...

03 Nov 2011
Pat Carroll

On fraud prevention banks need to get the balance right

Fraud prevention for financial institutions should be on the top of the agenda for banks and it seems their customers are beginning to think so too. Aite Group surveyed North American financial instit...

03 Nov 2011
Innovation in Financial Services
Gary Wright

Beware of Greeks Bearing Gifts!

No sooner than the Eurozone crisis appears to be moving into calmer waters than another shock wave hits. Only a week ago it looked like Merkel and Sarkozy had agreed a deal to buy some time to ultimat...

02 Nov 2011
Post-Trade Forum
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Virtual Currency may no longer be virtual anymore

Just a moment ago, Finextra tweeted an piece of Amex-related news: American Express has filed a patent for a system and method for using loyalty rewards as a currency. Any loyalty practitioner will ...

01 Nov 2011
Retired Member

A guide for banks: effective customer marketing campaigns

According to a recent survey by Asian Banker Research, 71% of top tier banks in Thailand and Indonesia cite customer campaign management as a key challenge. Why? They struggle to integrate customer p...

01 Nov 2011
Retired Member

Is privacy a dying luxury?

Earlier this summer, a story appeared in the press about a new Israeli company, face.com, which claims to provide the ability to recognise a photograph of a face on the web, create an algorithm based ...

01 Nov 2011
Innovation in Financial Services
Ketharaman Swaminathan

ePayments Have A Long Way To Go

My stock trading account and the bank account to which it is linked are both held at the same bank which is a Top 3 private sector bank in India. Around five-six years ago, this bank changed all bank ...

01 Nov 2011
Retired Member

Is consumer education a barrier to banking innovation?

Last week Google announced a partnership with Citizens Advice to offer consumers guidance on online security and privacy issues. Despite the rapid rise in e-commerce and online spending, there are st...

01 Nov 2011
Online Banking