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Jp Nicols

Banks Face the Innovator's Dilemma

Sometimes the simplest lessons are the hardest ones to learn. Anyone who has taken even the most basic business course in the past fifty years is undoubtedly familiar with Theodore Levitt's 1960 trea...

01 Feb 2013
David Csiki

Increased Transparency: Byproduct of Improving Technology

A recent survey from a buy-side consulting firm revealed that investment management firms are as focused on client initiatives as they are on upcoming regulatory change. This make complete sense as,...

31 Jan 2013
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Unlock hidden value in existing customer relationships

Is relationship pricing and billing on your radar for 2013? Did you know? For every $1 billion in annual revenue generated by global transaction services, banks can “leak” upwards of $25 million – rev...

31 Jan 2013
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Usernames and passwords: everybody hates them

"Many Americans would rather clean toilets than try to come up with a new username or password for sites requiring online logins, a new study shows."* Protecting confidential information w...

31 Jan 2013
A Finextra Member

Brussels Retreat on Ringfencing Regulation

Michel Barnier, the EU commissioner heading up regulatory reform of European banks, has this week signalled that Brussels is set to think twice on ringfencing. Apparently, EU officials are working on ...

31 Jan 2013
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6 Nations 2013 - Finextra Fantasy League

It’s that time of year again… the RBS 6 Nations kicks off this weekend and as a result so does (the arguably more important) Finextra Fantasy League on ESPN Scrum.com. As with previous years, it’s fre...

31 Jan 2013
After hours
Jim Marous

Banking Leaders Predict Retail Banking Trends for 2013

Trying to predict what is going to happen in the banking industry is like trying to predict tomorrow's weather. While you may get the forecast right, it could be more a case of luck than skill. And wh...

31 Jan 2013
Disruption in Retail Banking
Alistair Kelman

Why HP might have underpaid for Autonomy

In October 2011 amid a blaze of publicity H.P., a company which mainly produces hardware and devices like inkjet and laser printers, announced it had agreed to pay $11.1 bn for Autonomy, a UK company ...

31 Jan 2013
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Payments and the Eurozone

I’m in the Netherland today, talking to financial institutions about Payments. Since the Euro was introduced in the EU, the challenge for payment processors has been pretty clear: how do you become t...

30 Jan 2013
A Finextra Member

Innovating for Growth

When it comes to banking, innovation may not be as compelling a priority as managing cost, risk or compliance. But it is definitely on the strategic agenda given its potential in driving differentiati...

30 Jan 2013
Martin Bailey

Loyalty is an outdated concept

Reports on customer loyalty may differ on the exact number of people who are changing banks, but they all agree that customers are getting more promiscuous. The bad news is that I don't think we've se...

30 Jan 2013
Innovation in Financial Services
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Consolidated Audit Trail and really BIG Data

In New York the meeting was held today for the organisations that are interested in bidding to provide and run CAT NMS – the Consolidated Audit Trail system for the National Market System of the USA. ...

29 Jan 2013