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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
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Basel III: Trust the rules

Basel III is setting the precedence for re-establishing the rules, as a result of the fall out of the financial market post-2008. The key aspects – tighter rules for tier-one capital, higher ratios o...

16 Dec 2010
Innovation in Financial Services
Brett King

Is Basel III bad for finance?

The Basel III accord’s stated purpose is: This consultative document presents the Basel Committee's proposals to strengthen global capital and liquidity regulations with the goal of promoting a more r...

15 Dec 2010
Innovation in Financial Services
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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
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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
Robert Siciliano

Online Shoppers Concerned About Identity Theft

Shopping online is unquestionably more convenient and efficient than traditional commerce. But is it safer? We face risk everywhere we go. We risk car accidents on the way to the mall. Muggers and thi...

13 Dec 2010
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Trader: social beast or lonely wolf?

At a time where Facebook could be seen as the 4th country on earth from the point of view of its “population”, how long will it be before social media reaches the trading floor? Of course, there are s...

13 Dec 2010
Paul Blank

New Bank consortium 'bank only' FX platform. Doomed to fail?

Recent press coverage (here) about top Global FX banks setting up a new ‘inter-bank’ only FX platform, dubbed “PureFX”. At first glance, this looks like a repeat of ‘doomed’ BrokerTec Consortium (set ...

13 Dec 2010
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Debunking the HFT myth

I came across an interesting paper the other day published by GETCO: A Modern Market Maker’s Perspective on the European Financial Markets Regulatory Agenda. The HFT community has come in for quite a...

13 Dec 2010
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Former Goldman Programmer Convicted

Apparently 'a gentleman' at all times (FBI) the fellow has been found guilty of theft of trade secrets and transportation of stolen property. After a two week trial into IP involving a millionth of a ...

13 Dec 2010
Whatever...
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Can the Financial System Withstand Cyber Attack?

I report what I predict and what I observe. Risk managers should consider the risk of widespread adoption of sentiments in line with this post to an infosec site. Who would have predicted this? Will r...

13 Dec 2010
Whatever...
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
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