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Robert Siciliano

Managing your digital afterlife

Ever thought of who’d get your assets should you meet an untimely death, or even if you’re 99 and sensing that the time to check out is very soon? You may know whom you want to receive your assets, bu...

21 Dec 2013
Steve Goswell

SR2014. Part 3. Five reasons not to be too depressed.

Let the fun and games begin. On December 20th SWIFT published the SR2014 User Handbook containing the gory details of all the changes that will take effect next November. http://www.swift.com/produc...

20 Dec 2013
Standards Forum
A Finextra Member

The 2013 Mortgage Market in 140 Characters or Less

2013 has been a pivotal year in the mortgage market – final rules for MMR, new regulatory bodies with the PRA and FCA, house sales and mortgage sales starting to rise, a new Governor of the Bank of En...

20 Dec 2013
Financial Services Regulation
Anne Plested

All I want for Christmas

It seems there’s to be no early MiFID II Christmas present as agreement on the Level 1 text slips into 2014. Publication of the final text is now hotly anticipated to be in January or February next y...

20 Dec 2013
A Finextra Member

A point worth making

Whatever the truth of the Tomlinson report - and we will know once the chancellor and the bank have finished their respective reviews of it - Tomlinson does raise at least one point which it is hard t...

19 Dec 2013
M. Arthur Gillis

Overlooked Criteria in Selecting a Tech Provider

Numbers, costs and product comparisons alone do not make for the wisest choice. It's the warm and fuzzy stuff that sets a provider apart from the herd, but prospects don't like to admit that. Here

19 Dec 2013
A Finextra Member

2014 - the year for investment in agile IT?

It’s that time of year when predictions on what will be the biggest trends for the New Year start rolling in. In the spirit of the holiday season, leading analyst firm Ovum has revealed a new study th...

19 Dec 2013
A Finextra Member

Oz, The Great and Powerful..

…Are We Guilty of Blowing Smoke? In my last blog I talked about recent increases in lending being a good thing, as long as lending policies remain prudent and conservative. Now, I want to look at tran...

19 Dec 2013
A Finextra Member

Brazil NFe v3.1 - Part 2 of 6 - Onpremise versus Cloud

Top 5 Reasons Why Companies are Using Brazil version 3.1 to Transition off of on-premise solutions in to Managed Service Solutions In the second part of this series on using the Brazil Nota Fiscal ver...

18 Dec 2013
Electronic invoicing
Robert Siciliano

8 tips to prevent post holiday credit card fraud

With your cards being used online, over the phone and in person it’s easy to lose track of purchases. The key is keep good records and be diligent about your security. Here are eight great tips that w...

18 Dec 2013
Pat Carroll

Finding security in digital currencies

Digital currencies such as Bitcoin have been capturing the attention of the world’s financial and technology press for some time, both in a positive and negative manner. Digital currencies are here t...

18 Dec 2013
Innovation in Financial Services
Lyndsay  Po

Kiosks - A Solution to Queuing in the Branch

Going to a branch is something I try to avoid like a plague. Given I work in branch software, it is a controversial statement – but let me explain… Like many people the world over, most of my banking ...

18 Dec 2013