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FSA Call Recording: Big Data

As most of us know, new FSA rulings came into force at the start of last month, demanding that regulated investment firms record all mobile phone conversations relating to transactions in certain mark...

14 Dec 2011
Brett King

P2P Lending heads for its biggest season ever

No one could doubt that peer-to-peer lending (or P2P Lending) has landed big time in 2010, but it looks as if the best is just about to come. The biggest US P2P lender, Lending Club, will issue more ...

14 Dec 2011
Finance 2.0
Paul Love

Card fraud arrest 'too expensive'?!

The concern with stories like the recent one in the Telegraph about it being too expensive for the police to arrest a fraudster - so there are no consequences for the card fraud criminal - is that th...

14 Dec 2011
Stephen Wilson

Banks really know their customers

A few months ago, the Australian banking consortium BPAY announced the cancellation of its promising and well funded account portabilty MAMBO. What does this mean for the even more audacious plans for...

13 Dec 2011
Retired Member

Is Same-Day ACH In Our Near Future?

NACHA, the Electronic Payments Association, is the organization that manages the development, administration and governance of the ACH Network. They recently proposed the Expedited Processing and Set...

13 Dec 2011
Payments strategies 2015-2020-2030
Retired Member

Planting Investment Seeds into Global Farming

“Farmland is going to be one of the best investments of our time,” philanthropist George Soros claimed a couple of years ago. He certainly wasn’t wrong. However, it could be said there is a lack of cl...

13 Dec 2011
Bo Harald

A more competitive Europe - drilling down

1. More competitive enterprises. How? Drilling down selectively: 1.1. Better products, selling, procurement and service processes – mostly (but not only) a question of digitalization 1.1.1.

12 Dec 2011
Innovation in Financial Services
Bo Harald

For a more competive Europe - big picture

From time to time it is necessary to look at the big picture. What do we need for a more competitive Europe? Innovative and determined actions in many areas – like: 1. More competitive enterprises – i...

12 Dec 2011
Innovation in Financial Services
Bo Harald

SEPA heroes..

Finland is moving fast

09 Dec 2011
Transaction Banking
Retired Member

Will we still be paying with online with cards in 10 years

Even back in the 1990s when ecommerce was in its infancy, there were always other ways to pay. It’s just that they were rubbish – inconvenient, fraud prone and slow. You could mail a cheque or cash, w...

09 Dec 2011
Retired Member

It's Time to Wake the Gentle Giant

Once upon a time, a brave young technology consultant was sent on a mission to a bank’s payments shared service center, without knowing what a payment message looked like. From that day forward, I ha...

08 Dec 2011
Retired Member

What do you want for Xmas? Consolidation or competition?

Despite all the announcements, press briefings and other hullabaloo it looks like the BATS/Chi-X deal is the only one that’s actually going to get done this year. SGX/ASX and LSE/TMX are just two of ...

08 Dec 2011