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Investor genetics - not so surprising

There's a new study out that says investor behavior is almost half determined by genetic factors. Twins who were raised apart were compared to twins raised together, in terms of their investing prefer...

02 Dec 2009
Innovation in Financial Services
Robert Siciliano

MIT Says Handing Over Your Identity Data Protects You

Identity is a simple concept that has become a complex problem. It has become complex due to fraud. Fraud, motivated by money and the ease of obtaining credit and taking over an account. Because ident...

02 Dec 2009
Ainsley Ward

Are RFID tags the new chewing gum?

I appreciate that this is probably my first foray into Hyacinth Bucket territory, but I've noticed recently that there's been a new addition to the street litter here in Brussels. As the number of cig...

02 Dec 2009
Whatever...
Paul Penrose

Goldman bankers tool up with handguns - allegedly

We hear from no less a source than a Bloomberg news columnist that the higher-ups at Goldman Sachs are loading up on pistol permits for fear of a popular uprising against God's own bankers. Now, the ...

02 Dec 2009
Whatever...
Paul Penrose

Message to BofA: If you want Clarity try YouTube

Bank of America has announced the launch of the Credit Card Clarity Commitment(TM), a one-page summary of customers' rates, fees, and payment information. "Bank of America is investing more in ou...

01 Dec 2009
Finance 2.0
Robert Siciliano

Handwritten Signature is Stupid Authorization

Ever forge your husband's signature? Wife’s? Parent's? Client's? Do you think the clerk behind the counter at Walmart is skilled in handwriting analysis? I’ve always viewed a signature as a totally ri...

01 Dec 2009
A Finextra Member

Tougher penalties to stop data breaches?

We all know the statistics; the number of identity fraud victims is growing year-on-year and we all need to be responsible when looking after our personal information. But what happened when personal ...

30 Nov 2009
Online Banking
Bo Harald

Social web growing big time

http://boharald.blogspot.com/2009/11/social-web-growing-big-time.html

30 Nov 2009
Bo Harald

Final report public

final report by the EC Expert Group on e-Invoicing now public

30 Nov 2009
Robert Siciliano

The Twelve Scams of Christmas, Pt IV of IV

As cybercriminals begin to take advantage of the holiday season, McAfee, Inc. revealed the “Twelve Scams of Christmas” – the twelve most dangerous online scams that computer users should be cautious o...

29 Nov 2009
Robert Siciliano

Popular Online Attacks This Holiday Season Pt III of IV

Cybercriminals Take Advantage of the Holiday Season, Aiming to Steal Consumers’ Money, Identities and Financial Information As cybercriminals begin to take advantage of the holiday season, McAfee, Inc...

29 Nov 2009
A Finextra Member

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Few can have missed the furore over the LSE outage yesterday. During the outage the MTFs made repeated attempts to convince the trading community that it should go and trade on them whilst the LSE wa...

27 Nov 2009