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What is a payment services hub?

Although it’s become a familiar term, the marketplace remains confused about precisely what a payments services hub is. Analysts like Zilvinas Bareisis at Celent are trying to shed some light on defin...

02 Dec 2010
Ian Kerr

Rethinking the cash machine

Earlier this month, NCR was talking about how they plan to rethink the cash machine. By reconsidering everything from the console's shape to the interface's style and function, "we can create ma...

01 Dec 2010
Tim Tyler

Walled gardens or windmills?

Is there a chance that Apple will push the use of iTunes as a payment mechanism beyond its own virtual store (imagine shopping on Amazon and paying using your iTunes account)? Will Google look to la

01 Dec 2010
Innovation in Financial Services
Robert Siciliano

Supercookies: What Websites Know About You

Most major websites now install cookies on your computer, which track what you do online. Over time, these cookies develop a profile, which becomes your digital fingerprint, to a certain extent. You ...

01 Dec 2010
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Financial Recovery or Storm Clouds on the Horizon

Since the financial world reeled in shock at that collapse of Lehman Brothers and the subsequent fallout in the World’s financial markets the banking community has been in a mode of self preservation....

01 Dec 2010
Innovation in Financial Services
Uri Rivner

ZeusiLeaks

I don’t know about you, but I was a bit disappointed with the whole WikiLeaks thingy. I mean, come on. The build up was brilliant: you would have thought we’ll finally have irrefutable evidence that ...

30 Nov 2010
Innovation in Financial Services
Uri Rivner

Carbon Copy

February saw The Big Carbon Robbery. I explained about this unorthodox cash out method here; it’s quite simple really. Every EU country has a carbon emission quota; every polluting manufacturer with...

30 Nov 2010
Innovation in Financial Services
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Does new regulation actually come too late?

When looking at the Greek and Irish Tragedies over the last couple of weeks and months, one thing that got me thinking is, could this have been prevented? Of course, the thought itself is brimmed with...

30 Nov 2010
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How adopting industry best practices affects your customers

With information being available at will, the world is one’s oyster. For banks, the democratisation of information represents an opportunity to stay abreast of the world’s latest developments and abso...

30 Nov 2010
Innovation in Financial Services
David Divitt

Not just another Manic Monday

According to Kelkoo - the online retail comparison website - and Visa Europe, Monday 29 November is the busiest online shopping day of the year. Visa Europe expects 3.8m purchases worth £265m to be ma...

29 Nov 2010
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Travel friendly remote trading

The image of the globe-trotting trader, dashing to the next team meeting in London, New York, Frankfurt or Shanghai is easy to imagine. But while the industry is more globalised than ever, the technol...

29 Nov 2010
Michael Wright

Pitiful adoption of eStatements

In the recent Forrester report “Paperless Plight: Growing Resistance Outpaces Adoption” the survey of 3554 online adults revealed that only 24% had switched off paper bank statements. This is a pitif...

28 Nov 2010