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Precedents are now in the way of financial system reform

“Good morning gentlemen…and lady.” Sir Gordon Bennett, the chairman of EuroCorp smiled gratuitously and made eye contact with Karen Carbuncle, the only female in the room. “The events of the past six...

02 Dec 2008
Whatever...
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Soviet Britain

Interesting to read in the papers today that at least 10 boroughs in the UK now have almost 50% of the working population employed by the state, rather than the private sector. This, with what is hap...

01 Dec 2008
Transaction Banking
Keith Bear

Frankie does VaR

On perusing an email from Lepus some weeks ago I was struck by the title of one piece of their research "VaR, what is it good for!" Having been involved in working with several banks on mark...

01 Dec 2008
Retired Member

Help! My iPhone has ruined my productivity!

It's temporary I hope - eventually I must get bored with playing Fieldrunners. Anyone still under the impression that the iPhone is not a real games platform should have a look at this offering from S...

01 Dec 2008
After hours
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Plan your christmas gifts - using a tool from your bank

Today I was reading the Netbanker blog about Zions Bank gift planner. I find it very innovative, a new value-added service which helps the bank to make their customers loyal. It helps to list your gi...

01 Dec 2008
Innovation in Financial Services
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What Lessons Can We Learn From Mumbai?

It appears that there was a lack of co-ordination between and within police, army and anti-terrorist forces, with none of the NSG located in Mumbai. The fact that they needed to be flown in suggests a...

01 Dec 2008
Whatever...
Bo Harald

Mr Somebody Else will not do it

Mr Somebody Else will not do it We know that the best possible thing we can do right now in the area of digitalization and productivity is to get rid of paper based invoicing - move to structured form...

30 Nov 2008
Bo Harald

decent video

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30 Nov 2008
John Cant

The multi-faceted impact of Lehman

The demise and subsequent break up of Lehman Brothers will provide strong case study material for many MBA courses, for many years. There are several lessons to be learnt beyond the crucial role of cu...

30 Nov 2008
MiFID
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Cracking Nuts With Sledgehammers at UK FI

Last week saw the start of ramping up staff numbers at UK Financial Investments, the 'arms length' company the Government is setting up to manage the investments in RBS and the merged Lloyds group. I...

29 Nov 2008
Transaction Banking
Elton Cane

MiFID created no extra demand for IT or services

At least that's the view of Knowledge Technology Solutions (KTS) CEO Andrew Miller. KTS is soon to adopt the brand of its Sep. '07 acquisition, Arcontech, after closing its original market terminal su...

28 Nov 2008
MiFID
Bo Harald

Banks taking responsibility - SWIFT committed

It has been said many times that only if banks come together and join force also with traditional service providers will we get a real take-up of e-invoicing. SWIFT has now published a report saying ...

28 Nov 2008