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Neelesh Parekh

Hello, time to re-think omni-channel operations

Whilst we all implicitly understand the benefits of the omni-channel customer nirvana, more consideration needs to be given to the cost to serve, revenue uplift and operational impacts. Last week Adel...

02 Dec 2015
Innovation in Financial Services
Jason Ward

Using the cloud to win the battle against disruptive young financial services bucks

For the regular fans of Countryfile that caught the autumn episode on the mating habits of deers, you’ll know that it is peak season. While the links between deer and the financial sector may not init...

01 Dec 2015
Ben O'Brien

The 2015 stress testing results and key areas for improvement

Today, the 2015 stress testing results of the UK’s seven largest banks and building societies have been revealed. The results show that there has been significant improvement in stress testing process...

01 Dec 2015
Retired Member

Managing strategic programmes in a world of constant regulatory change

The challenge of tackling regulation continues to cause undue worrying and stress for many in the world of investment banking. The problem is not that complying with individual regulation in itself is...

01 Dec 2015
Robert Siciliano

8 Ways to Ensure Safe and Secure Online Shopping this Holiday Season

So, who’s on your holiday gift list this year? That list is a lot longer than you think; consider all the names of hackers that have not yet appeared on it. Scammers will do whatever it takes to get o...

01 Dec 2015
Retired Member

Neglecting data kills transformation programmes

The industry needs to start thinking about data differently. If you want to get the best possible outcome from your transformation programme, you need to pay adequate attention to your organisational ...

01 Dec 2015
Retired Member

The Hacker Who Stole Christmas: What Security Threats Should You Be Looking Out For This Holiday

Tis the season to be jolly, and with big retail events like Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the Christmas season is also becoming an increasingly online experience. This also means there are a host of ...

01 Dec 2015
Martin Cox

What makes blockchain so disruptive?

The disruptive potential of blockchain, the back-end technology that powers Bitcoin, lies in its ability to radically simplify financial processes. The mathematics behind the system are complex, but ...

01 Dec 2015
Retired Member

MiFIR: How ISINs Work: 1

Many people in the market seem to have a misunderstanding about what ISINs (International Securities Identification Numbers) are, how they work and what they can be used for. That misunderstanding ha...

01 Dec 2015
Nischala Murthy Kaushik

B for Blockchain and C for Content - Do these worlds meet?

So block chain is in the hot-seat. News, views and uses are aplenty in the online world. After reading the two articles here in the FinExtra community - Enrico Camerinelli's Blockchain Business Scenar...

01 Dec 2015
Retired Member

Securing Mobile Payments with a DEFENSE IN DEPTH

Mobile payments is the next “big thing” for consumers. But how can we keep it from becoming so for hackers as well? As our “always on” culture moves from good old plastic and chip cards to mobile phon...

30 Nov 2015
Innovation in Financial Services
Raja Ray

What Black Friday and Cyber Monday Teach Us For Every Other Day

Black Friday is a phenomenon that arose because it was a bleak time for retailers. Starting in the 1960s, and sandwiched between a US public holiday and the weekend, it became notorious for traffic ja...

30 Nov 2015