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Stanley Epstein

The Cheque is More than a Payments Instrument

So the venerable old cheque has been singled out and "tapped" for termination - in the UK at least. Of course, in the new world of electronic payments and instantaneous communications, the d...

24 Nov 2009
Navin Rammohan

Multi-Channel Strategy, A Platform for Banking Innovation

Branch: The Twists in the Story Continue… Undoubtedly new channels have revolutionized the way people bank. And yet, branch networks thrive. A reality reflected in the discussion topic at a recent con...

24 Nov 2009
Robert Siciliano

SWATting, Using Technology To Hurt

Swatting is making prank calls to emergency services. In the field of information security, swatting is an attempt to trick an emergency service (such as a 911 operator) to dispatch an emergency respo...

24 Nov 2009
A Finextra Member

Abolition of Cheques - I Hope the Banks Vote 'No'

If the banks vote to abolish cheques without first working through all the relevant scenarios where they are used today, I think they will be performing a huge disservice to the British public. The f...

23 Nov 2009
Transaction Banking
A Finextra Member

The chicken and egg of contactless payments

When Alexander Graham Bell patented the telephone in 1876, I wonder whether he realised the impact this new technology would come to have on people’s lives. Use of this new device wasn’t instantaneous...

23 Nov 2009
A Finextra Member

Walking the Talk....and keeping it simple

Here I was, baggage, family et al, in a new country, waiting to join my new employer. I was excited at the new career that I was about to chart out and was really looking forward to get to my new offi...

22 Nov 2009
Sriram Natarajan

White Collar crime now in 'Starbucks' league!

The latest Pricewaterhouse Coopers Global Economic crime survey released last week confirms our worst fears. The stinging economic recession has taken economic crime to the 'classes'. Middle and upper...

22 Nov 2009
Robert Siciliano

Hackers Indicted for Jacking Comcast

One hacked email address led to the defacement of Comcasts homepage. When the hackers called Comcasts technical contact to let him know all 200 Comcast domain names and Comcast homepage were vulnerabl...

22 Nov 2009
Dinakar Orampati

Cgap examines the future of mobile banking..

Good to see the Cgap examines on the future and growth of mobile banking customers. Examination toward the Anti Money laundering needs to be addressed to review KYC standard paramters (id's,...) on mo...

20 Nov 2009
SWIFT Matters
A Finextra Member

Asia-Pac moves towards greater economic integration

The APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation) 2009 summit upped its efforts last week to strengthen economic integration in the region. While APEC has always strived for greater economic integration i...

19 Nov 2009
Elizabeth Lumley

Single dealer platforms: what do your customers want?

Finextra and Caplin Systems recently recorded a webcast looking at how the financial services industry is leveraging RIA technologies and creating a more full service customer experience. The panel ha...

19 Nov 2009
Robert Siciliano

Money Mules Facilitate Identity Theft and Fraud

Mules are relatively unaware people who get hooked into a “small business” or employment that is a function of a criminal enterprise. The mules often respond to “help wanted” ads from online job place...

19 Nov 2009