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The appification of banking

Even as traditional banks concentrate on strengthening their online and mobile channels as a viable alternative to their core brick & mortar proposition, a new breed of direct-only competitors are...

03 Dec 2013
Chris Principe

The Starving of SMEs

The Starving of SMEs Like many of my industry colleagues, I have been passionate about the financing of SMEs, who are the true lifeblood of global trade. Banks, like most businesses, only have time...

02 Dec 2013
Innovation in Financial Services
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ISDA members commit to begin trade reporting to MAS

The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA), on behalf of 20 industry participants, has submitted a letter to the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to drive trade reporting of over-...

02 Dec 2013
Financial Services Regulation
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Hitting the bullseye

According to recent press articles, the MiFID II trilogue has agreed on capping dark trading at an arbitrary 4% per venue and 8% overall market share. At the heart of the discussion around dark tradi...

02 Dec 2013
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MAS finalises derivative trade reporting rules-31 Oct 2013

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has published its response to feedback received form its consultation on reporting of derivative contracts. The final requirements now appear in the Securiti...

02 Dec 2013
Financial Services Regulation
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Expected Innovation

Albert Einstein once said “If at first the idea is not absurd, then there will be no hope for it.” Each such novel idea brings to the table a plethora of other opportunities as well. In most cases, t...

02 Dec 2013
Brett King

My Social Media brawl with HSBC

If any of you watch my Twitter feeds, Facebook or Google+ posts or those of the financial services crowd at large, it is highly likely that you will have seen a post I authored on Huffington Post...

02 Dec 2013
Innovation in Financial Services
Ketharaman Swaminathan

Why Banks Can't Transform Legacy Applications - Part 2

In Part 1 of this blog post, I'd described three issues with open systems that held banks back from transforming all their legacy applications to open systems. Here are three more: Sudden loss of fu...

01 Dec 2013
Colin Weir

Mobile Money gets Groked

What a fabulous week I have just had in Kenya. Home to many things, it is the current home of mobile money. Ask any Kenyan what mobile money is and how useful it is and you will get a very clear answe...

01 Dec 2013
Oleg Popov

A model for the UK banking industry transformation

Banking industry transformation is an articulate demand coming both from the public and the regulators these days. How to approach that and what needs to be done is a matter of intense search and deba...

30 Nov 2013
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CFTC allows use of LEIs for reporting regulations and more

The Commodities and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has confirmed that registered entities and swap counterparties subject to the CFTC swap data record keeping and reporting regulations concerning L...

29 Nov 2013
Financial Services Regulation
Andrew Fear

Some simple truths about project success

Several recent surveys show that the number of larger projects which are truly successful is well under fifty per cent. Some are outright failures; others fail to fulfil business objectives in some wa...

29 Nov 2013
Banking Architecture