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Keith Appleyard

What is a Leap Year?

For those of you who have been out of touch during the festive season, on New Year’s Eve reports began flooding across the Internet that Microsoft’s Zune media player was experiencing a worldwide free...

05 Jan 2009
Whatever...
Ainsley Ward

Post-apocalyptic new capitalism - from a Xmas conversation

Strange things happen once the mince pies start to settle, just after you've finished seething at the Queen's speech and set the kids up with the latest Disney. This year a cousin and I began to debat...

05 Jan 2009
Whatever...
A Finextra Member

Corporate Debt - A Lender's Perspective

In the paper today was a truly staggering figure - £110 billion of corporate debt that will need to be refinanced in 2009. That is probably a conservative figure, focusing only on the larger companie...

04 Jan 2009
Transaction Banking
A Finextra Member

SEPA and PSD business case - there is still hope!

Highly praising the effort, achievement and activities of the EPC and banking community, I have an opinion that the decision on the part of the EC, ECB and national central banks / regulators to manag...

02 Jan 2009
Finexpo
Bo Harald

2009 - the e-invoicing year

This announcement will hopefully be issued in many countries - the many reasons for doing it are so very obvious - for anyone wanting to look at the good-for-society-at-large aspects. But even when th...

02 Jan 2009
Bo Harald

Make it greener

Scanning paper invoices makes invoicing even less green. Staying with structured data is not consuming much of storage and bandwidth - compared to pictures. Nokia is showing the way elsewhere..

02 Jan 2009
Bo Harald

Innopay spot on in e-id

From fresh paper. Emphasis mine: "E-Identity in a network perspective: re-use what’s already there A new paradigm for identity verification services (1 December 2008) Authors: Leendert Bottelb...

02 Jan 2009