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Elizabeth Lumley

This year's scandal is brought to you by the forex market

About a year ago I had a coffee with a former foreign exchange trader (as you do) who said to me. "Liz, the next big scandal is going to be around all these banks rigging the foreign exchange mar...

03 Nov 2014
Financial Risk Management
Elizabeth Lumley

Revenue and Billing Management Sibos Roundtable

On the heels of the recent Revenue and Billing Management Report, Finextra and Oracle held a breakfast roundtable with senior bankers at this year’s Sibos to discuss the real world experiences when d...

24 Oct 2014
Future Finance
Elizabeth Lumley

It takes 20 years to make a FinTech Diva

On October 4, 1994 I walked into the NYC offices of Waters Information Services to start work as a reporter on Inside Market Data (and two other publications - which are not really around in the same ...

10 Oct 2014
Whatever...
Elizabeth Lumley

Tips to survive Sibos in Boston

So Swift sent out a list on 'How to survive Sibos' on its events page. It included tips like 'download Sibos Issues and 'Sibos Daily News' ??!! Or, maybe, (here's a thought) you could just bookmark Fi...

01 Sep 2014
Whatever...
Elizabeth Lumley

What type of FinTech'er are you? Take the Quiz!

No one is talking about Tech these days without talking about FinTech, or financial technology to you. There are funds, accelerators, startups galore in this space. But where do you fit in? But what t...

21 Aug 2014
Finance 2.0
Elizabeth Lumley

Everything is FinTech awesome!

Ok - so, those of you who follow me on Twitter know that we supplied our nine year old son an Osper card - which is a pre-paid MasterCard for youngsters. He’s been busy frittering away a year's worth ...

15 Aug 2014
Finance 2.0
Elizabeth Lumley

One group to unite them all...Or...?

OK - so yesterday saw the 'standing room only' launch of the new UK-wide industry group Innovate Finance. The industry body, heading by Level 39's own Claire Cockerton was kicked off by the UK's Chanc...

07 Aug 2014
Elizabeth Lumley

Who is the all time leading football goal scorer?

A few weeks ago Nicole Anderson, CEO of Simulocity invited me to 'Finance for Female Entrepreneurs: Challenges and Opportunities' at Level 39. Lots of women, lots of chat, (wine served before the pane...

08 Jul 2014
Whatever...
Elizabeth Lumley

It's not do or do not do; it's try and try and try...then do

A while ago I attended a conference (I know, shocker) where someone on stage commented that no bank would ever have been allowed to release 'Square', with the amount of bugs the US payments startup ex...

28 May 2014
Disruption in Retail Banking
Elizabeth Lumley

If any industry is in need of new thinking, it's banking

I've just checked my blogging stats and it seems like the last time I could, actually, act on my blogging muse was this past January. Oh dear. I apologise folks, but #dayjob. Those webcasts don't mode...

27 May 2014
Elizabeth Lumley

Where does that tail start, actually?

So a long time ago when the earth was flat and God was a boy, I worked at a recruitment consultancy (don't ask) which ran a profitable business placing people in the publishing industry (my side of th...

16 Jan 2014
Disruption in Retail Banking