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The Durbin debate
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09 Jan 2013

The Durbin debate

New regulations have pushed down the fees charged to merchants for processing debit card transactions, but the ultimate impact on merchants and consumers may depend on the debit card industry's new revenue strategies, according to the Kansas City Fed.

Skin in the game
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21 Dec 2012

Skin in the game

Deutsche Bank analysts explore the future of mobile payments and the strategic options for banks.

The high price of IT
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21 Dec 2012

The high price of IT

Measured as a percentage of revenues, financial services firms spend more on IT than any other industry. Research from Deutsche Bank asks how much output is generated from the IT input.

White noise
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04 Dec 2012

White noise

The Bank of England examines evidence from the UK equity market of high-frequency trading behaviour and its impact on market quality

The smart money
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27 Nov 2012

The smart money

The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston reports on how technology platforms are securing mobile payments in the US.

Fraud on the cards
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31 Oct 2012

Fraud on the cards

An economic perspective from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago that examines the adequacy of existing efforts to prevent, manage, and mitigate data breaches and other fraud in card-based payment systems.

Robot wars
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23 Oct 2012

Robot wars

A new two-year Foresight study, The Future of Computer Trading in Financial Markets - An International Perspective, sheds new light on technological advances which have transformed market structures in recent years.

Payment priorities
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17 Oct 2012

Payment priorities

A global survey by Anthemis Group finds national payment schemes need to take greater risks and develop international strategies or face marginalisation.

Highly frequent volatility
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08 Oct 2012

Highly frequent volatility

Björn Hagströmer and Lars Norden of the University of Stockholm examine the impact of high frequency trading on market quality.

Mobilising the unbanked
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26 Sep 2012

Mobilising the unbanked

The US Federal Reserve charts the use of financial services by the unbanked and underbanked and the potential for mobile adoption.

Meet the millennials
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06 Jul 2012

Meet the millennials

Visa canvassed the opinions of 5500 young people aged between 18-25 in an attempt to understand the attitudes and behaviour of Generation Y in the areas of life and finance.

The electronic paper trail
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06 Jul 2012

The electronic paper trail

The Kansas City Fed explores the relative costs of different retail payment methods