Stuart Adams, EMEA regional director of of FIX Protocol Ltd (FPL); and Kevin Houstoun, co-chair of the FIX Global Technical Committee, consultant to HSBC and chairman of Rapid Addition; spoke to Finextra at last week's FPL EMEA trading conference.
Steve Abrams, group executive for commercial payments at MasterCard, spoke to Finextra about the company's recent acquisition of Irish firm Orbiscom, and trends in corporate card usage and control.
In this fourth episode of the Progressing Financial Markets podcast series Richard Balarkas of Instinet, Mark Austen of Sifma, and Keith Saxton of IBM discuss how falling confidence and volumes are putting pressure on financial markets business models.
Gilles Leflambe, vice president and head of sales for EMEA Financial Services at Systar, talks to Finextra about how business activity monitoring (BAM) tools are being used in the financial services sector to improve customer service levels, reduce risk and provide a warning when processes are about to break down.
Ian Bentinck, head of trading and derivatives solutions group, IBM Global Business Services, spoke to Finextra ahead of next week's Finexpo - Risk & Transaction Management event in London. In this short video he shares his views on how the financial crisis has affected IT investment priorities, and the challenges of real-time risk management, data distribution and cost-effective processing power.
Christoph Jelliffe, capital markets lead for SAS UK, spoke to Finextra about the changes banks need in their risk management culture, the importance of data quality to inform risk management decisions, the increased focus on liquidity and counterparty risk, and the reporting responsibilities banks can expect under new regulatory regimes.
Bob Russo, general manager of the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), spoke to Finextra about the council's recent introduction of a quality assurance programme for assessors, this month's global compliance mandate from Visa, and what the organisation has learned from recent data security breaches at merchants and service providers.
In this third episode of the Progressing Financial Markets podcast series Michael Dawson, CEO of Promontory Financial Group (UK), and Keith Saxton of IBM discuss the changing face of regulation in the wake of recent turmoil in the world's financial markets.
Willem da Jager, VP Mobile at Rabobank, and Emmett Higdon, senior analyst at Forrester, spoke to Finextra recently about banks' experience to date in providing customers with mobile banking services, and how financial services offerings are now being tailored to what customers actually want to use when they are on the go.
Giles Andrews, co-founder and managing director of Zopa, spoke to Finextra about how the banking crisis is encouraging more people to turn to social lending, why Zopa's US expansion didn't work out, launching in Italy and Japan, and whether P2P lending firms can benefit from integrating with other online social media.
Elliot Castro, independent consultant and former credit card fraudster, was speaking alongside 192 Business Services at a pre-paid card summit in London this week. Finextra spoke to him afterwards to get his views on recent industry developments to combat fraud.
Jerry Lees, head of Alternative Execution Services, CA Cheuvreux, spoke to Finextra at the Finexpo - Execution Management event in London on 16 October about how the financial crisis might impact plans for new trading initiatives in Europe, and the prospect of greater broker-to-broker linkages of dark pools.