Global Payments & Transfers Insights

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Uptake figures and assessing the UK Current Account Switch Service

31st January 2014

Company: bobsguide
According to Adrian Kamellard, chief executive of the UK Payments Council, there were 306,240 retail bank account switches, representing a 17% increase, from October to December last year, following the launch of the UK Current Account Switch Service. In this blog assessing its impact, Kamellard looks at the history of the project, its purpose to... read more
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Top five FS predictions: Certeco sees reshoring & renewed customer focus via mobile ‘big data’ connected devices

7th January 2014

Company: Certeco
The year ahead will see a renewed focus on the customer by retail banks in the UK, US and elsewhere in the world, predicts Graham Smith, director of the Certeco consultancy. His top five picks of the key technology trends for 2014 resulting from this customer-centric approach, including investment in mobile channels, big data analytical tools... read more
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Welcome back: 2014 predictions and preview

2nd January 2014

Company: bobsguide
As a new year starts and 2014 stands before us it is natural to wonder what lies ahead over the next 12 months. Playing the predictions game is of course dangerous but there are some big events coming up soon, such as the migration end date of 1 Feb 2014 for the single euro payments area (SEPA), if it goes ahead, which are bound to impact the... read more
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The tech year in review and numbers

18th December 2013

Company: bobsguide
As 2013 draws to a close, minds naturally turn towards the most significant technology and finance events of the year and the standout stories and numbers of the year, such as the prevalence of cyber-security attacks and countermeasures, discussions about if big data is a big deal and if the cloud is going to rain on your parade as an internal... read more
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Interview: NCR discusses Alaric and Digital Insight acquisitions

9th December 2013

Company: bobsguide
The development of mobile and internet banking and payments is continuing apace as tablets and smartphones drive more and more customers into the ether. It is a process that will no doubt be aided by Santa’s presents this year and is causing a revolution in cash and payment infrastructures, end points and methodologies. Perhaps in readiness... read more
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Core Banking Vendor Q&A: Status of the Marketplace – Polaris

28th November 2013

Company: bobsguide
The recent Gartner ‘International Retail Core Banking Report 2013’ ranked many of the major technology vendors in this space, which provide vital current account back-end processing software to banks around the world. The core banking report, covered in bobsguide, also highlighted some emerging trends such as a tendency to... read more
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Why banks’ existing relationships give an advantage in mobile payments

11th November 2013

Company: bobsguide
For many banks and payment card issuers, the business case for mobile payments remains unclear: concerns about the potential Return on Investment (RoI) are combined with a wariness of the often-significant resources needed to get programmes up and running, says Gilles Ubaghs, senior FS technology analyst at the Ovum consultancy. Issuers that... read more
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Core Banking Vendor Q&A: Status of the Marketplace - Temenos

30th October 2013

Company: bobsguide
The recent Gartner ‘International Retail Core Banking Report 2013’ ranked many of the major technology vendors in this space, which provide vital current account back-end processing software to banks around the world. The report, covered in bobsguide, also highlighted some emerging trends such as a tendency to consolidate; the need... read more
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All Set for SEPA or Time for Plan B?

29th October 2013

Company: CGI
With the single euro payments area (SEPA) migration end date of 1 February 2014 now imminent, Garry Young, director of corporate services at CGI, assesses the readiness of corporate treasuries, public sector and other organisations for the coming European harmonisation project, while also exploring if a ‘plan b’ delay is in any way... read more
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Are treasurers seizing the compliance opportunities in SEPA, IFRS9, OTC changes?

25th October 2013

Company: Kyriba
Regulatory compliance is a headache for every treasurer and chief financial officer (CFO), says Bob Stark, vice president of market strategy at Kyriba, in this blog examining the regs facing finance professionals. The single euro payments area (SEPA) is imminent; the hedge accounting rules under the International Financial Reporting Standards... read more