Global Payments & Transfers Insights


Sibos Preview Blog: The Future is the Digital Economy – Are You Ready for the ‘Innotribe’?

26th October 2012

Company: bobsguide
The growth of the digital economy offers benefits for progressive banks, consumers and businesses that are ready to make the most of the resulting efficiency and customer experience and acquisition opportunities. For those corporates that provide the security and privacy that digital natives need a world of opportunity awaits. In this article... read more

Sibos Preview Blog: Bone up on your RFP process if you want SEPA compliance benefits

25th October 2012

Company: bobsguide
With the Sibos 2012 trade show, organised by Swift due to start next week – unfortunately without a number of Chinese banks – it is probably a good idea to remind yourself of the essential elements of a good request for proposal (RFP) process. After all, says Jonathan Williams, director of product strategy at Experian, for those... read more

From the Device to the Server: Google Wallet Simplifies Approach to Mobile Payments

22nd August 2012

Earlier this month, Google announced that consumers would have the ability to enlist their own financial card information onto their Google Wallet instead of waiting for their bank to board their card credentials. This approach supports the ‘consumer centric’ model for mobile payments vs. having interested parties such as banks,... read more

Olympic scale logistics: Cash provisioning

6th August 2012

Company: Fiserv
The London Olympic Games are expected to attract 5.3 million visitors to the UK capital over the summer. Some other visitors may stay away of course, but the overall figure is expected to be up and the demand for cash across the city has already changed as crowds have flocked east to the Olympic Park and deserted traditional shopping areas in... read more

Failure of card payments at Olympics football match highlights folly of the ‘cashless society’

30th July 2012

Company: bobsguide
By Neil Ainger In an attempt to get into the Olympic spirit I attended the football match at Wembley Stadium in London last night, but my desire to recreate the true football experience with a beer and a pie at the ‘half time’ interval during the games between Senegal and Uruguay and Great Britain and the UAE was thwarted by the... read more

Show Report: SIFMA Tech 2012

26th June 2012

Company: bobsguide
Tom Groenfeldt, reporting for bobsguide The annual SIFMA Technology Leaders Forum & Expo on 19-21 June at the Hilton in New York City gathered speakers from BATS, NYSE Euronext, CME Group, Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse, Goldmans, BofA Merrill and various politicians and, crucially, regulators to discuss the changing nature of the... read more

What security lesson can be learnt from the Global Payments data breach?

16th May 2012

Company: bobsguide
By Pat Carroll, chief executive,ValidSoft As often happens at the turn of the year, as I was thinking about the different types of security breaches that had taken place in 2011 and about the fraud vectors that I thought might be important to keep an eye on in 2012. Along with a focus on the security of the mobile channel as m-banking and... read more

Show Report: NACHA Payments 2012 - Day 1

1st May 2012

Company: bobsguide
By Andrew Deichler, reporting for the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) and bobsguide Thousands of payments professionals gathered in Baltimore, US, on Monday 30 April for the start of the NACHA Payments 2012 three-day conference. The three main themes of this year's gathering, which attracted in excess of 2,500 attendees,... read more

The need for a next generation Broker-Dealer back office platform

2nd April 2012

By Fabian Samaniego, a senior consultant to TCS Financial Solutions and ex-COO of HSBC Brokerage and managing director of global operations at ICM Capital Markets (additional contributors: Danny Garcia and Gary Schwartzberg) The current post-crash landscape in the financial services industry is driving broker-dealers to evolve at a much... read more

Show report: Mapping the mobile future at Mobey Day

26th March 2012

Company: bobsguide
The inaugural Mobey Day, organised by the bank-led Mobey Forum industry association, which also includes handset manufacturers, vendors and others, was held at CosmoCaixa in Barcelona on 21 March where more than 250 senior level technologists and industry players attempted to map out the future of mobile financial services. Ron van Wezel,... read more