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SWIFT for Corporates 2020

SWIFT for Corporates 2020

21st September 2011

By Eric Campbellchief technology officerBottomline TechnologiesTen years ago, SWIFT announced the availability of corporate access to its network. However, joining SWIFT was often seen as a challenging project, not for the faint of heart, which required outside expertise. Plus, the process was often disjointed, complex and slow. How much of this... read more
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Taking on the modern day financial criminal: How banks are fighting back

21st September 2011

Company: Fiserv
by Erik Stein, vice-president, Financial Crime Risk Management Solutions, FiservFinancial crime is at an all time high and regulators are increasing the pressure on financial institutions to take more preventive measures. To mitigate loss, improve customer service and soothe regulators, financial institutions need to re-think their strategy for... read more
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Six stages to a robust operational risk framework

20th September 2011

Prior to the financial crisis, very few institutions were able to look at their overall risk profile holistically and truly understand the impact strategic decisions would have on the overall organisation. In most cases, these decisions were made based on single lines of business, operating entities, products, geographies or risk factors.... read more
Sibos 2011 - ‘May the IT forces be with you’

Sibos 2011 - ‘May the IT forces be with you’

20th September 2011

Company: bobsguide
The time for preparation is over. With the doors to the Toronto’s Metro Convention Centre now officially open, the dialogue surrounding the key themes of regulation re-visited, technology, global and local perspectives and changing landscape - new expectations has well and truly begun for the 7,000 plus registered participants. New technology and... read more
Basel III: a burden or an opportunity?

Basel III: a burden or an opportunity?

20th September 2011

Bart Vandekerckhove, business analyst, Product Strategy, FinArch IntroductionCurrently, influential leaders of financial institutions, technology vendors, market infrastructures and multinational corporations are meeting at the 25th edition of the Sibos Conference held at Toronto. Basel III will most likely be the talk of the day. With the rules... read more
Sibos 2011 - And so it begins...

Sibos 2011 - And so it begins...

19th September 2011

Company: bobsguide
After months of planning and preparation, Sibos 2011 is finally upon us. This year it’s the turn of Toronto’s Metro Convention Centre to be the location for what should prove to be a week of insightful debate and discussion. There are plenty of issues to fuel talk at this year’s conference. The pot of regulation is continuing to churn while... read more
Achieving the perfect harmony between customer experience and revenue generation

Achieving the perfect harmony between customer experience and revenue generation

16th September 2011

Across the globe, banks are devising innovative strategies to attain their expected revenue growth. At the same time, the financial services world is focusing on a single-point agenda with regard to boosting their customer acquisition and retention strategies - providing a 'holistic customer experience'. The kind of continued commitment a customer... read more
Liquidity risk management needs a collaborative approach, says SWIFT representative

Liquidity risk management needs a collaborative approach, says SWIFT representative

16th September 2011

Company: bobsguide
Effective liquidity risk management requires a collaborative approach between banks and financial institutions, a SWIFT representative has said. Catherine Banneux, senior market manager, banking markets at SWIFT made the comments following the recent publication of the Managing liquidity risk white paper. The research identified a number of... read more
NFC Payments: It starts with the wallet

NFC Payments: It starts with the wallet

15th September 2011

Company: Microsoft
By Colin Kerr, industry solutions manager, worldwide financial services, Microsoft The problem with mobile payments is that everyone has a different definition. Efforts to define what constitutes a mobile payment are complicated by different geographic expectations, mobile users’ experiences, payment systems, regulations and the relative strength... read more
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Social media - how are financial services companies using these new tools to their advantage?

15th September 2011

Company: IBM
As Sibos fast approaches Gerry Mellett, product executive of financial services industry sales at IBM, looks at social media opportunities for finance firms in this ever-evolving digital age... In today’s digital age, customers are approaching financial service providers armed with extensive information from more sources than ever before; a lot... read more