Insights

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The big noise around big data

3rd April 2012

By Marc Alvarez, senior director for reference data infrastructure, Interactive Data It’s a phrase that’s been hard to avoid over the last year: ‘big data’. But what exactly does it mean? Big data describes a phenomenon that is becoming increasingly difficult for firms across a wide range of industries to manage. In... read more
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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
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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
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Interview: La Caixa’s mobile supremo sees a tipping point

26th March 2012

Company: bobsguide
The majority of banking will eventually be done on the mobile channel, believes David Urbano director of mobile and social media, at La Caixa bank in Spain, and the shift is already underway he told Neil Ainger at the recent Mobey Day event in Barcelona on 21 March at CosmoCaxia. The day when we see the majority of banking being done on the... read more
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MWC Show Report: I predict a riot – of mobile payments

15th March 2012

Company: bobsguide
By Paul Skeldon, reporting for bobsguide Banking – and more specifically payments – set this year’s Mobile World Congress, the annual mobile industry jamboree held in Barcelona, on fire. Quite literally. Protesters and students aggrieved at the lack of money and bad economic situation in Spain targeted the event at... read more
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Rising Above the Financial Crisis with Effective Cash Lifecycle Management

12th March 2012

By Marcus Hughes, business development director at Bottomline Technologies Implementing a comprehensive Cash Lifecycle Management (CLM) procedure, backed by effective technology and SWIFT connectivity, can help corporations overcome the threat of a second credit crunch. The scars left behind by the 2008 credit crunch and resulting... read more
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Managing Content for Competitive Advantage: ECM in the FS Industry

8th March 2012

Company: IBM
By George Parapadakis, IBM’s head of enterprise content management (ECM) Strategy in the UK How can financial services (FS) firms empower employees to manage their own content? How do they discover and manage dormant content? George Parapadakis, IBM’s head of enterprise content management (ECM) Strategy in the UK, examines how... read more
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Breaking the back of the PPI mis-selling challenge

5th March 2012

Company: bobsguide
By Mark Dunleavy, Managing Director, UK, Informatica A recent report from the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) showed that UK retail banks are still struggling to manage payment protection insurance (PPI) mis-selling cases, with 3,000 fresh compensation cases every week. The latest complaints figures against UK banks also show that PPI... read more
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How to Manage Threats in a Digital Age

1st March 2012

Company: IBM
By Martin Borrett, Director of IBM’s Institute of Advanced Security. Security is no longer just the Chief Information Officer’s cross to bear alone or indeed the Chief Information Security Officer’s burden. As more and more of society’s business goes digital, and the rise of unstructured data via social media breaches... read more
18 Swiss Banks Find a Haven in Dubai

18 Swiss Banks Find a Haven in Dubai

29th February 2012

Company: FINARTIS
Private exchanges and wealth management activities witnessed a substantial growth this past year, as exemplified by the recent expansion of a number of Swiss banking operations in the UAE. This has been due to the country being viewed as a viable alternative to Europe, with a total of 18 Swiss banks currently operating in the Emirates. Added... read more