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The Seven-Day UK Bank Account Switching Debate

30th September 2013

Company: Pegasystems
Over the past few weeks there’s been little escaping the news around the launch of the UK Current Account Switch Service, which is intended to simplify, automate and speed up the process of changing a bank account in the UK, writes Adrien Sherry, a solutions consulting manager at Pegasystems. What will be the impact of this momentous... read more
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The takeaway dessert from the desert: Reflections on Sibos 2013

26th September 2013

Company: bobsguide
With the 7,500 delegates from the Sibos 2013 trade show in Dubai, UAE, now back home and hopefully recovered from their exertions last week, Neil Ainger reviews some of the major themes and discussion points revealed by the bobsguide daily show report. This summary covers everything from the obvious anger at the regulatory burden being placed upon... read more
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Sibos 2013: Day 4 Report – Africa and Middle-East focus, vox pops and tech winners

19th September 2013

Company: bobsguide
The fourth and final day of Sibos 2013 focused on the growing Africa and Middle-East region with a whole day devoted to the banking, trading and technology opportunities in the area, writes Neil Ainger. The winners of the Innotribe Challenge were also announced overnight and the technology companies on the exhibition floor share their vox pop... read more
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Sibos 2013: Day 3 Report – Compliance Forum channels frustration at regulatory overload

18th September 2013

Company: bobsguide
The fifth anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers’ passed just three days ago and the ramifications of that momentous day are still being felt across the financial, technology and banking world as new regulations emanating from then come home to roost, writes Neil Ainger. The Compliance Forum at Sibos 2013 got underway today looking... read more
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Sibos 2013: Day 2 Report – Market Infrastructure Change and Corporate Forum

17th September 2013

Company: bobsguide
The Market Infrastructure (MI) Forum at Sibos 2013 got underway today looking at the recovery and resolution plans now in the place for the industry post-crash and the technological changes necessary to make them happen, with the huge imminent changes under the TARGET2Securities (T2S) single euro securities settlement engine in Europe, which is... read more
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Sibos 2013: Day 1 Report – Technology revolution or evolution

16th September 2013

Company: bobsguide
On the opening morning of Sibos 2013 in Dubai, UAE, crowds were queuing round the block to get in and not all of them happily in the 40 degree heat outside, writes Neil Ainger, but once inside the Technology Forum started out with a lively panel debate on if big data is a big deal? A CIO keynote from Commerzbank and BNY Mellon's respective... read more
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Lehman’s Anniversary Blog: The New Normal for Capital Markets

11th September 2013

Company: FIS
The 15 September 2008 is a historic day in finance. As the date nears when Lehman Brothers' declared bankruptcy five years ago, starting the full-blown financial crisis which is still shaping the financial world today, it provides an opportune moment to look back. A raft of regulations emanating from that day are now hitting compliance... read more
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Sibos 2013 Preview Blog: Innotribe tunnel provides path to innovation

10th September 2013

Company: SWIFT
Ahead of the Sibos 2013 trade show organised by SWIFT in Dubai, UAE, on 16-19 September, Peter Vanderauwera, Co-Founder of Innotribe, the technology innovation initiative of SWIFT, talks us through the agenda for the tribe and the in-depth technology demonstrations and topics that will be discussed around the tribe’s campfire. In its... read more
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Sibos 2013 Preview Blog: Rise of mobile payments

9th September 2013

Company: bobsguide
In this preview blog anticipating some of the likely ‘hot topics’ at the Sibos 2013 trade show, Nick Diamond, head of cash management and payment sales at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, highlights mobile payments as one issue to look out for in Dubai, UAE, on 16-19 September. I anticipate the rise of mobile channel payments will... read more
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Interview: Bottomline director discusses Sterci takeover

6th September 2013

The news that Bottomline Technologies has acquired Sterci and Simplex for a combined total of $109m in order to boost its financial messaging technology capabilities demonstrates the strength of the consolidation trend in this sector at present. Neil Ainger talked to Bottomline’s director of business development, Marcus Hughes, about what... read more