Risk Management Systems Insights


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

Sibos 2013 Preview Blog: Why the Bank Payment Obligation (BPO) will be a hot topic in Dubai

3rd September 2013

Company: Finastra
Prior to the commencement of the Sibos 2013 trade show organised by SWIFT in Dubai, UAE, on 16-19 September, David Hennah, head of product management at Misys examines what he thinks will be one of the ‘hot topics’ at this year’s event - the Bank Payment Obligation (BPO). In the past I have characterised the Letter of... read more

Sibos 2013 Preview Blog: Post-trade processing likely to dominate

2nd September 2013

Post-trade processing, T2S, asset servicing and regulations impacting shareholder communication and messaging are all likely to be much discussed at the Sibos 2013 trade show in Dubai, UAE, running from 16-19 September, says Mike West of Broadridge as he picks his ‘hot topics’ ahead of the event. I anticipate that regulatory and... read more

Sibos 2013 Preview Blog: Innovation and the Changing Face of Wholesale Banking Channels

30th August 2013

Company: bobsguide
Ahead of the Sibos 2013 trade show organised by SWIFT in Dubai, UAE, on 16-19 September Sanjay Israni, global head of product development, client access at Standard Chartered Bank discusses the need to develop a more compelling customer-facing banking experience using mobile and business intelligence (BI) systems and a tighter focus on usability... read more

Common current account switching service to start 16 Sept in UK

23rd August 2013

Company: bobsguide
The 16 September is the anointed date for the start of the new UK Current Account Switch Service, explains Adrian Kamellard, chief executive of the coordinating UK Payments Council, in this blog explaining the concept and technology behind the government-mandated shared technology platform. The new service is designed to make it simpler for... read more

Change Before You Have To: FIX Protocol Ltd Renamed Fix Trading Community

20th August 2013

Company: bobsguide
Amongst other things, Jack Welch is famous for having contributed a key nugget of advice to the business textbooks, recommending firms to ‘Change before you have to’, says Daniella Huggins, global marketing and communications manager at the newly renamed FIX Trading Community. In this blog she provides an overview of the FIX... read more

The emergence of real-time payments: A global comparison

19th August 2013

Company: bobsguide
The rapid growth and development over recent years of real-time payments is examined in this article from Imran Ali, payments manager for Europe, Middle-East and Africa (EMEA) at Citi, which reviews specific national schemes from Poland, in the UK, Nigeria and Singapore. The advantages for corporate and retail banks and their customers are... read more

Is it time for a compliance shared service centre?

14th August 2013

Company: bobsguide
The raft of new and existing regulations facing retail banks from the Basel III capital adequacy regime to the Know Your Customer (KYC) regulations mean that it is increasingly difficult for new entrants to break into the marketplace, says Martin Dempsey, client director at the Certeco consultancy. Perhaps it is therefore time for a shared... read more

Cyber-security is a business issue

6th August 2013

Company: bobsguide
In today’s interconnected digital world cyber-crime regularly makes the headline news, says Allan Boardman, international vice president, ISACA, which should act as a reminder that it is a vital business issue and remind the boardroom to listen to their chief information security officer (CISO). This article provides some tips on how to... read more

SEPA: Prepare now and avoid the bottleneck

25th July 2013

Company: bobsguide
The chairman of the European Payments Council (EPC), Javier Santamaría, is advising companies and others not yet ready for the single euro payments area (SEPA) to comply as soon as possible before the 1 February 2014 migration deadline as a technology and resource bottleneck reminiscent of the Y2K millennium bug crunch could soon come... read more