Services Insights

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Eradicating counterfeit fraud: the challenges that remain

12th October 2011

Guy Weber, risk manager, SIX Card SolutionsThe latest set of statistics issued by Financial Fraud Action UK(1) show that fraud losses on UK cards decreased in the first half of 2011 compared with the same period last year. Total fraud losses on UK cards fell to £169.8 million between January and June 2011. This represents a nine per cent reduction... read more
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5 tips for banks to set wheels in motion for ICB compliance (and lobbying)

10th October 2011

In response to the Independent Commission on Banking’s (ICB) ring-fencing recommendations, Leon Orr, specialist in IT change management at Rule Financial, provides five tips for banks to ease the operational challenges of compliance. Sir John Vickers’ report was published almost three weeks ago and received a surprise welcome from Bob Diamond,... read more
TradeTech Architecture - ‘Everyone needs to reach the finishing line at the same time’

TradeTech Architecture - ‘Everyone needs to reach the finishing line at the same time’

10th October 2011

Company: bobsguide
Landmines and automated mice are not necessarily the first things to spring to mind when contemplating the landscape of global trading - but they were part of the picture painted during the opening address at the TradeTech Architecture event held on 5 and 6 October in London. Chris Skinner, chairman of the Financial Services Club (FSC) and chair of... read more
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Facing the challenges: How regulation and technology are shaping the future of banking services

7th October 2011

Company: Pegasystems
By Reetu Khosla, global director, Financial Crime, Risk and Compliance Solutions, Pegasystems Sibos 2011 offered an insight into the biggest challenges facing financial services providers. Regulation, mitigating risk and economic uncertainty were among the main themes of discussion at the conference. Indeed, at a time when banks are struggling to... read more
Sibos 2011 - And mobile marches on...

Sibos 2011 - And mobile marches on...

22nd September 2011

Company: bobsguide
After four days of intense “critical dialogue” both in the sessions and on the conference floor, the final curtain has almost come down over Sibos. And, as expected, the event’s debate has ducked and dived in and around the key agenda topics. Regulation re-visited, technology, global and local perspectives and changing landscape - new... read more
Improving business continuity for global financial stability

Improving business continuity for global financial stability

22nd September 2011

By Koji Nose, senior consultant, financial technology solution division, ERM project department, Nomura Research Institute (NRI). A sudden natural disaster or an unpredicted geopolitical event has come close to disrupting the way the global financial markets operate too many times. Whether it is an earthquake and tsunami, such as Japan experienced... read more
Sibos 2011 - Financial services need the “right medicine”

Sibos 2011 - Financial services need the “right medicine”

22nd September 2011

Company: bobsguide
Day three at Sibos and the advantage of opting for footwear other than high heels is becoming increasingly obvious. It’s quite a walk from the north building, where the large plenary sessions are held, down to the guts of the south building and the hubbub of the exhibition hall. That familiar word of ‘regulation’ was again being thrown... read more
Improving data through automation

Improving data through automation

22nd September 2011

Company: Omgeo
By Mark Bouchea, executive director of Product Management, OmgeoWith increased pressure for transparency and less tolerance for risk from regulators and investors alike, banks need to ensure that all of the information pertinent to completing their clients’ trades is accurate at all times. One area where custodian banks are becoming increasingly... read more
Sibos 2011 - The devil is in the regulatory detail

Sibos 2011 - The devil is in the regulatory detail

21st September 2011

Company: bobsguide
“We’ve learned that what is extreme is much more plausible. And what is plausible is much more extreme.” (Lawrence Sweet, senior vice-president at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York) Regulation and its impact on the global financial services industry was a key topic as tongues at Sibos 2011 continued to wag well into the second day. Much... 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