Treasury Management Systems 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
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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
mCommerce for everyone

mCommerce for everyone

28th September 2011

Company: Sybase
By Tarik Husain, business development director, mCommerce, Sybase 365The markets might vary across regions, but all customers want more and richer mobile services that are useful and easy to use.Many people think mCommerce will happen at some point in the future, but mCommerce is happening right now. It is in its infancy everywhere, and each... 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
Why collateral management has become the new buzzword

Why collateral management has become the new buzzword

22nd September 2011

Company: ActiveViam
Allen Whipple, US director, Quartet FS. Collateral sufficiency is a well established risk management process but has become a growing concern for the financial community in recent years. Thanks to regulatory initiatives, as well as the increasing complexity arising from the large and ever-growing volumes of collateralised deals, banks need a... read more
The path to payments efficiency: payment factories

The path to payments efficiency: payment factories

22nd September 2011

Alex Wong, solutions consultant, GTS at Bank of America Merrill LynchPayment factories - though not a new invention - are still surprisingly rare. However, their importance on the strategic value creation chain is undoubted. The step itself of realising a treasury function is the most challenging due to the time, resources and investment needed by... 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