Treasury Management Systems Insights


Barclays’ new CEO shows business and retail banking is back in fashion

5th September 2012

Company: bobsguide
By Neil Ainger The tectonic plates in banking may finally be beginning to shift with the recent announcement that Antony Jenkins, who currently heads up the retail and business banking side of Barclays Bank, is to take over as the new chief executive officer (CEO). He succeeds Bob Diamond who was forced out in July after the bank’s... read more

From the Device to the Server: Google Wallet Simplifies Approach to Mobile Payments

22nd August 2012

Earlier this month, Google announced that consumers would have the ability to enlist their own financial card information onto their Google Wallet instead of waiting for their bank to board their card credentials. This approach supports the ‘consumer centric’ model for mobile payments vs. having interested parties such as banks,... read more

Is the new Gotham crime buster Lawsky targeting the big smoke?

20th August 2012

Company: bobsguide
By Neil Ainger Benjamin Lawsky. The name has a certain ring to it doesn’t it? Even the surname hints at his profession as a lawyer and evokes images of other great Gotham-based crime fighters of the past such as Rudy Giuliani, the untouchables’ Eliot Ness or even that other Eliot who didn’t end up so well, Eliot Spitzer,... read more

Anonymity v transparency in the best execution debate

17th August 2012

By Peter Atkinson, FX product manager at smartTrade Technologies The foreign exchange (FX) spot market these days appears to be divided in pursuing a common but sometimes nebulous cause – namely, best execution proof and prices. One side says that the buy-side needs complete anonymity in order to maximise quality. The other side says... read more

Why financial services and ‘big data’ can be mutually beneficial

17th August 2012

The financial services sector is typically expert at churning vast amounts of data, gathered over decades of customer interactions and transactions. Some financial institutions (FIs) might be said to have perfected the art of data analytics, but there is always more to learn about how ‘big data’ can be harnessed by FIs, says Sriram... read more

Olympic sponsor winners and losers: Samsung has a good games, Visa struggles

13th August 2012

Company: bobsguide
Well, it’s all over bar the packing away. The London 2012 Olympic Games finished last night with a musical spectacular and the host nation sitting third in the medal table. What about the sponsors though: who has won gold and who’s missed the podium? A fantastic couple of weeks of sporting action encompassing everything from... read more

Olympic scale logistics: Cash provisioning

6th August 2012

Company: Fiserv
The London Olympic Games are expected to attract 5.3 million visitors to the UK capital over the summer. Some other visitors may stay away of course, but the overall figure is expected to be up and the demand for cash across the city has already changed as crowds have flocked east to the Olympic Park and deserted traditional shopping areas in... read more

Failure of card payments at Olympics football match highlights folly of the ‘cashless society’

30th July 2012

Company: bobsguide
By Neil Ainger In an attempt to get into the Olympic spirit I attended the football match at Wembley Stadium in London last night, but my desire to recreate the true football experience with a beer and a pie at the ‘half time’ interval during the games between Senegal and Uruguay and Great Britain and the UAE was thwarted by the... read more
What Impact Does Dodd Frank Have on FX Trading?

What Impact Does Dodd Frank Have on FX Trading?

12th July 2012

Regulation has a significant impact on how businesses operate across the world, and no industry is more tightly regulated than the financial sector. In the wake of the financial crisis of 2008 regulators responded with a raft of new proposals intended to prevent a future economic collapse. By far the most broad reaching of these is the Dodd... read more

Security threats: prepare to respond at the speed of a tweet

12th July 2012

Company: bobsguide
By Steve Durbin, Vice President, Information Security Forum (ISF) trade body The range and complexity of cyber security threats is growing daily. Given the high potential rewards from cybercrime, especially when it comes to banking and finance, this trend is likely to continue into the foreseeable future. Threats are increasingly being... read more