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Interview: La Caixa’s mobile supremo sees a tipping point

26th March 2012

Company: bobsguide
The majority of banking will eventually be done on the mobile channel, believes David Urbano director of mobile and social media, at La Caixa bank in Spain, and the shift is already underway he told Neil Ainger at the recent Mobey Day event in Barcelona on 21 March at CosmoCaxia. The day when we see the majority of banking being done on the... read more
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MWC Show Report: I predict a riot – of mobile payments

15th March 2012

Company: bobsguide
By Paul Skeldon, reporting for bobsguide Banking – and more specifically payments – set this year’s Mobile World Congress, the annual mobile industry jamboree held in Barcelona, on fire. Quite literally. Protesters and students aggrieved at the lack of money and bad economic situation in Spain targeted the event at... read more
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Rising Above the Financial Crisis with Effective Cash Lifecycle Management

12th March 2012

By Marcus Hughes, business development director at Bottomline Technologies Implementing a comprehensive Cash Lifecycle Management (CLM) procedure, backed by effective technology and SWIFT connectivity, can help corporations overcome the threat of a second credit crunch. The scars left behind by the 2008 credit crunch and resulting... read more
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Breaking the back of the PPI mis-selling challenge

5th March 2012

Company: bobsguide
By Mark Dunleavy, Managing Director, UK, Informatica A recent report from the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) showed that UK retail banks are still struggling to manage payment protection insurance (PPI) mis-selling cases, with 3,000 fresh compensation cases every week. The latest complaints figures against UK banks also show that PPI... read more
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Do believe the hype: Mobile continues its advance

23rd February 2012

Company: bobsguide
A raft of recent mobile technology announcements, from RBS’ new business banking app; to Telefonica Digital and Sybase’s m-wallet, aping Google’s virtual wallet launch last year; through to Barclays Pingit app allowing retail bank customers to send money with just mobile phone numbers, all show that the mobile financial... read more
Second €130bn bailout for Greece agreed but banks & corporates take a hit

Second €130bn bailout for Greece agreed but banks & corporates take a hit

21st February 2012

Company: bobsguide
Eurozone finance ministers have at last agreed a second bailout for Greece after protracted talks in Brussels ended today. Greece is to receive loans worth more than €130bn but in return it must cut its sovereign debt to 120.5% of its GDP by 2020 and controversially accept an “enhanced and permanent” presence of EU,... read more
Why Hedge Funds Need to Consider Spreadsheet Risk

Why Hedge Funds Need to Consider Spreadsheet Risk

6th February 2012

Company: Koger Inc.
Risk undoubtedly plays a major factor in any business today, but for hedge funds in particular, with the complexity surrounding them, risk of any kind should sound alarm bells.One of the key operational risks that hedge funds face today is spreadsheet risk, which are still common practice but no longer viable in today’s operational environment... read more
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Smartphones: What Security Risks Do They Pose?

2nd February 2012

Company: bobsguide
By Alan Thomas, a technology & media executive at the specialist insurer Hiscox Travel anywhere on a plane or train these days and you’ll no doubt notice that you are surrounded by people using a smartphone. They are an extremely useful modern tool that is used by many companies and individuals alike to keep in touch and do work while on the... read more
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Best practice guidelines for large IT implementation or integration projects

30th January 2012

Company: bobsguide
By Wil Cunningham, head of WilPower IT Consulting. An ex-RBS senior IT manager and now a contractor with Lloyds Banking Group and other banks Wil Cunningham, an independent technology consultant who oversaw RBS’s Edinburgh Data Centre Optimisation program and has spent the last two years as a senior contractor working on the... read more
Focus: Big Data is a big deal, says SIIA FISD Real-Time Technology Roundtable

Focus: Big Data is a big deal, says SIIA FISD Real-Time Technology Roundtable

24th January 2012

Company: bobsguide
At the Real-Time Technology Roundtable, held at BT’s headquarters in the City of London last week on 19 January, the focus on ‘big data’ this year continued. It is expected to be one of the top technology topics for 2012 in what is predicted to be a tough 12 months for IT spending.Organised by the Financial Information Services Division of... read more