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IPS Show Report: Searching for Value in SEPA and in New Technology

12th April 2013

Company: bobsguide
A wide range of themes relating to payment services, products and regulation were discussed at International Payments Summit (IPS) 2013, held in London this week on 9-11 April. The fast-approaching introduction of the single euro payments area (SEPA) and its repercussions for treasurers, technology providers and financial institutions was... read more
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Tomorrow’s Transactions debated today at the old Digital Money Forum

21st March 2013

Company: bobsguide
The informal Tomorrow’s Transactions payments conference, run by Consult Hyperion last week at One America Square in the City of London, featured a presentation from MyBank ahead of its launch and looked at the importance of digital identities in a cashless future, mobile wallets and m-commerce and m-payments. The event didn't forget... read more
Beyond the Desktop: Mobility in the Corporate Banking and Business World

Beyond the Desktop: Mobility in the Corporate Banking and Business World

14th March 2013

Company: bobsguide
Companies are lagging behind consumers in their adoption of mobile financial services (FS) and mobile working practices, believes Sirpa Nordlund, the executive director of Mobey Forum, but this situation will not carry on for much longer. The benefits of mobile working, payments and technology will eventually spread to businesses and to the... read more
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MWC Show Report: Swings, roundabouts and the NFC-saw

5th March 2013

Company: bobsguide
By Paul Skeldon, reporting for Bobsguide A shiny new venue awaited the Mobile World Congress (MWC) annual mobile industry trade show in Barcelona, Spain, last week at Fira Gran Via, but in some ways the 2013 show, running 25-28 February, was more like the old days with Visa, MasterCard and handset manufacturers like Samsung dominating the... read more
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Show Report: FPL EMEA Trading Conference

28th February 2013

Company: bobsguide
The fifth annual FIX Protocol Ltd (FPL) trading conference for financial market participants in Europe, Middle-East and Asia (EMEA) got underway in the City of London today at the Old Billingsgate market. The growth in multi-asset trading, spread in connectivity and technology, need to serve the buy-side, and the challenge of complying with... read more
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MWC Show Preview: The Future of Mobile is in Young Hands

20th February 2013

Company: bobsguide
Ahead of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade show in Barcelona, running 25-28 February next week, which Bobsguide will be reporting on, the strategy director at Monitise, Richard Johnson, looks back over the history of the MWC show, the mobile financial services (FS) arena and what can be expected at the 2013 show, with many young hands still... read more
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Event Report: London FP&A Club and Certification Launched

4th February 2013

Company: bobsguide
A new networking group and business best practice forum was launched at the prestigious City Club of London last Thursday night to support financial planning and analysis (FP&A) professionals and aid their career development, reports Neil Ainger. News about a forthcoming FP&A certification programme was also unveiled, alongside the... read more
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Evolving Corporate Actions: The Drivers of Transformation

14th January 2013

Company: bobsguide
In a financial services (FS) market that is under increasing pressure to measure, monitor and report on various aspects of risk on an intra-day basis, corporate actions processing remains an anomaly. Changes to corporate actions processing and distribution – often still inconsistent and fraught with unnecessary delays, risk and cost... read more
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2013 Predictions for compliance, retail banking and security

8th January 2013

Company: bobsguide
As is usual at this time of year, the Bobsguide bunker HQ, has been receiving many submissions from vendors predicting what they think will be the big technology issues in the year ahead. In this compilation, collected by Neil Ainger, we take a look at some of the predictions for the compliance sector, including AML and the new regulatory... read more
COBIT 5: A Framework to Help Corporates Fight Fraud?

COBIT 5: A Framework to Help Corporates Fight Fraud?

20th November 2012

Company: bobsguide
The fight against fraud is a constant arms race between criminals – both internal and external – seeking to breach a financial institutions (FIs) defences and the information security professionals trying to develop authentication and protection tools in time to meet the latest threats, says Allan Boardman, international vice... read more