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Mobile banking technology enables consumers to be self-sufficient

Mobile banking technology enables consumers to be self-sufficient

20th October 2011

Company: bobsguide
Consumers who want to become more self-sufficient will be at the forefront of adopting mobile banking m-banking technology, Carsten Kress, senior director of sales at Sybase 365, said at the firm’s Financial Services Executive Summit in London. He argued that mobile is a self-service banking channel for consumers and the role of market... read more
Mobile banking: best practice approach to security

Mobile banking: best practice approach to security

19th October 2011

Company: ieDigital
By Mike Warriner, chief technology officer, Intelligent EnvironmentsIn the banking and technology communities one of the biggest topics to dominate headlines and boardroom conversations alike is that of mobile security. For those of us that saw the proliferation of online banking 15 years ago, there are similar parallels to be drawn. The ongoing... read more
SRRI Study Part III - KIIDs By the Numbers

SRRI Study Part III - KIIDs By the Numbers

13th October 2011

Company: Morningstar
By: Jeff Strazis, Director of Business Development KIID with Morningstar.PART III: Morningstar investigates the drawback of the SRRI presented by the room for interpretation within the ESMA fund type definitions. Since the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) first proposed to create a Synthetic Risk Reward Indicator (SRRI) with the... read more
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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
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