Wholesale / Commercial Banking Systems Insights


Q&A Interview: SWIFT CIO Michael Fish reviews Sibos 2013 and technology trends

30th September 2013

Company: SWIFT
The chief information officer (CIO) at SWIFT, Michael Fish, acts as the global head of IT, operations and security for the collective, which handles messaging flows and transaction volumes for global cross-border payments, securities and increasingly compliance traffic. In this Q&A interview with bobsguide’s Neil Ainger, he shares his... read more

The takeaway dessert from the desert: Reflections on Sibos 2013

26th September 2013

Company: bobsguide
With the 7,500 delegates from the Sibos 2013 trade show in Dubai, UAE, now back home and hopefully recovered from their exertions last week, Neil Ainger reviews some of the major themes and discussion points revealed by the bobsguide daily show report. This summary covers everything from the obvious anger at the regulatory burden being placed upon... read more

Sibos 2013: Day 4 Report – Africa and Middle-East focus, vox pops and tech winners

19th September 2013

Company: bobsguide
The fourth and final day of Sibos 2013 focused on the growing Africa and Middle-East region with a whole day devoted to the banking, trading and technology opportunities in the area, writes Neil Ainger. The winners of the Innotribe Challenge were also announced overnight and the technology companies on the exhibition floor share their vox pop... read more

Sibos 2013: Day 3 Report – Compliance Forum channels frustration at regulatory overload

18th September 2013

Company: bobsguide
The fifth anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers’ passed just three days ago and the ramifications of that momentous day are still being felt across the financial, technology and banking world as new regulations emanating from then come home to roost, writes Neil Ainger. The Compliance Forum at Sibos 2013 got underway today looking... read more

Sibos 2013: Day 2 Report – Market Infrastructure Change and Corporate Forum

17th September 2013

Company: bobsguide
The Market Infrastructure (MI) Forum at Sibos 2013 got underway today looking at the recovery and resolution plans now in the place for the industry post-crash and the technological changes necessary to make them happen, with the huge imminent changes under the TARGET2Securities (T2S) single euro securities settlement engine in Europe, which is... read more

Cloud computing in FS: An essential guide

12th September 2013

Company: bobsguide
In this first bobsguide blogger (aka contributing editor) submission from Barclays’ CIO Andrew Witney the issue of cloud computing is addressed. The pros and cons of private, public and hybrid cloud solutions for financial services (FS) firms are examined alongside uptake; the Infrastructure (IaaS), Platform (PaaS) and Software-as-a-Service... read more

Sibos 2013 Preview Blog: Innotribe tunnel provides path to innovation

10th September 2013

Company: SWIFT
Ahead of the Sibos 2013 trade show organised by SWIFT in Dubai, UAE, on 16-19 September, Peter Vanderauwera, Co-Founder of Innotribe, the technology innovation initiative of SWIFT, talks us through the agenda for the tribe and the in-depth technology demonstrations and topics that will be discussed around the tribe’s campfire. In its... read more

Sibos 2013 Preview Blog: Rise of mobile payments

9th September 2013

Company: bobsguide
In this preview blog anticipating some of the likely ‘hot topics’ at the Sibos 2013 trade show, Nick Diamond, head of cash management and payment sales at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, highlights mobile payments as one issue to look out for in Dubai, UAE, on 16-19 September. I anticipate the rise of mobile channel payments will... read more

Interview: Bottomline director discusses Sterci takeover

6th September 2013

The news that Bottomline Technologies has acquired Sterci and Simplex for a combined total of $109m in order to boost its financial messaging technology capabilities demonstrates the strength of the consolidation trend in this sector at present. Neil Ainger talked to Bottomline’s director of business development, Marcus Hughes, about what... read more

Sibos 2013: Technology Forum Preview – Bridging the gap between tech and business

5th September 2013

Company: SWIFT
Many of the 7,000 delegates at the Sibos 2013 trade show running 16-19 September in Dubai, UAE, which bobsguide will be live blogging from, will naturally be interested in technology and gravitate towards the Technology Forum in conference room 3 at the Dubai World Trade Centre venue, explains Karel De Kneef, SWIFT’s head of customer... read more