Data Solutions Insights


Lies, damned lies, and fraud statistics

14th June 2012

Company: bobsguide
Card and banking fraud is a topic that sadly won’t go away, says Pat Carroll, chief executive of ValidSoft, but measuring it can be contentious. Some of the latest figures and reports this year, from CIFAS and PwC for instance, show that the problem is growing, while still others, such as the Financial Fraud Action UK figures, show it is... read more

What security lesson can be learnt from the Global Payments data breach?

16th May 2012

Company: bobsguide
By Pat Carroll, chief executive,ValidSoft As often happens at the turn of the year, as I was thinking about the different types of security breaches that had taken place in 2011 and about the fraud vectors that I thought might be important to keep an eye on in 2012. Along with a focus on the security of the mobile channel as m-banking and... read more

Show report: TradeTech envisages tough years ahead for investment banking

27th April 2012

Company: bobsguide
The worsening economic climate with the UK slipping back into a double-dip recession, the on-going eurozone crisis and the restriction of IT budgets as banks pull back and prepare for the impending post-crash regulatory challenges, were all weighing heavily on the minds of 2,000 attendees at the TradeTech 2012 show in London’s Excel Arena... read more

Creating a positive online banking experience

4th April 2012

Company: Compuware
By David Flower, VP EMEA, Compuware Gomez The American Bankers Association conducted research last summer to establish how people in the US like to do their banking. It discovered that 62 per cent of US adults see online banking as their preferred banking method, compared to 36 per cent in 2010.The findings emphasise the growing importance... read more

The big noise around big data

3rd April 2012

By Marc Alvarez, senior director for reference data infrastructure, Interactive Data It’s a phrase that’s been hard to avoid over the last year: ‘big data’. But what exactly does it mean? Big data describes a phenomenon that is becoming increasingly difficult for firms across a wide range of industries to manage. In... read more

The need for a next generation Broker-Dealer back office platform

2nd April 2012

By Fabian Samaniego, a senior consultant to TCS Financial Solutions and ex-COO of HSBC Brokerage and managing director of global operations at ICM Capital Markets (additional contributors: Danny Garcia and Gary Schwartzberg) The current post-crash landscape in the financial services industry is driving broker-dealers to evolve at a much... read more

Managing Content for Competitive Advantage: ECM in the FS Industry

8th March 2012

Company: IBM
By George Parapadakis, IBM’s head of enterprise content management (ECM) Strategy in the UK How can financial services (FS) firms empower employees to manage their own content? How do they discover and manage dormant content? George Parapadakis, IBM’s head of enterprise content management (ECM) Strategy in the UK, examines how... read more

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

How to Manage Threats in a Digital Age

1st March 2012

Company: IBM
By Martin Borrett, Director of IBM’s Institute of Advanced Security. Security is no longer just the Chief Information Officer’s cross to bear alone or indeed the Chief Information Security Officer’s burden. As more and more of society’s business goes digital, and the rise of unstructured data via social media breaches... read more

Exploring the SaaS option for SME accounting

29th February 2012

By Kevin McLoughlin, UK Manager of Software-as-a-Service provider, Twinfield, part of Wolters Kluwer. The accountancy market is in a state of flux – squeezed by the trend towards lower priced book-keeping services at one end and the push into the mid-market by the ‘big six’ at the other. But as the UK’s... read more