Global Payments & Transfers Insights

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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
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Show Report: NACHA Payments 2012 - Day 1

1st May 2012

Company: bobsguide
By Andrew Deichler, reporting for the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) and bobsguide Thousands of payments professionals gathered in Baltimore, US, on Monday 30 April for the start of the NACHA Payments 2012 three-day conference. The three main themes of this year's gathering, which attracted in excess of 2,500 attendees,... read more
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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
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Show report: Mapping the mobile future at Mobey Day

26th March 2012

Company: bobsguide
The inaugural Mobey Day, organised by the bank-led Mobey Forum industry association, which also includes handset manufacturers, vendors and others, was held at CosmoCaixa in Barcelona on 21 March where more than 250 senior level technologists and industry players attempted to map out the future of mobile financial services. Ron van Wezel,... 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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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
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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
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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FSA compliance could provide the foundation for better CPM systems & improved business performance

6th February 2012

Company: bobsguide
By Dean Dickinson, managing director of Advanced Business Solutions The financial services sector is often driven by regulation these days. Organizations in the sector can be forgiven for focusing their resources on ensuring compliance with Financial Services Authority initiatives such as Treat your Customers Fairly (TCF), Know your Customers... read more