Global Payments & Transfers Insights

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Core Banking Vendor Q&A: Status of the Marketplace – Polaris

28th November 2013

Company: bobsguide
The recent Gartner ‘International Retail Core Banking Report 2013’ ranked many of the major technology vendors in this space, which provide vital current account back-end processing software to banks around the world. The core banking report, covered in bobsguide, also highlighted some emerging trends such as a tendency to... read more
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Why banks’ existing relationships give an advantage in mobile payments

11th November 2013

Company: bobsguide
For many banks and payment card issuers, the business case for mobile payments remains unclear: concerns about the potential Return on Investment (RoI) are combined with a wariness of the often-significant resources needed to get programmes up and running, says Gilles Ubaghs, senior FS technology analyst at the Ovum consultancy. Issuers that... read more
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Core Banking Vendor Q&A: Status of the Marketplace - Temenos

30th October 2013

Company: bobsguide
The recent Gartner ‘International Retail Core Banking Report 2013’ ranked many of the major technology vendors in this space, which provide vital current account back-end processing software to banks around the world. The report, covered in bobsguide, also highlighted some emerging trends such as a tendency to consolidate; the need... read more
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All Set for SEPA or Time for Plan B?

29th October 2013

Company: CGI
With the single euro payments area (SEPA) migration end date of 1 February 2014 now imminent, Garry Young, director of corporate services at CGI, assesses the readiness of corporate treasuries, public sector and other organisations for the coming European harmonisation project, while also exploring if a ‘plan b’ delay is in any way... read more
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Are treasurers seizing the compliance opportunities in SEPA, IFRS9, OTC changes?

25th October 2013

Company: Kyriba
Regulatory compliance is a headache for every treasurer and chief financial officer (CFO), says Bob Stark, vice president of market strategy at Kyriba, in this blog examining the regs facing finance professionals. The single euro payments area (SEPA) is imminent; the hedge accounting rules under the International Financial Reporting Standards... read more
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Migration to SEPA: update from the frontline

17th October 2013

Company: Experian
As we approach the end of 2013 we are also nearing the end of one of the most significant changes in payments legislation, technology and business practices of the last 50 years anywhere in the world. The single euro payments area (SEPA) compliance figures are still not comprehensive, says Jonathan Williams, director of payments strategy at... read more
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SEPA: Compliance Checklist

16th October 2013

Company: ION Treasury
Getting ready for the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) is the first and foremost priority for many corporate treasurers as the 1 February 2014 migration deadline nears, says Günther Peer, Reval’s regional vice president for solution consulting in Europe, Middle-East and Africa (EMEA), as he outlines a compliance checklist that... read more
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Interview: BofA Merrill’s CIO Bill Pappas outlines his model bank

3rd October 2013

Company: bobsguide
The chief information officer (CIO) of global wholesale banking technology and operations (GWBT&O) at Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA Merrill), Bill Pappas, is currently overseeing a radical overhaul of the bank’s wholesale technology systems and infrastructure as part of its Wholesale Model Bank project. He talked about the... read more
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MPoS: Is the physical card or card reader dead?

1st October 2013

Company: bobsguide
Long experience has taught me to pay no attention whatsoever to any expression of public opinion about electronic transactions or the future - and most especially to ignore pronouncements on the future of electronic transactions, says bobsguide blogger Dave Birch of Consult Hyperion. So I don't know why I accidentally started looking at a... read more
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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