Global Payments & Transfers Insights

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Lehman’s Anniversary Blog: The New Normal for Capital Markets

11th September 2013

Company: FIS
The 15 September 2008 is a historic day in finance. As the date nears when Lehman Brothers' declared bankruptcy five years ago, starting the full-blown financial crisis which is still shaping the financial world today, it provides an opportune moment to look back. A raft of regulations emanating from that day are now hitting compliance... read more
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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
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Sibos 2013 Preview Blog: Why the Bank Payment Obligation (BPO) will be a hot topic in Dubai

3rd September 2013

Company: Finastra
Prior to the commencement of the Sibos 2013 trade show organised by SWIFT in Dubai, UAE, on 16-19 September, David Hennah, head of product management at Misys examines what he thinks will be one of the ‘hot topics’ at this year’s event - the Bank Payment Obligation (BPO). In the past I have characterised the Letter of... read more