Global Payments & Transfers Insights

Basel III: a burden or an opportunity?

Basel III: a burden or an opportunity?

20th September 2011

Bart Vandekerckhove, business analyst, Product Strategy, FinArch IntroductionCurrently, influential leaders of financial institutions, technology vendors, market infrastructures and multinational corporations are meeting at the 25th edition of the Sibos Conference held at Toronto. Basel III will most likely be the talk of the day. With the rules... read more
NFC Payments: It starts with the wallet

NFC Payments: It starts with the wallet

15th September 2011

Company: Microsoft
By Colin Kerr, industry solutions manager, worldwide financial services, Microsoft The problem with mobile payments is that everyone has a different definition. Efforts to define what constitutes a mobile payment are complicated by different geographic expectations, mobile users’ experiences, payment systems, regulations and the relative strength... read more
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Social media - how are financial services companies using these new tools to their advantage?

15th September 2011

Company: IBM
As Sibos fast approaches Gerry Mellett, product executive of financial services industry sales at IBM, looks at social media opportunities for finance firms in this ever-evolving digital age... In today’s digital age, customers are approaching financial service providers armed with extensive information from more sources than ever before; a lot... read more
Customer retention through innovation

Customer retention through innovation

14th September 2011

Company: ACI Worldwide
Wholesale payments businesses are expected to be innovators in what has become a commodity market. Craig Ramsey, Wholesale Solutions Lead at ACI Worldwide, offers a three-stage outline on how innovation can be leveraged for competitive differentiation and increased market share.Retail banking is facing a seismic shift in consumer expectations... read more
Banks lean on their transactions business

Banks lean on their transactions business

14th September 2011

Company: Finastra
By Olivier Berthier, solutions director, Transaction Banking, Misys The term transaction banking, although increasingly common, is not yet fully defined within the industry. Different banks have their own interpretations, with a number of business lines potentially coming under the umbrella. Despite this ambiguity, there are two key pillars on... read more
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Data management is ‘key to everything’, says vendor

12th September 2011

Company: bobsguide
Data management and the demand for clean data ‘underpins’ much incoming regulatory reform to the financial services sector, an IT vendor has said. Neill Vanlint, managing director, client operations, EMEA & Asia at GoldenSource, said that the need for data transparency and data integrity is at the heart of initiatives such as Solvency II and... read more
The end is nigh?

The end is nigh?

8th September 2011

Company: Accuity
Joel Lange, payments product manager, AccuityIn December of last year, the European Commission (EC) released its plans for European Union end-dates for the migration of both credit transfers and direct debits to SEPA-compliant formats. Since that time, further input has been submitted from both the European Parliament as well as the Council of the... read more
Sibos - key sessions and social networking opportunties

Sibos - key sessions and social networking opportunties

8th September 2011

Company: bobsguide
SWIFT outline key sessions and how to use social media technology to engage with the debate...With Sibos 2011 now less than two weeks away, it is all hands on deck for organisers, exhibitors and delegates preparing for their trip to Toronto. For the latter, the question of which companies to speak to and which conference sessions to attend are now... read more
Moving from silo matching to global enterprise-wide reconciliation

Moving from silo matching to global enterprise-wide reconciliation

7th September 2011

By Etienne Savatier, associate director, SterciReconciliation has often been viewed merely as matching engines when in fact these financial control systems involve a wider range of functions and serve a higher purpose. An effective reconciliation strategy will lead to the implementation of enterprise-wide reconciliation in order to get a... read more
Cash visibility for corporate treasuries

Cash visibility for corporate treasuries

6th September 2011

Company: ION Treasury
By Paul Higdon, chief technology officer,IT2 Treasury SolutionsThe essential role of cash management operations is to ensure that the business has the cash it needs, at the right place, and at the right time. Failure to achieve this strategic objective can directly impact the efficient commercial operation - and ultimately the viability - of the... read more