Global Payments & Transfers Insights

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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
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Smartphones: What Security Risks Do They Pose?

2nd February 2012

Company: bobsguide
By Alan Thomas, a technology & media executive at the specialist insurer Hiscox Travel anywhere on a plane or train these days and you’ll no doubt notice that you are surrounded by people using a smartphone. They are an extremely useful modern tool that is used by many companies and individuals alike to keep in touch and do work while on the... read more
Liquidity risk management to boost performance

Liquidity risk management to boost performance

5th December 2011

By Nancy Masschelein, head of Product Strategy, FinArch and Nele Matthys, business analyst, Product Strategy, FinArch The financial crisis revealed weaknesses in liquidity risk programs at financial institutionsThe causes and the unfolding of the financial crisis have highlighted a number of concerns and issues for practitioners, policy makers as... read more
Payment & collection factories: new treasury potential?

Payment & collection factories: new treasury potential?

30th November 2011

Company: CGI
Many organisations are considering the case for centralising payments and collections in a shared service centre - a payment factory. Garry Young, Logica’s director of corporate services and SaaS, discusses the drivers behind corporate payments change. He also examines the cash visibility, control and efficiency benefits that can be realised from... read more
Bank regulation and trade finance

Bank regulation and trade finance

28th November 2011

Company: Surecomp
Attempts to impose blanket regulations on something as diverse as modern banking was bound to have some unintended consequences, says Raphael Barisaac, Surecomp vice-president Europe and head of Trade Finance Products.When world trade suddenly contracted in the fourth quarter of 2008, it demonstrated how vitally important trade finance is to the... read more
Making a payment factory pay

Making a payment factory pay

28th November 2011

By Marcus Hughes, business development director, Bottomline TechnologiesThe global economic environment continues to pose ever more challenging questions for today’s corporate treasurer with almost daily stories of fresh problems, country bailouts and concerns over the euro. The need for proper visibility and control over cash, core weapons in... read more
ChequeMate

ChequeMate

10th November 2011

By Adrian Stafford-Jones, managing director, Albany SoftwareAs the economy teeters on the edge of a double dip recession, government pledges to reduce red tape and make business easier for the UK’s SMEs seem increasingly critical. But given the emphasis on streamlining processes, the question has to be asked why so many organisations are still... read more
Growth in regulations increases burdens in payment operations

Growth in regulations increases burdens in payment operations

10th November 2011

Company: Accuity
By Joel Lange, payments product managerSince the emergence of software systems to screen payment messages against sanctions lists in the 1990’s there has been a constant struggle between ensuring compliance with global sanctions regimes as well as demonstrating increases in payment efficiency. While compliance departments are judged on... read more