Sibos 2013 Preview Blog: Innovation and the Changing Face of Wholesale Banking Channels

30th August 2013

Company: bobsguide
Ahead of the Sibos 2013 trade show organised by SWIFT in Dubai, UAE, on 16-19 September Sanjay Israni, global head of product development, client access at Standard Chartered Bank discusses the need to develop a more compelling customer-facing banking experience using mobile and business intelligence (BI) systems and a tighter focus on usability... read more

£1m Base Fund set up to help UK cloud computing data centre users fight Cyber-threats

27th August 2013

Company: bobsguide
The head a data centre co-location and hosting firm in Britain, UKFast, is launching a fund to help protect its small business clients from online threats, writes Neil Ainger. The £1m on offer from Lawrence Jones in £5,000 individual parcels is available to small-to-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) that use UKFast’s services and... read more

Common current account switching service to start 16 Sept in UK

23rd August 2013

Company: bobsguide
The 16 September is the anointed date for the start of the new UK Current Account Switch Service, explains Adrian Kamellard, chief executive of the coordinating UK Payments Council, in this blog explaining the concept and technology behind the government-mandated shared technology platform. The new service is designed to make it simpler for... read more

Change Before You Have To: FIX Protocol Ltd Renamed Fix Trading Community

20th August 2013

Company: bobsguide
Amongst other things, Jack Welch is famous for having contributed a key nugget of advice to the business textbooks, recommending firms to ‘Change before you have to’, says Daniella Huggins, global marketing and communications manager at the newly renamed FIX Trading Community. In this blog she provides an overview of the FIX... read more

The emergence of real-time payments: A global comparison

19th August 2013

Company: bobsguide
The rapid growth and development over recent years of real-time payments is examined in this article from Imran Ali, payments manager for Europe, Middle-East and Africa (EMEA) at Citi, which reviews specific national schemes from Poland, in the UK, Nigeria and Singapore. The advantages for corporate and retail banks and their customers are... read more

Is it time for a compliance shared service centre?

14th August 2013

Company: bobsguide
The raft of new and existing regulations facing retail banks from the Basel III capital adequacy regime to the Know Your Customer (KYC) regulations mean that it is increasingly difficult for new entrants to break into the marketplace, says Martin Dempsey, client director at the Certeco consultancy. Perhaps it is therefore time for a shared... read more

Cyber-security is a business issue

6th August 2013

Company: bobsguide
In today’s interconnected digital world cyber-crime regularly makes the headline news, says Allan Boardman, international vice president, ISACA, which should act as a reminder that it is a vital business issue and remind the boardroom to listen to their chief information security officer (CISO). This article provides some tips on how to... read more

Case study: Standard Life gains customer insights via new Webtrends software

5th August 2013

Company: bobsguide
Standard Life has implemented Webtrends Analytics 10 marketing solution, and its Segments and Heatmap tools to aid customer intelligence and targeting, reports Neil Ainger. It is now using it to comply with the Retail Distribution Review (RDR) regulatory changes in the UK and elsewhere in the world to attract business as the rollout continues. ... read more

A Battleground In Payments: Cash v Plastic

31st July 2013

Company: Global Payments
In the wake of a recent British Retail Consortium (BRC) study that showed a 10% decline in UK goods purchased with notes and coins last year, Chris Davies, managing director of the Global Payments processing firm, examines the future of cash versus card payments, and how consumer behaviour and payment technology might develop in the future. ... read more

Case Study: Axa Wealth installs access control and data permission infrastructure from Varonis

29th July 2013

Company: bobsguide
Axa Wealth has been able to identify and control its internal data permissions more effectively after installing data governance, security and monitoring software from Varonis, reports Neil Ainger. The financial services company, Axa Wealth, has simplified its network sharing system with Varonis DatAdvantage, gaining visibility into every... read more