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MWC Show Report: I predict a riot – of mobile payments

15th March 2012

Company: bobsguide
By Paul Skeldon, reporting for bobsguide Banking – and more specifically payments – set this year’s Mobile World Congress, the annual mobile industry jamboree held in Barcelona, on fire. Quite literally. Protesters and students aggrieved at the lack of money and bad economic situation in Spain targeted the event at... read more
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Rising Above the Financial Crisis with Effective Cash Lifecycle Management

12th March 2012

By Marcus Hughes, business development director at Bottomline Technologies Implementing a comprehensive Cash Lifecycle Management (CLM) procedure, backed by effective technology and SWIFT connectivity, can help corporations overcome the threat of a second credit crunch. The scars left behind by the 2008 credit crunch and resulting... read more
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Managing Content for Competitive Advantage: ECM in the FS Industry

8th March 2012

Company: IBM
By George Parapadakis, IBM’s head of enterprise content management (ECM) Strategy in the UK How can financial services (FS) firms empower employees to manage their own content? How do they discover and manage dormant content? George Parapadakis, IBM’s head of enterprise content management (ECM) Strategy in the UK, examines how... read more
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Breaking the back of the PPI mis-selling challenge

5th March 2012

Company: bobsguide
By Mark Dunleavy, Managing Director, UK, Informatica A recent report from the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) showed that UK retail banks are still struggling to manage payment protection insurance (PPI) mis-selling cases, with 3,000 fresh compensation cases every week. The latest complaints figures against UK banks also show that PPI... read more
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How to Manage Threats in a Digital Age

1st March 2012

Company: IBM
By Martin Borrett, Director of IBM’s Institute of Advanced Security. Security is no longer just the Chief Information Officer’s cross to bear alone or indeed the Chief Information Security Officer’s burden. As more and more of society’s business goes digital, and the rise of unstructured data via social media breaches... read more
18 Swiss Banks Find a Haven in Dubai

18 Swiss Banks Find a Haven in Dubai

29th February 2012

Company: FINARTIS
Private exchanges and wealth management activities witnessed a substantial growth this past year, as exemplified by the recent expansion of a number of Swiss banking operations in the UAE. This has been due to the country being viewed as a viable alternative to Europe, with a total of 18 Swiss banks currently operating in the Emirates. Added... read more
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Exploring the SaaS option for SME accounting

29th February 2012

By Kevin McLoughlin, UK Manager of Software-as-a-Service provider, Twinfield, part of Wolters Kluwer. The accountancy market is in a state of flux – squeezed by the trend towards lower priced book-keeping services at one end and the push into the mid-market by the ‘big six’ at the other. But as the UK’s... read more
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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
Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose

Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose

23rd February 2012

Company: Centralis Ltd
Consumerisation, cloud computing and virtualisation are transforming corporate networks, but for IT professionals tasked with managing this change, the underlying challenges remain the same as when the personal computing revolution first got underway. Ewen Anderson discusses why a well-known saying in France still rings true for IT... read more
Second €130bn bailout for Greece agreed but banks & corporates take a hit

Second €130bn bailout for Greece agreed but banks & corporates take a hit

21st February 2012

Company: bobsguide
Eurozone finance ministers have at last agreed a second bailout for Greece after protracted talks in Brussels ended today. Greece is to receive loans worth more than €130bn but in return it must cut its sovereign debt to 120.5% of its GDP by 2020 and controversially accept an “enhanced and permanent” presence of EU,... read more