Trading Systems Insights

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
Derivatives World - ‘Regulation should not be at the expense of economic growth’

Derivatives World - ‘Regulation should not be at the expense of economic growth’

21st November 2011

Company: bobsguide
Volatility in the financial services industry continues to be a key topic of discussion in the sector as the 2011 conference season enters its final month. In his opening address at the Derivatives World conference William Mitting, editor of Futures & Options World (FOW), said that instability is still present within the sector - from the... read more
FSA mobile regulations - the key challenges for financial services firms

FSA mobile regulations - the key challenges for financial services firms

14th November 2011

Company: bobsguide
Telephone calls and electronic messages have been the focus of scrutiny from the Financial Services Authority (FSA) since March 2009 - but these regulations are now due to see a significant change. The FSA’s phone recording rules will be updated on Monday 14 November to include all interactions conducted on mobile, which was exempt from the... 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
Successful multi-channel strategies - the intelligent way to build customer loyalty

Successful multi-channel strategies - the intelligent way to build customer loyalty

10th November 2011

By Michael Diefenthaeler, Director, Product Management, Interactive Data Managed SolutionsUsers of financial websites are becoming increasingly mobile and active in social networks. To attract this new generation of customers, banks need to be present in the same channels as they are. From smartphones to social network applications - it is... read more
Escaping the walled garden

Escaping the walled garden

9th November 2011

Company: Finastra
Non-traditional players are stealing the banking agenda. To stay relevant, financial services organisations need to start delivering genuinely innovative and useful services based on the best of mobile technology and social media.By Tim Tyler, solution director, Social and Mobile, MisysFor all the talk of online banking, the exciting role of mobile... read more
Why banks need flexible systems to keep their customers

Why banks need flexible systems to keep their customers

9th November 2011

Company: ACI Worldwide
By Louis Blatt, chief product officer,ACI WorldwideIf financial institutions recognise a new dawn in their payments business, they are not alone. Plenty of non-traditional players are piling into the market, wooing customers who are looking for more than reliability and a steady job. Louis Blatt, chief product officer at ACI Worldwide, looks at how... read more
The power of concentration

The power of concentration

8th November 2011

Lori Schwartz, head of the Global Liquidity Platform, Global Treasury Solutions, Bank of America Merrill LynchFor the corporate treasurer, the abundance of information that’s available today to make cash management decisions can be a double edged sword. While accurate data is essential to implement effective cash management strategies, filtering... read more