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Taking on the modern day financial criminal: How banks are fighting back

21st September 2011

Company: Fiserv
by Erik Stein, vice-president, Financial Crime Risk Management Solutions, FiservFinancial crime is at an all time high and regulators are increasing the pressure on financial institutions to take more preventive measures. To mitigate loss, improve customer service and soothe regulators, financial institutions need to re-think their strategy for... read more
Liquidity risk management needs a collaborative approach, says SWIFT representative

Liquidity risk management needs a collaborative approach, says SWIFT representative

16th September 2011

Company: bobsguide
Effective liquidity risk management requires a collaborative approach between banks and financial institutions, a SWIFT representative has said. Catherine Banneux, senior market manager, banking markets at SWIFT made the comments following the recent publication of the Managing liquidity risk white paper. The research identified a number of... 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
Evolving view of counterparty risk

Evolving view of counterparty risk

15th September 2011

By Alberto Corvo, managing principal, Financial Services, eClerxAlthough the issue of risk management has been around for a long time in the financial services industry, current volatile market conditions, coupled with the lingering effects of the 2008 financial crisis, have brought risk management into sharper focus. Risk managers know they need... 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
Dodd-Frank: The benefits of a staged approach to regulation

Dodd-Frank: The benefits of a staged approach to regulation

14th September 2011

Company: Openlink
By Mark Abrams, sales manager, OpenLinkThe Dodd‐Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act intends to introduce significant changes to the US over‐the‐counter (OTC) derivatives market, with the goals of improving transparency, reducing systemic default risk and promoting greater stability. The costs and lack of clarity associated... read more
iPad has awakened mobile corporate banking world, IT vendor says

iPad has awakened mobile corporate banking world, IT vendor says

14th September 2011

Company: bobsguide
The adoption of the iPad and other tablet devices by corporates is a key driver behind the increased take up of mobile banking applications, an IT vendor has said. George Ravich, chief marketing officer (CMO) at Fundtech, a provider of mobile banking applications, said: “Although consumers have been using mobile technology for a while, in the... read more
SWIFT - making it easier to drive e-invoicing adoption

SWIFT - making it easier to drive e-invoicing adoption

13th September 2011

By Marcus Hughes, director of business development, Bottomline TechnologiesCorporate adoption of SWIFT has been a growing trend for many years. As we head into Sibos in Toronto, the focus on SWIFT for corporates has been sharpened due to SWIFT’s new electronic invoicing (e-invoicing) initiative. Whilst there is general agreement on the payments... 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