Marketing / PR Insights


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

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

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

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

Finovate Europe points way to the future

13th February 2012

Company: bobsguide
A little bit of San Francisco’s Silicon Valley came to London last week for the Finovate Europe show. Addressing an audience of several hundred bankers, venture capitalists and other movers and shakers, including Lloyds Banking Group’s retail mobile banking supremo Ashley Machin, Zvi Naggan, CIO at Bank Hapolim and Sergi Bisquert, director of... read more

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

Instinet Market Structure Research: Seven Global Market Structure Trends to Watch for in 2012

6th January 2012

Company: Instinet
As 2011 drew to a close and we at Instinet pondered what’s to come for traders, it seemed that 2012 would not so much see an emergence of entirely new trends but instead a continuation of many of the same developments from the past few years. The environment is unquestionably challenging. There are, however, some pockets of opportunity in which... read more

Trading data for cash

20th December 2011

Company: Cordys
By Richard Helliar, UK managing director for Global Business Operations, Cordys.The global credit crisis has forced change in the dynamic between credit and cash management and as a result the market now rewards companies that are liquid and less reliant on external funding. Recently Citigroup stated that companies with higher liquidity are... read more
Why banks need real-time risk data at their fingertips

Why banks need real-time risk data at their fingertips

16th December 2011

Company: SAS
By Dale Stevens, head of Capital Markets, SAS UKThe global financial crisis and ongoing market volatility in the eurozone are having profound implications for the capital markets. A bout of stringent regulation has swept through the industry in recent years and banks are under pressure to better understand their risk exposure. The global regulatory... read more
2011: The year of “mobile-assisted shopping”

2011: The year of “mobile-assisted shopping”

15th December 2011

Company: Sybase
By Haridas Nair, vice-president, mCommerce Solutions and Services, Sybase 365Will holiday shoppers bring mobile purchasing into the mainstream this year? They are ready, according to a recent joint survey done recently by the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) and Sybase 365. (1) Almost two-thirds of US consumers - 62 per cent - say they would be... read more