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The Mobile Mindset: A Crossroad for Banks

7th June 2013

Company: bobsguide
I have long been extolling the virtues of the mobile channel as an opportunity that banks and financial institutions cannot afford to miss out on, says Sirpa Nordlund, the executive director of the Mobey Forum, ahead of the second Mobey Day conference in Barcelona, Spain. The desktop is dead, and the laptop is dying. The age of mobility is... read more
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Show Report: Borderless Payments Seen as the Prize at EBAday 2013

24th May 2013

Company: bobsguide
A borderless world for payments was the chosen theme for the Euro Banking Association’s 2013 EBAday, held this week in Berlin, Germany, reports Graham Buck. More than one of the presenters at the payments conference suggested that banks, not generally regarded as innovators, need to consider new alliances to achieve this goal and better... read more
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Show Report: Future of London as a Finance Centre and Treasury Impact of Regs Debated at SWIFT Forum

1st May 2013

Company: bobsguide
The parlous state of the UK’s relationship with the EU, following the decision to go for an ‘in/out’ referendum and its implications for the future of London as financial centre were debated at the SWIFT Business Forum in London on 30 April, with the ex-deputy head of the Bank of England (BoE), John Gieve, calling for... read more
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Is There a Future for Cheques in the UK?

29th April 2013

Company: bobsguide
The Chancellor of the Exchequer in the UK gave a speech earlier this year that included criticism of the UK's payment systems and put forward some specific ideas for making 21st-century Britain a better place to do business. Conversely however, writes Dave Birch of Consult Hyperion, he also cited "saving the cheque" as one of these... read more
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Show Report: Infosec Europe 2013

24th April 2013

Company: bobsguide
The threat to financial services and other firms from hackers, malware, hacktivists, insiders and the global nature of IT security threats was outlined by two UK government ministers at the first day of the Infosecurity Europe 2013 trade show, running this week at Earls Court in London, and illustrated by the latest Information... read more
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IPS Report - Day Two: Impact of New Regulations

12th April 2013

Company: bobsguide
The early morning breakfast briefing panel on the second full day of the International Payments Summit (IPS) 2013 show at the Hilton London Tower Bridge Hotel on Wednesday 10 April contained a banker who was brave enough to admit that, “yes, prices will rise” for corporate treasurers and other clients under the new Basel III capital... read more
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IPS Report - Day Two: SEPA Compliance Focus

12th April 2013

Company: bobsguide
A special focus on complying with the single euro payments area (SEPA) was held on day two of the International Payments Summit (IPS) in London this week, reports Graham Buck. A comprehensive review of how the SEPA migration process is proceeding, ahead of the 1 February 2014 end date was provided by the European Central Bank (ECB), European... read more
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IPS Show Report: Searching for Value in SEPA and in New Technology

12th April 2013

Company: bobsguide
A wide range of themes relating to payment services, products and regulation were discussed at International Payments Summit (IPS) 2013, held in London this week on 9-11 April. The fast-approaching introduction of the single euro payments area (SEPA) and its repercussions for treasurers, technology providers and financial institutions was... read more
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FSA replacement bodies reveal plans and risk outlooks: 1 April also date for new Libor rules and easier entry rules

28th March 2013

Company: bobsguide
It’s not a joke and the date of its demise is coincidental insists the UK Financial Services Authority (FSA), which will be replaced by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) on 1 April 2013. The outgoing UK regulatory body has revealed the business plan and risk outlook for the new bodies,... read more
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Tomorrow’s Transactions debated today at the old Digital Money Forum

21st March 2013

Company: bobsguide
The informal Tomorrow’s Transactions payments conference, run by Consult Hyperion last week at One America Square in the City of London, featured a presentation from MyBank ahead of its launch and looked at the importance of digital identities in a cashless future, mobile wallets and m-commerce and m-payments. The event didn't forget... read more