Wholesale / Commercial Banking Systems Insights

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
Banks lean on their transactions business

Banks lean on their transactions business

14th September 2011

Company: Finastra
By Olivier Berthier, solutions director, Transaction Banking, Misys The term transaction banking, although increasingly common, is not yet fully defined within the industry. Different banks have their own interpretations, with a number of business lines potentially coming under the umbrella. Despite this ambiguity, there are two key pillars on... read more
SWIFT - making it easier to drive e-invoicing adoption

SWIFT - making it easier to drive e-invoicing adoption

13th September 2011

Company: Bottomline
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
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Anticipating the future of money management

9th September 2011

Company: FIS
By David Hamilton, president of SunGard's banking businessIntroduction: an internal focusThe impact of the financial crisis has been well documented and most are aware of government buy-outs, investor dismay at the industry’s mismanagement of finances, and the resulting loss of credibility and mistrust from the wider consumer world. However, a ... 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
Cash visibility for corporate treasuries

Cash visibility for corporate treasuries

6th September 2011

Company: ION Treasury
By Paul Higdon, chief technology officer,IT2 Treasury SolutionsThe essential role of cash management operations is to ensure that the business has the cash it needs, at the right place, and at the right time. Failure to achieve this strategic objective can directly impact the efficient commercial operation - and ultimately the viability - of the... read more
Sibos 2011 - Is it that time of year again already?

Sibos 2011 - Is it that time of year again already?

22nd August 2011

Company: bobsguide
With less than four weeks to go, the planning stages for this year’s Sibos in Toronto are now well underway. Organised by the Society of Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications (SWIFT), Sibos is one of the most important events on the financial services industry calendar. This is the place to be whether you’re looking to network, make... read more