Russia 2.0 – major overhaul will attract international investors

Bevan: reforms to Russia's financial markets are making Moscow more attractive

As Moscow modernises its corporate governance, legal institutions and financial infrastructure, new possibilities are opening up to foreign investors, says Tim Bevan, executive board member at BCS.

The hardware guy: how Bank of America is building a new infrastructure


Bank of America is working with Facebook’s Open Compute project on a radical revamp of its systems. David Reilly, head of its Technology Infrastructure unit, tells Banking Technology why Software Defined.Infrastructures are the way ahead.

FIS: making a mark in mobile

Doug Brown cropped

Financial software giant FIS is sitting in the middle of the move to mobile, with its customers serving 21 million users. Doug Brown, senior vice president, e-banking, says that’s just the beginning.

Swift: capitalising on customer collaboration


Swift’s head of banking talks about how the industry co-operative plans to build services based the data flowing through its interbank messaging systems.

Lessons on living in a real-time payments world


Coming to the US to tell an audience of payments specialists about how the UK has transformed its national infrastructure over the past five years with the introduction of an effectively real-time payment system might have been considered a rough assignment – what can the Brits teach the wider world, particularly the US, about payments […]

Zapp: putting banks back in the m-payments picture


Formed earlier this year, Zapp expects to launch next year with the backing of most of the major UK retail banks, Peter Keenan, chief executive of the venture, says that at the time of launch the Pay by Zapp service will be available to 40% of UK current account holders, and it will have the backing of 50% of the nation’s online and mobile retailers – including well-known brands.

More collaboration ahead, says Swift’s Leibbrandt

Gottfried Liebbrandt

Front and centre of the agenda that Swift set out at the beginning of this week’s Sibos is the concept of collaboration and cooperation – a perennial theme for Swift, but Leibbrandt told Daily News at Sibos there is a change in the air.

T+2: Moscow’s “biggest move in 20 years”

Sergey Sinkevich is head of DMA at Russian broker Otkritie

As the Moscow Exchange launches a new liquidity incentive promotion, Sergey Sinkevich, head of DMA at Russian broker Otkritie, argues that Russia’s move to adopt T+2 settlement is the most important development in the last 20 years for the country’s capital markets.

Put trust in the cloud says Islamic Bank of Britain COO

Gamil: banks can go further and faster with cloud services

Banks should not be afraid to go further and faster in their adoption of cloud computing, says Mohamed Gamil, chief operating officer at Islamic Bank of Britain.

Joining the dots: Thomas Zeeb, chief executive, Six Securities Services

Thomas Zeeb

The post-trade infrastructures behind the world’s securities markets face as much, if not more, regulatory driven change as the trading firms in the face of legislation such as the European Union’s European Market Infrastructure Regulation. While some of the effects will be negative, the regulators are showing a constructive approach and recognising that the infrastructure providers came out of the crisis well, says Thomas Zeeb, chief executive of Six Securities Services.