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April 2015: Rewiring the Markets

Rewiring the Markets Is regulation making capital markets more efficient? Don’t bet on it … Procurement Policies Learn to love the annual budgeting process Supplier management Balancing cost and manageability in supplier sourcing Learning from experience What to look for as real-time payment systems proliferate unstoppable evolution How changes in payments will make some banks […]

March 2015: A Balancing Act

A Balancing Act Mobile banking and payments are forcing banks to radically reconsider their systems architectures and processes Cloud in financial services How banks learned to stop worrying and love the cloud Biometrics Voice and fingerprint recognition are no longer esoteric or inaccurate – in fact, they’re becoming the norm Nurturing innovation Amy Nauiokas talks about Anthemis’s vision […]

Branch Transformation: Automated Coin Deposits

Paul Clay, National Account Manager for Banking and Security at Cummins Allison, talks about the importance of self-service coin solutions as part of a branch transformation programme.

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Mobile becomes a sales platform

With attention increasingly focusing on mobile payments and mobile banking, Fiserv is urging banks to look more closely at how to use mobile to not only deliver services to customers, but also as an up- and cross-selling channel.

Access all new areas

While mobile commerce and payments have been slow to take off in Western countries, the developing world has been stealing a march with innovative services and products.

Trade Reporting: over the first hurdle

The deadline for trade reporting mandated by the European Market Infrastructure Regulation is 12 February, and many institutions are working hard to meet it. In this webinar, Banking Technology and the DTCC will be discussing how the industry managed the transition and what challenges remain.

Turquoise triples turnover with revamped dark trading service

European equity market Turquoise has reported a drastic increase in dark trading volumes following the relaunch of its ‘dark’ pool Uncross service. Banking Technology spoke to Robert Barnes, new chief executive at Turquoise, to find out why.

Connecting the unbanked key to easing poverty

Globally, around 50 per cent of the population do not have a bank account. Whether that is perceived as a surprisingly large or surprisingly small ratio is questionable; what is certain is that there is a potentially significant opportunity to provide those financial services

Rise in non-cash volumes brings innovation opportunity

Global non-cash payments volumes continue to rise unabated, according to World Payments Report 2013 (WPR 2013), which was launched today. Non-cash transactions grew by 8.8 per cent during 2011 (the latest year for which full data is available) and are predicted to top 333 billion for 2012.

Warsaw installs co-lo as Italy imposes HFT tax

Poland’s Warsaw Stock Exchange has introduced co-location systems designed to appeal to high-frequency traders, as Italy clamps down on HFT with Europe’s first HFT-specific tax. The moves highlight ongoing national and international divisions over the role of HFT in capital markets.

Risk data: can it be both efficient and compliant?

With six months before the 4th Capital Requirements Directive comes into force, many will be asking what technological improvements will be necessary to efficiently manage risk going forward. Before they embark on a costly overhaul of their data systems, firms should look at what regulatory trends are likely to require similar changes in the future and adjust their specification accordingly.

Roundtable: the Future of Standards

Predicting the future is never easy, but trying to anticipate likely developments in a particular area is essential in order to take timely action. With that caveat, Stephen Lindsay, head of standards at SWIFT, sets a boundary on a discussion on the Future of Standards: “What we are trying to do is extrapolate a little bit from where we are now to where we might be in a few years’ time,” he says.

Misys targets branch innovation in Middle East

Rising technological sophistication offers the chance to reinvent retail banking in the Middle East, says Chris Weddell, business solutions group director Middle East and Africa at bank software and systems vendor Misys.

A pro-fund change? Good news for AIFs

The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive threatens to have a significant operational impact on the industry. Fund managers will soon be subject to a host of new requirements including increased KYC and due diligence, better risk and liquidity monitoring, and new reporting and disclosure requirements. However, in the UK the transition looks to be particularly […]