Publications


Pay Magazine – Fall 2013

B2B Ignites Prepaid Growth; Prepaid Frenzy: Moving Beyond GPR; Who’s Afraid of Big, Bad Apple?; The Bitcoin Craze: Lovers and Haters; Companies & People: B2B’s Top Power Players; Chucking the Cash Register

Trade Finance – keeping the wheels of commerce turning

Cover story: Trade Finance – keeping the wheels of commerce turning Economic expansion in Asia, Africa and the Middle East is creating new trade corridors, and new opportunities for banks   Also in this issue: Ready or not, here it comes:  The first wave of full SEPA compliance is set for February 2014 . Keeping the […]

PayPal’s path to success paved with “good ideas and lots of hard work”

PayPal is belatedly paying some attention to design: in its early days, the company didn’t have designers, so the Pay with PayPal button wasn’t very consistent – sellers could tinker with it and even modify the colour. That’s changing, John Muller, vice president and general counsel, told Money 2020.

Cyberspace: beyond the rule of law?

Cover story: It’s not just the criminals who are trying to get into your systems – banks need to look at the bigger picture to create an effective cyber defence Also in this issue: Where worlds collide:  In Turkey’s dynamic financial services markets minarets mix with mobile  masts and ATMs with ancient monuments . Swift […]

Stand by for light speed

Cover story: high frequency trading isn’t the only reason to deploy faster technology … Also in this issue: A road to nowhere? The UK’s plans to improve competition in retail banking are not without critics. The lure of the East: opportunities and challenges in the Middle East markets A watching brief: regulators are beefing up their […]

Next Level: the changing securities market

Cover story: the securities markets are changing rapidly, and none more so than fixed income. Also in this issue: Interview:  Thomas Zeeb, chief executive of Six Securities Services, on the opportunities presented by Europe’s changing post-trade infrastructure Interview:  Ruth Wandhöfer, global head, regulatory & market strategy at Citi Transaction Services, on the challenges still facing […]

Pay Magazine – Spring 2013

Prepaid: The Global Phenomenon; MCX Perspective on Mobile Payments; Special Section: Countdown to U.S. EMV; 2013 Paybefore Awards: Top 30 Winners, 12+ Countries; The NFC Debate: Yes, No or Maybe

State banking

Banking is too important to be left to banks – can governments do any better Also in this issue: Profile: Grand designs – Arun Jain, founder of Polaris Financial Technologies Same day, same settlement: same day payments are being adopted worldwide. What does that mean for D+1 settlement in Europe? Riding the OTC rollercoaster: new […]

The rush to Russia

Infrastructure reforms are intended to turn Moscow into an international financial centre. There is still a long way to go. Also in this issue: Interview: MPowa’s Dan Wagner – closing the m-commerce gap Mixing up the pieces: will seven-day account switching really bring more competition to the UK retail banking market? SEPA readiness: evidence is […]

SEPA …

Cover Story: The SEPA end date is now just a year away. Is everybody ready? Of course not.

New Year, New Job

New Year, New Job? With gloomy predictions and swingeing cuts at big firms, what do employment prospects look like in 2013? Also in this issue: Bloomberg’s Stanley Young on broadening its enterprise offerings. ART for art’s sake: Assess, Rationalise and Transform is the motto for risk management The Year Ahead: a round-up of views on what the year ahead […]

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