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Why payments infrastructures are NOT fit for purpose

At SIBOS 2004, Heidi Miller asked tough questions of the payments community.  I often refer back to her speech, particularly the statement that, in the age of the internet SWIFT, “what have you done for me lately?” This inspired our payments survey, the results of which are now available as …

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Why payments infrastructures are NOT fit for purpose

At SIBOS 2004, Heidi Miller asked tough questions of the payments community.  I often refer back to her speech, particularly the statement that, in the age of the internet SWIFT, “what have you done for me lately?” This inspired our payments survey, the results of which are now available as …

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Things worth reading: 24th June 2011

Things we're reading today include …. American retail banking: The road to agnosticism - The Economist FSA's failings to be revealed in RBS report - The Telegraph Euro at crossroads - BBC Battle for TMX too close to call, says Rolet - Financial Times American Express and foursquare Roll out National Partnership - Payments News …

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Are payments infrastructures fit for purpose?

Cognizant dinner

During the spring, we reached out and asked readers and FSClub members to provide their views, via an online survey, of the world's largest payments infrastructures and whether they are fit for the purpose they are being used for today. Last night, we released the results of the research at …

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Things worth reading: 23rd June 2011

Things we're reading today include … Square Adds Former U.S. Secretary Of The Treasury Larry Summers To Board - Techcrunch Biggest Banks May Get Funding Boost From Basel Bid to Curb Them - Business Week Greek crisis is a money spinner for hedge funds - The Telegraph LSE offers £400m in TMX sweetener - The Independent Ring-fencing UK …

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Things worth reading: 23rd June 2011

Things we're reading today include … Square Adds Former U.S. Secretary Of The Treasury Larry Summers To Board - Techcrunch Biggest Banks May Get Funding Boost From Basel Bid to Curb Them - Business Week Greek crisis is a money spinner for hedge funds - The Telegraph LSE offers £400m in TMX sweetener - The Independent Ring-fencing UK …

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Lloyd’s branch sell off … what a load of Verde

Distribution

I was talking about lots of things yesterday but one conversation sticks in my mind more than any other: who will Lloyds sell their branches to? This is all wrapped up in a debate with the European Commission dating back to 2008, when the UK government flouted competition rules to …

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Lloyd’s branch sell off … what a load of Verde

Distribution

I was talking about lots of things yesterday but one conversation sticks in my mind more than any other: who will Lloyds sell their branches to? This is all wrapped up in a debate with the European Commission dating back to 2008, when the UK government flouted competition rules to …

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Things worth reading: 22nd June 2011

Things we're reading today include … BIS tells Bank of England to overhaul governance - The Independent Defection heightens doubts over UBS morale - Financial Times Misys shares soar as it confirms takeover bid - The Independent Allied Irish Bank has 'defaulted' says derivatives body - The Telegraph Lengthy fight likely over bank rankings - Financial Times Madoff's yacht is …

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Things worth reading: 22nd June 2011

Things we're reading today include … BIS tells Bank of England to overhaul governance - The Independent Defection heightens doubts over UBS morale - Financial Times Misys shares soar as it confirms takeover bid - The Independent Allied Irish Bank has 'defaulted' says derivatives body - The Telegraph Lengthy fight likely over bank rankings - Financial Times Madoff's yacht is …

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A mass of social media and web 2.0 stats

I like numbers and haven't posted any for a while. So I was pleased to find a bunch of useful social stats while crawling the net the other day.   These stats starkly put into context why social networking and social media is important. It's important in all walks of …

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Things worth reading: 21st June 2011

Things worth reading today include … BTA Bank Seeks Jail for Two Over Links to $4 Billion Fraud Suit - Business Week Hack attack pushes Bitcoin to the brink - The Independent Greek Default Would Wreak Havoc on EU Banks - Business Week Euro Adoption Helps Estonia Cut Risk - Business Week Euro Zone Could Break Up by …

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Now it’s an eyePhone

Bankinter1

Talking about iris recognition and passwords recently, I got a note from Spanish Bank, Bankinter, which has just launched an app that identifies clients through iris recognition on the phone.  The way it works is that customers access their brokerage accounts by blinking into their smartphone’s camera. The app has algorithms …

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Things worth reading: 20th June 2011

Things we're reading today include … Shanghai 'to be financial centre' - BBC Bank to make switching current accounts easier - The Telegraph Is The World Crazy For Bitcoin, Or Has The Bitcoin World Gone Crazy? - Techcrunch Santander UK chief Botin and family face Spanish tax evasion probe - The Telegraph Lloyds chief Horta-Osorio puts Halifax, Scottish …

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