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The Finanser’s Week: 1st March – 7th March 2010

The biggest news stories of the week include …

And our biggest stories of the week are …

When should a bank change?

When should banks move to dump branches, rearchitect for
electronic connections and move away from old style paper processes? 
When do we see the tipping point and how do you deal with it?

How to deal with too much data

Did I mention that I’m in love with the Economist’s 16-page supplement on a deluge of data. There are diamond and gold nuggets of information throughout the report.  Here are a few highlights …

How to spot the next bust

One of my banking colleagues provided me with a major revelation yesterday.  He said: “if you want to spot the next country to be in distress, look for a skyscraper.”

Adventures in identity: are you paranoid or schizophrenic?

For a while now, the industry has struggled with secure identities. Now SWIFT has created a new approach, the Personal Digital Identity (PDI) token. Is this a good thing or creating even more confusion?

A rich round of bank analysis 

This month had a real crop of great items in Fortune, Bloomberg and the Economist: from Alan Greenspan's fightback to the future of reading; from a deluge of data and how to cope with it to living through the meltdown of AIG; from why Canada is best for banking to the Absolute Banking Nightmare that RBS discovered at ABN.
Here's a summary of these key stories. 

Monthly MiFID MTF Monitor: February 2010

In our second month of monitoring the MTF performances in European Equities trading in partnership with Thomson Reuters Equity Market Share Reporter(EMSR) – for last month's figures and charts, click here - we find that Chi-X continues its success, whilst LSE win this month's battle with Xetra for second place.

SEC to crack down on HFT?

As folks who read this blog regularly know, I often return to the theme of latency and high frequency trading (HFT).  So a friend tipped me to look at the SEC's latest consultation document released in January on trading in American equities markets.  Interesting section at the bottom of page 62 …

If the Banks are United, they will never … 

Watching the Carling Cup Final yesterday, I noticed a chap who obviously didn't realise that sitting next to England Manager Fabio Copello would immediately get him noticed …

Great customer experiences are like this …

Nice ad from ANZ Oz.


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About Chris M Skinner

Chris M Skinner

Chris Skinner is best known as an independent commentator on the financial markets through his blog, the Finanser.com, as author of the bestselling book Digital Bank, and Chair of the European networking forum the Financial Services Club. He has been voted one of the most influential people in banking by The Financial Brand (as well as one of the best blogs), a FinTech Titan (Next Bank), one of the Fintech Leaders you need to follow (City AM, Deluxe and Jax Finance), as well as one of the Top 40 most influential people in financial technology by the Wall Street Journal’s Financial News. To learn more click here…

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