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Are payments infrastructures fit for purpose?

On Wednesday 22nd June, we are running a private dinner meeting of the Financial Services Club in London to launch the results of our recent survey: "Are payments infrastructures fit for purpose?" which was completed by 350 payments professionals worldwide.

As a taste of what came out of this, respondents were asked to take a view about each of the core infrastructures chosen – SWIFT, the EBA, Equens, Eurogiro, VocaLink, STET, CHIPS, Fedwire -and assess whether they are "innovative", "leading-edge", "fit for purpose", "challenging" or "out-of-date". 

Based upon this feedback, four infrastructure providers were viewed as  pushing the boundaries while three were "out-of-date" and "challenging". 

Who are they?

Find out by registering at:  FSClub Dinner.

Members of banks, payments infrastructures, press and media can attend free of charge as our guest.  

At the dinner meeting on 22nd June, all attendees will receive a full complimentary copy of the results of the survey.  There will also be a one hour  panel discussion reviewing the outcomes with representatives from SWIFT, the EBA, Vocalink and Cognizant (Cognizant are our dinner hosts and survey sponsor).

The dinner will be held in The Captains' Room of Lloyd’s of London, One Lime Street, London EC3M 7HA from 6.00pm until 9.15pm.  

If you want to come, then register at:  FSClub Dinner.


Note: attendance is subject to qualification, and is not guaranteed until you receive confirmation by email.


Speaking of invites, here's another one:

At 3:30pm on the 21st of June 2011 at The Mint Hotel, Tower of London, 7 Pepys Street, City of London, EC3N 4AF, you are invited to attend a thought provoking Corporate Banking Event delivered by a leading panel of experts and sponsored by Temenos.

The forum will focus on key industry concerns surrounding corporate banking including: open account trading, letters of credit, initiatives such as e-invoicing and SEPA and the value-add corporate banks should provide for their customers in order to differentiate themselves.

Panellists include:

  • Chris Skinner, Chairman, Financial Services Club
  • Peter Matza, The Association of Corporate Treasurers
  • Kostas Evangelidis, Senior Manager, Global Treasury, PwC
  • Darryl Proctor, Product Manager – Corporate Banking, Temenos
  • Ben Matthews, Director, Financial Services Consulting, Deloitte

Drinks and Canapés will be served after the event and there will be an opportunity to network with your peers and the panel.  As this event is sponsored there will be no registration fee payable. Space is limited and is strictly reserved for financial professionals in the banking industry.

If you wish to register please click here.


About Chris M Skinner

Chris Skinner is best known as an independent commentator on the financial markets through his blog, TheFinanser.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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