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The Financial Services Club opens in the Nordic Region

The Financial Services Club is delighted to announce the
opening of our new Nordic Region Club in Q4, with two meetings planned in
Stockholm and Oslo.

Based in
London, the Financial Services Club was established in 2004 as a private networking
club for financial professionals that focuses on the future of financial
services.  The Financial Services Club meet regularly for debates,
commentary, ideas and discussions and provides a platform for practitioners,
regulators and industry leaders to meet, network and discuss the future of our
industry.  The Club currently hosts over 50
events a year, in a number of different European countries including Dublin, Edinburgh, London, Vienna
and Warsaw. 

The Financial Services Club further extends its geographic
reach to cover the Nordic Region, hosting a number of meetings in Stockholm,
Copenhagen, Oslo and Helsinki over the coming twelve months in partnership with Capco, Cicero and FIS.

The inaugural meeting of the Financial Services Club Nordics
will take place on October 24th
in Stockholm
and focus upon How Trading Infrastructures are Changing, with a panel discussion comprising:

  • Peter
    Randall, founder and former CEO of Chi-X Europe;
  • Olof
    Neiglick, founder and former CEO of Burgundy; and
  • Hanna
    Vainio, Deputy CEO of Euroclear Finland / Head of Infrastructure division,
    Euroclear Finland and Euroclear Sweden.

While payment
infrastructures remain largely fit for purpose today, it's clear that there are
many challenges and opportunities ahead.  Developments in cloud computing,
mobile payments, big data and more are changing the nature of these
infrastructures, along with increasing vulnerabilities to cyberattacks and
malware. In addition, changes in core systems pushed upon the industry by
regulators such as real-time payments and clearing, SEPA, the Payment Services
Directive, TARGET2 for Securities and the European Markets Infrastructure
Regulation (EMIR) are changing the dynamics of post-trade and payments too. The
industry must continue to meet these challenges head-on to transform payment
services, at the same time as retaining its crucial reputation for payment
continuity.  How is the industry doing this?

 The second
meeting is planned to take place on 21st  November 2013 in  Oslo, and will focus upon the Impact
of Ubiquitous Technologies on the Customer Experience

We are seeing radical changes due to new mobile and tablet
computing technologies impacting the customer relationship in banking. 
This has changed focus for many financial institutions, with many banks now
moving from online banking to personal financial management to mobile social
finance.  What is mobile social finance, and how are Nordic firms
embracing these changes? 

Speakers include Roy
Vella, former head of mobile for PayPal and RBS

register for either event, or for further information, contact: chris.skinner@fsclub.net

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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