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The Challenging State of British Banking

We started the new season of the Financial Services Club last night with meetings in both London and Edinburgh.  The Financial Services Club runs from autumn to summer, and this is our 12th year of operation after starting our first meetings in London in 2004.  Now in 8 countries and possibly more to come, the…

Anthony Browne

Europe’s regulatory jumble is still a puzzle to unfold

In our annual opening meeting at the Financial Services Club David Doyle, Policy Adviser on all matters to do with EU Regulations, gave us a swift canter through the key headlines in European financial markets focus for 2015. These included the guiding principles that: All that is of systemic importance should be regulated and supervised…

The FSClub: Leading Fintech in Scotland (and twitter too!)

In the third Financial Services Club meeting last week (the other two took place in London and Warsaw), we had a conference in Edinburgh: Fintech2014, in partnership with Scot-Tech. Our checkin folks are real apparitions these days? The conference was ably chaired by Mark Stephen of BBC Scotland, and had myself speaking alongside Susanne Chishti, a…

Scot-tech

The importance of cryptocurrencies and the blockchain to banks (and everyone)

We had a revival of the Innotribe from SIBOS on Monday, by gathering the great and the good to discuss cryptocurrencies at the Escalator, an incubator for new fintech start-ups in East London run by Barclays Bank (if you want a primer on this, see Learn Cryptography). The session was led by Richard Brown, Executive…

Simon

HSBC’s shared service centre in Poland: an interesting insight or two

So it’s been another busy week with Financial Services Club meetings in London, Edinburgh and Warsaw.  I’ll summarise each one over the next week, but will begin with our meeting in Warsaw which saw John Rendall, CEO of HSBC Polska, presenting his impressions of banking in Poland (see my blog from SIBOS for more background)….

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How many m-wallets and other payment innovations …

We had a very succesfful third meeting of the Financial Services Club Nordic Region in Stockholm the other night  (checkout what happened at the first and second meetings if of interest). The focus was upon innovation and, specifically, innovation in payments with presentations from: Lazaro Campos, former CEO, SWIFT; Richard Jones, Head of Industry Business Development,…

Lazaro

It’s better to own disruption than be eaten by it

As mentioned yesterday, banks are not sleeping ostriches but are very awake to the digital revolution. In fact, many are investing in that revolution with four incumbent banks standing out on my radar for their investments in these efforts. The first of these is Sberbank, mainly because two friends of mine are running their venture…

Barclays

The Changing Face of Payments Report, 2014

In late 2013, we researched the views of how payments markets are responding to change. The results are intriguing, so here’s the management summary.  If you would like  a free copy of the report, just download here. In late 2013, the Financial Services Club ran an online survey, in collaboration with Cognizant and VocaLink, about…

The Changing Face of Payments Report, 2014

In late 2013, we researched the views of how payments markets are responding to change. The results are intriguing, so here’s the management summary.  If you would like  a free copy of the report, just download here. In late 2013, the Financial Services Club ran an online survey, in collaboration with Cognizant and VocaLink, about…

AML prevention lies in digital identities: the new form of money

After yesterday’s post about KYC, PEPs and AML, someone said: “so what’s the point Chris?” @FSClub not quite sure of the point you are making here. Money L bad. Hard to catch. Harder if not in official channels. It was ever thus? — Julian Lee (@JulianDDLee) May 8, 2014 The point of yesterday’s blog was…

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