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Microfinance in CEE is different … or is it?

K47

We had a good meeting of the Financial Services Club in Vienna on Wednesday night for our Central & Eastern European (CEE) Group. The meeting was in a cool place called the K47 Club … The focus of the meeting was microfinance, and was interesting because talking of microfinance and …

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Dinners with Vince Cable and Jim Champy

The Club has two big dinners coming up in the next month which may interest readers of the Finanser. The first is on 26th October with Vince Cable, Shadow Chancellor for the Liberal Democrats (register here to attend) and the second is on 10th November with Jim Champy, co-creater of …

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Hoofy and Boo

Logo

Some of you may have spotted that the Financial Services Club's logo is represented by a Bull and a Bear:   I say some of you, because most folks see the gold on our badge (members get a badge to wear on their lapel) rather than the black.  Ho-hum, must …

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Hoofy and Boo

Logo

Some of you may have spotted that the Financial Services Club's logo is represented by a Bull and a Bear:   I say some of you, because most folks see the gold on our badge (members get a badge to wear on their lapel) rather than the black.  Ho-hum, must …

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Hoofy and Boo

Logo

Some of you may have spotted that the Financial Services Club's logo is represented by a Bull and a Bear:   I say some of you, because most folks see the gold on our badge (members get a badge to wear on their lapel) rather than the black.  Ho-hum, must …

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Do bankers understand retailing?

Garanti

We enjoyed a meeting of the Financial Services Club this week with Bob Bayman, a director with i-am associates. i-am associates are design fiends and work extensively on bank branch designs, so Bob’s presentation looked at how to make a bank cool based upon cool branch designs. After my recent …

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Do bankers understand retailing?

Garanti

We enjoyed a meeting of the Financial Services Club this week with Bob Bayman, a director with i-am associates. i-am associates are design fiends and work extensively on bank branch designs, so Bob’s presentation looked at how to make a bank cool based upon cool branch designs. After my recent …

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Probably the Coolest Bank in the World

We have a meeting of the FSClub next Wednesday (7th October) where Bob Bayman will announce who he sees as being the coolest bank in the world. The focus is on retail bank branches and, as many of us know, these are usually dull and boring transaction centres.  However, many …

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Probably the Coolest Bank in the World

We have a meeting of the FSClub next Wednesday (7th October) where Bob Bayman will announce who he sees as being the coolest bank in the world. The focus is on retail bank branches and, as many of us know, these are usually dull and boring transaction centres.  However, many …

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Regulate for what’s needed, not politics

Regulate

Just went to another great plenary session discussing whether transaction banking will be the engine for the next phase of sustainable growth and moderated by Karen Cone of TowerGroup. The panel consisted of the heads of global transaction banking from some of the largest banks: Werner Steinmuller of Deutsche Bank …

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Regulate for what’s needed, not politics

Regulate

Just went to another great plenary session discussing whether transaction banking will be the engine for the next phase of sustainable growth and moderated by Karen Cone of TowerGroup. The panel consisted of the heads of global transaction banking from some of the largest banks: Werner Steinmuller of Deutsche Bank …

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Financial Services Club, Winter Season 2009

We have just completed the season outline for the Financial Services Club this winter.  It's a busy one, with several key events: 15th September 2009, FSClub Ireland, Dublin“NAMA and the Future of Irish Banking”A panel of speakers including:Michael Grehan Managing Director of Residential with Sherry Fitzgerald Johanna Gill, Director of …

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Providing a single customer view

The Financial Services Club starts its new season of events next Tuesday, September 8th, with a meeting of the Capital Markets Chamber in partnership with JWG-IT. The meeting will be a debate on Risk Management and the importance of managing macro prudential reference data correctly in dealing with the new …

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