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Is SEPA Happening and Does It Matter?

SEPA debate1

We had our annual pantomime debate at the Financial Services Club this week, with a classical Oxford style debate about whether SEPA, the Single Euro Payments Area, matters or not. This year, with the backdrop of the Eurozone implosion, the debate was far livelier than usual, with a lot of …

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Is SEPA Happening and Does It Matter?

SEPA debate1

We had our annual pantomime debate at the Financial Services Club this week, with a classical Oxford style debate about whether SEPA, the Single Euro Payments Area, matters or not. This year, with the backdrop of the Eurozone implosion, the debate was far livelier than usual, with a lot of …

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Launch of the Clearing & Settlement Working Group (CAS-WG)

The Financial Services Club is launching a Clearing & Settlement Working Group (CAS-WG), in partnership with the Realization Group, with first sponsor BT. The Clearing & Settlement Working Group:  Terms of Reference The aim of the CAS-WG is to debate and discuss all aspects of clearing and settlement infrastructures and …

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Launch of the Clearing & Settlement Working Group (CAS-WG)

The Financial Services Club is launching a Clearing & Settlement Working Group (CAS-WG), in partnership with the Realization Group, with first sponsor BT. The Clearing & Settlement Working Group:  Terms of Reference The aim of the CAS-WG is to debate and discuss all aspects of clearing and settlement infrastructures and …

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Happy New Year – dates for the 2012 diary

2012

Here's a quick update on our confirmed events calendar for the Financial Services Club London in 2012, with full details for every meeting at the end of this blog entry. Register for any of the Financial Services Club meetings listed by clicking here.  Tuesday, 10th January 2012An update on EU financial …

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Happy New Year – dates for the 2012 diary

2012

Here's a quick update on our confirmed events calendar for the Financial Services Club London in 2012, with full details for every meeting at the end of this blog entry. Register for any of the Financial Services Club meetings listed by clicking here.  Tuesday, 10th January 2012An update on EU financial …

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The Financial Services Club London Agenda, Winter 2011/12

We are often asked about the Financial Services Club's future agenda.  It's always available on our website, but here are details as they stand right now.  Some dates and speakers are still being confirmed (marked with '*'), but these are all going to happen over the next six months or …

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The Financial Services Club London Agenda, Winter 2011/12

We are often asked about the Financial Services Club's future agenda.  It's always available on our website, but here are details as they stand right now.  Some dates and speakers are still being confirmed (marked with '*'), but these are all going to happen over the next six months or …

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The Financial Services Club London Agenda, Winter 2011

For those who are interested, here's the Financial Services Club's forward agenda for Q3/Q4 2011 Download Season outline 2011-2012 (PDF) And, if you haven't joined the Club yet, why not? If you want to attend any of these events, join the Club!   Thursday, 08 September 2011 What is the future for Global …

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Innovation and risk: creating 1,000 mph car

Richard Noble1

We had a fantastic meeting of the Financial Services Club last night. It was the close of our 2010-2011 season of meetings, and therefore slightly racier subject matter with Richard Noble, OBE.  Richard is an inspirational character and the driving force behind Britain’s land speed record winning cars: Thrust2 and …

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How banks should think about technology and innovation

JPRangaswami

In a recent speech at the Financial Services Club, JP Rangaswami talked about “How banks should think about technology and innovation”.  JP Rangaswami is Chief Scientist at Salesforce.com, author of Confused of Calcutta, and one of the most innovative technologists around (full bio at end of blog). It proved to be …

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Cloud Computing in Banking, the Big Debate

Gartner estimate cloud computing will grow from a market worth $36 billion in 2009 to over $160 billion by 2015, with around a fifth of all firms relying on the cloud for significant parts of their technology operations by 2012. A recent FS Club debate on the current state of …

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