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Corporate bankers …buy some extra pillows

Aliens-ET

So I blast the corporate banking world for being slow to change and believing their customers won’t change … and maybe they’re right.  After chairing a panel of large corporates including Jaeger, Virgin Media, Illy and Hotel Booker BV, the view seemed to be that banks were doing a good …

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Does anyone really need a mobile wallet?

O2 wallet1

Reflecting on another conversation at last week’s conference, there were lots of discussions about why the mobile wallet wars were lost.  No one’s won the mobile wallet war yet, not even Apple, but it is there to be won.  In fact I wondered why it took a firm like Apple …

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Banking and Payment Statistics

Cash

I received three links yesterday that were really useful. The first is from my friends at the Financial Brand who, every year, offer a free PowerPoint of useful stats and facts related to bank marketing.  There are over 200 stats and graphs in this year's PowerPoint (7.5MB), which has just …

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Why is a strong payments system important?

Payments is tightly coupled with economic success and failure I had a great meeting with PaymentsNZ last week, which finished with a chat about why is the payments scheme relevant.  You may think that’s a non-question, but it’s an important one if we are to keep track of why payments …

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Hello, PayPal Here

PayPal here

I’m a fan of anything that makes life easier and, for me, PayPal is one of those things. PayPal allows me to make cross-border payments easily. Even better, it allows me to take cross-border payments easily.

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Hello, PayPal Here

PayPal here

I’m a fan of anything that makes life easier and, for me, PayPal is one of those things. PayPal allows me to make cross-border payments easily. Even better, it allows me to take cross-border payments easily.

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Bankers are cavemen or cool? #ebaday

Ebaday10

I've just attended EBAday for the first time in a few years, and it's an interesting conference. Like a mini-SIBOS for Europe, the major focus is on regulations, specifically the Payment Services Directive II, and the bank's response. However, in order to kick things off, the EBA (Euro Bank Association, …

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Does SEPA matter

SEPA

We had our annual debate This House Believes That SEPA Does Matter the other day, and a wonderful debate it was. In previous years, we’ve moved from being on-the-fence about the proposition to moving firmly in its favour: 2010: This House Believed That SEPA DOES Matter (Just) 2011: This House Believed That SEPA Does NOT Matter (Just) …

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