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2007 in review: Corporate needs and Mobile Payments

From a technology perspective, I think 2007 has seen the biggest changes in the payments world.  From mobile and contactless payments proving themselves to come of age, to new currencies in the form of Linden dollars and Chinese QQ, to corporates demanding change, to new infrastructures and the introduction of SEPA, to banks moving from…

2007 in review: Corporate needs and Mobile Payments

From a technology perspective, I think 2007 has seen the biggest changes in the payments world.  From mobile and contactless payments proving themselves to come of age, to new currencies in the form of Linden dollars and Chinese QQ, to corporates demanding change, to new infrastructures and the introduction of SEPA, to banks moving from…

2007 in review: will Capital Markets survive?

The end of the year is nigh and not a day too soon for some investment bankers.  Some say, with the $500 billion of subprime losses this year, this has been a major downer for the markets long-term.  Others say that $500 billion is what the stock markets can lose in a day, so don’t…

2007 in review: will Capital Markets survive?

The end of the year is nigh and not a day too soon for some investment bankers.  Some say, with the $500 billion of subprime losses this year, this has been a major downer for the markets long-term.  Others say that $500 billion is what the stock markets can lose in a day, so don’t…

‘Clearing and settlement barriers removed in 2008’

On Monday, David Wright, Director, Financial Services Policy and Financial Markets at the European Commission, made an interesting statement of policy work around European Clearing & Settlement in the Securities markets. Here’s his words as I captured them (e.g. not 100% accurate but the essence): "What we are trying to do is increase competition in…

‘Clearing and settlement barriers removed in 2008’

On Monday, David Wright, Director, Financial Services Policy and Financial Markets at the European Commission, made an interesting statement of policy work around European Clearing & Settlement in the Securities markets. Here’s his words as I captured them (e.g. not 100% accurate but the essence): "What we are trying to do is increase competition in…

‘Clearing and settlement barriers removed in 2008’

On Monday, David Wright, Director, Financial Services Policy and Financial Markets at the European Commission, made an interesting statement of policy work around European Clearing & Settlement in the Securities markets. Here’s his words as I captured them (e.g. not 100% accurate but the essence): "What we are trying to do is increase competition in…

SEPA: why is e-invoicing missed out?

More on my euro week and it’s funny how the world goes around, what goes up must come down, tomorrow is another day, and e-invoicing is not part of SEPA.  The European Payments Council (EPC), which comprises the bank policymakers of SEPA, has explicitly said so: e-invoicing is not part of SEPA.  I asked the…

SEPA: why is e-invoicing missed out?

More on my euro week and it’s funny how the world goes around, what goes up must come down, tomorrow is another day, and e-invoicing is not part of SEPA.  The European Payments Council (EPC), which comprises the bank policymakers of SEPA, has explicitly said so: e-invoicing is not part of SEPA.  I asked the…

SEPA: why is e-invoicing missed out?

More on my euro week and it’s funny how the world goes around, what goes up must come down, tomorrow is another day, and e-invoicing is not part of SEPA.  The European Payments Council (EPC), which comprises the bank policymakers of SEPA, has explicitly said so: e-invoicing is not part of SEPA.  I asked the…

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