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SEPA: to interchange or not to interchange

There were plenty of discussions at the European Parliament about SEPA, but most of the discussions narrowed down to the current top-of-mind issues related to card and interchange fees.  With the decision on MasterCard’s Interchange fees about to be handed down, here’s a flavour of the discussion as presented in …

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How many bankers does it take to change a lightbulb?

Eight of course. One to change the lightbulb. A second to assess the risk of the light bulb changing process. A third to ensure the light bulb changing process adheres to the internal compliance regime for health and safety during light bulb changes. A fourth to ensure that the internal …

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How many bankers does it take to change a lightbulb?

Eight of course. One to change the lightbulb. A second to assess the risk of the light bulb changing process. A third to ensure the light bulb changing process adheres to the internal compliance regime for health and safety during light bulb changes. A fourth to ensure that the internal …

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How many bankers does it take to change a lightbulb?

Eight of course. One to change the lightbulb. A second to assess the risk of the light bulb changing process. A third to ensure the light bulb changing process adheres to the internal compliance regime for health and safety during light bulb changes. A fourth to ensure that the internal …

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US Basel II Implementation – Final Rules

One event I missed posting on at the time was the final agreement of all of the US regulators on the way that Basel II will be implemented in the US that happened 10 days ago. After some seriously silly obstinate argument from the FDIC, I was please to note …

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US Basel II Implementation – Final Rules

One event I missed posting on at the time was the final agreement of all of the US regulators on the way that Basel II will be implemented in the US that happened 10 days ago. After some seriously silly obstinate argument from the FDIC, I was please to note …

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Greenspan and the credit crunch

Two of the keynotes at this year’s BAI Retail Delivery Show are Bob Geldof and Alan Greenspan.  Bob Geldof, the liberating freedom fighter for justice for Africa, wiping out third world poverty and forcing politicians and bankers to give him their f***ing money, whose six-figure pay cheque for his speech …

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Greenspan and the credit crunch

Two of the keynotes at this year’s BAI Retail Delivery Show are Bob Geldof and Alan Greenspan.  Bob Geldof, the liberating freedom fighter for justice for Africa, wiping out third world poverty and forcing politicians and bankers to give him their f***ing money, whose six-figure pay cheque for his speech …

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Greenspan and the credit crunch

Two of the keynotes at this year’s BAI Retail Delivery Show are Bob Geldof and Alan Greenspan.  Bob Geldof, the liberating freedom fighter for justice for Africa, wiping out third world poverty and forcing politicians and bankers to give him their f***ing money, whose six-figure pay cheque for his speech …

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Greenspan and the credit crunch

Two of the keynotes at this year’s BAI Retail Delivery Show are Bob Geldof and Alan Greenspan.  Bob Geldof, the liberating freedom fighter for justice for Africa, wiping out third world poverty and forcing politicians and bankers to give him their f***ing money, whose six-figure pay cheque for his speech …

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“Thoughts” by Jean-Pierre Landau

I am gradually coming to a general rule on actually reading the speeches published by the BIS – the less interesting the title is, the more likely it is that the speech is actually worth reading. This one "Some thoughts on securitization and financial turbulences" by Jean-Pierre Landau, Deputy Governor …

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“Thoughts” by Jean-Pierre Landau

I am gradually coming to a general rule on actually reading the speeches published by the BIS – the less interesting the title is, the more likely it is that the speech is actually worth reading. This one "Some thoughts on securitization and financial turbulences" by Jean-Pierre Landau, Deputy Governor …

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“Thoughts” by Jean-Pierre Landau

I am gradually coming to a general rule on actually reading the speeches published by the BIS – the less interesting the title is, the more likely it is that the speech is actually worth reading. This one "Some thoughts on securitization and financial turbulences" by Jean-Pierre Landau, Deputy Governor …

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Money laundering in virtual worlds

In the last of a risk-focused week of blog entries, I thought it worth talking about virtual worlds.  Now, we talk a lot about virtual worlds these days, after the hype cycle of Second Life and not forgetting the other worlds of Entropia, There, World of Warcraft and more.  In …

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