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Europe, PayPal and SWIFT

Running around the conference and exhibition hall madly today and it’s no wonder that SIBOS already feels like a week, even though it’s only been a day.  A hard day’s night as they say. After meeting a few folks, chatting and networking, I dropped into …

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Europe, PayPal and SWIFT

Running around the conference and exhibition hall madly today and it’s no wonder that SIBOS already feels like a week, even though it’s only been a day.  A hard day’s night as they say. After meeting a few folks, chatting and networking, I dropped into …

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An aria to e-invoicing

The last bit of my day today was chairing a discussion on e-invoicing. This is a regular debating slot I host on the IBM booth each year, and it’s now in its third year. This afternoon’s debate included Charles Bryant, former Chairman of the EPC …

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Risk management – the new mantra

Just came out of the main plenary session with Herbert Stepic, CEO of Raiffeissen Bank saying how great Central and Eastern Europe and Russian banking is doing, followed by Martin Wolf, Editor of the Financial Times chairing a panel on how sh*t American and European …

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Risk management – the new mantra

Just came out of the main plenary session with Herbert Stepic, CEO of Raiffeissen Bank saying how great Central and Eastern Europe and Russian banking is doing, followed by Martin Wolf, Editor of the Financial Times chairing a panel on how sh*t American and European …

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Risk management – the new mantra

Just came out of the main plenary session with Herbert Stepic, CEO of Raiffeissen Bank saying how great Central and Eastern Europe and Russian banking is doing, followed by Martin Wolf, Editor of the Financial Times chairing a panel on how sh*t American and European …

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Risk management – the new mantra

Just came out of the main plenary session with Herbert Stepic, CEO of Raiffeissen Bank saying how great Central and Eastern Europe and Russian banking is doing, followed by Martin Wolf, Editor of the Financial Times chairing a panel on how sh*t American and European …

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A momentous morning

I’m here at SIBOS, Day One.  Like last year’s SIBOS, the credit crunch dominates the news. Unlike last year’s SIBOS, the credit crunch is now a once a week affair. Last week it was Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Today, it’s Lehmans, Merrill and Bank …

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Video makes the Bank Naked

I have a few regular themes I explore about future banking, such as videobanking, social finances, chip-based future payments strategies and so on.  This was something I spent most of yesterday discussing with a group of Japanese bankers who were visiting London, followed by a …

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Video makes the Bank Naked

I have a few regular themes I explore about future banking, such as videobanking, social finances, chip-based future payments strategies and so on.  This was something I spent most of yesterday discussing with a group of Japanese bankers who were visiting London, followed by a …

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Video makes the Bank Naked

I have a few regular themes I explore about future banking, such as videobanking, social finances, chip-based future payments strategies and so on.  This was something I spent most of yesterday discussing with a group of Japanese bankers who were visiting London, followed by a …

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Is your bank ready to be an MVBO?

I spent yesterday with a group of Japanese bankers discussing the future of banking. Actually, I say ‘discussing’ but Japanese bankers are very polite and so there were very few questions. Therefore, I spent yesterday with a group of Japanese bankers telling them about the …

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London Stock Exchange down today

The bad news today is that the LSE cannot trade.  Whoops!  Their website shows that they haven’t traded since 9:07 this morning due to connectivity issues, and they’re still struggling to get back online at lunchtime. The TradElect platform, that major £40 million investment vehicle, …

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London Stock Exchange down today

The bad news today is that the LSE cannot trade.  Whoops!  Their website shows that they haven’t traded since 9:07 this morning due to connectivity issues, and they’re still struggling to get back online at lunchtime. The TradElect platform, that major £40 million investment vehicle, …

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London Stock Exchange down today

The bad news today is that the LSE cannot trade.  Whoops!  Their website shows that they haven’t traded since 9:07 this morning due to connectivity issues, and they’re still struggling to get back online at lunchtime. The TradElect platform, that major £40 million investment vehicle, …

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