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We’re not all doomed

According to the media in Britain this week, it’s all doom and gloom in the financial markets. Unemployment numbers up, inflation rising, house prices tanking, the euro sliding and oil and gold prices sunk.  The press are even forecasting that China and India’s economic boom …

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We’re not all doomed

According to the media in Britain this week, it’s all doom and gloom in the financial markets. Unemployment numbers up, inflation rising, house prices tanking, the euro sliding and oil and gold prices sunk.  The press are even forecasting that China and India’s economic boom …

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We’re not all doomed

According to the media in Britain this week, it’s all doom and gloom in the financial markets. Unemployment numbers up, inflation rising, house prices tanking, the euro sliding and oil and gold prices sunk.  The press are even forecasting that China and India’s economic boom …

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More smart cards than humans

There was a nice little press release from research firm IMS this week headlined, “Smart Card Global Domination Nearing Completion”. The report is all about the fact that there will be over seven billion smart cards issued in 2009. The human race won’t reach seven …

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The Future Call Centre

I’ve long held the view that video over broadband will shake up retail banking.  Today, we can see the start of this trend through the use of remote advisors over video into branches but, tomorrow, it will be remote advisor to the lounge, study or …

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The future of trading

Sticking to the themes of the future covered yesterday, I wrote a white paper on the future of trading recently. Here's a short abstract: Lee Nixon opened his eyes as the room’s walls illuminated to intensity level 4. The walls were set to brighten gradually …

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The biggest losses ever

The world of UK banking is expected to be shaken, not stirred, later this week when the Royal Bank of Scotland announces the worst results in UK banking history with a £1 billion loss for the first six months of 2008.    This follows similar …

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The biggest losses ever

The world of UK banking is expected to be shaken, not stirred, later this week when the Royal Bank of Scotland announces the worst results in UK banking history with a £1 billion loss for the first six months of 2008.    This follows similar …

Read More »

The biggest losses ever

The world of UK banking is expected to be shaken, not stirred, later this week when the Royal Bank of Scotland announces the worst results in UK banking history with a £1 billion loss for the first six months of 2008.    This follows similar …

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