Archive for: October, 2007
Alan Goodrich - Goodrich analytiX Ltd - Nairobi | 26/10/2007 | 3327 views
No, I’m not suggesting we are careless or eclectic with our money! Or, are we sometimes – in a way..?I was part of the packed audience in Room 210 at one of the opening sessions, on the Monday morning of SIBOS this year, entitled: The 21st century funds industry: What are the critical success factors?The assembled panel of experts was w...
Tags: Post-trade & ops, Sibos
Paul Penrose - Finextra - London | 25/10/2007 | 2637 views | 1 comment
McKinsey assessed the IT strategies of ten leading global corporations to understand how they invest in innovation while running their core IT operations efficiently. The consultancy found that they typically define their IT investments across three criteria - as low risk (“stay in the race” projects to improve basic services), medium r...
Tags: Retail banking, Wholesale banking
Jop Ligtenberg - Process Consulting GmbH - Zurich | 24/10/2007 | 2085 views
I was stuck abroad last weekend and picked up Alan Greenspan's "Age of turbulence" to kill some time. I read the book cover to cover in one go (well actually two sessions to allow for dinner and drink) and want to endorse this book to anyone out there with the faintest interest in economics, US financial policy and business in general...
Tags: Wholesale banking
Hans Hagen - SmallChange - Mauves sur Loire | 18/10/2007 | 2667 views
Not too long ago, ATMs were predicted to suffer the same fate as dinosaurs. With the invention of payment cards of all sorts, increasing usage of cards as a cash substitute, and the introduction of cash back at point of sale, ATMs were predicted to suffer a slow death. Those predictions, however, failed to consider two key aspects of ATMs. First of...
Tags: Cards, Payments
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Paul Penrose - Finextra - London | 17/10/2007 | 1963 views
Young people are almost as dependent on their mobile phones as they are on cash, according to new research commissioned by UK ATM network Link.The poll, conducted by YouGov among 2000 adults found that 18-24 year olds ranked cash and mobile access as 'basic necessities'. The survey results also showed that young adults would be more willing...
Tags: Payments, Retail banking
16 Oct, 2007
Hans Hagen - SmallChange - Mauves sur Loire 1980 views | 1 comment
Tags: Cards, Payments