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Power to report

September 2, 2004

As financial services firms are bombarded by new regulations, they are being forced to change their methods of reporting. This is generating a massive shift in IT investment, says Anthony Gandy.

Costs to watch

September 2, 2004

Banks around the world are facing increasing regulatory obligations and ballooning associated costs. Michael Imeson examines some of the advice that is on offer on how to cope with the ever-increasing demands.

Basel’s new dawn

September 2, 2004

With the publication of the Basel II framework, The Banker asks Vijay Sharma, head of i-flex consulting, what banks should now be doing to prepare for the framework becoming statute.

What drives change?

September 2, 2004

As businesses have become increasingly globalised and more complex, moving into new territory, regulators have been obliged to adapt compliance rules in a bid to make financial information more consistent. Subrata Majmudar examines the challenges.

Self reinvention proves to be a profitable move for MCB

August 2, 2004

In the wake of banking sector liberalisation in the 1990s, Alain Law Min, head of retail at MCB, tells Parveen Bansal how and why the bank has restructured and how it has improved its business. Established in 1838, Mauritius Commercial Bank (MCB) is one of the oldest banks in the region. The bank’s performance has been driven by strong growth in the economy, which, once highly dependent on sugar, is now well diversified.

Banking goes real-time

July 2, 2004

Packaged solutions are making headway as the best approach to replacing legacy core-banking infrastructure, but organisations should look to current trends when planning their system migrations. By Peter Middleton, VP financial services, Oracle EMEA, and Andre Loustau, CTO, Temenos

A shared future

July 2, 2004

The introduction of a shared service centre can lead to a more efficient, flexible infrastructure but requires significant management commitment. By Andreas Andreades, CEO, Temenos

Real-time intelligence

July 2, 2004

A single version of the truth enables a timely, accurate view of the organisation and its customers that can be used to make better strategic decisions, says Juan Rada, senior vice-president, Industries, Oracle EMEA.

Replacing the core systems

July 2, 2004

The banking industry worldwide appears to be nearing a time when core systems will be replaced. But, says Christine Barry, the methods used may be very different.

Change for the better

July 2, 2004

Parveen Bansal looks at the process of replacing core business systems, which is essential if the industry is to move forward.

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