View from Sibos 2014

View From Sibos

Date: 29th September - 2nd October, 2014
Location: Boston

The Banker is proud to be a media sponsor of Sibos 2014, partnering the world's premier banking and finance resource with one of the key events in the finance industry.

Regulation has loomed over the transaction banking industry in recent years and last year anti-money-laundering and know-your-customer regulations were on the delegates' minds. The Banker's editorial team will be at Sibos - the annual meeting of the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) and the place where the transaction banking industry meets - to find out if this year is different. 
Register today for free access to three articles every month and ensure you are fully up to date with all the themes discussed at Sibos 2014.

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Transaction Bankers

Click here to visit The Banker's dedicated Transaction Bankers page and view the latest articles.

Technology projects of the year

Technology Projects of the Year, 2014

Our first Technology Projects of the Year awards focus on the teamwork and collaboration needed to get a technology project off the ground.
The winners show that from the smallest of start-ups to the largest of lenders, the innovative spirit is strong in the global financial markets.

Cyber attack

Cyber attack: Is your bank safe?

From financially motivated cyber crime to politically influenced cyber warfare, the virtual threats to financial institutions are multiplying. Companies must respond by arming themselves against such attacks or else they risk losing their footing on the new digital battleground.

Gottfried Leibbrandt

Swift chief looks to stay ahead of the technology game

Brian Caplen talks to chief executive of the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (Swift), Gottfried Leibbrandt, about changing technology, the impact of regulation and the society’s ‘incremental and gradual approach’ to its initiatives.


Start-ups prepare to face the Sibos test

At Sibos 2014, finalists in the fifth Innotribe Startup Challenge will throw themselves into a sea of financial services expertise and see who can swim. Dan Barnes reports.

Transaction banking: finding the right balance

Senior executives from the transaction banking industry discuss the latest industry trends, the state of regulation and the hunt for the next generation of transaction bankers.

Putting the stress on intraday liquidity

Putting the stress on intraday liquidity

Until now, banks have managed their payment and settlement obligations based upon end-of-day forecasts, but from January 2015 the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision wants to see banks monitoring their balances intraday. Frances Faulds reports on how the industry is adapting to this fundamental change to reduce operational risk.

Banks' big data dilemma

Customers trust banks with their money, but should they trust banks with their data?

Regulation gets real for virtual currencies

Both the EU and New York are looking to bring digital currencies under a full regulatory regime, but their approaches are rather different.

Open-access banks

Open-access banks: surviving the tech challenge

Banks are facing a digital revolution that may become rule of law if European Commission proposals on account access are passed. With new entrants on the inside track when it comes to technological advantages and banks at risk of becoming the 'dumb pipes', some lenders are rising to the challenge, while others simply do not get it. 

Losing the human touch

Smart machines: clever enough to replace bankers?

Computers have reached such a level of sophistication that they can now outperform their human counterparts at some tasks, a fact that has not gone unnoticed in the banking community. But, while smart machines are increasingly being utilised in customer service and data analysis capacities, advocates of these new technologies maintain that they are designed to complement rather than replace the traditional workforce.

Financing fintech start-ups

Financing fintech start-ups: will they take off?

Big banks and tech start-ups are collaborating to plug the gaps in financial technology, with the start-ups acting as a testing ground for technologies before they are scaled up. 

China prime time for trade finance

China's prime time for trade finance

With heavy state involvement and the occasional scandal, China’s trade finance sector may not be perfect. But significant change is under way as government policies facilitate growth and diversification in the country’s industry and financial sector. 

Muscling in on M-Pesa

Kenyan banks look to crash M-Pesa’s party

Kenya’s Equity Bank is determined to launch a new mobile banking product that has the potential to shake up an industry dominated by the creator of M-Pesa, Safaricom. Experts say that while Equity could present serious long-term competition for Safaricom, it has its work cut out. 

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