View from Sibos 2013

SIBOS 2013


Date: 16-19 September, 2013
Location: Dubai
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Beyond regulation: transaction services in 2014


Jane Cooper, transaction banking editor at The Banker, asks delegates at Sibos 2013 what the industry will be talking about at this year's event in Boston.

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Target2-Securities: a hit or miss for Europe?

European securities will soon be settled on a central IT platform – Target2 Securities (T2S) – as part of the European Central Bank's initiative to harmonise post-trade standards. With the first wave of implementation scheduled for 2015, Duygu Tavan investigates how the T2S project is progressing and its consequences for the securities industry.

Shifts shake the transaction banking landscape

The annual Sibos conference provides an ideal opportunity for transaction banking leaders to take stock of an industry that has over the past year seen notable geographic shifts, a greater focus on the client, and a reinvention of market infrastructures.

Market infrastructures seek harmonisation through reinvention

A single platform for securities settlement in Europe and the continued growth of e-commerce will soon out-date the market infrastructures as they exist. Frances Faulds looks at how market infrastructures are reinventing themselves and redesigning their services to remain relevant. 

SAP and Swift: vying for connectivity
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SAP and Swift: vying for connectivity?

Technology provider SAP has built a single-channel, multi-service cloud network that already has the endorsement of numerous large banks. With Swift also exerting its presence in the market, the two business models are not so much mutually exclusive, but supplementary. Welcome to the era of co-operative competition.

Dubai climbs GTS ladder

Dubai climbs GTS ladder

As Dubai has grown, so has its role in the global transaction services industry, with the emirate now serving as the nerve centre of all trade taking place across the Middle East and north Africa. And as Dubai sets out its stall to become the next renminbi hub, this role only looks set to grow.

Gottfried Leibbrandt TEASER

Changing times: how Swift's CEO is adapting to an evolving market

Ahead of Sibos 2013, chief executive of the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (Swift) Gottfried Leibbrandt talks exclusively to The Banker about the challenges and opportunities in a global market that is continually evolving with new regulations, technologies and infrastructures.

Client centricity moves up the agenda

When it comes to transaction banking, the client has not always come first. However, this is changing, as banks start to consider their businesses from a client perspective. Jane Cooper examines how this growing awareness is translating into practice.

Brian Caplen
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Sibos reveals the true picture of the transaction banking world

As Sibos 2013 gets under way, Brian Caplen – who will host panel discussions at the event on September 16 and 19 – looks at the themes set to dominate proceedings this year.

Will big data cause big problems for the banking world?

The availability of big data in the finance world has gone beyond the big banks, and as other financial institutions receive this information, a whole new set of arguments are set to be heard.

Digital wallets open up

Digital wallets open up

As consumer spending increasingly moves to online, so too do payments, with digital wallets becoming embedded in the payments culture with the aim of making online transactions both convenient and secure. 

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Assembling the digital payments supply chain

As more and more stakeholders specialise in tools for the mobile payments space, e-commerce and mobile payments are converging, connecting the digital supply chain. So, while the mobile payments space is not an integrated web yet, headway is being made.

The future of mobile money

The future of mobile money

Mobile money, including banking and payments, is encroaching into the everyday life of the consumer. Monetising the business is still proving difficult, but thanks to the abundance of products available already, tangible business models are slowly emerging.


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