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Making money from mobile

A new banking dilemma: making money from mobile

Mobile has long been a buzzword in banking, but while bankers almost unanimously agree on the significance of the mobile platform, there is still a lot of uncertainty about how they can monetise it.

Banks tighten up their trading floor surveillance

Banks tighten up their trading floor surveillance

Thanks to the latest biometric and voice recognition technologies, banks are able to adopt a 'big brother' approach on the trading floor, monitoring their traders for rogue dealings and foul play.

Acquirers grapple with new payments landscape

Acquirers grapple with new payments landscape

The explosion in payment choices in recent years has left consumers confused as banks struggle to keep up with the latest innovations. This has made the role of the merchant acquirer more important than ever, as Jane Cooper discovers. 

Frank Abagnale

Catching them while he can: what Frank Abagnale did next

Frank Abagnale's story of cheque forger-turned-good guy is well documented in print and on film. His career has seen him work in partnership with 41st Parameter CEO and founder Ori Eisen. They tell Jane Cooper about their work to stay one step ahead of the cyber criminals.

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The US's slow journey to faster payments

US consumers may be calling for real-time payments, but progress has been slow, with the industry’s payments evolution only at ‘the end of the beginning’, according to the American Banking Association. 

FX prime brokerage reinvents itself

With the larger foreign exchange prime brokerage houses restructuring and new entrants offering new types of services, Frances Faulds asks whether regulatory changes have contributed to the demise of the industry or simply to its reinvention.

Will CIPS soothe renminbi payment headaches?

The Chinese government and the People’s Bank of China are yet to disclose the formal details concerning China’s International Payment Platform, but there is little doubt that the new system will fundamentally change the renminbi clearing market as well as the future of offshore renminbi hubs.

Low volatility numbs FX market

Currency investors eye storm clouds with relish

Low volatility in the foreign exchange market shows few signs of abating. That is good news for companies trading across borders, but a headache for banks and investors seeking to profit from currency movements.

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.

Sorry times for emerging market currencies

Emerging market currencies benefited handsomely from the US central bank’s huge quantitative easing programme. With that now being unwound and with China slowing, emerging currencies are now in retreat. Those from economies with weak fundamentals are especially vulnerable. 

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