Latest articles from Michelle Price

Garanti Bankasi embraces retail innovation

March 3, 2010

Turkiye Garanti Bankasi's general manager for technology, Halil Husnu Erel, was instrumental in overseeing the bank's launch of the world's first online-only Western Union transfers system and is now driving the development of a contactless 'e-purse' card, which looks set to reaffirm Garanti's status as a leader in retail banking innovation.


Decoding the issue of reference data

March 3, 2010

Inconsistent reference data is an ongoing industry-wide problem that leads to time-consuming trade breaks and results in millions of dollars of unnecessary annual expenditure. The industry is considering creating a centralised reference data utility that would provide a global store of transaction information. In this Masterclass, John Mason, CEO of SmartStream's DClear Utilities, outlines the industry's efforts to address them. Writer Michelle Price

New shoots in the listings business

March 3, 2010

Larry Tabb, CEO of capital markets analyst firm Tabb Group

BATS Exchange's move into the US listings business in December signals growing competition in this space. But can high-tech upstart trading venues hope to make inroads into the high-touch listings business? Writer Michelle Price

Tarisa Watanagase

March 3, 2010

The Bank of Thailand's tenacious governor reflects on the central bank's staunch risk management reforms which saw the country's banking sector through the credit crisis in good shape, and looks ahead to the next challenge - of negotiating a macro-prudential economic policy across south-east Asia. Writer Michelle Price

Nasdaq OMX uses co-location to trade faster

February 1, 2010

The senior vice-president of global IT operations at Nasdaq OMX, Carl Magnus Hallberg, explains how co-location is making trading faster and why exchanges are becoming more like technology companies.

Former prime minister Jim Bolger on the promise of Kiwibank

February 1, 2010

The former prime minister of New Zealand and now chairman of New Zealand Post Group's fast-growing Kiwibank believes that the company offers a template for post groups around the world attempting to establish a banking brand. Writer Michelle Price


Government effects reform despite recent turmoil

February 1, 2010

Unfazed by continued political and economic turmoil, Thailand is embarking on major deregulation to strengthen its banking and finance sector and, in the grander scheme, to diversify the country's economic base. Writer Michelle Price


Ten innovations to save the world

December 30, 2009

The Banker looks at the top 10 emerging technologies that have the potential to transform the planet - from wireless electricity to anaerobic digesting. Writer Michelle Price

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Financial crisis a catalyst for new entrants to UK banking

December 30, 2009

As customer dissatisfaction with the UK's existing high street banks intensifies, new entrants are sprouting - many of which are extensions of established retail brands, striving to create the winning formula using their innate consumer insight. Will these new operations pose a sustained threat to the existing ones? Writer Michelle Price

Post-trade processing: The new imperative

November 27, 2009

Banks' back offices were exposed by the recent crisis as inefficient, lacking in scalability and ripe for increased regulatory scrutiny. Policy-makers and regulators, meanwhile, began to call for the creation of centralised industry utilities, in a bid to reduce the systemic risk associated with the trading, processing and clearing of a variety of complex products.

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