Latest articles from Nik Pratt


Shock absorbers

September 29, 2010

Stress testing, liquidity management and faster reporting of financial information have been hot topics in banking in recent years, but now corporates - worried about the vulnerability to potential shocks - are also becoming increasingly concerned with these issues. Writer Nik Pratt

Bringing it all back home

September 29, 2010

Many corporate businesses are beefing up their treasury operations, growing less reliant on their banking partners and moving to bring more of their cash, payments and transaction services operations in house. However, banks are fighting back against this trend by updating their own offerings. Writer Nik Pratt

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Getting what you pay for

July 6, 2010

The worst of the industry budget cuts may be over, but what lessons have banks learnt from the financial crisis regarding how they pay for their IT and the way they manage the relationship with their IT vendors? Writer Nik Pratt


Will a new business model reinvigorate the credit card industry?

May 28, 2010

Troubled since 2005, the UK credit card industry has been suffering a severe test of profitability. But credit card issuers are hoping to rejuvenate the industry by moving to a more convenience-focused, sustainable and transparent business model.

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