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Eyes on the IT horizon

May 2, 2006

Organisations that have to make IT changes to comply with MiFID can use the opportunity to go beyond their obligations with a more imaginative approach that will give them a competitive advantage, says John Neasham.

Time to replace talk with action

May 2, 2006

Implementation advice is coming from all quarters and there are still voices of dissent but organisations must now get on with their preparations for compliance with MiFID, says Michael Imeson. He finds out how the investment services industry is faring.

Six steps towards better productivity

April 3, 2006

Remus Brett reports on the results of a survey into sales productivity among European banks and gives advice on staying ahead of the pack.

In the people business

April 3, 2006

Unicredit’s head of retail Roberto Nicastro explains why the bank’s cross-border strategy for its 19-country franchise won’t necessarily entail standardisation. He talks to Stephen Timewell.

Heavy going

April 3, 2006

The UK’s Financial Services Authority has released its complex proposals for implementing the EU’s Capital Requirements Directive. The 1300-page document is so heavy that bankers are complaining of stretched arms and grazed knuckles, writes Michael Imeson.

Kind endeavours and corporate kudos

April 3, 2006

As Barclays CEO John Varley takes the homelessness baton from HSBC co-head of CIBM John Studzinski, they talk to Karina Robinson about charity work and corporate social responsibility.

Imagination widens reach

March 6, 2006

The microfinance sector has been looking for ways to bypass the ‘branch infrastructure problem’ and mobile phones may be the answer to reaching rural clients, says Gautam Ivatury.

Dormant but not forgotten

March 6, 2006

Estimates put funds lying dormant in accounts at £1bn-£5bn for the UK alone. But the issue of how to identify this cash and what to do with it is far from straightforward, as Stephen Timewell explains.

Lending gathers speed

March 6, 2006

Retail lending in emerging economies across the globe has been booming, writes Scott Bugie in a Standard & Poor’s report*.

Bulldog Barclays makes

March 6, 2006

After a decade of contraction, Barclays is once again expanding its presence in overseas retail markets. David Roberts, chief executive of International Retail and Commercial Banking at Barclays, tells Michael Imeson about its latest moves.

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