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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.

First-mover advantage

March 6, 2006

The sooner firms take action, the better positioned they will be to take advantage of the opportunities of MiFID, and to avoid an expensive panic in 2007. By Alan Jenkins.

Technology conundrum

March 6, 2006

The IT implications are mind-boggling but already the likes of MiFID Connect and the MiFID Joint Working Group are busy advising on what should be done. By Michael Imeson.

Paying through the nose

March 6, 2006

Although no-one can accurately estimate what MiFID will cost
individual firms or the industry as a whole, everyone agrees on one thing – it will cost a lot. By Michael Imeson.

Mix-and-match implementation

March 6, 2006

The European Commission has ended the debate about how MiFID should be implemented by opting for a mixture of regulation and directive – but confusion remains. By Michael Imeson.

Countdown to compliance

March 6, 2006

Investment services firms have barely 18 months to prepare for MiFID so it is imperative they understand the impact it is likely to have on their business and react accordingly. By Alan Jenkins.

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