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UBS takes top accolades in poll of best FX banks

April 5, 2004

James Eedes reveals the results of The Banker’s second FX banks listing. Once again, UBS is the runaway victor but there is still much to play for in terms of global control.

Web’s the quicker ride for market data

April 5, 2004

Paul Caplin, founder of Caplin Systems, discusses in which direction he sees the trading world moving, with special regard to data networks. Interview by Parveen Bansal.

ASPs finally arrive after a false start

April 5, 2004

Application service providers – hailed as the next big thing in 1990s – failed to live up to their press. Now, however, small and medium-sized organisations are realising the benefits ASPs canoffer. Parveen Bansal reports.

Fingers and thumbs

April 5, 2004

The age of retina and fingerprint checks for bank client identity verification remains some way off, writes Wendy Atkins.

Cutting costs or customers?

April 5, 2004

In their relentless drive to save overheads on call centres and other service facilities, bank chiefs are weighing up the many benefits of voice recognition software. Wendy Atkins reports.

Retail banking spurs IT drive

April 5, 2004

Despite the global economic slowdown of the past few years, consumer banking services have kept pace in terms of total revenues and profits compared with banks’ other lines of business. A sample of large US and international banks with diversified business shows that retail banking products and services profits accounted for $184bn, representing an average of 54% of the total for 2003.

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