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Taking the PSD

October 28, 2009

Inconsistency in interpretation and implementation of the Payments Services Directive mean that a rewrite is imminent. By Chris Skinner

Why is clearing so unduly complex?

August 4, 2009

The inadequacies of the clearing system were exposed by the credit crisis - it may be time for an overhaul. By Chris Skinner

Paying it safe in real-time

July 7, 2009

If news can be tracked online as it happens, then real-time buying and selling must be achieveable. By Chris Skinner

Why bankers must 'tweet'

May 5, 2009

Love it or hate it, the banking world can no longer afford to ignore or resist the latest social networking phenomenon that is sweeping the world.

You don't own the customer

April 7, 2009

In fact, the customer owns you – if they want to – while others think that banks are all the same

Banking’s personal services

March 10, 2009

Banking as a service (BaaS) is a concept hat has come to pass as the new version of banking using the Software as a Service (SaaS) business model.

PayPal reigns supreme

February 2, 2009

Established 10 years ago to facilitate eBay transactions, PayPal has taken hold of the online payment market.

Léo Apotheker

October 6, 2008

Technology can help banks improve business processes and, in turn, prepare them for the many future challenges.

Roots of a global currency?

September 1, 2008

When Barclays Bank takes part in a local currency scheme, others should pay attention. Writer Chris Skinner.

You can’t grow by cutting costs

July 1, 2008

Ruthlessly slashing costs is a common response to troubled times. But it won’t guarantee survival – in fact, experience tells us it has the opposite effect. By Chris Skinner.

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