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HSBC creates single IT services hub

July 28, 2010

HSBC's group chief technology officer, Ken Harvey, has led a bank-wide project to create a single, centralised IT services hub that is expected to achieve major cost savings. The project underpins the bank's broader One HSBC business re-engineering programme.

Making direct marketing more profitable

July 6, 2010

Moving to a new, highly targeted direct marketing model has given a dramatic boost to the profitability of Ceská sporitelna's marketing campaigns, as the bank's deputy chief executive, Jirí Škorvaga, explains. Writer Michelle Price

Karl Landert

May 28, 2010

Appointed to the executive board in June 2009, the CIO of Credit Suisse discusses the role of IT in financial services organisations and what it takes to grab that seat at the boardroom table. Writer Michelle Price

Transforming the world of online payments

May 5, 2010

The CEO of Voice Commerce Group and founder of RBS's WorldPay, discusses the evolving world of online payments, and the transformation already brought about by the Payment Services Directive.

Turning ideas into good banking business

March 31, 2010

Institutionalising a process by which good ideas and technology meet to create profit-generating products and services is the central task of Citi Global Transaction Service's innovation programme, led by the bank's chief innovation officer, Gary Greenwald.

Garanti Bankasi embraces retail innovation

March 3, 2010

Turkiye Garanti Bankasi's general manager for technology, Halil Husnu Erel, was instrumental in overseeing the bank's launch of the world's first online-only Western Union transfers system and is now driving the development of a contactless 'e-purse' card, which looks set to reaffirm Garanti's status as a leader in retail banking innovation.

Nasdaq OMX uses co-location to trade faster

February 1, 2010

The senior vice-president of global IT operations at Nasdaq OMX, Carl Magnus Hallberg, explains how co-location is making trading faster and why exchanges are becoming more like technology companies.

Veronique Arnoldi

April 7, 2009

Insurance company Norwich Union's high-profile rebranding as Aviva has created a mammoth integration task for Veronique Arnoldi, new chief technology officer of its asset management division Aviva Investors.

The outsourcing imperative

December 1, 2008

Pressure to cut IT costs and improve efficiency will result in yet another push towards outsourcing and offshoring. Michelle Price speaks with Daniel Marovitz, head of product management and chief operating officer, technology and MIS, global corporate finance, Deutsche Bank, about the bank’s outsourcing strategy.

Charlie McCreevy

September 1, 2008

The European commissioner for the internal market has been at the forefront of the Sepa initiative since taking up office in 2004. Here, he answers the market’s criticisms of the project and discusses how it has been handled at European level.

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