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SAP and Swift: vying for connectivity

SAP and Swift: vying for connectivity?

September 2, 2013

Technology provider SAP has built a single-channel, multi-service cloud network that already has the endorsement of numerous large banks. With Swift also exerting its presence in the market, the two business models are not so much mutually exclusive, but supplementary. Welcome to the era of co-operative competition.

The end of the emerging markets bull run

The end of the emerging markets bull run?

September 2, 2013

Emerging market bond investors, having enjoyed good returns for several years, were jolted in May when the chairman of the US Federal Reserve hinted that the days of quantitative easing were numbered, sparking a mass sell-off of their assets. Was it a temporary blip, or is the emerging market party finally over?

A brave, new Bitcoin world

A brave, new Bitcoin world?

August 1, 2013

Bitcoin – an audacious, innovative and 'mathematically fantastic' virtual currency, or an unregulated, volatile and opaque money channel? The Banker puts that question to banks, regulators and technology experts to get their take. 

Farewell to the heady days of Wall Street

July 29, 2013

Fanfare over recent results from US investment banks belies the reality that Wall Street’s heyday has passed. 

Ken Deveaux

RBS remains committed to channel integration

July 1, 2013

Global head of channels and distribution in transaction services at Royal Bank of Scotland’s international banking unit, Ken Deveaux, talks about the bank’s efforts to consolidate its channels and build an integrated systems architecture. 

High-frequency trading: a game-changer for markets?

June 30, 2013

High-frequency trading has changed the way equities, and to a lesser extent, other assets, are traded. This makes many involved in trading nervous, and they have every reason to be.

Getting personal

Getting personal: the big business of mobile marketing

May 1, 2013

Personalised and location-based marketing tactics could be a catalyst for higher usage of mobile payments and could, in turn, unlock new business approaches. 

The future of mobile money

The future of mobile money

May 1, 2013

Mobile money, including banking and payments, is encroaching into the everyday life of the consumer. Monetising the business is still proving difficult, but thanks to the abundance of products available already, tangible business models are slowly emerging.

What future for the CFTC?

April 29, 2013

The reauthorisation of the US regulator should be a formality, but the combination of Dodd-Frank implementation and the MF Global failure have made for a deeper discussion of the agency’s future.

Size trumps regulation for beached whales

March 22, 2013

The Senate report into JPMorgan's 2012 losses on credit derivatives suggests new capital regulations are just making investment banking groups even more complicated to oversee. But perhaps regulatory confusion will eventually shrink 'too big to fail' banks.

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