Things worth reading: 22nd September 2014

Things we’re reading today include … MP accuses Co-op of ‘blatant sexism’ over demotion of bank chief’s lover Banks lead business reaction to the Scottish referendum China’s central bank said to inject $81bn into system BARRON’S: Bank Of America Shares…

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Maybe it’s not so Simple, after all

For some time, I’ve banged on about banks must redesign for a digital core. It’s no longer a world that can live in a batch overnight update, when real-time everything is here. This has been shown again and again by…

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US Digital Bank Book Launch

We are launching Digital Bank officially in the USA over the next few weeks. September 23rd (Tuesday) in New York; October 2nd (Thursday) in Boston; and October 14th (Tuesday) in San Francisco. If any of my American readers want to…

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Things worth reading: 19th September 2014

Things we’re readting today include … Scotland votes: Markets rejoice and pound bounces back as nation rejects independence The Royal Bank of Scotland: we’re staying put Market report: Monitise shares tumble as Visa turns on its investment Banks shun nations…

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What drives banks’ investments in technology?

Another interesting debate is what drives banks’ investments in technology? For years, it’s been cost reduction, cost avoidance, regulatory requirements for change, risk management and compliance, competitive imperatives and such like. Not one of these talks about customer needs however….

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Things worth reading: 18th September 2014

Things we’re reading today include … Apple Pay: don’t bank on it Barclays accused of hiding and lying about ‘predatory’ high-frequency traders by New York attorney general Block traders prefer the human touch Europe is now the billionaire capital of…

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Trust, brand and money are different things

For some years there has been a lot of discussion about which brands consumers trust for banking. Rather than banks, protagonists assert that it’s Apple who could win, as they have the #1 brand with millennials. Alternatively it could just…

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