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Asian banks embracing gamification in social media and Internet banking
Date: Feb 26, 2013Financial institutions have been toying with gamification techniques for the last ten years. Is Asia ready to take the leap?
Author: Levina Lim
Categories: Channels, Customer Centricity, Mobile Banking, Retail Banking, Technology & Operations
Keywords: Gamification, Barclays, CBA, BBVA, ICICI Bank, CIMB Bank
Africa’s rapid growth offers banks opportunities in both transaction and retail banking
Date: Nov 06, 2012Emergence of “megacities” across Africa and rapid growth within the continent expected to bring about myriad of opportunities for banks in trade finance and mobile banking.
Author: Baron Laudermilk
Categories: China, Core Banking, Industry Outlook, Mobile Banking, Retail Banking, Rmb, Technology & Operations, Trade Finance, Transaction Banking
Keywords: Standard Bank, Simon Freemantle, Rajesh Mehta, Citibank, JPMorgan, Barclays, Wizzit Bank, Bank of Athens, Misys, IBM
Knight Capital fiasco underlines need for greater safeguards
Date: Aug 07, 2012As the SEC examines Knight Capital Group’s devastating trading glitch, firms would do well to implement proper risk management measures to reduce the chance of technology errors.
Author: Magessan Raj
Categories: Exchanges, Markets & Exchanges
Keywords: Knight Capital, NYSE, General Atlantic, Blackstone, TD Ameritrade, Stifel Nicolaus, Fidelity, Vanguard, Barclays, Roger Freeman, SEC, Mary Schapiro
With 8.1% YoY continual asset growth in Q2 2012, are Asian banks in danger of becoming “too big to fail”?
Date: Aug 03, 2012Despite Asian banks' aggressive expansion in regions of high growth, conflicts of interest between commercial and investment banking arms could spell disaster in the long run.
Author: Doron Foo
Categories: Capital & Strategic Issues, Databook, Risk and Regulation
Keywords: Glass–Steagall Act, JPMorgan, Barclays, LIBOR, Proprietary Trading, Dodd-Frank, Volcker Rule, Consumer Protection Act, CIMB, Tier-1 CAR, Loan to Deposit Ratio, PIIGS, Canada, US, EU, Jimmy Koh
Mobile analytics adoption on the rise but remain hampered in developing countries
Date: Jul 25, 2012Banks, financial technology vendors and telcos are realising the potential of the mobile channel, as developments in the mobile banking scene intensify.
Author: Levina Lim
Categories: Data & Analytics, Data Management, Mobile Banking, Payments, Retail Banking, Transaction Banking
Keywords: Mobile Analytics, Mobile Payments, Mobile Marketing, mobiThinking, Google Analytics, BNP Paribas, Barclays, BPI, HSBC, AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, Citibank
Is the Libor scandal a result of regulatory oversight?
Date: Jul 25, 2012According to the financial disclosure requirements framework, the market is responsible for the monitoring and controlling of regulators to prevent regulatory oversight such as the recent Libor scandal.
Author: Tiah Wen Li
Categories: Regulation, Risk and Regulation
Keywords: Libor, Bank of England, Paul Tucker, RBS, UBS, Barclays, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, Societe Generale, Credit Agricole, Bob Diamond
Implementation of Basel III to result in heightened costs for corporates relying on bank funding
Date: Jul 06, 2012Bob Lyddon, managing director of the IBOS Association, observes that the Basel III capital adequacy rules will ultimately raise banks’ business costs, and advises corporates to reassess their bank funding approaches.
Author: Bob Lyddon
Categories: Basel III, Capital & Strategic Issues, Credit Risk, Regulation, Risk and Regulation, Trade Finance, Transaction Banking
Keywords: EU, EBA, ROE, OECD, Stress Test, Unicredit, Liquidity, LIBOR, Liquidity, BlackRock, Barclays
Barclays and LIBOR – is operational risk management relevant?
Date: Jul 02, 2012David Millar, risk consultant, trainer and former COO at global risk management association, PRMIA, discusses the Barclays-LIBOR rigging case, the bank’s survival chances, and whether ORM could have impacted the case.
Author: David Millar
Categories: Capital & Strategic Issues, Operational Risk Management, Regulation, Risk and Regulation
Keywords: Barclays, LIBOR, British Bankers’ Association, BCBS, Basel III, RBS, UBS, Citibank, Bank of America
Barclays quits India retail to focus on wealth management and investment banking
Date: Dec 09, 2011British lender exits India consumer lending and scales back retail globally with an aim to streamline operations and focus on strengths.
Author: Timothy Shim
Categories: Capital & Strategic Issues, Consumer Credit, India, Indonesia, Retail Banking, Risk and Regulation
Keywords: Barclays, RBI, RBS