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Bart Narter, Senior Vice President, Celent’s Banking Group This event is free to attend for Celent clients, flex-plan clients, and the media. Non-clients can attend for a fee of $195. If you are unsure of your client status, please contact Steve Nawrocki at 617.262.3128 or snawrocki@celent.com. Please click here for more information.

Aug 30th, 2011 | Filed under Events
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Back on June 27th, Fundtech and S1 announced that they were going to join forces. Then ACI stepped in and upped the ante. S1′s board said that pursuing talks with ACI was “not in the best financial or strategic interests of S1 and its stockholders.” Now ACI is upping the ante again. What deal do […]

Aug 25th, 2011 | Filed under Banking

Bart Narter, Senior Vice President, Celent’s Banking Group This event is free to attend for Celent clients, flex-plan clients, and the media. Non-clients can attend for a fee of $195. If you are unsure of your client status, please contact Steve Nawrocki at 617.262.3128 or snawrocki@celent.com. Please click here for more information.

Aug 24th, 2011 | Filed under Events
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That’s the slightly “hysterical” question I’m being asked today after the announcement on Monday from VocaLink. Hysterical in the sense I don’t know whether to laugh, or perhaps as in hysteria that something may be interesting happening in SEPA. I will declare an interest in this story. I worked for many years at VocaLink, and […]

Aug 23rd, 2011 | Filed under Banking, Corporate Banking, Retail Banking

Bart Narter, Senior Vice President, Celent’s Banking Group This event is open to banks and is by invitation only. We are limited registration to this event, to two (2) contacts per bank, as total registration will be capped at 20 atttendees. Please click here for more information.

Aug 22nd, 2011 | Filed under Events
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Zilvinas Bareisis, Senior Analyst, Celent’s Banking Group This event is free to attend for Celent clients, flex-plan clients, and the media. Non-clients can attend for a fee of $195. If you are unsure of your client status, please contact Steve Nawrocki at 617.262.3128 or snawrocki@celent.com. Please click here for more information.

Aug 18th, 2011 | Filed under Events
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Core banking migration is hard, and even harder if you don’t know the local market. Oracle learned that lesson at People’s Bank and Infosys/Finacle learned that at Union Bank. In both cases we had foreign systems being implemented by largely foreign teams into the complex US banking market. I was at an Infosys event where […]

Aug 18th, 2011 | Filed under Banking, Corporate Banking, Retail Banking

Frank Partnoy wrote a fascinating opinion piece in Financial Times last week about the coming world of smaller banks. The article has prompted no small amount of commentary. I felt obliged to add my own two cents here. In his article, Mr. Partnoy muses, “How many people does it take to operate a modern bank […]

Aug 18th, 2011 | Filed under Banking, Corporate Banking, Retail Banking

There must be something in the water at the moment. Considering that August is supposed to be the quiet month of the year, there have been a rash of announcements about plans to merge or acquire in the payments arena, and if the rumours are true, we certainly haven’t seen the last of the deals […]

Aug 18th, 2011 | Filed under Banking

Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced AWS GovCloud, a new AWS Region designed to allow U.S. government agencies and contractors to move more sensitive workloads into the cloud by addressing their specific regulatory and compliance requirements. AWS GovCloud is an AWS Region designed to allow U.S. government agencies and contractors to move more sensitive workloads into […]

Aug 17th, 2011 | Filed under Banking