Archive for February, 2012

There were two interesting announcements this week heralding the dawn of the bank account-based P2P payment era in the UK. The first announcement came from Barclays about the launch of a Pingit service, which allows consumers to send and receive money using mobile phone numbers. Five days later, the UK Payments Council announced that it […]

Feb 23rd, 2012 | Filed under Banking, Retail Banking
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Mergers of Core Vendors In a few short weeks we have seen two core consolidation announcements. Misys and Temenos announced a planned merger and now Callatay and Wouters (C&W) is becoming part of the Sopra Group with its Evolan core system. Why the sudden rash of mergers? Will more happen? Core banking is a big […]

Feb 17th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized

What do remote deposit capture (RDC) and remote cash capture (RCC) have in common? Among other things, both RDC and RCC, treasury management products in most banks, can contribute much needed retail bank cost reductions. But, remarkably few banks are enjoying the benefits. Is it because the right hand doesn’t know what the left hand […]

Feb 17th, 2012 | Filed under Banking, Corporate Banking, Retail Banking

I attended Finovate Europe ( last week – good to see it back. Celent are a partner but even so, having attended the inaugural event last year, it was no surprise to see it both back and at a larger venue. I wonder if next year maybe at a larger venue still as it still […]

Feb 16th, 2012 | Filed under Corporate Banking, Retail Banking

There’s been a lot of talk in the market about corporate mobile banking but not that much action. I recently published a new report on the topic and it has been extremely well received. The report examines and analyzes the state of corporate mobile banking. It delves into why mobile banking is important in the […]

Feb 13th, 2012 | Filed under Corporate Banking

Sometimes our blog entries are like London busses – you wait for a while and then two turn up in a row… This is my second entry this week, but I am back from travels and wanted to reflect on FinovateEurope, which happened earlier this week in London. For those who are not familiar with […]

Feb 10th, 2012 | Filed under Banking, Corporate Banking, Retail Banking

The press has reported that Misys and Temenos are likely to merge. I think these two companies make a very good couple with significant overlap in geography, and complementary product sets. Misys customers on Midas, Bankmaster, and Equation have been waiting for a path forward and were recently given BankFusion as a way forward. It […]

Feb 9th, 2012 | Filed under Corporate Banking, Retail Banking

Extensive travel tends to wreak havoc on the usual patterns and the best intentions. As a result, I haven’t yet had a chance to blog about an interesting development first announced a couple of weeks ago. FIS, a large technology and services provider, has announced a new m-payments system, developed in partnership with Paydiant, a […]

Feb 9th, 2012 | Filed under Banking, Retail Banking

I’m just back from the US where I was presenting at our Corporate Mobile Banking event. Unsurprisingly, given the topic, we had a very high level of interest, resulting in a large number of registrations. We also had a first for me – a gate crasher who had to be ejected! Many thanks to all […]

Feb 3rd, 2012 | Filed under Banking, Corporate Banking