Microsoft Perspectives on Banking, Payments and Big Data in Financial Services

Thoughts, comments, news and reflections about payments and core banking from a subject matter expert from Microsoft’s Financial Services Team - Colin Kerr, Worldwide Industry Manager for Payments and Core Banking.

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  • Blog Post: Microsoft 4Afrika - and the Future of Cloud Financial Services in Africa

    This week Microsoft announced its 4Afrika initiative. This is a new effort through which the company will actively engage in Africa’s economic development to improve its global competitiveness. By 2016, the 4Afrika Initiative plans to help place tens of millions of smart devices in the hands of...
  • Blog Post: Real Time Risk Management at Sibos with Cloud Trading Technologies

    With only a few days to go to Sibos Toronto, today I would like to introduce you to another of Microsoft’s Sibos stand partners. Cloud Trading Technologies is an incredibly innovative financial services partner with a focus on Electronic Trading and Risk Management. To provide some more insight...
  • Blog Post: Payment Screening in the Cloud

    This week RBS found the spotlight in an unenviable way when it was fined GBP 5.6M by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) for insufficient controls over payments screening processes. According to news articles, the list of transgressions include a breakdown of manual procedures and also inadequate...
  • Blog Post: SWIFT, Cloud Data, and Sibos

    Closing the Door on Data Privacy? After 3 some three years, the EU Parliament has approved the Terrorist Finance Tracking Program ( TFTP ) which outlined the rules for investigation into suspicious payments that may have been exchanged between banks via the SWIFT network. Hopefully the final chapter...
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