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: Where's My Cash?

    Much has been written about the changes in macro-economic conditions around the world and the health of the banking industry. Less has been written about the risk and impact of financial system instability on the daily operations of a multinational treasury. For a treasury like Microsoft that supports...
  • Blog Post: Big Data in Japan....(and other countries)

    Well - with a title like that I am dating myself. But perhaps if you are humming 'Big In Japan' by Alphaville in your head, I am in good company! But I digress... I recently returned from a business trip to China and Japan where I had the privilege of meeting several major banks to discuss Big Data...
  • Blog Post: Big (Data) in Japan....(and other countries)

    Well - with a title like that I am dating myself. But perhaps if you are humming 'Big In Japan' by Alphaville in your head, I am in good company! But I digress... I recently returned from a business trip to China and Japan where I had the privilege of meeting several major banks to discuss Big Data...
  • Blog Post: Sibos 2012 - Looking Toward Osaka

    With only about six weeks to go before the doors of Sibos 2012 open in Osaka, Japan - I thought I'd take this opportunity to give a brief overview of Microsoft's presence there. As a SWIFT Key Partner we've been an exhibitor at Sibos for 9 years now, essentially since the BizTalk Accelerator for SWIFT...
  • 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: Prepaid Money Laundering?

    In the United States, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network ( FinCEN ) was established in 1990 and is, in general terms, charged with implementing measure to prevent misuse of financial systems for criminal activities. With specific regard to payments, money laundering and terror financing are the...
  • Blog Post: Recon Renaissance

    This week I’ve been talking with a couple of our partners that offer reconciliations solutions. Typically reconciliation products are defined and marketed as GRC (Governance, Risk and Compliance) solutions. Of course this makes sense due to the traditional emphasis on accounting reconciliations...
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