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CPSS conducts standards review

Online Published Date : 25 February 2010 | Appeared in issue: 70 - 01 March 2010

The Committee on Payment and Settlement Systems (CPSS) and the Technical Committee of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (Iosco) have launched a comprehensive review of their existing standards for financial market..

Integrating treasury services

Online Published Date : 25 February 2010 | Appeared in issue: 70 - 01 March 2010

Tight liquidity has led corporates to demand greater supply chain efficiency. Global banks have responded with automated cash and trade platforms, but many local banks, to their detriment lack the capacity to follow suit. Dominic Broom says a partnership with a specialist non-competing treasury services provider can help local banks to maintain their relevance to the working capital cycle

EMV security protocol questioned

Online Published Date : 25 February 2010 | Appeared in issue: 70 - 01 March 2010

A group of Cambridge University scientists have discovered a flaw in the EMV smart card protocol, which they said enables criminals to use genuine cards to make a payment without knowing the personal identification number (PIN) related to the card...

Lessons from the credit crunch

Online Published Date : 25 February 2010 | Appeared in issue: 70 - 01 March 2010

Liquidity management has taken on greater significant since the financial crisis and credit crunch. International Payments asked some leading transaction banks for their views on the issue and their future plans

Build it and they will come, perhaps

Online Published Date : 25 February 2010 | Appeared in issue: 70 - 01 March 2010

The transformation of the European payments landscape is now firmly into the next phase with the launch of the single euro payments area (Sepa) direct debit (SDD) programme on 2 November 2009. Colin Kerr looks at how banks and treasurers will take advantage of the new products

Does Sepa matter?

Online Published Date : 25 February 2010 | Appeared in issue: 70 - 01 March 2010

A well-attended meeting of the Financial Services Club in London during late January posed the question: Does Sepa matter? The conclusion of the audience was that it does, but only just

Springing into action

Online Published Date : 25 February 2010 | Appeared in issue: 70 - 01 March 2010

For some of us, this northern winter has been harsh and gloomy (others have had unprecedented warm winters, thus proving that climate change isn’t a myth dreamed up by scientists). But as we head into March and the promise of spring..