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Consolidation: ugly but necessary

Consolidation: ugly but necessary

In an interview with BPA, consultant Robert Harris describes the rise and fall of the funds management industry. He believes the next two years will bring difficult consolidation and looks out for the game changer to lead the industry out of its misery.

 

 


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Solving the social media conundrum

Solving the social media conundrum

Social media has been swiftly gathering converts in retail and affluent banking circles, but private banks have been much more hesitant about how to use it effectively Galen Stops surveys how the world's top wealth managers are using social media and speaks to two banks about how they utilise it.

Global slump affects emerging markets

Global slump affects emerging markets

The 2012 'Banana Skins' risk survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers, finds a global financial services industry in the grip of fear. The continuing European crisis, a weak US economy and a tightening of regulation has increased costs and left the industry immobile.

Time to mobilise your staff

Time to mobilise your staff

Michael Nuciforo is a mobile and digital banking consultant at Keatan who has previously worked at ANZ on a number of developments including the ANZ goMoney application and, until November last year, was head of mobile banking at Royal Bank of Scotland managing the UK retail portfolio.

Prepaid in India: ready, steady... go?

Prepaid in India: ready, steady... go?

India's prepaid industry has turned into one of the most promising in Asia. Nonetheless, the fragmentation of the industry and a complicated value chain make the development of the industry a big challenge for all players.

Risks and rewards in Asia

Risks and rewards in Asia

As Asia embraces all forms of electronic payment methods, partnership between banks, regulators and payment technology companies will ensure trust and security in the system, argues Mike Smith, Visa's head of risk and security for Asia-Pacific, Central Europe, Middle East and Africa. More and more affluent, savvy and mobile Asians are reducing their reliance on paper-based money and turning to electronic payments.