No peace for the wicked.

There is no peace for the wicked! Much as big UK banks would like to focus on digital transformation and customers, products and services, the icy hand of past failings will continue to use a large proportion of the IT, Operations and change resources for the next few...

How can Banks make money from GDPR

GDPR is a sprawling regulation and buried within it are three key IT challenges which if approached in the right manner will not only create GDPR compliance, but will also generate value for the bank.

The urgent need for banks to appreciate the value of Management Information Systems

With the Banking sector undergoing major transformations, MIS is more pivotal than ever to use data effectively and improve processes.

Big Bank Collision Course

Different arms of Government are driving change
in UK banks whose co-incidence in time looks
very hard for banks to handle.

CDFIs as an Alternative to Payday Lenders

What will stop CDFIs filling the gap left by the withdrawal of payday lenders?

What is Trading and what is so wrong with it?‏

Governments all over Europe are trying to restrict Banks from Proprietary Trading with legislation. What is this trading thing and why and how did banks get involved in it if it is so bad?

EUDGS, Could it be worse?

The PRA has made a right mess of the implementing the new European Deposit Guarantee Scheme Directive regulations. The bottom line is there is still lots of work for to be done and the regulators need to pause on change, particularly the Continuity of Access changes.

Modelling Decisions and Validating Requirements with Data

Hit regulatory deadlines by modelling decisions and using data to improve requirements .

Remember, Remember Banks In November

Banks have been making IT Changes rather unsuccessfully recently. This article suggests there is a pattern with root causes and concludes that Banks will have to change their change implementation strategies in the near future to avoid worse failures.

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The Credit Crunch – so what for IT and Operations?

What has happened to Interbank markets over the last 6 months, why has this happened and what is the expected impact on IT and Operations. There are two main areas of change as a result of the credit crunch for IT and Operations; (1) Stop / Run down programmes, and (2) New MI based on Capital. These are discussed further in the article.

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