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Craig Ramsey

Transaction Banking Solution Lead

Posted on: Friday, September 5, 2014

SEPA - is the burden turning into a benefit?

2014 finally saw the completion of the SEPA process that was some ten years in the making.

Craig Ramsey

Transaction Banking Solution Lead

Posted on: Tuesday, June 10, 2014

There’s a Long Road Ahead…Weeks 6 to 10 in Review

Over the past three months I’ve covered 10 transaction banking topics that can help take your institutions from good to great.  For the second half of my blog series, I’ve covered topics from non-functional requirements through to that ever important subject of Trust.

Craig Ramsey

Transaction Banking Solution Lead

Posted on: Friday, June 6, 2014

Working For Your Success - Blog Series Week 10

I’m not one to quote Nietzsche, but he is attributed with saying “I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you.” And herein is one of the most important factors in Transaction Banking, trust.

Craig Ramsey

Transaction Banking Solution Lead

Posted on: Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Taking your Data from Big to Useful - Blog Series Week 9

George Orwell would be surprised to see his vision of 1984 taking place today. What used to be referred to as ‘Big Brother’ is now a reality with tracking of everyone’s movements. Today of course, we don’t refer to it as Big Brother; Big Data sounds a little friendlier.

Craig Ramsey

Transaction Banking Solution Lead

Posted on: Friday, May 16, 2014

Basel III Can Make You Omniscient - Blog Series Week 8

Basel III has implications beyond what most people expect. This is not just a liquidity management issue that some Treasury accountant needs to worry about. It goes way beyond that and a bank can only deliver on Basel III by making fundamental changes in the way it delivers its business.

Craig Ramsey

Transaction Banking Solution Lead

Posted on: Thursday, May 15, 2014

Mobile is Not for Everyone All the Time - Blog Series Week 7

Just because I have a smartphone, doesn't necessarily mean I want to do everything on it.

Craig Ramsey

Transaction Banking Solution Lead

Posted on: Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Sleeping With the Enemy? Blog Series Week 6

Coming from an IT background, I am often overly critical of a bank’s IT department. I get frustrated when they appear to be more worried about technical standards than viable functionality.

Craig Ramsey

Transaction Banking Solution Lead

Posted on: Thursday, April 10, 2014

Taking Your Bank From Good to Great: The First 5 Areas of Focus

What can take your bank from good to great? That is the question we have been looking to answer for the last 6 weeks, and so far we have delved into five areas of focus. Our Tour de Transaction Banking is halfway to our finish line and this week I wanted to hop off the bike and recap our route, a midpoint highlight reel if you will.

Craig Ramsey

Transaction Banking Solution Lead

Posted on: Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Cloudy with a Chance of Greatness - Blog Series Week 4

This week I’ve been traveling, so the bicycle has been stored in the garage and as I write this I find myself on a plane. Therefore, what better subject for this week's discussion than clouds- or more specifically cloud computing, or On Demand, or SaaS- whatever your preferred term is.

Craig Ramsey

Transaction Banking Solution Lead

Posted on: Wednesday, March 19, 2014

PowerPoint is Stopping True Greatness - Blog Series Week 3

Nothing annoys me more than failed promises.  And of course I’m not alone.  At one end of the spectrum, it might be just the electrician not turning up on time, but in our world of IT, failed promises start to cost people their jobs.