Monday, March 01, 2010
Very few banks have mastered the art of accountability when it comes to liquidity management. Corporate treasury and finance generally are responsible for the function in most institutions, depending on the purpose for which liquidity is being managed, but often neither one has it firmly in its domain.
Monday, January 25, 2010
Credit and debit card issuers face another tough year this year as the economic recovery continues, consumers keep the brakes on spending, and new legislation and data-security rules kick in. But even as they plug holes that could lead to data breaches, adjust business plans to comply with new card rules and monitor the ongoing debate over interchange rates, issuers eagerly are watching and preparing to experiment with new mobile-payment initiatives.
Monday, January 11, 2010
New research from ACI Worldwide Inc. and Retail Systems Research reveals that retailers are not doing enough to keep pace with consumers' swift adoption of technology.
Monday, December 21, 2009
As fraudsters increasingly seek to exploit weaknesses in consumers' defenses through social engineering schemes rather than hack vulnerabilities in banks' security systems, the need for enterprisewide solutions to detect fraud across channels is greater than ever.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Like much of the world, the Middle Eastern region is currently going through a period of change on several levels in addition to relative economic uncertainty, which in turn impacts on banks’ ability to be innovative.
Tuesday, December 01, 2009
With millennials opening bank accounts, saving money, getting student loans, purchasing cars, and getting mortgages, the rules have changed for credit unions.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
The Payment Services Directive came into effect this month - at least in parts of Europe. Some countries have yet to transpose the directive into national law, which will pose problems for the payments industry, while new payment institutions will be able to cherry-pick their opportunities.
Thursday, November 05, 2009
Adoption of mobile payments and banking has a long way to go, despite industry hype. At least that’s the way a number of industry insiders closely watching the mobile landscape see it.
Sunday, November 01, 2009
ACI Worldwide Inc. says its acquisition this week of Euronet Worldwide's Euronet Essentis Ltd. subsidiary will enable it to expand its relationships with large, global financial-services providers, including retailers with mass-scale card programs.
Thursday, October 01, 2009
Andrew Rochford, Business Solutions Consultant for the Middle East and Africa at ACI Worldwide, talks about how banks in the Middle East can use fraud-fighting technology to give their cardholders greater piece of mind.