The Top Payments News Stories in May, 2015 1

Cor blimey… Its June ! Here we go with a round up of the payments news stories from May 2015. In this month mobile payments news stories seemed to topped the bill, with plenty of cyber security and digital currency happenings too. There were a couple of developments in user authentication and I’m sure this is a ...

Bitcoin Explained For a Kid and a Grandma 4

Alright, first things first – until fairly recently I admit that I was totally bamboozled by bitcoin, virtual currencies, decentralised ledgers and the difference between a blockchain and a block. Everyone in the financial services industry (literally) is talking about these buzz words and concepts such as mining so for me it was important to understand what ...

SEPA Timeline – The Past, Present and Future… 3

With 1st February 2016 SEPA deadline ahead of us, I thought it would be worthwhile taking stock – via a SEPA timeline – of where we’re at, where we’ve come from and where we’re going on this SEPA journey. Getting to the point we’re at right now has taken over 15 years, a couple of SEPA deadlines, lots ...

11 Bruce Lee Quotes For Banks, Fintechs and Corporates

I am a HUGE Bruce Lee fan! As a kid I was in awe of Bruce Lee’s incredible martial art skills, and later on I started to learn more about Bruce Lee’s life story – which I found inspiring. Every so often I come across some Bruce Lee Quotes – which for me, are timeless. ...

5 SEPA Preparation Tasks You Need To Do TODAY

A couple of months have passed since the post SEPA Deadline: 1st February 2016 – The Countdown Begins. Many of us are busy with other projects, and as a result putting back the SEPA preparation that needs to happen in order to ensure readiness for February 2016. In this post, I am going to make 5 ...

3 Awesome History of Payments Infographics 1

In and amongst all of the hype and talk about the future of payments, I started thinking and wondering about the history of payments! After all, it is often said that to understand the future you need to delve into the past. The following 3 payments infographics outline: The history of money and payments through ...

9 Challenges Posed by Legacy ERP Systems 15

Legacy ERP systems – we cant live with them, and cant live without them! In the article Why you should feel revulsion for the term ‘omni-channel’ Chris Skinner nicely outlines why the banks need to replace their legacy bank systems. As I read through the article, I was thinking wow – these same arguments ring true ...

4 SEPA File Format Checks That Are Being Ignored… 1

Having gone live with various SEPA file formats last year, we’re starting to see some complacency by those involved in SEPA implementations. After all, last year many of us were managing multiple SEPA payments and SEPA direct debit deployments across Europe – so doing one here and there at this time should be easy, right? Well – ...

5 Cool Payment Infographics Worth Checking Out…

5 Cool Payment Infographics Worth Checking Out...
Ok, so in this post I want to return to the topic of payments, in particular Payment Infographics. I was on the look out for Payment Infographics that highlight the dominant industry trends and it didn’t take long before I came across some informative and insightful illustrations. The following 5 payment infographics for me nicely highlight the key ...

A Timely Reminder of 5 Password Do’s and Don’ts 1

You maybe thinking “oh no, not another post on password do’s and don’ts – I know it and have heard it all”. Almost on a daily basis we hear of a cyber crime or data breach story which reaffirms the need to step up cyber security. In the post Cyber Security – 8 Hacks You Need to Know ...