News & Commentary
Content posted in June 2004
SMBC Gains IT Management SMARTS
News  |  6/29/2004  | 
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation uses IT management tools from SMARTS to manage the technology environment of its international banking units in North America and Europe.
Saving E-Mail
News  |  6/29/2004  | 
Fraudulent e-mail became an acute problem for MasterCard in November and has gotten steadily worse, senior VP Pinon says.
Grid Use Grows Despite Confusion Over What It Is
News  |  6/29/2004  | 
The hardest part about grid may be getting the terminology straight, indicates data from Forrester Research.
Fool Me Once ...
Commentary  |  6/28/2004  | 
It's becoming increasingly difficult for the "average" banking customer (if there is such a person) to separate reality from fantasy these days.
Anti-Phishing Group Vows to Stamp Out Online Identity Theft
News  |  6/22/2004  | 
More than a dozen top brands in the banking, retail, telecommunications and computing technology fields join forces to fight phishing.
Sibos Preview: SWIFT Readies Quick FIX
News  |  6/22/2004  | 
SWIFT's light-order entry system will allow smaller banks and buy-side firms to participate in global, real-time, electronic trading using the FIX protocol.
Consumer Banking Today: How Long Will the Good Times Roll?
News  |  6/22/2004  | 
Interest rates are on the rise again, the equity markets have rebounded and large bank mergers are once again the growth strategy of the moment. Professional tea-leaf readers are starting to worry about retail banking.
Deutsche Bank to Issue American Express Corporate Cards
News  |  6/15/2004  | 
Deutsche Bank to offer American Express corporate cards and T&E solutions to its corporate customers in Germany.
Avoiding the Phishing Hook, Line and Sinker: Tackling Yet Another Bout of Banking Fraud
News  |  6/15/2004  | 
The magnitude of a phishing attack depends greatly upon a bank's ability to detect and thwart the fraud quickly.
The Odyssey: Sit-Downs With CIOs Yield Insights
News  |  6/15/2004  | 
Many companies seem to be heading into a budget-leveling period during which they balance cost reduction with new initiatives.
Wells Fargo Makes Good On EBay
News  |  6/8/2004  | 
Bank sees online retail-payments volume surge, thanks to lucrative deal with PayPal, eBay's payments subsidiary
Citibank Repeats Its GomezPro Internet Banker Scorecard Win
News  |  6/8/2004  | 
Latest Watchfire GomezPro Internet Banker Scorecard shows banks are confronting common online challenges as they pursue their individual goals
Only the Strong Shall Survive
News  |  6/8/2004  | 
Banks and technology providers face consolidation trends
One Question For: Jim Barry, OneUnited Bank
Commentary  |  6/2/2004  | 
What was OneUnited Bank's main concern when implementing Voice over IP telephony technology?
Fly Like an Eagle
Commentary  |  6/2/2004  | 
Now that the financial services industry has successfully implemented systems for detecting money laundering and terrorist financing, it's time to use that same technology to combat other illicit activities that leave a financial trail.
AOL Introduces Free Online Bill Payment Service
News  |  6/2/2004  | 
In a first step toward Web-based financial management, the online service provider is offering existing customers a Web site where they can pay their bills.
Where The Money Is
News  |  6/2/2004  | 
The current branch revival is evidence that the era of multichannel delivery is here to stay.
News & Rollouts
News  |  6/2/2004  | 
Recent Rollouts
The Equitable Bank Gets Connected
News  |  6/2/2004  | 
Adds WAN from Time Warner Telecom and integrates voice and data networks.
Banque Populaire Prepares for Basel II
News  |  6/2/2004  | 
Bank uses Fair Isaac rules management technology to comply with capital requirements.
National Commerce Financial Consolidates Lending
News  |  6/2/2004  | 
Bank streamlines commercial and consumer loan processes with AFS STP platform.
Countrywide Extends Its Automated Underwriting System
News  |  6/2/2004  | 
Lender gives third-party originators access to automated platform.
SouthTrust Mortgage Automates With Fiserv
News  |  6/2/2004  | 
Regional lender taps vendor to integrate loan processing systems and upgrade to Windows.
The Holy Grail of Loan Processing
News  |  6/2/2004  | 
Online lenders have a jump on unlocking the potential of straight through mortgage processing.
Scotiabank Starts With the Basics
News  |  6/2/2004  | 
Linda Tuck Chapman, vice president, strategic sourcing, Scotiabank Group
New City Gets a Head Start
News  |  6/2/2004  | 
Community bank outsources core processing to CSI to launch operations in a crunch.
Outsourcing Obstacles
News  |  6/2/2004  | 
Banks can save money with offshore outsourcing, but they need a plan to navigate the choppy waters.
Putting IT Theory Into Practice
News  |  6/1/2004  | 
Charting a brilliant alignment course is easy; getting it implemented is the real challenge
Take the High Road to Profits
News  |  6/1/2004  | 
As with baseball's Oakland A's, innovation and management's use of customer metrics is important for banks.
State Street’s Spina Urges Liability Benchmarking
News  |  6/1/2004  | 
Retirement incomes hinge upon the industry's ability to innovate, according to State Street's chairman and CEO.
Regaining a Positive Attitude
News  |  6/1/2004  | 
Bankers are feeling better about the economy and their business prospects - and that's translating into renewed IT activity and spending, reports InformationWeek Research.
VoIP, Very Next in Line
News  |  6/1/2004  | 
Banks wait for the right time to invest in Voice over IP.
What’s So Great About Grid?
News  |  6/1/2004  | 
You wouldn't allow your employees to remain idle 70 percent of the time. And you shouldn't stand for it with your lazy computers, either.
Exec News
News  |  6/1/2004  | 
Ingrian Networks Helps Union Bank Protect Customer Data Better
News  |  6/1/2004  | 
Vendor's DataSecure platform boosts bank's encryption capabilities and improves key management.

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