07 May 2013
04 April 2013
06 March 2013
06 February 2013
For a while, in mid-January, the banking software market mirrored what was happening in the UK retail space. Post-Christmas, another swathe of well-known retail chains went to the wall, with the most high-profile being music and DVD retailer, HMV. In parallel, a clutch of long-standing, autonomous banking software suppliers were acquired. In both instances, it was almost a case of, who is going to succumb today?
03 December 2012
When a banking software implementation project fails, who is to blame? Finger-pointing is common, but in reality, the likelihood is that all parties – vendor, integrator and financial institution – contributed (some more, some less) to the unsuccessful outcome. Perhaps everyone should take a hard look in the mirror.
01 November 2012
This editorial was written ahead of the industry being dragged off to Osaka for the annual Swift shin-dig. Fine if you are a Japanese banker, not so good if you are one of the many attendees from Europe, a continent that will not see the show for at least five years. At least there should be plenty of places to sit for tired delegates, as the withdrawal of the Chinese banks from the exhibition will probably see the appearance of some large lounge areas.
01 October 2012
In recent months, there hardly seems to be any announcements from vendors on signing new core banking software contracts. Of course, there are hotspots of activity in the emerging markets of Asia and Africa, but the global snapshot is that more or less the same number of vendors are chasing the ever-decreasing pool of prospects. Our annual Sales League Table is a good indicator of the quantity of new deals up for grabs, and it paints a picture far from rosy: 431 in 2008, 405 in 2009, 352 in 2010 and 302 in 2011. It is hard to envisage the 2012 figures defying this downward trend.
03 September 2012
28 June 2012
01 June 2012
Presenting recently to a large group of Russian banks, the question inevitably arose: why has it proved so difficult to implement core banking systems in the country? While Russia is a rather extreme example of this situation, there are too many other countries about which the same question could be posed.
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