The iBank of Apple: Arguments for and against Apple entering retail banking

Apple is now a major retail payments processor with 575 million iTunes accounts and one click payment capability.  That they highlighted this in yesterday’s worldwide developer conference is possibly a warning shot of sorts to the banking industry. Ok, I admit it – I am in pretty deep with Apple gadgetry.  I’ve got the iPhone,… Continue Reading

Why Expertise Matters in Core Banking Transformation

Core banking transformation programmes done well are a heart surgery on the bank, removing the dead tissue and replacing it with healthy vital organs.  Done poorly, these programs are absolute buffoonery with practitioners not able to tell the difference between the healthy and the dead organs — and with the sharpest tool being a cudgel.… Continue Reading

Preparing for the Challenges of a Core Banking Conversion

Boarding the proverbial locomotive of a core banking system conversion is not intended for the ill-prepared organization. It is intended for the organization equipped to renovate its core operating mechanics in order to achieve true and measurable improvements for its customers, employees, and profitability. That it is considered to be one the ‘mother-of-all’ types of… Continue Reading

Banking Transformation Critical Success Factors: An Infographic

Doing all of these five things well will not guarantee success, but they will provide a solid footing for your program and avoid major structural challenges that will certainly lead to strife if not failure. This is the age of the infographic:  key information presented as clearly and quickly as possible.  Infographics force the message… Continue Reading

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