May 2008

From the latest New Yorker Click here for a slide show of the cartoons from this week's issue.

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Check out Sramana Mitra's six part interview with Obopay CEO Carol Realini: "Bringing Banking To The Cell Phone Masses"

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If you happen to be in a taxi in Abu Dhabi, that is. Aneace describes the simple, convenient solution here. If only this were possible in San Francisco!

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The final installment of the Wall Street Journal's three part series on the fall of Bear Sterns is on the front page of today's paper. All three parts are online here: Part One: Missed Opportunities As the firm's fortunes spiraled downward, executives squabbled over raising capital and cutting its inventory of mortgages. Part Two: Run […]

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[This is just one of my series of posts from the NACHA Payments 2008 conference in Las Vegas.] How To Turn Your Online Bill Pay Expense into a Revenue Stream [NACHA Payments] Peter Gordon Partner, eCom Advisors Synopsis from Conference Program For a decade, banks' rapidly increasing expenditures on EBP have been justified on concepts […]

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[This is just one of my series of posts from the NACHA Payments 2008 conference in Las Vegas.] NACHA's Business-to-Business Payments Strategy [NACHA Payments] Alenka Grealish Manager Director, Banking Services, Celent, LLC Julie Hedlund AAP Senior Director, Business Payments, NACHA – The Electronic Payments Association Synopsis from Conference Program While electronic B2B payments through the […]

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[This is just one of my series of posts from the NACHA Payments 2008 conference in Las Vegas.] From Check to Electronic Payments: The B2B Outlook [NACHA Payments] Arlene S. Chapman CTP Senior Consultant, Technical Services, Association for Financial Professionals Daniel W. Ellecamp CCM Financial Consultant, California State Automobile Association Rue Jenkins Assistant Treasurer, Costco […]

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[This is just one of my series of posts from the NACHA Payments 2008 conference in Las Vegas.] Remittance Standards for Wire Payments [NACHA Payments]Hank FarrarSenior Vice President, CHIPSLauren HargravesSenior Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of New YorkJames WillsBusiness Manager, Standards, SWIFT Synopsis from Conference Program Three payments industry utilities have teamed up to foster […]

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[This is just one of my series of posts from the NACHA Payments 2008 conference in Las Vegas.] Corporate Mobile Banking: Separating Hype from Reality [NACHA Payments] Jacob JegherSenior Analyst, Celent Amy L. JohnsonVice President, Wells Fargo Synopsis from Conference Program Mobile banking is generating a wave of excitement in the North American marketplace. While […]

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[This is just one of my series of posts from the NACHA Payments 2008 conference in Las Vegas.] The Return of The XML All-Star Team [NACHA Payments] Susan Colles CPA, CBASenior Vice President, Bank of AmericaRobert Blair CCMVice President, JPMorgan ChaseSusan BoeriManager, Treasury Services, GE Corporate TreasuryFred Laing, II AAP, CCMPresident, Upper Midwest ACH AssociationLeonard […]

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I was so preoccupied with NACHA Payments 2008 that I almost missed this special report from The Economist on the future of banking. The emphasis is investment banking and the credit crisis, rather than payments, but it is very interesting nonetheless. [excerpt from The Economist, emphasis mine:] Modern finance is under attack. Yet the banking […]

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[This is just one of my series of posts from the NACHA Payments 2008 conference in Las Vegas.] Getting to Know David Peterson of Goldleaf Financial [NACHA Payments] Unlike the rest of my vendor conversations, David Peterson and I didn't talk about his company and its products (Goldleaf bought Alogent earlier this year). I reached […]

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[This is just one of my series of posts from the NACHA Payments 2008 conference in Las Vegas.] NetDeposit and the Future of Remote Deposit Capture [NACHA Payments] After exchanging "small world" stories demonstrating all the ways that Danne Buchanan and I should have crossed paths before this week, we settled into a discussion of the […]

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[This is just one of my series of posts from the NACHA Payments 2008 conference in Las Vegas.] WAUSAU's Evolving Remittance Solutions [NACHA Payments] Kathy Strasser and I discussed the ways that WAUSAU is continuously evolving in order to meet the growing demand for paper to electronic payment solutions via remote capture, remittance, image/item processing and […]

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[This is just one of my series of posts from the NACHA Payments 2008 conference in Las Vegas.] The Global Reach of Remote Deposit Automation [NACHA Payments] David L. PetersonExecutive Vice President, Goldleaf Financial SolutionsTodd McGuireSenior Expert, Global Concepts/McKinsey Synopsis from Conference Program Remote deposit capture has not only eliminated geographic boundaries within the U.S., […]

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