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Statement by the Bank of England

24 May 2015

A few days ago, information related to planned confidential Bank work on the potential implications of a renegotiation and national referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union made its way into the public domain, due to an internal email sent inadvertently to an external party. Continue reading…

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Fraud and fighting fraud anno 2015: in practice

21 May 2015

by Andy Scherpenberg

VAT carousels, intentional road collisions to defraud the insurance companies, ‘man in the browser’ technology that intercepts your financial transactions and modifies both amount and account number while you are still seeing the usual transaction screens: fraud has permeated every sector and is taking new forms and shapes. Fraudsters are becoming smarter by the day and they have access to more and more resources. In a previous blog post you could already get a sense if the impressive weaponry that the fraudsters have at their disposal. Continue reading…

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Exciting opportunities for risk professionals wanting a more strategic influence

11 May 2015

Businesses should consider appointing an executive risk leader to navigate today’s increasingly complex world, or risk leaving their company exposed to the next big crisis, according to Airmic and other leading business organisations. The association’s CEO, John Hurrell, (see photo above)  has said this would open up exciting opportunities for risk professionals wanting a more strategic influence in their business.

 

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How can banks re-invent the services they offer in the digital economy?

06 May 2015

by Mike Wood

‘European Digital Banking Forecast’ by Forrester Research (*)  suggests that technology has transformed financial services, that online and mobile banking are widespread, and will continue to grow over the next few years. Digital banking is far more comprehensive than simply automating and optimising processes – it’s a case of business transformation to shake up existing ways of operating and thinking in order to better support customer demand.

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New offices for BTR Services

05 May 2015

BTR Services consolidated its two offices in the Crescent in Anderlecht. The Crescent is a state-of-the-art business centre providing us with office space, a shared reception, meeting rooms, a company restaurant, a fitness room and more. At the opening ceremony for the new office mister Guy Van Hengel, minister of Finance, Budget and External Relations in the Brussels Capital Region, talked about the advantages for corporations of being located in Brussels. Continue reading…

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Velocimetrics 6 delivers complete operational oversight

04 May 2015

Velocimetrics, a global provider of real-time, comprehensive, business performance monitoring and analysis solutions, today announces the release of Velocimetrics 6.0. This latest version significantly strengthens Velocimetrics’ ability to deliver uncompromised operational oversight across complete end-to-end processes in fast, acutely complex and high volume trading environments.

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Seminars on cybersecurity

04 May 2015

Solvay Executive Education has developed 4 new seminars on Cybersecurity to keep pace with today’s fast-evolving cyber-threat landscape.

Seminar on Cybersecurity Fundamentals This seminar is intended to Information Security professionals, IT professionals and business managers involved with Cybersecurity and Information security issues.

1, 2 and 3 June 2015

All day, English, Brussels

Seminar on Cybersecurity Implementation This seminar is intended to Information Security professionals, IT professionals and business managers involved with the implementation of enterprise capabilities for Cybersecurity and Information security department and activities.

5 and 6 October 2015

All day, English, Brussels

Seminar on Cybersecurity Response This seminar is intended to Information Security professionals, IT professionals and business managers involved with the implementation of enterprise capabilities for adequately responding to attacks. It involves educating on various drivers, skills and competences.

Q4 2015

3 days, English, Brussels

Seminar on Cybersecurity Technology This seminar is intended to Information Security professionals and IT technical professionals who require knowledge in various domains of technology.

Q4 2015

4 days, English, Brussels

Source: Solvay Brussels School

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Financial integration and macro-prudential policy

28 April 2015

by Vítor Constâncio

The financial and sovereign crises have markedly changed our understanding of financial interactions in the Economic and Monetary Union. We have experienced how quickly apparent integration among Member States can unravel and how it can pose a threat to economic activity, job creation and price stability.

 

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