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AXA sharpens up its data act: an interview with CIO and COO Kevin Murray

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AXA group CIO and COO Kevin Murray tells Sooraj Shah how the insurance giant is using data from a growing range of sources to better tailor its policies to the needs of its customers
25 Sep 2014

Insurance industry 'behind' on harnessing big data

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Jason Cabral, group head of pricing and management information at Zenith Insurance, tells Computing the sector could benefit from harnessing big data
18 Aug 2014

Morgan Stanley: We deal with 'rogue IT' by blocking Amazon, Dropbox and other cloud services

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Morgan Stanley cloud chief Laszlo Kollar takes drastic action to keep unwanted cloud services out of the bank's network
19 Jun 2014

How BNP Paribas manages multi-billion dollar asset markets with Tibco’s analytics solution

BNP Paribas Securities Service’s Laurent Chauvirey tells Computing why the bank selected Tibco’s Spotfire Enterprise Analytics solution in order to meet the time-to-market challenge.
19 Jun 2014

Two-thirds of financial services CIOs unsure that they can maintain security in event of IT failures

Half of financial services companies say security is a major barrier to mobile banking
17 Jun 2014

Bank of England launches cyber test scheme for UK financial services providers

CBEST is aimed at improving financial firms' understanding of cyber attacks that could threaten the UK's financial stability
10 Jun 2014

UK organisations second most targeted by APTs in Europe, according to FireEye study

Number of unique infections more than tripled from January to December 2013, FireEye study finds
30 Apr 2014

CIO of troubled Co-operative Bank leaves after one year

Co-op Bank CIO Peter Coleman to leave after being in the role since April 2013
09 Apr 2014

Mobile apps lead to sharp decline in bank-branch use, claims British Bankers Association

RBS Group reports 30 per cent fall in customer “footfall” in branches since 2010
31 Mar 2014

Is a 'UK financial services cloud' a real possibility?

What’s standing in the way of the banking industry coming together to create a UK financial services cloud?
24 Mar 2014

How Allianz insures against data mishaps

Peter Gothard reports on how Allianz Insurance Ireland is using software to minimise the risk of data breaches occurring as a result of human error
25 Feb 2014

NatWest selects Microsoft Dynamics CRM ahead of Salesforce.com and Oracle

Dynamics was preferred because of its on-premise option, says RBS head of CRM
24 Feb 2014

Contactless payments: are we sacrificing security for convenience?

Danny Palmer investigates whether contactless card payments could see us handing our details to cyber criminals, all for the sake of buying a coffee a little quicker
07 Feb 2014

2014 and beyond - the future of financial services technology

Duncan Pithouse, partner at law firm DLA Piper, takes a look at what the year has in store for IT in financial services
28 Jan 2014

Cyber security warning for corporate finance

Financial sector needs to take special measures to protect information in corporate finance deals
22 Jan 2014

From saviour to separation: an interview with the Financial Conduct Authority’s CIO Gareth Lewis

Lewis tells Sooraj Shah how he was drafted into the FSA’s 'rescue mission', before overseeing the organisation being split into the FCA and PRA
26 Nov 2013

Betting on 'mobile first' strategy pays off for IG

Spread betting firm's head of IT Ivan Gowan explains how mobile is benefiting both IG and its customers
25 Oct 2013

UK tech start-ups deserve better

Can the government do more to encourage tech start-ups? Yes – a lot more, according to serial tech entrepreneur Dan Wagner
14 Oct 2013

UBS mitigates risk and reduces IT costs with Sailpoint IdentityIQ

The Swiss bank's Head of BBS service delivery, Ralf Kappler, tells Computing why the bank opted for Sailpoint and what benefits it brings
09 Oct 2013

Banks to undergo extensive cyber threat test

Simulated cyber attack to test strength of financial services firms' defences
07 Oct 2013

Banks ordered to bolster cyber defences by FPC

'Concrete plan' by banks to handle cyber attacks to be handed to Financial Policy Committee in six months
02 Oct 2013

Nasdaq outage: Are we playing Russian roulette with our trading platforms?

Financial software expert Lev Lesokhin believes exchanges are not properly managing software-related risks
23 Aug 2013

IBM to acquire Israeli financial security specialist Trusteer

Trusteer's software is used by 16 of the US and UK's top banks, claims IBM
15 Aug 2013

Is voice biometrics a worthy gatekeeper for Barclays call centres?

Barclays Wealth is using voice biometrics to improve the performance of its call centre, but is the bank in danger of compromising its security for sake of a little more convenience for its customers
06 Aug 2013