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Examine the Latest Developments in Wholesale Payments Processing Within Financial Markets.

DUBLIN, Ireland -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c50495) has announced the addition of Wholesale Payment Processing in Banking (Review Report) to their offering.

This report combines all seven briefs from the wholesale payments processing theme for H2 2006. Areas covered include an overview of key trends and issues that banks are currently faced with and the strategies and technologies that are currently used to address such wholesale payments processing burdens.

Scope of this title:

- Focuses on Europe and USA

- Forecasts wholesale payments processing IT spend by region until 2009, with spend broken down by source, activity and countries.

Highlights of this title:

- Payments products and services represent a critical revenue stream for banks but have also been an area of cost focus as well. Today, changes in regulation and customer behavior, new cost and efficiency pressures and the migration to electronic transactions are among the many forces driving change in payments products and processing.

Reasons to order your copy:

- Gain visibility on the latest developments in wholesale payments processing activity within financial markets

- Use our timely and concise analysis of key business and technology issues to develop a compelling go-to-market strategy.

Topics Covered

OUR VIEW

CATALYST

SUMMARY

METHODOLOGY

Executive Summary

Introduction

Current wholesale payments landscape in banking (Market Focus)

The changing face of the wholesale payments industry (Strategy Focus)

The future of wholesale payments technology in financial markets (Technology Focus)

Wholesale payments processing spend by activity for Europe and North America (Databook)

Wholesale payments processing spend by European and North American country (Databook)

Wholesale payments processing spend by source for Europe and North America (Databook)

Wholesale payments processing activity by internal and external spend for Europe and North America (Databook)

Summary

Payments processing is moving at different speeds in Europe and North America

The external environment clearing and settlement systems in Europe and North America

Real-time gross settlement (RTGS)

Deferred net settlement systems (DNS)

Automated Clearing Houses (ACH)

The wholesale payments market is still comprised of highly fragmented systems

Domestic payments require the debiting/crediting of accounts in the same currency

Cross-border payments are increasingly becoming domestic transactions inside the EU Falling margins and regulations are increasing pressure on banks to improve efficiency

Product innovation is critical if banks are to remain competitive

Recent and ongoing changes in the external payments infrastructure are creating more opportunity for banks

THE CHANGING FACE OF THE WHOLESALE PAYMENTS INDUSTRY (STRATEGY FOCUS)

Summary

Introduction to the payment processing value chain

Cost-cutting remains a key driver for payments re-engineering efforts

Wholesale payments risk management remains a key priority for banks

Enterprise payments strategies have had limited uptake thus far

Customer-centricity is critical for a successful enterprise payments strategy

Increasing number of banks will acquire payment tzars in near future

Enterprise payments strategists can help banks attain horizontal views across products

Uptake of shared service centres is driving the centralization of payments processing

The centralization of payments policy and processing will have major implications for stakeholders

Banks need a long-term enterprise integration strategy in payments processing

Vendors should explore wholesale payments systems risk management solutions

THE FUTURE OF WHOLESALE PAYMENTS TECHNOLOGY IN FINANCIAL MARKETS (TECHNOLOGY FOCUS)

Summary

Banks need to replace legacy systems by adopting component-based approach

Big-bang projects are expensive and deliver slow ROI

A component-based approach to re-engineering will deliver faster ROI at lower project risk

The message broker offers an alternative to expensive thick-client solutions

Vendors should focus on providing solutions that support gradual replacement projects

Vendors need to effectively demonstrate short-term ROI

Vendors need to strike the balance between end-to-end and best-of-breed solutions

WHOLESALE PAYMENTS PROCESSING SPEND BY ACTIVITY FOR EUROPE AND NORTH AMERICA (DATABOOK)

Introduction

European wholesale payments processing spend by activity

North American wholesale payments processing spend by activity

WHOLESALE PAYMENTS PROCESSING SPEND BY EUROPEAN AND NORTH AMERICAN COUNTRY (DATABOOK)

Introduction

Wholesale payments processing spend by European country

Wholesale payments processing spend by North American country

WHOLESALE PAYMENTS PROCESSING SPEND BY SOURCE FOR EUROPE AND NORTH AMERICA (DATABOOK)

Introduction

European wholesale payments processing spend by source

Wholesale payments processing spend by source for North America

WHOLESALE PAYMENTS PROCESSING ACTIVITY BY INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL SPEND FOR EUROPE AND NORTH AMERICA (DATABOOK)

Introduction

European wholesale payments processing activity by internal and external spend

North American wholesale payments processing activity by internal and external spend APPENDIX

Definitions

EURO1

STEP1 / STEP2

SWIFT

TARGET / TARGET2

TWIST

Payment initiation

Payment operations

Payment engines

Gateways / Interfaces

Internal

External

Packaged software

Professional services

Outsourcing

Hardware

Systems integration

Further reading

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List of Figures

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