All articles by Anna Milne

Editing news and content for Electronic Payments International, a monthly magazine covering the global payments industry. You can reach her at

Anna Milne

Will digital really lead to a revolution?

How much of a threat are challenger banks? What are banks’ opinions on digital transformation? What are the most successful digital offerings in France? How profitable are credit cards? These are just some of the questions pondered at a roundtable hosted by RBI on behalf of Assurant Solutions. Anna Milne writes

The evolution of core banking upgrades

Demand for core banking upgrades is on the up, according to Misys, and vendors are increasingly able to meet the high expectations of banks due to a tried-and-tested modular approach. This means lower risk and a higher return on investment, for small and large banks alike. Anna Milne writes

Brexit would be a disaster, says Barroso, and the US should not play their Trump card- for everyone’s sake

Positive about the future of Europe; negative about the prospect of a Brexit and a Trump-powered America, Jose Manuel Barroso was fighting fit, in the vein of EuroFinance’s conference theme. Anna Milne caught up with him afterwards for exclusive comment

Big Data, Bold Future

Big Data could be the very future of retail banking and the one thing to rebuild consumer trust, said the chief executive of the British Bankers Association at a roundtable in London where the future of retail banking was put in the spotlight in a very big way. Anna Milne reports

Apple Pay’s UK NFC entrance

The UK’s contactless payments infrastructure could serve as both a help and a hindrance to the uber fruit brand’s imminent European debut. Anna Milne writes

United we stand, branch out and deliver

Singapore’s United Overseas Bank enlisted allen international to help draw up a branch concept unique to the Singaporean market. Consumer engagement, staff development and state of the art technologies all combined to put a new face to a well known name. Anna Milne speaks to design director Keith Holmes

Real time payments: The need for speed

What stage is the global transition towards real time payments at? What are the drivers, hindrances, how long will it take and what are the different countries’ priorities? SWIFT is on a mission to support faster payments implementation across markets with a scalable, replicable solution. Anna Milne writes

Not on my shift: The real reason for cloud security concerns

Many financial organisations have dived head first into cloud migration. At the Cloud Banking Europe conference, senior bankers and IT executives explained the need for cloud processes to deliver competitive and fast services as banks strive to stay relevant. Slow and steady wins the race. Anna Milne writes

Wonga should make Haste and re-brand

Wonga has fallen into the red. What future is there for this payday lender and indeed the sector as a whole. Anna Milne writes

Retail Banker International Awards finalists announced

The shortlist for the annual Retail Banker International awards has been drawn up.
The awards, again kindly sponsored by Fiserv, are highly regarded within the industry as a mark of high performance and represent an exceptional level of achievement