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FIA, ISDA and SIFMA: Capital markets are crucial for climate investment
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FIA, ISDA and SIFMA: Capital markets are crucial for climate investment

4m | By Jeremy Chan, Journalist

FIA, ISDA and SIFMA: Capital markets are crucial f...

Capital markets must transition towards a greener economy, according to the heads of the industry’s leading trade associations. “Our marke...

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Incentives and transparency needed for carbon market, says CFTC chairman

Incentives and transparency needed for carbon market, says CFTC chairman

4m | By Jeremy Chan, Journalist

Incentives and transparency needed for carbon mark...

Working with corporates and market participants, the CFTC hopes to create futures and derivative markets that will incentivise carbon offset and clima...

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Pandemic driving fintech collaboration
Banking

Pandemic driving fintech collaboration

10m | By Jeremy Chan, Journalist

Pandemic driving fintech collaboration

“[Fintechs] wants to be the platform. They want to be the leader but no one wants to be the follower”, said Don Ginsei, CEO of Holland Fin...

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Webinar invite: Starling Bank & Feedzai to discuss machine learning, fraud and trust
Insurance

Webinar invite: Starling Bank & Feedzai to discuss machine learning, fraud and trust

2y | By David Beach, Reporter

Webinar invite: Starling Bank & Feedzai to discuss...

On 28, March at 3PM, bobsguide is hosting a webinar along with the machine learning anti-fraud specialists, Feedzai and the UK challenger, Starling Ba...

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Fresh start: TSB appoints new IT-heavy CEO
Banking

Fresh start: TSB appoints new IT-heavy CEO

3y | By David Beach, Reporter

Fresh start: TSB appoints new IT-heavy CEO

It was today announced in a press release that Debbie Crosbie, currently group chief operating officer at Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank (CYBG),&n...

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Scotland’s first ‘Fintech Skills Academy’ launches in response to growth of sector
Banking

Scotland’s first ‘Fintech Skills Academy’ launches in response to growth of sector

3y | bobsguide

Scotland’s first ‘Fintech Skills Academy’ launches...

A consortium of international Fintech companies together with Fife Council, Fife College and Fintech Scotland, have joined forces to launch Scotland&r...

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Absa Group Launches in UK
Insurance

Absa Group Launches in UK

3y | By David Beach, Reporter

Absa Group Launches in UK

Today, Absa, one of Africa’s largest diversified financial services group, launches their UK office. Officially trading as Absa Securities UK, t...

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The cost of compliance: have financial services done all that they need to?
Banking

The cost of compliance: have financial services done all that they need to?

3y | bobsguide

The cost of compliance: have financial services do...

Two months into GDPR, the costs and impacts are starting to be felt across the financial service sector. Bobsguide speaks with Jon Szehofner, founding...

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QRails Names Anthony Jarman Vice President of Client Management In UK
Banking

QRails Names Anthony Jarman Vice President of Client Management In UK

3y | bobsguide

QRails Names Anthony Jarman Vice President of Clie...

QRails, Inc. a financial technology company offering sophisticated processing services and other solutions to banks, credit unions, and the digital pa...

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Big changes to Ripple leadership
Trading & brokering

Big changes to Ripple leadership

3y | bobsguide

Big changes to Ripple leadership

  Ripple has today announced that David Schwartz, who previously served as Ripple’s chief cryptographer, has been appointed to chief techno...

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Alipay to be used on London tourist attractions
Banking

Alipay to be used on London tourist attractions

3y | By David Beach, Reporter

Alipay to be used on London tourist attractions

Alipay, the world’s largest lifestyle and mobile payment platform, operated by Ant Financial Services Group (“Ant Financial”, &ldquo...

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Patel: "SWIFT gpi the new norm" as SEB go live
Insurance

Patel: "SWIFT gpi the new norm" as SEB go live

3y | By David Beach, Reporter

Patel: "SWIFT gpi the new norm" as SEB go live

SEB, the Nordic financial services group, has today launched live on SWIFT’s global payments innovation (gpi) service.   With SWIFT gp...

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Intelligent Environments to rebrand as ieDigital

Intelligent Environments to rebrand as ieDigital

3y | By David Beach, Reporter

Intelligent Environments to rebrand as ieDigital

After a comprehensive brand review, Intelligent Environments, the global provider of financial services technology, is set to become ieDigital. Found...

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Newly appointed CIO of digital bank Fidor dubbed "essential step"
Insurance

Newly appointed CIO of digital bank Fidor dubbed "essential step"

3y | By David Beach, Reporter

Newly appointed CIO of digital bank Fidor dubbed "...

Fidor today announces that it has appointed Adam Woolford as its Group Chief Information Officer (CIO).  In his role, Woolford will be responsibl...

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Blenheim Chalcot company ClearScore to be acquired by Experian
Banking

Blenheim Chalcot company ClearScore to be acquired by Experian

3y | By Michael Hocking, Writer and Reporter

Blenheim Chalcot company ClearScore to be acquired...

Experian has today announced it is to acquire ClearScore, the leading provider of free consumer credit reports and scores. ClearScore is part of Blenh...

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Government welcomes new centre for growing technology businesses to open in West London
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Government welcomes new centre for growing technology businesses to open in West London

3y | bobsguide

Government welcomes new centre for growing technol...

Imperial College ThinkSpace and digital venture builder Blenheim Chalcot have announced a joint venture to build “Scale Space”, a 200,000 ...

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‘Minicorns – exciting young FinTech ‘foals’ aiming to become Unicorns that deserve recognition’
Payments

‘Minicorns – exciting young FinTech ‘foals’ aiming to become Unicorns that deserve recognition’

4y | bobsguide

‘Minicorns – exciting young FinTech ‘foals’ aiming...

“The Minicorn Club is for FinTech start-ups that are aspiring and aiming to become Unicorns,” explained Jessica Williams, Event Manager of...

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Retailers and banks – established and new – to explore the future of transaction technology at the UK’s largest payments event
Payments

Retailers and banks – established and new – to explore the future of transaction technology at the UK’s largest payments event

4y | bobsguide

Retailers and banks – established and new – to exp...

PayExpo Europe, the UK’s largest payments conference and exhibition, will return to ExCeL London on 4 and 5 October 2017. As new developments dr...

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UK Finance Launches
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UK Finance Launches

4y | bobsguide

UK Finance Launches

• New trade body representing over 300 firms in the UK providing credit, banking, markets and payment-related services • The new o...

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ClearScore Launches World’s First Chatbot to Build Credit Confidence

ClearScore Launches World’s First Chatbot to Build Credit Confidence

4y | bobsguide

ClearScore Launches World’s First Chatbot to Build...

ClearScore, the UK’s no. 1 credit checking service, is aiming to help millions of people improve their credit score with the launch of &lsq...

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Agilisys to examine next frontier of digital technology in the delivery of customer service

Agilisys to examine next frontier of digital technology in the delivery of customer service

5y | bobsguide

Agilisys to examine next frontier of digital techn...

Free round table event offers public sector organisations exclusive access to leading industry expert to explore how digital can ease burden of public...

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Online and P2P lenders find new ways to solve the challenges of managing client money
Banking

Online and P2P lenders find new ways to solve the challenges of managing client money

5y | bobsguide

Online and P2P lenders find new ways to solve the ...

As the consumer and B2B online lending market has grown rapidly over the last few years, one of the increasing challenges has become the complexity of...

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FCA announces 24 successful sandbox firms as part of Project Innovate

FCA announces 24 successful sandbox firms as part of Project Innovate

5y | bobsguide

FCA announces 24 successful sandbox firms as part ...

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has selected 24 fintech companies to start testing their new financial products in its “regulatory sandbox...

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Tech Giants Collaborate on Zero Outage to Define New Industry Standard
Insurance

Tech Giants Collaborate on Zero Outage to Define New Industry Standard

5y | bobsguide

Tech Giants Collaborate on Zero Outage to Define N...

Founding Members Brocade, Cisco, Dell EMC, Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Juniper, NetApp, SAP, SUSE and T-Systems join...

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Birmingham City Council demonstrates how technology can ease the burden of social care cut backs

Birmingham City Council demonstrates how technology can ease the burden of social care cut backs

5y | bobsguide

Birmingham City Council demonstrates how technolog...

Free webinar offers public sector organisations across the UK unique insight into how one local authority is responding to the growing&...

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Cloud migration fears ease but adoption still low among public sector, reveals Agilisys
Banking

Cloud migration fears ease but adoption still low among public sector, reveals Agilisys

5y | bobsguide

Cloud migration fears ease but adoption still low ...

More than a third have no concrete plans to adopt cloud-based technology according to survey conducted by leading digital technology provider to the p...

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Agilisys ‘knows’ about customer service

Agilisys ‘knows’ about customer service

5y | bobsguide

Agilisys ‘knows’ about customer service

New partnership solution helps to automate customer service   As National Customer Service week comes to an end, Agilisys is delighted to announc...

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New Fintech Research Collaboration
Banking

New Fintech Research Collaboration

5y | bobsguide

New Fintech Research Collaboration

The Berlin Company Builder FinLeap joins forces with UK FinTech influencer Devie Mohan to launch a new FinTech research company: Burnmark  FinLea...

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Agilisys launches Community Cloud
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Agilisys launches Community Cloud

5y | bobsguide

Agilisys launches Community Cloud

Unique solution to address the needs of public sector organisations on their journey to the Cloud In another first from Agilisys, the leading provider...

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Holvi and SumUp announce partnership
Banking

Holvi and SumUp announce partnership

5y | bobsguide

Holvi and SumUp announce partnership

Two leading fintech companies partner up to serve the underserved segment of small businesses and the self employed Mobile payment company SumUp and b...

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ClearScore Transforms Credit Scoring in the UK by Giving 2 Million People Free Access to Their Financial Information

ClearScore Transforms Credit Scoring in the UK by Giving 2 Million People Free Access to Their Financial Information

5y | bobsguide

ClearScore Transforms Credit Scoring in the UK by ...

Today, ClearScore is proud to announce that it has become the UK’s number one credit checking company, helping more than two million people get ...

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Guy Buckley-Sharp joins ClearScore as new CFO
Banking

Guy Buckley-Sharp joins ClearScore as new CFO

5y | bobsguide

Guy Buckley-Sharp joins ClearScore as new CFO

ClearScore, the free credit checking service, has appointed Guy Buckley-Sharp as its new Chief Finance Officer from May 2016. At ClearScore, Guy will ...

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Trilogy and Blenheim Chalcot to Launch Mould-breaking Tech/property Venture in Manchester

Trilogy and Blenheim Chalcot to Launch Mould-breaking Tech/property Venture in Manchester

5y | bobsguide

Trilogy and Blenheim Chalcot to Launch Mould-break...

In an unprecedented tie-up between a tech business and a property company, Robert Wolstenholme’s Trilogy Property has formed a joint venture wit...

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British Business Bank Investments Limited partners with Liberis to support funding for smaller UK businesses
Banking

British Business Bank Investments Limited partners with Liberis to support funding for smaller UK businesses

5y | bobsguide

British Business Bank Investments Limited partners...

Liberis has now advanced over £100 million to small businesses High street businesses choose simple and flexible business cash advances British ...

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Blenheim Chalcot acquire iJento in customer intelligence push
Insurance

Blenheim Chalcot acquire iJento in customer intelligence push

5y | bobsguide

Blenheim Chalcot acquire iJento in customer intell...

In a sign of the increasing importance of optimising the value of online and offline customer interactions and understanding multichannel customer ana...

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BBVA invests in Atom Bank, the UK’s first mobile-only bank
Banking

BBVA invests in Atom Bank, the UK’s first mobile-only bank

6y | bobsguide

BBVA invests in Atom Bank, the UK’s first mobile-o...

BBVA has agreed to invest £45m (around €64m) for a 29.5% stake in Atom, the UK’s first mobile-only bank, which will launch in ea...

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Contentive acquire HR Directors Business Summit and Pan European HR Summit from World Trade Group (WTG)
Accounting

Contentive acquire HR Directors Business Summit and Pan European HR Summit from World Trade Group (WTG)

6y | bobsguide

Contentive acquire HR Directors Business Summit an...

Contentive, owners of bobsguide, the leading online resource for financial technology, and its sister-titles PaymentEye and GTNews is delighted to ann...

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MasterCard Announces New Opportunity for European Startups
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MasterCard Announces New Opportunity for European Startups

6y | bobsguide

MasterCard Announces New Opportunity for European ...

Applications now being accepted for MasterCard Start Path Europe MasterCard is inviting innovative startups from across Europe to apply for the next e...

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LME appoints John Lee as Chief Technology Officer
Insurance

LME appoints John Lee as Chief Technology Officer

6y | bobsguide

LME appoints John Lee as Chief Technology Officer

The London Metal Exchange (LME) is pleased to announce the appointment of John Lee as Chief Technology Officer.  John has 22 years of technology ...

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Blenheim Chalcot to create Fintech Incubator with QED Investors and former Google UK MD Dan Cobley
Accounting

Blenheim Chalcot to create Fintech Incubator with QED Investors and former Google UK MD Dan Cobley

7y | bobsguide

Blenheim Chalcot to create Fintech Incubator with ...

Building on a record of successful investments in technology-driven financial services businesses, Blenheim Chalcot is partnering with Capital One fou...

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Have you cast your vote in the FinTech and Payments Innovation awards yet?
Banking

Have you cast your vote in the FinTech and Payments Innovation awards yet?

7y | bobsguide

Have you cast your vote in the FinTech and Payment...

Dear member, Do you know or work for a company that drives technology innovation across the financial services industry? If so, we encourage you to no...

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Call for nominations are now open for the bobsguide FinTech & Payments Innovation Awards
Banking

Call for nominations are now open for the bobsguide FinTech & Payments Innovation Awards

7y | bobsguide

Call for nominations are now open for the bobsguid...

bobsguide, the leading resource for financial technology, and PaymentEye, the payment industry’s premier online publication are pleased to annou...

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bobsguide introduces new Lead Journalist - Nicole Miskelly

bobsguide introduces new Lead Journalist - Nicole Miskelly

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

bobsguide introduces new Lead Journalist - Nicole ...

Leading financial technology platform bobsguide welcomes lead journalist, Nicole Miskelly, to the team. Nicole is now the first point of contact at bo...

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Bank of England works with CREST to deliver cyber-security framework
Banking

Bank of England works with CREST to deliver cyber-security framework

7y | bobsguide

Bank of England works with CREST to deliver cyber-...

CREST, the not-for-profit organisation that represents the technical information security industry, has been working with UK Financial Authorities ...

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Paym back on pay day
Banking

Paym back on pay day

7y | bobsguide

Paym back on pay day

Paym will make it easier for friends and family to pay each other back  Paym launches on 29th April, register your mobile number now  Consum...

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New cyber security certification scheme proposed
Banking

New cyber security certification scheme proposed

7y | bobsguide

New cyber security certification scheme proposed

As we mentioned in previous posts, cyber security challenges are growing for all kind of businesses in a variety of different industries. However, tho...

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Banks haemorrhaging money due to legacy technology
Banking

Banks haemorrhaging money due to legacy technology

7y | bobsguide

Banks haemorrhaging money due to legacy technology

Banks in the UK are pouring money into patching up ageing legacy systems, according to a new report, with estimates suggesting the practice is costing...

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US firms increasing security spending as payment fraud rises
Insurance

US firms increasing security spending as payment fraud rises

7y | bobsguide

US firms increasing security spending as payment f...

A new survey from the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) has revealed that firms in the US are increasing their payment security measures a...

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Cybersecurity may suffer if IT budgets fall
Insurance

Cybersecurity may suffer if IT budgets fall

7y | bobsguide

Cybersecurity may suffer if IT budgets fall

Cyber attacks are becoming more frequent and more sophisticated in the current environment, with businesses in all sectors and governments around the ...

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Mobey Forum Launches Mobile Corporate Banking Workgroup
Banking

Mobey Forum Launches Mobile Corporate Banking Workgroup

7y | bobsguide

Mobey Forum Launches Mobile Corporate Banking Work...

Association to champion value of mobile financial services in corporate environments  In a bid to help businesses keep pace with the rapidly evol...

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Financial technology professionals to gather for first ABTEC event
Trading & brokering

Financial technology professionals to gather for first ABTEC event

7y | bobsguide

Financial technology professionals to gather for f...

A large number of leading financial technology professionals from the regions of North Africa and the Middle East are preparing to gather for the firs...

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The introduction of SEPA: What will it mean for you?
Banking

The introduction of SEPA: What will it mean for you?

7y | bobsguide

The introduction of SEPA: What will it mean for yo...

The payments industry is one of rapid change and evolution, as new techniques and technologies are used to improve the way payments are made across al...

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Payments Council Paym scheme set to launch on April 29th
Banking

Payments Council Paym scheme set to launch on April 29th

7y | bobsguide

Payments Council Paym scheme set to launch on Apri...

The Payments Council has announced that it will be launching its new Paym technology, which allows people to transfer money to the bank accounts of ot...

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Big data start-up Cloudera raises $900m
Insurance

Big data start-up Cloudera raises $900m

7y | bobsguide

Big data start-up Cloudera raises $900m

Big data start-up Cloudera has raised $900 million in a private share sale, making it the largest US tech fundraising effort since Twitter's IPO i...

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PwC and CBI study highlights positive performance from financial services
Banking

PwC and CBI study highlights positive performance from financial services

7y | bobsguide

PwC and CBI study highlights positive performance ...

A new survey of the financial services sector by the business group CBI and accountancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has indicated that confidenc...

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Swift expands financial crime prevention portfolio with Omnicision acquisition
Banking

Swift expands financial crime prevention portfolio with Omnicision acquisition

7y | bobsguide

Swift expands financial crime prevention portfolio...

Financial crime prevention service provider Swift has increased its portfolio with the acquisition of Omnicision, in a bid to boost its compliance sol...

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The changing face of payments in 2014
Banking

The changing face of payments in 2014

7y | bobsguide

The changing face of payments in 2014

The payments industry has undergone a rapid evolution in recent years, with traditional payment methods being joined by more modern transaction platfo...

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The challenges of cyber security and the role of CISOs
Insurance

The challenges of cyber security and the role of CISOs

7y | bobsguide

The challenges of cyber security and the role of C...

The issue of cyber security is one that has been growing and making its way up the priority lists of companies all over the world, as attacks become m...

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Widespread adoption of cloud-based financial technology on the horizon
Insurance

Widespread adoption of cloud-based financial technology on the horizon

7y | bobsguide

Widespread adoption of cloud-based financial techn...

The financial services sector has been wary of implementing cloud-based financial functions into their organisations in the past, but a new survey has...

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Zapp looking to secure banks' buy-in
Banking

Zapp looking to secure banks' buy-in

7y | bobsguide

Zapp looking to secure banks' buy-in

Zapp has revealed it is confident that a growing number of banks in the UK will sign up for its services and provide them to customers. The payments s...

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Finance industry threatened by failure to share Big Data
Asset management

Finance industry threatened by failure to share Big Data

7y | bobsguide

Finance industry threatened by failure to share Bi...

Big Data is becoming more and more important in a whole hosts of industries, with marketers, retailers, insurers and the finance sector all making use...

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B2B software provider Coupa Software secures $40m in Series F funding
Insurance

B2B software provider Coupa Software secures $40m in Series F funding

7y | bobsguide

B2B software provider Coupa Software secures $40m ...

B2B financial software provider Coupa Software has raised $40 million in Series F funding to help it compete with major players in the market, such as...

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Bank IT spending to hit $100bn in 2018
Asset management

Bank IT spending to hit $100bn in 2018

7y | bobsguide

Bank IT spending to hit $100bn in 2018

A new study conducted by Ovum has revealed that IT spending within the financial services sector is set to increase in the coming years, hitting the $...

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Royal Mint to launch most secure coin in circulation in 2017
Banking

Royal Mint to launch most secure coin in circulation in 2017

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Royal Mint to launch most secure coin in circulati...

The Royal Mint will launch a new £1 coin in 2017, which it claims will become the most secure coin in circulation. Chancellor George Osborne is ...

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RBS calls for UK financial services cloud
Banking

RBS calls for UK financial services cloud

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RBS calls for UK financial services cloud

The chief analytics officer at Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), Alan Grogan, has called for the creation of a UK financial services cloud to allow banks ...

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World's largest mobile payment survey highlights increased perception of risk with mCommerce
Banking

World's largest mobile payment survey highlights increased perception of risk with mCommerce

7y | bobsguide

World's largest mobile payment survey highlights i...

The world's largest mobile payments and fraud survey has indicated that merchants are becoming more aware of the dangers fraudulent attacks pose t...

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Over 94m contactless payments made in UK in 2013.
Banking

Over 94m contactless payments made in UK in 2013.

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Over 94m contactless payments made in UK in 2013.

Visa Europe has has revealed that contactless payments have increased dramatically in the UK and other nations in Europe, as consumers are becoming mo...

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New Payments Council reports highlights positivity around Paym.
Banking

New Payments Council reports highlights positivity around Paym.

7y | bobsguide

New Payments Council reports highlights positivity...

The Payments Council has released a report that indicates a great deal of positivity around its new Paym mobile payments system. According to the repo...

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MasterCard and Visa to join forces to boost payment security
Banking

MasterCard and Visa to join forces to boost payment security

7y | bobsguide

MasterCard and Visa to join forces to boost paymen...

Card companies MasterCard and Visa have announced the formation of a cross-industry effort to improve the safety and security of card payments. T...

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PNC Bank launches online cash flow management tool for businesses.
Banking

PNC Bank launches online cash flow management tool for businesses.

7y | bobsguide

PNC Bank launches online cash flow management tool...

Pittsburgh-based PNC Bank has launched a new online tool that aims to give business owners a clear indication of their organisation's cash flow. T...

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Cyber security tech firms a target for investors
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Cyber security tech firms a target for investors

7y | bobsguide

Cyber security tech firms a target for investors

The cyber security landscape has changed dramatically in recent years, with attacks becoming more frequent and more sophisticated in nature, as cyber ...

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Is the financial services sector facing a tech skills gap?
Insurance

Is the financial services sector facing a tech skills gap?

7y | bobsguide

Is the financial services sector facing a tech ski...

The financial services industry has made major strides in terms of technology and the use of big data to boost the products and services it provides, ...

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Pitney Bowes Adds Advanced Big Data Management Capabilities to its Spectrum™ Technology Platform
Banking

Pitney Bowes Adds Advanced Big Data Management Capabilities to its Spectrum™ Technology Platform

7y | bobsguide

Pitney Bowes Adds Advanced Big Data Management Cap...

Delivers Trusted Data and Insights across the Enterprise to Optimise Customer Interactions and Competitiveness Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE: PBI) today ann...

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NDRC launches Ireland's first fintech start-up accelerator programme

NDRC launches Ireland's first fintech start-up accelerator programme

7y | bobsguide

NDRC launches Ireland's first fintech start-up acc...

The Irish National Digital Research Centre (NDRC) has launched Ireland's first financial technology start-up programme, aimed at improving ac...

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Just 6% of B2B buyers say social media impacts buying process

Just 6% of B2B buyers say social media impacts buying process

7y | bobsguide

Just 6% of B2B buyers say social media impacts buy...

A new report published by DH Communications and KoMarketing Associates has revealed that social media has very limited influence on B2B purchases. The...

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Financial services a top target for cybercrime, says PwC
Banking

Financial services a top target for cybercrime, says PwC

7y | bobsguide

Financial services a top target for cybercrime, sa...

The financial services sector is still a top target for cybercriminals, according to a study published by PwC, with the poll revealing that 39 per cen...

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Final testing on track for Payments Council Paym technology
Banking

Final testing on track for Payments Council Paym technology

7y | bobsguide

Final testing on track for Payments Council Paym t...

The Payment Council has announced that the final stage of testing for its new mobile payments technology, Paym, is on track and that a launch date wil...

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50% of global organisations to adopt architectural approach to web-scale IT by 2017
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50% of global organisations to adopt architectural approach to web-scale IT by 2017

7y | bobsguide

50% of global organisations to adopt architectural...

New research published by Gartner has revealed that 50 per cent of global enterprises will be taking an architectural approach to web-scale IT by 2017...

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Managed security services adoption set to rise in Asia Pacific region
Banking

Managed security services adoption set to rise in Asia Pacific region

7y | bobsguide

Managed security services adoption set to rise in ...

The adoption of managed security services in the Asia Pacific region is set to grow rapidly in the coming years, as companies operating in the region ...

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UK Treasury aiming to modernise the cheque with imaging technology
Banking

UK Treasury aiming to modernise the cheque with imaging technology

7y | bobsguide

UK Treasury aiming to modernise the cheque with im...

The UK government is hoping to bring the paper cheque into the 21st century by implementing an imaging system that will enable banks to verify and cle...

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Master data management critical to CRM optimisation, says Gartner
Banking

Master data management critical to CRM optimisation, says Gartner

7y | bobsguide

Master data management critical to CRM optimisatio...

Research firm Gartner has indicated that the implementation of master data management (MDM) is critical to the success of constructing the optimal cus...

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Document storage firm Stor-a-file makes 2 new acquisitions
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Document storage firm Stor-a-file makes 2 new acquisitions

7y | bobsguide

Document storage firm Stor-a-file makes 2 new acqu...

Leicestershire-based document storage company Stor-a-file is continuing its recent growth by acquiring two new companies within its sector, with the h...

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More financial services firms turning towards private PaaS solutions
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More financial services firms turning towards private PaaS solutions

7y | bobsguide

More financial services firms turning towards priv...

Financial services firms and the way they operate have changed dramatically in recent years, following the economic difficulties that began in 2008 an...

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New niche Investigative Risk Management firm launched
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New niche Investigative Risk Management firm launched

7y | bobsguide

New niche Investigative Risk Management firm launc...

A new company has been launched within the corporate risk sector to meet the need for corporate risk management and personal investigations within the...

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MasterCard survey highlights 2013 as year mobile payments were truly accepted
Banking

MasterCard survey highlights 2013 as year mobile payments were truly accepted

7y | bobsguide

MasterCard survey highlights 2013 as year mobile p...

A recent study and infographic published by MasterCard alongside PRIME Research has revealed that 2013 was the year when consumers welcomed mobile pay...

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UK banking standards authority to champion conduct, capability and customers
Banking

UK banking standards authority to champion conduct, capability and customers

7y | bobsguide

UK banking standards authority to champion conduct...

The new banking standards authority, which is to be set up in the UK, will focus on conduct, capability and customers within the industry. Sir Richard...

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HMRC scraps VAT on bitcoin currency
Banking

HMRC scraps VAT on bitcoin currency

7y | bobsguide

HMRC scraps VAT on bitcoin currency

The UK tax authority HMRC has announced plans to scrap VAT on the bitcoin currency in the nation, with new guidance published by the organisation on t...

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Free banking may come to an end, says RBS boss
Banking

Free banking may come to an end, says RBS boss

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Free banking may come to an end, says RBS boss

The chief executive of the UK-based Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), Ross McEwen, has claimed that free banking could come to an end in the near future. ...

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Card issuers urged to ditch signatures
Banking

Card issuers urged to ditch signatures

7y | bobsguide

Card issuers urged to ditch signatures

Credit card issuers in the US are being advised to move away from signature-based security and instead embrace chip and PIN and EMV in order to protec...

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Bitcoin targeted by 100 malware families
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Bitcoin targeted by 100 malware families

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Bitcoin targeted by 100 malware families

More than 100 uniques families of malware have been created to take advantage of the Bitcoin boom and provide cybercriminals with access to virtual cu...

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Malauzai Software launches mobile banking app for businesses
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Malauzai Software launches mobile banking app for businesses

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Malauzai Software launches mobile banking app for ...

Malauzai Software has created a new application targeted at business customers of a range of banks. The Business Mobile SmartApp has been implemented ...

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Bitcoin Foundation says digital currency can overcome 'lacklustre' mobile payments
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Bitcoin Foundation says digital currency can overcome 'lacklustre' mobile payments

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Bitcoin Foundation says digital currency can overc...

The executive director the of Bitcoin Foundation, Jon Matonis, has claimed that the mobile payments industry and the adoption of the technology has be...

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Getin Bank and Hitachi Europe launch finger vein biometric authentication
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Getin Bank and Hitachi Europe launch finger vein biometric authentication

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Getin Bank and Hitachi Europe launch finger vein b...

Polish Getin Bank has been working with Hitachi Europe to launch new financial technology that utilises finger vein biometric authentication at its se...

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New Georgia Tech software thwarts online banking fraud
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New Georgia Tech software thwarts online banking fraud

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New Georgia Tech software thwarts online banking f...

Scientists and researchers at Georgia Tech University have developed a new piece of software that can thwart many methods used during malware attacks....

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Isis CEO says foundation for mobile payments in place
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Isis CEO says foundation for mobile payments in place

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Isis CEO says foundation for mobile payments in pl...

Isis chief executive Michael Abbott told attendees at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona that a foundation has been built for mobile payment...

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Contactless payments booming in UK
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Contactless payments booming in UK

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Contactless payments booming in UK

Contactless payment technology is booming in the UK, according to WorldPay, with 226 per cent more transactions of this type taking place now, compare...

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Ex JP Morgan custody chief set to launch fintech accelerator
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Ex JP Morgan custody chief set to launch fintech accelerator

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Ex JP Morgan custody chief set to launch fintech a...

The former chief executive of JP Morgan's custody business, Dinkar Jetley, is set to launch a new company that will invest in financial technology...

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Researchers warn hackers are increasingly targeting bank accounts
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Researchers warn hackers are increasingly targeting bank accounts

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Researchers warn hackers are increasingly targetin...

Researchers from security firm Kaspersky Lab have indicated that the number of malicious programs used by hackers to target tablets and smartphones in...

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MasterCard and Syniverse to boost mobile payments technology
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MasterCard and Syniverse to boost mobile payments technology

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MasterCard and Syniverse to boost mobile payments ...

MasterCard and Syniverse revealed a new partnership at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona, which they believe will enhance peace of mind for...

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GSMA report reveals active mobile money customers topped 61 million in 2013
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GSMA report reveals active mobile money customers topped 61 million in 2013

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GSMA report reveals active mobile money customers ...

An annual report on the state of mobile financial services published by GSMA has revealed the latest trends within the mobile money, mobile insurance,...

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Point and Handelsbanken announce mobile payment management solution
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Point and Handelsbanken announce mobile payment management solution

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Point and Handelsbanken announce mobile payment ma...

Point, a VeriFone Systems subsidiary, has announced a new deal with leading Swedish bank Handelsbanken that will lead to the creation of a mobile paym...

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Over two-fifths of Brits using mobile banking, says Consumer Intelligence
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Over two-fifths of Brits using mobile banking, says Consumer Intelligence

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Over two-fifths of Brits using mobile banking, say...

More than two-fifths (42 per cent) of British bank customers take advantage of new financial technology to manage their accounts via their smartphones...

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MasterCard announces in-app payment technology MasterPass
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MasterCard announces in-app payment technology MasterPass

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MasterCard announces in-app payment technology Mas...

MasterCard has announced its MasterPass in-app payment technology at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona. The technology enables consumers to...

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Savills and Barclays enabling people to buy homes via smartphones
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Savills and Barclays enabling people to buy homes via smartphones

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Savills and Barclays enabling people to buy homes ...

Savills Auctions and Barclays have joined forces to create a new way for customers to buy new home via their mobile phones. The UK bank's Pingit m...

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Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox goes offline
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Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox goes offline

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Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox goes offline

Mt. Gox, one of the largest bitcoin exchanges in the world has gone offline, following a number of technical issues, which caused it to halt customer ...

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PayPal and Samsung to improve mobile payment technology in Galaxy S5
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PayPal and Samsung to improve mobile payment technology in Galaxy S5

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PayPal and Samsung to improve mobile payment techn...

Payment provider PayPal has joined forces with electronic giant Samsung to develop a new way for consumers to make purchases through their smartphones...

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Euroclear Bank chosen for settlement of US stocks by EuroCCP
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Euroclear Bank chosen for settlement of US stocks by EuroCCP

7y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Euroclear Bank chosen for settlement of US stocks ...

EuroCCP, the pan-European central counterparty (CCP) which clears over 4,000 securities, has chosen Euroclear Bank, the Brussels-based international c...

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Deutsche Bank set to cut assets of US unit
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Deutsche Bank set to cut assets of US unit

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Deutsche Bank set to cut assets of US unit

The balance sheets of the US arm of the German institution Deutsche Bank will be slashed as the company has revealed plans that will see it comply wit...

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BoE dismisses bank concerns over capital requirement proposals
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BoE dismisses bank concerns over capital requirement proposals

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BoE dismisses bank concerns over capital requireme...

The governor of the Bank of England (BoE) Mark Carney has taken steps to dismiss bank concerns about new capital requirement proposals. He said the co...

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Mt. Gox's Mark Karpeles resigns from Bitcoin Foundation

Mt. Gox's Mark Karpeles resigns from Bitcoin Foundation

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Mt. Gox's Mark Karpeles resigns from Bitcoin Found...

The chief executive of Tokyo-based bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, Mark Karpeles, has resigned from his position on the board of the Bitcoin Foundation. Mt....

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Canada's digital currency receives security boost
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Canada's digital currency receives security boost

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Canada's digital currency receives security boost

Canada's new cloud-based digital currency, MintChip, will use device-based multi-factor user authentication for added security. First unveiled by ...

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Card and tech firms partner for faster, more secure payments
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Card and tech firms partner for faster, more secure payments

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Card and tech firms partner for faster, more secur...

Card manufacturer and NFC specialist ABnote has partnered with SimplyTapp to utilise the latter firm's  Host Card Emulation (HCE) platform fo...

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Cap on card fees backed by MEPs
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Cap on card fees backed by MEPs

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Cap on card fees backed by MEPs

Members of the European Parliament have voiced their support for a cap on the fees that banks charge retailers for processing card payments within the...

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Sands system hack leads to complimentary monitoring
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Sands system hack leads to complimentary monitoring

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Sands system hack leads to complimentary monitorin...

Employees at Las Vegas Sands Corp. have been offered complimentary identity theft protection and credit monitoring after hackers accessed confide...

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CaixaBank turns to Google Glass and smartwatches

CaixaBank turns to Google Glass and smartwatches

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CaixaBank turns to Google Glass and smartwatches

CaixaBank has developed a new Google Glass app that uses augmented reality to help people find their nearest branch and other relevant information abo...

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Barclays employee helps cybercriminals to £1.25 million haul
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Barclays employee helps cybercriminals to £1.25 million haul

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Barclays employee helps cybercriminals to £1.25 mi...

Cybercriminals who helped to steal £1.25 million from Barclays were assisted by an employee who attached malicious hardware to a branch computer...

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Nokia develops tag to link wallets and phones

Nokia develops tag to link wallets and phones

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Nokia develops tag to link wallets and phones

Nokia has launched a new device that helps to sync customers' wallets and smartphones so that the two never get separated. Known as the Nokia Trea...

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Bank uses motion sensor tech to attract customers

Bank uses motion sensor tech to attract customers

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Bank uses motion sensor tech to attract customers

A South African bank is trialling the use of motion sensor technology in branches to attract potential customers and encourage them to use its service...

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Barclaycard enters mPOS market
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Barclaycard enters mPOS market

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Barclaycard enters mPOS market

Barclaycard has announced it is to enter the UK mPOS market, with a new app and card reader helping the company to carve a niche for itself in the ind...

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Snecma suffers data attack via Internet Explorer loophole
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Snecma suffers data attack via Internet Explorer loophole

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Snecma suffers data attack via Internet Explorer l...

France's aerospace engine maker Snecma has been targeted by data thieves, who exploited vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer to breach the organis...

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Barclays seeks global applicants for fintech accelerator programme

Barclays seeks global applicants for fintech accelerator programme

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Barclays seeks global applicants for fintech accel...

Barclays has expanded its search for the next batch of fintech stars, with startups in New York invited to apply for a seed investment and office spac...

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Nigeria launches major biometrics project
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Nigeria launches major biometrics project

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Nigeria launches major biometrics project

Nigeria's banks have launched a large-scale biometrics project, which will help to improve financial security by registering the fingerprints and ...

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Agilent Technologies and Fime partner on test tools for mobile payments
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Agilent Technologies and Fime partner on test tools for mobile payments

7y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Agilent Technologies and Fime partner on test tool...

Agilent Technologies, a telco specialist, and secure-chip testing provider, Fime, are partnering on a range of testing tools for end user clients who ...

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Tech firms eye increased sales and valuations in 2014

Tech firms eye increased sales and valuations in 2014

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Tech firms eye increased sales and valuations in 2...

The majority of tech companies expect sales to increase in 2014, with business valuations following suit as industry and consumer confidence returns. ...

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Credit card companies fined for major data theft
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Credit card companies fined for major data theft

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Credit card companies fined for major data theft

Three credit card companies in South Korea have received substantial fines for their role in the largest-ever incident of financial data theft in the ...

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Google buys Israeli tech start-up
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Google buys Israeli tech start-up

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Google buys Israeli tech start-up

Google has completed the acquisition of tech start-up SlickLogin, which develops a system that can help banks and ecommerce sites to better safeguard ...

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Cybercriminals developing Bitcoin alternatives
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Cybercriminals developing Bitcoin alternatives

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Cybercriminals developing Bitcoin alternatives

Cybercriminals dissatisfied with the perceived lack of anonymity provided by Bitcoin are developing their own digital currencies for use online, netwo...

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Thailand resumes Bitcoin exchange

Thailand resumes Bitcoin exchange

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Thailand resumes Bitcoin exchange

Thailand has resumed its Bitcoin exchange, after changing its stance on whether the digital currency should be considered legal tender in the country....

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IBM to cut 15,000 global jobs
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IBM to cut 15,000 global jobs

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IBM to cut 15,000 global jobs

IBM has announced it is cutting up to 15,000 global jobs as part of a wider downsizing plan that will see redundancies in Europe, India and Brazil. &n...

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Forbes hit by Syrian Electronic Army
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Forbes hit by Syrian Electronic Army

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Forbes hit by Syrian Electronic Army

Forbes has become the latest in a long line of victims of the Syrian Electronic Army, after the cyber wing of Bashar al-Assad's army hacked the ne...

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India pledges $1.8 billion to state-run banks
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India pledges $1.8 billion to state-run banks

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India pledges $1.8 billion to state-run banks

India is set to inject $1.8 billion of capital into state-run banks over the course of the next fiscal year, while also reducing the country's fis...

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Big Data Partnership licensed to deliver Intel’s Hadoop offerings in Europe
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Big Data Partnership licensed to deliver Intel’s Hadoop offerings in Europe

7y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Big Data Partnership licensed to deliver Intel’s H...

The Big Data Partnership, a reseller, training and consultancy vendor based in the UK, has been approved to implement the Intel Distribution agreement...

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Bank BPH in Poland licenses Surecomp Imex v7.0 for trade finance operations
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Bank BPH in Poland licenses Surecomp Imex v7.0 for trade finance operations

7y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Bank BPH in Poland licenses Surecomp Imex v7.0 for...

Bank BPH, a commercial bank in Poland, is to upgrade its existing Surecomp back-office trade finance software to the vendor’s IMEX 7.0, the late...

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World Bank aiming to boost lending 50% in ten years

World Bank aiming to boost lending 50% in ten years

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World Bank aiming to boost lending 50% in ten year...

The World Bank has announced plans to boost its lending by 50 per cent in the next decade, but reducing costs significantly and loosening its restrict...

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Retailers and US financial services group form cyber security partnership
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Retailers and US financial services group form cyber security partnership

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Retailers and US financial services group form cyb...

Retailers and US financial services companies have revealed they will form a partnership in a bid to reduce the frequency of data breaches and the the...

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Deutsche Bank to reshuffle corporate finance management team
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Deutsche Bank to reshuffle corporate finance management team

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Deutsche Bank to reshuffle corporate finance manag...

Deutsche Bank is undergoing further internal upheaval with a reshuffle set to take place with the senior management of its corporate finance division....

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Bitcoin hacks a significant warning to digital currency users
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Bitcoin hacks a significant warning to digital currency users

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Bitcoin hacks a significant warning to digital cur...

A spamming attack targeting bitcoin exchanges has provided a warning to those using the digital currency, experts have claimed. The distributed denial...

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BNY Mellon Unveils New Global Payments Infrastructure with Clear2Pay
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BNY Mellon Unveils New Global Payments Infrastructure with Clear2Pay

7y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

BNY Mellon Unveils New Global Payments Infrastruct...

BNY Mellon has rolled out its new global payments infrastructure today in London, UK, and also revealed that it is to join the CHAPS scheme in the UK ...

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U.S. Bank trials voice biometrics security
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U.S. Bank trials voice biometrics security

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U.S. Bank trials voice biometrics security

Employees at U.S. Bank have begun a pilot of new software that utilises voice biometrics to allow consumers to access their credit card accounts on mo...

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Standard Chartered set to sell Swiss private banking arm
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Standard Chartered set to sell Swiss private banking arm

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Standard Chartered set to sell Swiss private banki...

Standard Chartered has announced it is looking to sell its private banking arm in Switzerland, as part of the under-pressure bank's to remove non-...

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Fidelity Bank struggling with mobile and online banking systems
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Fidelity Bank struggling with mobile and online banking systems

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Fidelity Bank struggling with mobile and online ba...

Kansas-based Fidelity Bank has revealed that a failure in a "key piece of hardware" impacted the organisation's online and mobile bankin...

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UK Lloyds Bank announces $689m pre-tax profit

UK Lloyds Bank announces $689m pre-tax profit

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UK Lloyds Bank announces $689m pre-tax profit

UK-based Lloyds Banking Group, which is backed by the nation's taxpayers, has declared it has returned to profit, announcing a pre-tax profit of $...

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Moneygram and Vodafone sign mobile payments deal
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Moneygram and Vodafone sign mobile payments deal

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Moneygram and Vodafone sign mobile payments deal

Mobile phone network operator Vodafone has announced a deal with money transfer firm Moneygram that will allow its customers to transfer funds from 20...

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BoE begins internal investigation over forex manipulation claims
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BoE begins internal investigation over forex manipulation claims

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BoE begins internal investigation over forex manip...

The Bank of England (BoE) has launched an internal investigation after claims that an official was aware of foreign exchange fixing. Andrew Bailey, de...

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Australian Commonwealth Bank posts $3.8bn half-year profit
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Australian Commonwealth Bank posts $3.8bn half-year profit

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Australian Commonwealth Bank posts $3.8bn half-yea...

Australia's Commonwealth Bank has posted a $3.8 billion half-year profit, which indicates an increase of 14 per cent on the previous year's re...

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Alipay surpasses PayPal as leading mobile payments platform
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Alipay surpasses PayPal as leading mobile payments platform

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Alipay surpasses PayPal as leading mobile payments...

Mobile payment company Alipay, an affiliate of China's largest online retail company Alibaba, said it has completed more mobile payment transactio...

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China delaying opening card market, says Visa
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China delaying opening card market, says Visa

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China delaying opening card market, says Visa

The chief executive of Visa, Charlie Scharf, has claimed that China is delaying the opening of its card market. In an industry conference sponsored by...

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Eurozone regulators say some EU banks should go under
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Eurozone regulators say some EU banks should go under

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Eurozone regulators say some EU banks should go un...

Leading banking regulators in the European Union has claimed that some of the eurozone's banks have no future and should be allowed to go under if...

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MYOB launches new mobile payments product
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MYOB launches new mobile payments product

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MYOB launches new mobile payments product

Australian accounting software company MYOB has revealed it will be adding a mobile payments product to its portfolio. The new technology, known as MY...

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Sir Richard Lambert reveals plans to reshape UK banking

Sir Richard Lambert reveals plans to reshape UK banking

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Sir Richard Lambert reveals plans to reshape UK ba...

The banking industry in the UK has come under increasing pressure from the public and the government in recent years. Now, a consultation paper has be...

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Eurozone banks in $68.9bn capital black hole
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Eurozone banks in $68.9bn capital black hole

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Eurozone banks in $68.9bn capital black hole

Banks operating within the eurozone are facing a new capital black hole of as much as $68.9 billion, according to a leading financial analyst in the U...

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Russia declares bitcoin illegal and begins crackdown
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Russia declares bitcoin illegal and begins crackdown

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Russia declares bitcoin illegal and begins crackdo...

Authorities in Russia have warned that the use of bitcoin in the nation is illegal and that it will crack down on those using the cryptocurrency. The ...

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UK police using counter-terrorism measure to tackle cyber crime
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UK police using counter-terrorism measure to tackle cyber crime

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UK police using counter-terrorism measure to tackl...

Police in the UK have been working closely with banks to prevent hundreds of attempts to hack into accounts from being successful. The partnership, wh...

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Barclays' customer data stolen and sold
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Barclays' customer data stolen and sold

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Barclays' customer data stolen and sold

Barclays has said it has launched an investigation into the theft of customer data from its Barclays Finanical Planning unit. The Mail on Sunday revea...

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Misys buys IND Group to expand retail core banking suite
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Misys buys IND Group to expand retail core banking suite

7y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Misys buys IND Group to expand retail core banking...

Misys has today completed the acquisition of IND Group, expanding on the cooperation agreement signed early last year, to improve its retail core...

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OpenTable launches mobile payment trial
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OpenTable launches mobile payment trial

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OpenTable launches mobile payment trial

The online restaurant reservation service, OpenTable, has launched a trial of mobile payment services that will enable diners to pay for their meal on...

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Danske Bank announces pre-tax profits of $18.6m in NI

Danske Bank announces pre-tax profits of $18.6m in NI

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Danske Bank announces pre-tax profits of $18.6m in...

Danish bank Danske has announced it made a pre-tax profit of $18.6 million in Northern Ireland in 2013. The figures indicate the bank's first annu...

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Two-thirds of UK residents believe Shari'ah finance is appropriate, survey finds
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Two-thirds of UK residents believe Shari'ah finance is appropriate, survey finds

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Two-thirds of UK residents believe Shari'ah financ...

Two-thirds of UK residents that took part in a recent Islamic Bank of Britain (IBB) survey indicated that Shari’ah finance is appropriate in a m...

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Fintech Startupbootcamp comingtoLondon
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Fintech Startupbootcamp comingtoLondon

7y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Fintech Startupbootcamp comingtoLondon

A Startupbootcamp that doesn’t believe in grammatical spacing is coming to London, UK, this summer when a new three-month fintech accelerator pr...

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Weve and MasterCard partner to drive UK mobile contactless payments
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Weve and MasterCard partner to drive UK mobile contactless payments

7y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Weve and MasterCard partner to drive UK mobile con...

Weve, the joint venture mobile wallet and marketing platform from UK mobile network operators (MNOs) Vodafone, 02 and EE, has today unveiled a partner...

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Over half of finance professionals not ready for EMIR reporting next week, claims Reval poll
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Over half of finance professionals not ready for EMIR reporting next week, claims Reval poll

7y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Over half of finance professionals not ready for E...

With the 12 February deadline for the start of trade reporting under the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) fast approaching, 65% of res...

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New York banking regulator launches currency market investigation
Banking

New York banking regulator launches currency market investigation

7y | bobsguide

New York banking regulator launches currency marke...

New York's leading financial regulator, Benjamin Lawsky, the financial services superintendent, has demanded documents from a dozen banks to inves...

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US regulations to reduce banking M&A activity
Banking

US regulations to reduce banking M&A activity

7y | bobsguide

US regulations to reduce banking M&A activity

The regulatory environment within the banking industry is set to impact high-level bank mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the US, an expert has re...

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Deutsche Bank to cap bonuses again
Banking

Deutsche Bank to cap bonuses again

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Deutsche Bank to cap bonuses again

Deutsche Bank has capped the cash bonus payouts for its bankers at $405,000 for a second year in a row, according to people familiar with the bank. Th...

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Congress looking to Chip and PIN to fight security breaches
Banking

Congress looking to Chip and PIN to fight security breaches

7y | bobsguide

Congress looking to Chip and PIN to fight security...

US Congress is looking into the possibility of speeding up the rollout of Chip and PIN terminals in the US, and associated credit and debit card techn...

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State-owned Chinese bank to buy 60% stake in Standard Bank's UK arm
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State-owned Chinese bank to buy 60% stake in Standard Bank's UK arm

7y | bobsguide

State-owned Chinese bank to buy 60% stake in Stand...

The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) is set to buy control of the UK arm of South African-based Standard Bank in a deal worth around $1....

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Lysanda acquires Direct Line’s Tracker to establish telematics Tantalum Corporation
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Lysanda acquires Direct Line’s Tracker to establish telematics Tantalum Corporation

7y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Lysanda acquires Direct Line’s Tracker to establis...

Lysanda, a provider of driver telematics for car insurers’ dynamically assessing risk and motor vehicle fleet managers at corporates, is buying ...

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Societe Generale to expand private banking operations in Europe

Societe Generale to expand private banking operations in Europe

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Societe Generale to expand private banking operati...

Societe Generale (SocGen) has announced plans to expand its private bank in Europe, with executives at the firm revealing they are looking for growth ...

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Morgan Stanley to pay $1.25bn lawsuit settlement
Banking

Morgan Stanley to pay $1.25bn lawsuit settlement

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Morgan Stanley to pay $1.25bn lawsuit settlement

US banking institution Morgan Stanley has agreed to settle a lawsuit concerning the sale of mortgage-backed securities, paying out $1.25 billion. The ...

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Insurance CEOs see growth and jobs rise but fear tech changes, says PwC survey
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Insurance CEOs see growth and jobs rise but fear tech changes, says PwC survey

7y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Insurance CEOs see growth and jobs rise but fear t...

Almost half of chief executive officers (CEOs) at insurance firms (45%) expect the global economy to improve over the next 12 months with 92% of the 7...

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Satya Nadella named new Microsoft chief executive
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Satya Nadella named new Microsoft chief executive

7y | bobsguide

Satya Nadella named new Microsoft chief executive

Microsoft has made major changes in its senior management structure, with Satya Nadella becoming the new chief executive of the company. Mr Nadella wi...

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European Parliament accepts six month SEPA delay
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European Parliament accepts six month SEPA delay

7y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

European Parliament accepts six month SEPA delay

The European Parliament has voted in favour of proposals advanced by the executive European Commission (EC) to delay the migration deadline for t...

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New gTLD domain names rolled out: First websites ending in شبكة. - meaning web in Arabic - launched

New gTLD domain names rolled out: First websites ending in شبكة. - meaning web in Arabic - launched

7y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

New gTLD domain names rolled out: First websites e...

More than 1,000 new generic top-level domain (gTLD) name suffixes are being rolled out with the first websites ending in شبكة. – pronounced dot ...

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News analysis: Facebook celebrates 10 year anniversary
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News analysis: Facebook celebrates 10 year anniversary

7y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

News analysis: Facebook celebrates 10 year anniver...

The tenth anniversary of Facebook is today, with the social media network sending out hundreds of millions of its global users a notice that a ‘...

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Mint Wireless backed by Acorn Capital
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Mint Wireless backed by Acorn Capital

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Mint Wireless backed by Acorn Capital

Mint Wireless, a mobile payments firm based in Australia, has been backed by boutique investment manager Acorn Capital. The investment company has pur...

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Monitise buys Turkish mobile payments firm Pozitron Yazilim
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Monitise buys Turkish mobile payments firm Pozitron Yazilim

7y | bobsguide

Monitise buys Turkish mobile payments firm Pozitro...

UK mobile money company Monitise has completed a deal for the Turkish mobile payments technology provider Pozitron Yazilim as it looks to expand furth...

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BoE governor Mark Carney to assist in creation of professional standards body

BoE governor Mark Carney to assist in creation of professional standards body

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BoE governor Mark Carney to assist in creation of ...

Mark Carney, the governor of the Bank of England (BoE), is set to be asked to play a major role in the creation of a new professional standards author...

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Lloyds Banking Group set for April share sale
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Lloyds Banking Group set for April share sale

7y | bobsguide

Lloyds Banking Group set for April share sale

The UK's Lloyds Banking Group, which is partly owned by taxpayers, has confirmed plans to return shares owned by the government to private investo...

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EMVCo approves Clear2Pay test solutions for contactless cards and mobile payment terminals
Banking

EMVCo approves Clear2Pay test solutions for contactless cards and mobile payment terminals

7y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

EMVCo approves Clear2Pay test solutions for contac...

EMVCo, the EMV standards body for card payments, has approved Clear2Pay’s latest test solutions, including mobile payment scenarios, for use hel...

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Google’s $3bn Motorola Mobility sale to Lenovo called into question
Banking

Google’s $3bn Motorola Mobility sale to Lenovo called into question

7y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Google’s $3bn Motorola Mobility sale to Lenovo cal...

Google’s $2.91bn sale of its struggling US mobile phone company Motorola Mobility to China’s Lenovo has been called into question after US...

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ECB to reveal European bank stress test details
Banking

ECB to reveal European bank stress test details

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ECB to reveal European bank stress test details

The European Central Bank (ECB) is set to reveal more details of what its stress testing of European-based banks will consist of. It is hoped the chec...

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MMT becomes a FIX standard as FESE exchanges cede control over trade data consolidation drive
Banking

MMT becomes a FIX standard as FESE exchanges cede control over trade data consolidation drive

7y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

MMT becomes a FIX standard as FESE exchanges cede ...

The FIX Trading Community is to take over the administration of the Market Model Typology (MMT) project from the Federation of European Securities Exc...

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Citi launches new balance checker application
Insurance

Citi launches new balance checker application

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Citi launches new balance checker application

Citi has announced it has launched a new mobile banking application that allows customers to check their account balance and any recent transactions w...

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Bahrain to focus on Islamic banking in 2014

Bahrain to focus on Islamic banking in 2014

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Bahrain to focus on Islamic banking in 2014

The Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF) has announced that the next 12 months will see the organisation focusing on Islamic banking. Speak...

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New tricks being used to deliver Zeus banking malware
Insurance

New tricks being used to deliver Zeus banking malware

7y | bobsguide

New tricks being used to deliver Zeus banking malw...

Well-known malicious software program Zeus, which has been used to steal information from a number of major banking institutions around the world, has...

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SmartCon paySmart sign up with FIME to expand Brazilian EMV card testing
Banking

SmartCon paySmart sign up with FIME to expand Brazilian EMV card testing

7y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

SmartCon paySmart sign up with FIME to expand Braz...

Brazilian distributor SmartCon paySmart have expanded their partnership with FIME, a secure chip testing provider, in order to deliver additional EMV ...

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More US banks adding mobile payments technology
Banking

More US banks adding mobile payments technology

7y | bobsguide

More US banks adding mobile payments technology

A greater number of banks are embracing the trend towards mobile banking among their customers, according to a new report. The Independent Community B...

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French finance minister calls for familiar banking systems in EU reforms
Banking

French finance minister calls for familiar banking systems in EU reforms

7y | bobsguide

French finance minister calls for familiar banking...

The French finance minister Pierre Moscovici has called for the EU banking reforms to reflect regulations already in place in his nation and Germany. ...

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UK banks lagging behind in provision of financial management services
Banking

UK banks lagging behind in provision of financial management services

7y | bobsguide

UK banks lagging behind in provision of financial ...

UK retail banks are lagging behind institutions in other nations when it comes to helping those that use online banking to make the correct financial ...

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Target attack occurred through stolen vendor credentials
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Target attack occurred through stolen vendor credentials

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Target attack occurred through stolen vendor crede...

Major retailer Target has claimed the recent attack by cyber criminals on its payment terminals was possible after vendor credentials were stolen. The...

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Deutsche Bank cut investment bankers' pay 14%
Banking

Deutsche Bank cut investment bankers' pay 14%

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Deutsche Bank cut investment bankers' pay 14%

Deutsche Bank cut investment bankers' pay by 14 per cent in 2013, slashing salaries, bonuses and other benefits in its corporate banking and secur...

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JP Morgan Chase and Bank of America targets for DDoS attacks
Banking

JP Morgan Chase and Bank of America targets for DDoS attacks

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JP Morgan Chase and Bank of America targets for DD...

Major US financial firms JP Morgan Chase and the Bank of America have been targeted by a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, according to one...

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SpyEye hack creator pleads guilty
Trading & brokering

SpyEye hack creator pleads guilty

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SpyEye hack creator pleads guilty

A Russian programmer who masterminded the SpyEye bank hacking tool has pleaded guilty to a related charge in the US. Aleksandr Panin is alleged to hav...

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Money laundering worrying FS boards says KPMG survey that highlights IT concerns
Banking

Money laundering worrying FS boards says KPMG survey that highlights IT concerns

7y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Money laundering worrying FS boards says KPMG surv...

Senior financiers are worried about money laundering with 84% of the 317 anti-money laundering (AML) and compliance professionals questioned in the &l...

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Card payments booked twice after SIX suffers IT glitch in Alps
Banking

Card payments booked twice after SIX suffers IT glitch in Alps

7y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Card payments booked twice after SIX suffers IT gl...

SIX Payment Services has apologised to its customers in Switzerland and Liechtenstein after a technical problem caused debit card transactions in the ...

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LGIM installs Misys platform to handle risk and trading activities
Insurance

LGIM installs Misys platform to handle risk and trading activities

7y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

LGIM installs Misys platform to handle risk and tr...

Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) is installing Misys’ Sophis Value software to manage its trading and risk activities on its fix...

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Apple CEO Tim Cook 'intrigued' by mobile payment space
Banking

Apple CEO Tim Cook 'intrigued' by mobile payment space

7y | bobsguide

Apple CEO Tim Cook 'intrigued' by mobile payment s...

Apple chief executive Tim Cook has revealed he is "intrigued" by the mobile payments space. The US Cupertino-based company has yet to ventur...

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Fintech start-up GoCardless raises $7m of funding
Banking

Fintech start-up GoCardless raises $7m of funding

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Fintech start-up GoCardless raises $7m of funding

London-based fintech start-up GoCardless has raised $7 million for its online payment platform in a Series B funding round led by venture capital firm...

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Barclays bank to close hundreds of branches in UK

Barclays bank to close hundreds of branches in UK

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Barclays bank to close hundreds of branches in UK

UK high street bank Barclays is preparing to close around a quarter of its 1,600 UK branches and cut hundreds of jobs within its investment banking ar...

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Brits name online banking a major '21st century' tech development
Banking

Brits name online banking a major '21st century' tech development

7y | bobsguide

Brits name online banking a major '21st century' t...

The British public regards internet shopping and online banking as the key technological developments of the '21st century' even though they w...

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BoE adds Sopra to its approved list of reporting software suppliers
Insurance

BoE adds Sopra to its approved list of reporting software suppliers

7y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

BoE adds Sopra to its approved list of reporting s...

Sopra Banking Software, a specialist in regulatory reporting software to 70 financial services customers across 17 countries, has been added to the Ba...

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Westbury Bank extends SaaS core banking contract and solution set with Fiserv
Banking

Westbury Bank extends SaaS core banking contract and solution set with Fiserv

7y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Westbury Bank extends SaaS core banking contract a...

Westbury Bank in the US has renewed its core banking processing contract with Fiserv after extending the use of the vendor’s Cleartouch Software...

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UK RBS bank faces $13.2bn full-year losses
Banking

UK RBS bank faces $13.2bn full-year losses

7y | bobsguide

UK RBS bank faces $13.2bn full-year losses

UK bank RBS is facing full-year losses of around $13.2 billion after it revealed a further $5.1 billion for claims relating to mortgage products, PPI ...

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Michaels craft stores the latest retail target for hackers
Trading & brokering

Michaels craft stores the latest retail target for hackers

7y | bobsguide

Michaels craft stores the latest retail target for...

Art and craft retailer Michaels has been the victim of a cyber attack that may have accessed some customer information, becoming the latest company to...

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Fintech firms ready to challenge big bank technology

Fintech firms ready to challenge big bank technology

7y | bobsguide

Fintech firms ready to challenge big bank technolo...

Innovative start-up fintech firms are working on a range of new technologies that will require major banking institutions to change the way they opera...

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Survey reveals 61% of Americans worried about online shopping security

Survey reveals 61% of Americans worried about online shopping security

7y | bobsguide

Survey reveals 61% of Americans worried about onli...

The recent data breach suffered by major retailer Target has had a significant impact on US consumers, according to a new report. An Associated Press ...

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UK tech sector grows at fastest speed for a decade, says KPMG / Markit PMI survey
Insurance

UK tech sector grows at fastest speed for a decade, says KPMG / Markit PMI survey

7y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

UK tech sector grows at fastest speed for a decade...

The UK technology sector is seeing strong inflows of new work driving the steepest expansion of business activity for almost a decade and the largest ...

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£31m in compensation pot for Arch cru mis-selling victims says FCA
Payments

£31m in compensation pot for Arch cru mis-selling victims says FCA

7y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

£31m in compensation pot for Arch cru mis-selling ...

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is to pay out £31.47m to compensate customers of the CF Arch Cru Investment and Diversified Funds which we...

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Abacus links to Global Relay cloud archive for Dodd Frank mobile recording and comms rules
Insurance

Abacus links to Global Relay cloud archive for Dodd Frank mobile recording and comms rules

7y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Abacus links to Global Relay cloud archive for Dod...

Abacus Group, a provider of hosted IT solutions for hedge and private equity funds, is partnering with the cloud-based archiving and electronic e-disc...

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ABI launches UK quarterly motor insurance tracker showing falling premiums
Banking

ABI launches UK quarterly motor insurance tracker showing falling premiums

7y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

ABI launches UK quarterly motor insurance tracker ...

Comprehensive motor insurance premiums in the UK fell by 8.9% or £36 on average last year to £374, according to Association of British Ins...

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EU bankers expect stress tests to reignite M&A activity
Banking

EU bankers expect stress tests to reignite M&A activity

7y | bobsguide

EU bankers expect stress tests to reignite M&A act...

Bankers within the European Union expect stress tests carried out on the leading banks in the eurozone by the European Central Bank (ECB) will reignit...

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BoE governor Mark Carney says 'exemplary behaviour' key for banking industry
Treasury

BoE governor Mark Carney says 'exemplary behaviour' key for banking industry

7y | bobsguide

BoE governor Mark Carney says 'exemplary behaviour...

The Bank of England (BoE) governor Mark Carney wants to see exemplary behaviour from the major financial institutions in the UK. Speaking at a lunch e...

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Lloyds Bank Group IT system crashes in UK
Banking

Lloyds Bank Group IT system crashes in UK

7y | bobsguide

Lloyds Bank Group IT system crashes in UK

Lloyds Bank and its Halifax, Bank of Scotland and ‘arms-length’ TSB unit, which was spun off last year but still relies on its former pare...

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Celent reveals US banks' IT spending to rise 4.5% in 2014
Banking

Celent reveals US banks' IT spending to rise 4.5% in 2014

7y | bobsguide

Celent reveals US banks' IT spending to rise 4.5% ...

The level of spending on IT by US and Canadian banks is set to increase by 4.5 per cent in the next 12 months, according to a new report published by ...

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EC creates new technology start-up initiative

EC creates new technology start-up initiative

7y | bobsguide

EC creates new technology start-up initiative

The European Commission (EC) has set up a new initiative that aims to encourage technology start-ups across the continent. Vice president Neelie Kroe...

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Kensho secures $10m for financial technology project

Kensho secures $10m for financial technology project

7y | bobsguide

Kensho secures $10m for financial technology proje...

UK-based fintech start-up Kensho has raised $10 million of funding to build what it describes as an intelligent market research assistant called Warre...

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Former Co-op chiefs to be quizzed by UK MPs

Former Co-op chiefs to be quizzed by UK MPs

7y | bobsguide

Former Co-op chiefs to be quizzed by UK MPs

The former deputy chairmen of the troubled Co-op bank, Rodney Baker-Bates and David Davies, are set to be quizzed by MPs in the UK about their roles i...

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Amica Mutual Insurance selects Semafone to roll out US phone payments
Banking

Amica Mutual Insurance selects Semafone to roll out US phone payments

7y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Amica Mutual Insurance selects Semafone to roll ou...

Amica Mutual Insurance Company is rolling out Semafone’s secure automated touch phone payments solution to handle general insurance payments tak...

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LMAX FX trading platform lists Ven digital currency at Davos
Banking

LMAX FX trading platform lists Ven digital currency at Davos

7y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

LMAX FX trading platform lists Ven digital currenc...

LMAX Exchange, the UK-based FCA-regulated multilateral trading facility (MTF) for foreign exchange (FX) trading, has announced at Davos today that it ...

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Standard Bank hit by £7.6m FCA fine for failures in AML controls
Asset management

Standard Bank hit by £7.6m FCA fine for failures in AML controls

7y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Standard Bank hit by £7.6m FCA fine for failures i...

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has fined Standard Bank £7,640,400 for failings relating to its anti-money laundering (AML) policies and p...

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Contactless payments increased four-fold in UK in 2013
Banking

Contactless payments increased four-fold in UK in 2013

7y | bobsguide

Contactless payments increased four-fold in UK in ...

A new study published by Visa Europe has revealed that contactless payments in the UK increased four-fold in the last 12 months. Visa described 2013 ...

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Business mobile banking suite launched by Argent Bank
Banking

Business mobile banking suite launched by Argent Bank

7y | bobsguide

Business mobile banking suite launched by Argent B...

Argent Bank, an operating subsidiary of Sterling Financial Corporation, has announced that it has launched a new mobile banking suite for businesses. ...

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Morocco takes a step closer to Islamic banking with draft law
Banking

Morocco takes a step closer to Islamic banking with draft law

7y | bobsguide

Morocco takes a step closer to Islamic banking wit...

The Moroccan government has moved a step closer to the implementation of Islamic banking in the nation by adopting a draft law on the creation of part...

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Traiana TR Connect reporting platform connects to EU EMIR-compliant trade repositories
Banking

Traiana TR Connect reporting platform connects to EU EMIR-compliant trade repositories

7y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Traiana TR Connect reporting platform connects to ...

Traiana, the bank and brokerage-owned provider of financial market pre-trade risk and post-trade solutions, has added four approved trade repositories...

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Mizuho Financial Group replaces chief executive after scandal

Mizuho Financial Group replaces chief executive after scandal

7y | bobsguide

Mizuho Financial Group replaces chief executive af...

The Mizuho Financial Group has announced it will be replacing the chief executive of its banking unit until April 2015. Its move is an unexpected one...

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Banque de Développement Local (BDL) selects SAB AT core banking solution
Trading & brokering

Banque de Développement Local (BDL) selects SAB AT core banking solution

7y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Banque de Développement Local (BDL) selects SAB AT...

The Banque de Développement Local (BDL) in Algiers, North Africa, is implementing the SAB AT core baking software from SAB to serve its one mil...

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Finland’s OP-Pohjola FS group signs mobile MPoS agreement with Monitise
Banking

Finland’s OP-Pohjola FS group signs mobile MPoS agreement with Monitise

7y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Finland’s OP-Pohjola FS group signs mobile MPoS ag...

OP-Pohjola Group, a Finnish banking group that also offers investment and insurance services, has signed a three-year deal with Monitise to license it...

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T-Mobile launches Mobile Money payment and banking services
Treasury

T-Mobile launches Mobile Money payment and banking services

7y | bobsguide

T-Mobile launches Mobile Money payment and banking...

T-Mobile has launched a new finance application that allows smartphone users to access their finances through their devices in the US. The company ha...

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European banking union may not be finalised
Banking

European banking union may not be finalised

7y | bobsguide

European banking union may not be finalised

The European Parliament president Martin Schulz has warned that it may not be possible to finalise the legislation created to deal with Europe's p...

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DBS in talks to buy SocGen Asia's private bank

DBS in talks to buy SocGen Asia's private bank

7y | bobsguide

DBS in talks to buy SocGen Asia's private bank

Singapore-based DBS Group Holdings is reportedly in advanced talks to purchase Societe Generale's (SocGen) Asian private bank. The deal will help...

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Nasdaq OMX and Borsa Istanbul cement third-party technology deal and partnership
Asset management

Nasdaq OMX and Borsa Istanbul cement third-party technology deal and partnership

7y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Nasdaq OMX and Borsa Istanbul cement third-party t...

Nasdaq OMX and the Turkish Borsa Istanbul exchange cemented their deal for the former to supply the latter with its most advanced suite of technologie...

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UK government and Lloyds Banking Group accused of 'bad faith' in branch sell off

UK government and Lloyds Banking Group accused of 'bad faith' in branch sell off

7y | bobsguide

UK government and Lloyds Banking Group accused of ...

Both the UK government and Lloyds Banking Group have been accused of acting in bad faith when selling off 600 Lloyds branches. The accusations came f...

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TCS’ new digital software and solutions group aimed at FS firms
Banking

TCS’ new digital software and solutions group aimed at FS firms

7y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

TCS’ new digital software and solutions group aime...

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has launched a Digital Software & Solutions Group (DS&S), a new business unit offering licensed modular softwa...

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IT contractor for KCB steals credit card details of 20m South Koreans
Insurance

IT contractor for KCB steals credit card details of 20m South Koreans

7y | bobsguide

IT contractor for KCB steals credit card details o...

The credit card details of 20 million South Koreans have been stolen and sold on to marketing firms by an IT contractor working for the Korea Credit B...

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Citi suffers website 'issue' preventing access to online banking services
Banking

Citi suffers website 'issue' preventing access to online banking services

7y | bobsguide

Citi suffers website 'issue' preventing access to ...

The third largest bank in the US, Citi, has admitted its website suffered an "issue" that prevented its customers from accessing its online ...

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QR codes added to Chinese bank notes to break internet firewall

QR codes added to Chinese bank notes to break internet firewall

7y | bobsguide

QR codes added to Chinese bank notes to break inte...

Residents in China have started to add QR codes to bank notes in the nation in a bid to bypass the internet firewall implemented by the government. R...

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KPMG subject of investigation over Co-op bank audits
Trading & brokering

KPMG subject of investigation over Co-op bank audits

7y | bobsguide

KPMG subject of investigation over Co-op bank audi...

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has launched an investigation into the role KPMG played in the near collapse of the UK Co-op bank last year. Th...

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Thomson Reuters partners with b-next to offer improved Accelus Market Surveillance solution
Insurance

Thomson Reuters partners with b-next to offer improved Accelus Market Surveillance solution

7y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Thomson Reuters partners with b-next to offer impr...

Thomson Reuters is partnering with b-next to offer the buy and sell-side a solution to better monitor their firm’s trading activity, in advance ...

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ECB SEPA migration stats show improved uptake
Banking

ECB SEPA migration stats show improved uptake

7y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

ECB SEPA migration stats show improved uptake

New statistics released by the European Central Bank (ECB) show that migration to the single euro payments area (SEPA) “gathered pace strongly&r...

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Apple to combine NFC, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for mobile payments in iPhone6
Banking

Apple to combine NFC, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for mobile payments in iPhone6

7y | bobsguide

Apple to combine NFC, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for mobi...

A new patent filed by Apple indicates that the smartphone manufacturer will be moving towards enabling mobile payments with its new device, the iPhone...

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Qatar Islamic Bank triples Q4 net profit, beating estimates

Qatar Islamic Bank triples Q4 net profit, beating estimates

7y | bobsguide

Qatar Islamic Bank triples Q4 net profit, beating ...

Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) has announced a fourth quarter net profit of $100.2 million, more than tripling figures from 2012 and surpassing earlier esti...

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Chase Paymentech named top online banking service for January 2014
Banking

Chase Paymentech named top online banking service for January 2014

7y | bobsguide

Chase Paymentech named top online banking service ...

Chase Paymentech has been named the top online banking company for January 2014, according to independent research. A team at reviewauthority.com rev...

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Former Barclays exec launching new challenger bank
Banking

Former Barclays exec launching new challenger bank

7y | bobsguide

Former Barclays exec launching new challenger bank

The former head of UK operations at Barclays, Richard Davies, is setting up a new bank to target small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), known as O...

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KYC Exchange Net launches new Know Your Customer platform this week
Banking

KYC Exchange Net launches new Know Your Customer platform this week

7y | bobsguide

KYC Exchange Net launches new Know Your Customer p...

KYC Exchange Net AG, based in Switzerland, is set to go live this Wednesday after a successful test. The web-based secure communication platform for b...

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Kyriba partners with GRC to help clients with EMIR trade reporting compliance
Insurance

Kyriba partners with GRC to help clients with EMIR trade reporting compliance

7y | bobsguide

Kyriba partners with GRC to help clients with EMIR...

Kyriba, a cloud-based treasury management system (TMS) solution provider with many corporate treasury and finance clients, is partnering with the Glob...

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New M&A app allows players to simulate deals

New M&A app allows players to simulate deals

7y | bobsguide

New M&A app allows players to simulate deals

A new smartphone application has been launched that allows users to simulate a range of mergers and acquisitions (M&A). The app, which is availab...

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Bank of England discussed setting Libor rates over a year before investigation
Asset management

Bank of England discussed setting Libor rates over a year before investigation

7y | bobsguide

Bank of England discussed setting Libor rates over...

The Bank of England discussed the process for setting foreign exchange rates with top London currency dealers a year before a global investigation int...

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Ed Miliband wants UK banks to sell off branches
Banking

Ed Miliband wants UK banks to sell off branches

7y | bobsguide

Ed Miliband wants UK banks to sell off branches

Labour Party leader Ed Miliband outlined his plans for the UK retail banking industry in a keynote speech today (17 December), indicating that he want...

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Silk Road marketplace forfeits $28m of digital currency

Silk Road marketplace forfeits $28m of digital currency

7y | bobsguide

Silk Road marketplace forfeits $28m of digital cur...

The secretive online bitcoin marketplace, Silk Road, has forfeited $28 million worth of the digital currency, according to reports from US prosecutors...

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MiFID II reforms agreed by EU as securities sector awaits ESMA implementation detail
Asset management

MiFID II reforms agreed by EU as securities sector awaits ESMA implementation detail

7y | bobsguide

MiFID II reforms agreed by EU as securities sector...

New rules governing trading and financial markets in Europe have been agreed by the European Commission (EC), Parliament (EP) and the bloc's natio...

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New risk management and money laundering guidelines issued by Basel
Banking

New risk management and money laundering guidelines issued by Basel

7y | bobsguide

New risk management and money laundering guideline...

A new set of guidelines has been issued by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision which covers how banks should manage the risks related to money ...

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Australia's Commonwealth Bank launches iPhone mobile payments
Banking

Australia's Commonwealth Bank launches iPhone mobile payments

7y | bobsguide

Australia's Commonwealth Bank launches iPhone mobi...

Commonwealth Bank, one of the largest financial institutions in Australia, has announced customers with Apple iPhones will now be able to pay for good...

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Bank of England boss Mark Carney rejects market shake-up plans
Banking

Bank of England boss Mark Carney rejects market shake-up plans

7y | bobsguide

Bank of England boss Mark Carney rejects market sh...

Mark Carney, the governor of the Bank of England, has rejected proposals put forward by Labour Party leader Ed Miliband that would limit the size of b...

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Bank of America announces soaring profits
Banking

Bank of America announces soaring profits

7y | bobsguide

Bank of America announces soaring profits

The Bank of America has released its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2013, which indicate a significant increase in profits for the organi...

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IBOS international banking network expands in the Americas
Banking

IBOS international banking network expands in the Americas

7y | bobsguide

IBOS international banking network expands in the ...

After adding the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) and Santander Brasil and Chile as members, the IBOS cross-border commercial banking alliance is trumpeting...

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HCL and CSC announce cloud partnership to help enterprises transition applications
Insurance

HCL and CSC announce cloud partnership to help enterprises transition applications

7y | bobsguide

HCL and CSC announce cloud partnership to help ent...

HCL Technologies and CSC have announced a strategic partnership to help businesses transition from legacy technologies to the cloud, and more easily m...

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News analysis: Zapp mobile m-payments and m-commerce to be offered by five UK banks
Banking

News analysis: Zapp mobile m-payments and m-commerce to be offered by five UK banks

7y | bobsguide

News analysis: Zapp mobile m-payments and m-commer...

Five UK banks, comprising of Santander, Nationwide, Metro Bank, HSBC and its first direct online offshoot, are set to offer the Zapp mobile m-payment ...

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Google plans to buy Nest Labs in $3.2bn deal

Google plans to buy Nest Labs in $3.2bn deal

7y | bobsguide

Google plans to buy Nest Labs in $3.2bn deal

Google has announced that it is planning to purchase Nest Labs, which was formed by two former Apple executives, in a deal worth $3.2 billion. The in...

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Labour leader Ed Miliband proposes limits on UK bank sizes
Banking

Labour leader Ed Miliband proposes limits on UK bank sizes

7y | bobsguide

Labour leader Ed Miliband proposes limits on UK ba...

Labour leader Ed Miliband is planning to propose a cap on the size of banks in the UK in a bid to increase competition within the financial sector in ...

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Most iPhone mobile banking apps vulnerable to hackers
Insurance

Most iPhone mobile banking apps vulnerable to hackers

7y | bobsguide

Most iPhone mobile banking apps vulnerable to hack...

A new report published by IOActive has suggested that the majority of mobile banking applications for the iOS platform are full of flaws, making them ...

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Eurex Clearing adds Clearstream collateral service to its offering
Insurance

Eurex Clearing adds Clearstream collateral service to its offering

7y | bobsguide

Eurex Clearing adds Clearstream collateral service...

Eurex Clearing is extending its collateral services by providing direct connectivity into Clearstream’s tri-party collateral management service,...

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Finance firms to increase tech spending in 2014

Finance firms to increase tech spending in 2014

7y | bobsguide

Finance firms to increase tech spending in 2014

The next 12 months will see financial services firms increase their investment in trading technology in order to drive business growth and manage the ...

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Royal Canadian Mint planning launch of digital currency
Banking

Royal Canadian Mint planning launch of digital currency

7y | bobsguide

Royal Canadian Mint planning launch of digital cur...

The Royal Canadian Mint is set to unveil the latest step in the creation of MintChip, its digital currency. MintChip was first announced in 2012 and ...

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Turkey's banking sector attracts foreign investment and moves in 21st century
Banking

Turkey's banking sector attracts foreign investment and moves in 21st century

7y | bobsguide

Turkey's banking sector attracts foreign investmen...

The Turkish government has spent the last few years developing the nation's economy and creating stability within the financial sector. It now ap...

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Seven leading fintech firms selected for London Innovation Lab
Trading & brokering

Seven leading fintech firms selected for London Innovation Lab

7y | bobsguide

Seven leading fintech firms selected for London In...

Seven financial technology firms have been selected to take part in the Accenture London Innovation Lab. Some of the projects suggested by the firms ...

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Traiana selects Duco for service to reconcile reference data for SEF trading
Asset management

Traiana selects Duco for service to reconcile reference data for SEF trading

7y | bobsguide

Traiana selects Duco for service to reconcile refe...

Traiana has launched a new service to reconcile client reference data ahead of the introduction of mandatory electronic trading of swaps on swap execu...

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Concessions made on Basel debt rules
Banking

Concessions made on Basel debt rules

7y | bobsguide

Concessions made on Basel debt rules

Regulators have made a number of concessions in regard to the Basel III capital adequacy regime, which seeks to rein in the reliance many banking inst...

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World's first insured bitcoin vault launches
Banking

World's first insured bitcoin vault launches

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World's first insured bitcoin vault launches

A new bitcoin (BTC) storage vault that insures deposits of the digital currency against theft and loss has been launched in London. The Elliptic Vaul...

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Small Aussie banks using tech to take on major players
Banking

Small Aussie banks using tech to take on major players

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Small Aussie banks using tech to take on major pla...

Small banking organisations in Australia are making use of financial technology to stay competitive with larger institutions. Ron Cox, senior manager...

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Target confirms malware responsible for data theft and admits 110m impacted
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Target confirms malware responsible for data theft and admits 110m impacted

7y | bobsguide

Target confirms malware responsible for data theft...

US retailer Target has confirmed that hackers infected its Point-of-Sale (PoS) terminals and online systems with malware to steal the details of milli...

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GlobalPlatform unveils secure mobile transaction framework to aid rollouts
Banking

GlobalPlatform unveils secure mobile transaction framework to aid rollouts

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GlobalPlatform unveils secure mobile transaction f...

In an effort to bring clarity and standardisation to the deployment of secure mobile financial services and payments, the GlobalPlatform secure chip i...

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Celent claims Japan's mobile payments industry provides opportunity
Banking

Celent claims Japan's mobile payments industry provides opportunity

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Celent claims Japan's mobile payments industry pro...

The growth of the mobile payments industry in Japan has opened up a range of new opportunities for banks and card issuers, according to analyst firm C...

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DBS to rollout IBM Watson to target wealthy customers
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DBS to rollout IBM Watson to target wealthy customers

7y | bobsguide

DBS to rollout IBM Watson to target wealthy custom...

DBS Bank in Singapore is rolling out IBM's Watson cognitive computing platform on its wealth management business. Due for ‘go live’ in...

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Genpact survey reveals rise of mobile and online banking
Banking

Genpact survey reveals rise of mobile and online banking

7y | bobsguide

Genpact survey reveals rise of mobile and online b...

A survey commissioned by Genpact and conducted by YouGov has indicated a significant shift in the personal banking preferences among British consumers...

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Poll reveals 77% of people won't use smartphone cheque deposit apps
Banking

Poll reveals 77% of people won't use smartphone cheque deposit apps

7y | bobsguide

Poll reveals 77% of people won't use smartphone ch...

A poll of Moneywise readers has revealed that 77 per cent of them would not use new smartphone applications that allow account holders to deposit cheq...

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Standard Chartered finance director Richard Meddings steps down
Banking

Standard Chartered finance director Richard Meddings steps down

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Standard Chartered finance director Richard Meddin...

Standard Chartered's finance director Richard Meddings is set to step down from his role at the bank as part of a wider revamp and reorganisation ...

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EC to extend SEPA deadline by six months due to slow uptake
Banking

EC to extend SEPA deadline by six months due to slow uptake

7y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

EC to extend SEPA deadline by six months due to sl...

The European Commission (EC) is effectively extending the migration deadline for the single euro payments area (SEPA) by six months until 1 August 201...

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Qatar Islamic Bank implements IBANs for all accounts
Banking

Qatar Islamic Bank implements IBANs for all accounts

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Qatar Islamic Bank implements IBANs for all accoun...

Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) has implemented international bank account numbers (IBANs) for all its customers accounts. The move is in line with directiv...

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Deutsche Bank considering punishments for staff involved in Libor scandal
Banking

Deutsche Bank considering punishments for staff involved in Libor scandal

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Deutsche Bank considering punishments for staff in...

Deutsche Bank is considering whether or not to punish senior employees for their role in the interest-rate rigging Libor scandal. Bloomberg, citing a...

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HSBC FX FlexRate dynamic currency service goes online
Banking

HSBC FX FlexRate dynamic currency service goes online

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HSBC FX FlexRate dynamic currency service goes onl...

HSBC is expanding the rollout of its foreign exchange FX FlexRate multi-currency pricing (MCP) and dynamic currency conversion (DCC) commercial bankin...

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RBS preparing further cost cuts
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RBS preparing further cost cuts

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RBS preparing further cost cuts

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is planning to implement a new programme of cost cutting under the leadership of new head Ross McEwan. According to ...

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GRC joins REGIS-TR to provide EMIR compliant trade reporting services
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GRC joins REGIS-TR to provide EMIR compliant trade reporting services

7y | bobsguide

GRC joins REGIS-TR to provide EMIR compliant trade...

The compliance technology and outsourcing vendor Global Reporting Company (GRC), which is jointly owned by the GMEX exchange trading technology provid...

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Regulator says UK banks' IT systems far from robust
Banking

Regulator says UK banks' IT systems far from robust

7y | bobsguide

Regulator says UK banks' IT systems far from robus...

A Bank of England regulator has told an enquiry into Northern Ireland's banking system that he is a "very long way" from describing it a...

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'Shake n' save' feature launched by Emirates NBD
Banking

'Shake n' save' feature launched by Emirates NBD

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'Shake n' save' feature launched by Emirates NBD

Emirates NBD has launched a new savings device, known as 'Shake n' save', which allows customers to put their money into savings accounts ...

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UK government closer to sale of Lloyds Banking Group stake

UK government closer to sale of Lloyds Banking Group stake

7y | bobsguide

UK government closer to sale of Lloyds Banking Gro...

The UK government has moved a step closer to selling its stake in Lloyds Banking Group, which was acquired when it bailed out the troubled bank. Mana...

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Co-op Bank investigation may lead to tighter controls on senior management
Banking

Co-op Bank investigation may lead to tighter controls on senior management

7y | bobsguide

Co-op Bank investigation may lead to tighter contr...

The investigation into the activity of senior managers at the Co-operative Bank in the UK could lead to tighter controls on who is appointed to these ...

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Liquity appoints tech veteran Len Schuch to its advisory council
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Liquity appoints tech veteran Len Schuch to its advisory council

7y | bobsguide

Liquity appoints tech veteran Len Schuch to its ad...

Len Schuch, the founding chief executive officer (CEO) of mobile tech firm Ubiquisys, which subsequently sold its femtocell base station coverage busi...

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US small businesses want mobile banking facilities
Banking

US small businesses want mobile banking facilities

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US small businesses want mobile banking facilities

Mobile banking is a growing trend and something that small businesses in the US want to take advantage of, according to a new study. The ath Power po...

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Bitcoin passes $1,000 mark again after Zynga move

Bitcoin passes $1,000 mark again after Zynga move

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Bitcoin passes $1,000 mark again after Zynga move

The value of bitcoin (BTC) has once again passed the $1,000 mark on the back of a recent announcement by gaming firm Zynga. It had previously broken t...

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China planning privately financed banks
Banking

China planning privately financed banks

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China planning privately financed banks

China is planning to create five new privately funded banks in the next 12 months as it looks to open up the financial sector and raise competition wi...

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Libya aiming to run economy on Islamic banking system
Banking

Libya aiming to run economy on Islamic banking system

7y | bobsguide

Libya aiming to run economy on Islamic banking sys...

Libya is planning to reform its banking and economic system to comply with Islamic law that bans interest payments, according to senior officials in t...

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Formal investigation launched into Co-operative Bank

Formal investigation launched into Co-operative Bank

7y | bobsguide

Formal investigation launched into Co-operative Ba...

A formal investigation into the troubled Co-operative Bank in the UK has been launched by the Bank of England's Prudential Regulation Authority (P...

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SWIFT creates financial crime compliance unit to launch KYC Registry this year
Banking

SWIFT creates financial crime compliance unit to launch KYC Registry this year

7y | bobsguide

SWIFT creates financial crime compliance unit to l...

SWIFT has created a financial crime compliance services unit headed up by Luc Meurant. The expanding team is tasked with launching SWIFT’s Know ...

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EU set to ease banking reforms
Banking

EU set to ease banking reforms

7y | bobsguide

EU set to ease banking reforms

The European Union (EU) looks set to ease banking reforms outlined in the 2012 Liikanen report that would have forced banks to split leading retail ba...

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Maybank launches cardless ATM cash withdrawals
Banking

Maybank launches cardless ATM cash withdrawals

7y | bobsguide

Maybank launches cardless ATM cash withdrawals

Malaysian bank Maybank has launched its first facility that allows customers to withdraw cash without an automated teller machine (ATM) card. The car...

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UK mobile banking increases while cheque usage fades
Banking

UK mobile banking increases while cheque usage fades

7y | bobsguide

UK mobile banking increases while cheque usage fad...

The last 12 months saw a significant increase in the use of mobile banking in the UK, while the use of cheques saw a decline. Barclays Bank revealed ...

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Financial technology crucial for Australian banks
Banking

Financial technology crucial for Australian banks

7y | bobsguide

Financial technology crucial for Australian banks

The next 20 years will see Australian banks turn towards innovative financial technology to offer support for customers embracing mobile banking and n...

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Eurex pays $47m for small stake in Taiwanese Taifex futures exchange
Asset management

Eurex pays $47m for small stake in Taiwanese Taifex futures exchange

7y | bobsguide

Eurex pays $47m for small stake in Taiwanese Taife...

The Eurex derivatives arm of Deutsche Börse AG is paying $47m to the Yuanta Group to get a five per cent stake in the Taiwanese Taifex futures ex...

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US banks racing to replace cards after Target hack
Banking

US banks racing to replace cards after Target hack

7y | bobsguide

US banks racing to replace cards after Target hack

Banks across the US are working to provide customers with replacement credit and debit cards following the hacking attack on retail giant Target. Aro...

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Barclays Capital hit with $3.75m fine

Barclays Capital hit with $3.75m fine

7y | bobsguide

Barclays Capital hit with $3.75m fine

Barclays Capital has been fined $3.75 million by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (Finra) in the US for failing to maintain accurate electr...

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Islamic finance set for 2014 growth
Banking

Islamic finance set for 2014 growth

7y | bobsguide

Islamic finance set for 2014 growth

Islamic finance is likely to see strong growth this year, with activity set to be especially strong in Dubai and London. This is according to a new r...

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Barclays considering smartphone cheque deposit scheme
Banking

Barclays considering smartphone cheque deposit scheme

7y | bobsguide

Barclays considering smartphone cheque deposit sch...

Barclays is set to be the first UK bank to introduce new technology that will allow customers to make deposits using their smartphones. A system is c...

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FireEye to buy Mandiant for $1bn and strengthen anti-spying capabilities
Insurance

FireEye to buy Mandiant for $1bn and strengthen anti-spying capabilities

7y | bobsguide

FireEye to buy Mandiant for $1bn and strengthen an...

FireEye, the New York-based cyber-threat detection firm, is buying the information security and anti-spying company Mandiant for $1bn. Mandiat famou...

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Increase in mobile payments projected for 2014
Banking

Increase in mobile payments projected for 2014

7y | bobsguide

Increase in mobile payments projected for 2014

Mobile payments have been making headway and becoming more popular in recent years and some experts believe that the trend is set to explode in 2014, ...

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Banks looking to improve efficiency with ATMs of the future
Banking

Banks looking to improve efficiency with ATMs of the future

7y | bobsguide

Banks looking to improve efficiency with ATMs of t...

The Bank of America has embraced new ATMs that offer consumers the ability to speak to a teller if they need extra assistance. It is hoped that the s...

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Silver surfers keen to embrace mobile banking
Banking

Silver surfers keen to embrace mobile banking

7y | bobsguide

Silver surfers keen to embrace mobile banking

A new survey has revealed that older people are more likely to embrace mobile banking services that are now provided by a host of high street banks. ...

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American Banker reveals top 100 fintech firms of 2013
Banking

American Banker reveals top 100 fintech firms of 2013

7y | bobsguide

American Banker reveals top 100 fintech firms of 2...

American Banker has revealed its list of the top 100 most influential financial technology firms in 2013. The list comprises financial technology com...

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ECB delays capital boost for Italy
Banking

ECB delays capital boost for Italy

7y | bobsguide

ECB delays capital boost for Italy

The European Central Bank (ECB) has decided to delay a proposed capital boost for struggling Italian banks. A planned revaluation of stakes held by t...

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Infrastructure improvements to increase online banking efficiency
Banking

Infrastructure improvements to increase online banking efficiency

7y | bobsguide

Infrastructure improvements to increase online ban...

One expert has claimed that improvements to infrastructure in the coming years will increase the efficiency of the online banking and finance sectors....

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alizz named Most Innovative Islamic Bank

alizz named Most Innovative Islamic Bank

7y | bobsguide

alizz named Most Innovative Islamic Bank

The alizz islamic bank has been named as the Most Innovative Islamic Bank in Oman by the Global Banking and Finance Review. The institution was prais...

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Canara Bank considering further overseas expansion before 2016

Canara Bank considering further overseas expansion before 2016

7y | bobsguide

Canara Bank considering further overseas expansion...

Indian public sector lender Canara Bank is planning an ambitious expansion plan in the coming years which will see the institution grow at home and ab...

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New Canadian banking tool allows customers to use mobiles for cheque deposits
Banking

New Canadian banking tool allows customers to use mobiles for cheque deposits

8y | bobsguide

New Canadian banking tool allows customers to use ...

Canadian bank CIBC has announced the development of a new mobile banking innovation, which allows customers to deposit cheques into their accounts via...

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UK government may sell Lloyds stake in 2014

UK government may sell Lloyds stake in 2014

8y | bobsguide

UK government may sell Lloyds stake in 2014

The UK government is reportedly considering selling off its remaining stake in the Lloyds Banking Group at some point in the next 12 months. Accordin...

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Eight arrests in Spain over online banking attacks
Banking

Eight arrests in Spain over online banking attacks

8y | bobsguide

Eight arrests in Spain over online banking attacks

Spanish authorities have announced they have arrested eight people who were involved in a number of cyberattacks that targeted the banking industry. ...

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NatWest suffers further online banking glitch
Banking

NatWest suffers further online banking glitch

8y | bobsguide

NatWest suffers further online banking glitch

UK bank NatWest has suffered its fourth technical glitch in recent months, leaving some of its customers unable to access online banking accounts. Th...

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Monte Titoli chooses SWIFT to support standardisation and T2S migration comms
Banking

Monte Titoli chooses SWIFT to support standardisation and T2S migration comms

8y | bobsguide

Monte Titoli chooses SWIFT to support standardisat...

Italy’s central securities depository (CSD) Monte Titoli has selected SWIFT’s MyStandards tool as its platform for standards-related commu...

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News and trend overview: The tech year in review and numbers

News and trend overview: The tech year in review and numbers

8y | bobsguide

News and trend overview: The tech year in review a...

As the year draws to a close, and bobsguide takes a break until 2 January, we decided to wrap up the stories of the year in a ‘listicle’ b...

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Swedish banks join MasterCard’s MasterPass digital wallet rollout
Banking

Swedish banks join MasterCard’s MasterPass digital wallet rollout

8y | bobsguide

Swedish banks join MasterCard’s MasterPass digital...

SEB and Nordea’s Swedish banking unit have joined Swedbank, one of the original launch partners, in using the MasterCard MasterPass digital wall...

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US financial crisis early warning system scores low marks
Treasury

US financial crisis early warning system scores low marks

8y | bobsguide

US financial crisis early warning system scores lo...

The creation of an early warning system in the US to highlight a potential financial crisis has been criticised heavily by the finance industry. In 2...

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Reaction: Target payment data theft highlights poor US security measures
Banking

Reaction: Target payment data theft highlights poor US security measures

8y | bobsguide

Reaction: Target payment data theft highlights poo...

The recent theft of payment data from customers of US retailer Target has highlighted the importance of security in this area once again and raised fe...

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Banks' legal teams battling with Volcker compliance issues
Banking

Banks' legal teams battling with Volcker compliance issues

8y | bobsguide

Banks' legal teams battling with Volcker complianc...

Some of the largest banks in the world are struggling to set up new compliance programmes that will satisfy the recently approved Volcker rule. The r...

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Australia creates new capital rules for banks
Banking

Australia creates new capital rules for banks

8y | bobsguide

Australia creates new capital rules for banks

The Australian government has announced a raft of new regulations that will see the nation's four major banks set aside an additional one per cent...

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Apple wins China Mobile distribution deal in core market
Banking

Apple wins China Mobile distribution deal in core market

8y | bobsguide

Apple wins China Mobile distribution deal in core ...

The world’s most valuable technology company, Apple, has done a distribution deal with the world’s biggest mobile network operator (MNO), ...

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EU agrees CSDR settlement reforms
Banking

EU agrees CSDR settlement reforms

8y | bobsguide

EU agrees CSDR settlement reforms

The European Union (EU) has agreed the regulatory safeguards and structure for central securities depositories (CSD) after years of post-crash wrangli...

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US bill creates bankruptcy provision for major banks
Banking

US bill creates bankruptcy provision for major banks

8y | bobsguide

US bill creates bankruptcy provision for major ban...

Two republican senators have proposed a bill that will end taxpayer bailouts of banks in the US. The new bankruptcy provision is known as Chapter 14 ...

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ECB replaces SEPA Council with Euro Retail Payments Board (ERPB)
Banking

ECB replaces SEPA Council with Euro Retail Payments Board (ERPB)

8y | bobsguide

ECB replaces SEPA Council with Euro Retail Payment...

The European Central Bank (ECB) is replacing the single euro payments area (SEPA) Council and creating a new body instead. The Euro Retail Payments Bo...

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eBay completes mobile payments acquisition
Banking

eBay completes mobile payments acquisition

8y | bobsguide

eBay completes mobile payments acquisition

eBay has announced it has completed its $800 million deal for Braintree, a specialist in smartphone and tablet payment technology. The acquisition of...

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Overstock to accept bitcoin payments
Banking

Overstock to accept bitcoin payments

8y | bobsguide

Overstock to accept bitcoin payments

Major US retailer Overstock has announced it will be accepting bitcoins as payment for goods in the next year. Patrick Byrne, chief executive of the ...

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Airline mobile payments increase 25%
Banking

Airline mobile payments increase 25%

8y | bobsguide

Airline mobile payments increase 25%

The acceptance of mobile payment by airlines has increased dramatically in recent years, with a new white paper for WorldPay indicating the payment me...

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Eurex and Tel Aviv exchange partner on derivatives trading
Insurance

Eurex and Tel Aviv exchange partner on derivatives trading

8y | bobsguide

Eurex and Tel Aviv exchange partner on derivatives...

Deutsche Börse’s international Eurex derivatives exchange has signed a cooperation agreement with Israel’s Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (T...

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Target targeted as 40m cards compromised by data breach
Insurance

Target targeted as 40m cards compromised by data breach

8y | bobsguide

Target targeted as 40m cards compromised by data b...

US retailer Target, which has 1,797 shops in the country, has admitted a data breach that could have compromised up to 40m credit and debit card accou...

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RBS shuts down multi-dealer online chat rooms
Banking

RBS shuts down multi-dealer online chat rooms

8y | bobsguide

RBS shuts down multi-dealer online chat rooms

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has banned the use of multi-dealer online chat rooms, following the lead of other banks that have taken similar actio...

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People's Bank of China hit by DDoS attack after ban on Bitcoin deposits
Banking

People's Bank of China hit by DDoS attack after ban on Bitcoin deposits

8y | bobsguide

People's Bank of China hit by DDoS attack after ba...

China's central bank website has been hit by a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. It is thought the attack may be in response to the org...

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Al Hilal Bank named Best Islamic Financial Pioneer

Al Hilal Bank named Best Islamic Financial Pioneer

8y | bobsguide

Al Hilal Bank named Best Islamic Financial Pioneer

The Al Hilal Bank has been recognised as the Best Islamic Financial Pioneer at the Tatweej Academy for Excellence Awards. Al Hilal's role in deve...

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New plastic bank notes to debut in 2016
Banking

New plastic bank notes to debut in 2016

8y | bobsguide

New plastic bank notes to debut in 2016

The UK is set to introduce plastic bank notes in 2016, according to the Bank of England. The notes will be made from a thin, transparent and flexible...

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Eurozone agrees new deal on bank closures
Banking

Eurozone agrees new deal on bank closures

8y | bobsguide

Eurozone agrees new deal on bank closures

Finance ministers in the eurozone made progress on some of the finer details of plans to close struggling banks in member nations. The agreement on t...

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Moneris unveils Apple Passbook compatible mobile payments
Banking

Moneris unveils Apple Passbook compatible mobile payments

8y | bobsguide

Moneris unveils Apple Passbook compatible mobile p...

Moneris Solutions Corporation has announced that its gift and loyalty program for medium and large business is now compatible with Apple's Passboo...

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PayPal buys app developer StackMob
Banking

PayPal buys app developer StackMob

8y | bobsguide

PayPal buys app developer StackMob

PayPal has confirmed a deal has been struck for the purchase of StackMob, an application developer based in San Francisco. James Barrese, CTO at PayP...

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National Bank named best Canadian mobile banking provider
Banking

National Bank named best Canadian mobile banking provider

8y | bobsguide

National Bank named best Canadian mobile banking p...

National Bank has been named as the mobile banking leader in Canada after picking up a number one ranking in the 2013 Canadian Mobile Banking scorCard...

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Bellin unveils EMIR-compliant derivatives reporting service
Asset management

Bellin unveils EMIR-compliant derivatives reporting service

8y | bobsguide

Bellin unveils EMIR-compliant derivatives reportin...

Bellin, the German treasury management system (TMS) software and services group, has responded to last month’s announcement of a 12 Feb 2014 sta...

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Zions bank becomes first victim of Volcker ruling
Banking

Zions bank becomes first victim of Volcker ruling

8y | bobsguide

Zions bank becomes first victim of Volcker ruling

Small Utah-based bank Zions Bancorp has become the first victim of the new Volcker financial ruling. The bank revealed that it will no longer be able...

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Amazon to buy Gopago mobile payments start-up
Banking

Amazon to buy Gopago mobile payments start-up

8y | bobsguide

Amazon to buy Gopago mobile payments start-up

Amazon is reportedly set to buy mobile payments start-up firm Gopago, which provides iOS and Android users with an application to pre-pay for goods an...

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Britain's banking reform clear final barrier
Banking

Britain's banking reform clear final barrier

8y | bobsguide

Britain's banking reform clear final barrier

The reform of Britain's baking industry cleared one of the final barriers to implementation as MPs gave their approval of the measures, which are ...

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ITS’ Ethix-Net solution to be used by Cavmont Bank
Payments

ITS’ Ethix-Net solution to be used by Cavmont Bank

8y | bobsguide

ITS’ Ethix-Net solution to be used by Cavmont Bank

International Turnkey Systems (ITS) has announced a new partnership with Cavmont Bank Zambia, which will see it provide internet banking solutions for...

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eCo seeks to build FI app software ecosystem with Credit Suisse's help
Banking

eCo seeks to build FI app software ecosystem with Credit Suisse's help

8y | bobsguide

eCo seeks to build FI app software ecosystem with ...

eCo Financial Technology, effectively an online app store that will sell investment banking and hedge fund developed software to other financial insti...

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Workshare appoints Annette Court as non-executive director
Insurance

Workshare appoints Annette Court as non-executive director

8y | bobsguide

Workshare appoints Annette Court as non-executive ...

Annette Court, the ex-chief executive of RBS Insurance (Direct Line Group) and Zurich FS European General Insurance, has been appointed a non-executiv...

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ACH and wire fraud survey by ACI reveals differing security approaches at commercial banks
Banking

ACH and wire fraud survey by ACI reveals differing security approaches at commercial banks

8y | bobsguide

ACH and wire fraud survey by ACI reveals differing...

Senior wholesale and commercial bank operations and anti-fraud employees in North American favour device protection tools at the end point, whereas th...

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Work on new Digital Realty data centre in Dublin begins

Work on new Digital Realty data centre in Dublin begins

8y | bobsguide

Work on new Digital Realty data centre in Dublin b...

Digital Realty has started construction work on a new 10,000 square foot data centre (DC) at Profile Park in West Dublin, Ireland, which may later be ...

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Germany may be backtracking on EU banking deal
Banking

Germany may be backtracking on EU banking deal

8y | bobsguide

Germany may be backtracking on EU banking deal

Germany has drawn lines on how far it is willing to fund the new EU banking system that will set rules for winding down failing banks in the eurozone....

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Bank of England forces Standard Chartered to strip exec of risk role
Asset management

Bank of England forces Standard Chartered to strip exec of risk role

8y | bobsguide

Bank of England forces Standard Chartered to strip...

The Bank of England's Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) has forced UK lender Standard Chartered to strip its finance director Richard Meddings...

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Wells Fargo signs up for Isis Mobile Wallet
Banking

Wells Fargo signs up for Isis Mobile Wallet

8y | bobsguide

Wells Fargo signs up for Isis Mobile Wallet

Wells Fargo has agreed a deal with Isis, the US mobile operators' network, which will allow its customers to access the fintech firm's mobile ...

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JP Morgan to ban staff from instant messaging
Banking

JP Morgan to ban staff from instant messaging

8y | bobsguide

JP Morgan to ban staff from instant messaging

JP Morgan Chase & Co is preparing to ban its staff from using instant messaging services other than traditional emails. The clampdown is expected...

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UK IT professionals fear losing the cyber-security battle
Insurance

UK IT professionals fear losing the cyber-security battle

8y | bobsguide

UK IT professionals fear losing the cyber-security...

Only a minority of 350 UK IT professionals surveyed by One Poll this quarter, on behalf of RedSeal, have said they could truthfully tell the board at ...

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Westpac planning mobile payments launch in 2014
Banking

Westpac planning mobile payments launch in 2014

8y | bobsguide

Westpac planning mobile payments launch in 2014

Westpac customers in Australia will be able to access mobile payments in 2014 by tapping their Android smartphones against a payment terminal. The se...

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IFSB produces new Islamic banking guidelines
Banking

IFSB produces new Islamic banking guidelines

8y | bobsguide

IFSB produces new Islamic banking guidelines

The Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB), one of the main standard-setting bodies for Islamic finance has introduced new guidelines for the industr...

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LifeLock completes deal for Lemon digital wallet app

LifeLock completes deal for Lemon digital wallet app

8y | bobsguide

LifeLock completes deal for Lemon digital wallet a...

LifeLock has completed the purchase of digital wallet start-up company Lemon for $42 million. The identity theft protection company is expected to us...

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Ulster Bank suffers yet another IT breakdown
Banking

Ulster Bank suffers yet another IT breakdown

8y | bobsguide

Ulster Bank suffers yet another IT breakdown

Ulster Bank has suffered yet another IT glitch that impacted salaries and other payments, which left many euro customers out of pocket. Many people c...

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World Federation of Exchanges launch global cyber-security committee
Asset management

World Federation of Exchanges launch global cyber-security committee

8y | bobsguide

World Federation of Exchanges launch global cyber-...

The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) has unveiled what it says is the exchange industry's first international cyber-security committee, with SI...

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Germany looking for early implementation of EU banking regulations
Banking

Germany looking for early implementation of EU banking regulations

8y | bobsguide

Germany looking for early implementation of EU ban...

Germany is attempting to implement new EU banking regulations earlier than previously expected. The new rules, which are being worked on by EU financ...

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UK consumers have highest trust in online payments
Banking

UK consumers have highest trust in online payments

8y | bobsguide

UK consumers have highest trust in online payments

Consumers in the UK trust online retailers more than shoppers in other nations, according to a new report. Ofcom also revealed that online shoppers i...

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SIA and COLT win tender to connect Monte Titoli to T2S
Banking

SIA and COLT win tender to connect Monte Titoli to T2S

8y | bobsguide

SIA and COLT win tender to connect Monte Titoli to...

Monte Titoli, a London Stock Exchange (LSE) Group company, will connect to the TARGET2-Securities (T2S) single securities settlement engine in Europe ...

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Four arrested after $1.6m bank cyber-theft
Banking

Four arrested after $1.6m bank cyber-theft

8y | bobsguide

Four arrested after $1.6m bank cyber-theft

Four people have been arrested after the suspected cyber-theft of $1.6 million from two banks. Police said that some customers had unknowingly downlo...

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Lloyds Banking Group fined $45m for sales incentives failings
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Lloyds Banking Group fined $45m for sales incentives failings

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Lloyds Banking Group fined $45m for sales incentiv...

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has handed the Lloyds Banking Group a $45 million fine for serious sales incentive failings. According to the F...

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KYC Exchange Net tests new shared platform aimed at helping banks meet KYC rules
Banking

KYC Exchange Net tests new shared platform aimed at helping banks meet KYC rules

8y | bobsguide

KYC Exchange Net tests new shared platform aimed a...

KYC Exchange Net AG, a Swiss-based tech firm founded in June 2013 to supply a web-based secure communication platform for banks’ Know Your Custo...

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IT infrastructure top priority for financial markets in 2014 says Ovum survey
Asset management

IT infrastructure top priority for financial markets in 2014 says Ovum survey

8y | bobsguide

IT infrastructure top priority for financial marke...

The primary focus of technology investment for financial market participants next year will be on improving internal IT infrastructures to comply with...

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Mizuho specifies GoldenSource for securities data and counterparty management
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Mizuho specifies GoldenSource for securities data and counterparty management

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Mizuho specifies GoldenSource for securities data ...

Mizuho International, the City of London-based international securities arm of the Mizuho investment bank, has chosen GoldenSource to look after its c...

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BIAN expands with first Middle Eastern member: Commercial Bank of Qatar
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BIAN expands with first Middle Eastern member: Commercial Bank of Qatar

8y | bobsguide

BIAN expands with first Middle Eastern member: Com...

The Banking Industry Architecture Network (BIAN), which attempts to define common technology standards and services to advance interoperability, has w...

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Five Taiwanese banks have selected Calastone for offshore fund execution as Landbank of Taiwan, Mega International Commercial Bank and Bank of Taipei sign up for order routing
Banking

Five Taiwanese banks have selected Calastone for offshore fund execution as Landbank of Taiwan, Mega International Commercial Bank and Bank of Taipei sign up for order routing

8y | bobsguide

Five Taiwanese banks have selected Calastone for o...

Far Eastern International Bank and Union Bank of Taiwan already went live with Calastone earlier this year Landbank of Taiwan, Mega International Co...

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NatWest website suffers downtime after hack
Banking

NatWest website suffers downtime after hack

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NatWest website suffers downtime after hack

UK bank NatWest, part of the RBS retail banking group, suffered yet another period of online downtime late on Friday (6 December) after its website su...

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FTSE launches UK Digital Services Index Series
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FTSE launches UK Digital Services Index Series

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FTSE launches UK Digital Services Index Series

FTSE Group has launched a new UK Digital Services Index Series, which is intended to act as a benchmark of UK companies operating in the digital secto...

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Bloomberg Vault deployed by Jefferies investment bank as archiving and compliance solution
Banking

Bloomberg Vault deployed by Jefferies investment bank as archiving and compliance solution

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Bloomberg Vault deployed by Jefferies investment b...

The Bloomberg Vault cloud-based archiving, e-discovery, and compliance service has been deployed by global investment bank Jefferies Group LLC on its ...

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My Community credit union in UK chooses Mambu Core banking platform
Banking

My Community credit union in UK chooses Mambu Core banking platform

8y | bobsguide

My Community credit union in UK chooses Mambu Core...

My Community Bank, the new UK online credit union that is seeking to compete with payday lenders and traditional retail banks without relying on brach...

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Global CIO survey finds fears over negative impact of distributed apps on the mainframe
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Global CIO survey finds fears over negative impact of distributed apps on the mainframe

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Global CIO survey finds fears over negative impact...

Distributed applications and mobile technology is increasing the complexity, usage and costs of mainframe applications, according to a new Vanson Bour...

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Aquis Exchange joins TMX Atrium trading community
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Aquis Exchange joins TMX Atrium trading community

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Aquis Exchange joins TMX Atrium trading community

The Aquis Exchange, the new pan-European equities exchange, has expanded its connectivity and reach by joining the TMX Atrium community of financial m...

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ValidSoft joins FIDO authentication alliance
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ValidSoft joins FIDO authentication alliance

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ValidSoft joins FIDO authentication alliance

ValidSoft, an authentication and transaction verification specialist that is owned by Elephant Talk Communications, has joined the Fast Identity Onlin...

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Western Union and Moat Housing Association pilot prepaid card for Universal Credit
Banking

Western Union and Moat Housing Association pilot prepaid card for Universal Credit

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Western Union and Moat Housing Association pilot p...

Western Union is piloting a prepaid card in association with Moat Housing Association that allows the latter’s tenants to receive their housing ...

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EC hits banks with €1.71bn fine for interest rate derivatives rate-rigging
Banking

EC hits banks with €1.71bn fine for interest rate derivatives rate-rigging

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EC hits banks with €1.71bn fine for interest rate ...

The European Commission (EC) has fined eight banks, including RBS, SocGen and Deutsche Bank, a combined total of EUR1.7bn for operating an illegal car...

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UK first-time debt delinquencies on the rise finds Marketforce/Fico survey
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UK first-time debt delinquencies on the rise finds Marketforce/Fico survey

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UK first-time debt delinquencies on the rise finds...

A new report from Marketforce and Fico claims to show that UK businesses are dealing with a sharp rise in late payments, which is being exacerbated by...

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Tech City firms and SME start-ups not happy with business banking, claims Comarch survey
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Tech City firms and SME start-ups not happy with business banking, claims Comarch survey

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Tech City firms and SME start-ups not happy with b...

Research carried out among the so-called ‘Tech City’ collection of small-to-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) gathered around Old Street rou...

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Universal Credit drives growth for prepaid credEcardplus in UK
Banking

Universal Credit drives growth for prepaid credEcardplus in UK

8y | bobsguide

Universal Credit drives growth for prepaid credEca...

credEcardplus, a UK electronic e-money prepaid current account card offering that targets the unbanked and uses the Visa debit card and loyalty progra...

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RBS admits neglecting IT system after major glitch
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RBS admits neglecting IT system after major glitch

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RBS admits neglecting IT system after major glitch

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has admitted it has neglected its in-house systems and technology for decades, after its payment and banking systems ...

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Italian banks sell majority share in SIA
Asset management

Italian banks sell majority share in SIA

8y | bobsguide

Italian banks sell majority share in SIA

Italian payments processor SIA is changing ownership as key stakeholders such as UniCredit and Intesa Sanpaolo, which respectively own 20.1% and 28.9%...

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NCR to buy Digital Insight Corp for $1.65bn as it completes $84m Alaric acquisition
Banking

NCR to buy Digital Insight Corp for $1.65bn as it completes $84m Alaric acquisition

8y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

NCR to buy Digital Insight Corp for $1.65bn as it ...

NCR Corporation, maker of automated teller machines (ATMs) and other consumer transaction technologies is expanding its financial services (FS) busine...

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NatWest and RBS suffer Cyber Monday payment glitches
Banking

NatWest and RBS suffer Cyber Monday payment glitches

8y | bobsguide

NatWest and RBS suffer Cyber Monday payment glitch...

RBS and its NatWest subsidiary have suffered severe technical issues with their payment and banking systems with customers unable to access online or ...

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UK and Ireland to activate local T+2 settlement
Asset management

UK and Ireland to activate local T+2 settlement

8y | bobsguide

UK and Ireland to activate local T+2 settlement

Euroclear UK & Ireland (EUI) is cooperating with the London Stock Exchange (LSE), BATS Chi-X Europe, the Irish Stock Exchange and the Turquoise tr...

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Three Ghanaian banks install Temenos T24 core banking software
Banking

Three Ghanaian banks install Temenos T24 core banking software

8y | bobsguide

Three Ghanaian banks install Temenos T24 core bank...

Ghana City Investment Company, NDK Financial Services, and The Royal Bank in Ghana are all installing Temenos T24 core banking software with the help ...

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FIME tests NFC EMV payments technology at China Mobile
Banking

FIME tests NFC EMV payments technology at China Mobile

8y | bobsguide

FIME tests NFC EMV payments technology at China Mo...

China Mobile Ltd, a leading mobile services provider in mainland China, has purchased FIME’s EMV contactless analogue test bench to help its rol...

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ESMA adds ICE TVEL and CME TR to EMIR approved trade repository list
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ESMA adds ICE TVEL and CME TR to EMIR approved trade repository list

8y | bobsguide

ESMA adds ICE TVEL and CME TR to EMIR approved tra...

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has approved the registrations of two more trade repositories (TRs) under the European Market Inf...

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Italian utility Enel connects to MyBank e-authorisation channel
Banking

Italian utility Enel connects to MyBank e-authorisation channel

8y | bobsguide

Italian utility Enel connects to MyBank e-authoris...

Enel, Italy’s leading power company, has joined the MyBank cross-border electronic e-authorisation payment solution from 64 European banks, whic...

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IRESS unveils new online wealth management hub with Standard Life as launch customer
Banking

IRESS unveils new online wealth management hub with Standard Life as launch customer

8y | bobsguide

IRESS unveils new online wealth management hub wit...

IRESS, a supplier of financial market, wealth, pension and mortgage management systems, has unveiled a new UK-wide integration hub and shared online s...

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TNS index on UK Current Account Switch Service sees modest rise in retail bank moves
Banking

TNS index on UK Current Account Switch Service sees modest rise in retail bank moves

8y | bobsguide

TNS index on UK Current Account Switch Service see...

There has been no dramatic change in overall levels of UK current account holders who are switching their retail bank after the launch of the UK Curre...

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Aquis exchange MTF live in Europe

Aquis exchange MTF live in Europe

8y | bobsguide

Aquis exchange MTF live in Europe

The Aquis Exchange, which was established as an idea in October 2012, is now certified and live as an EU-approved multilateral trading facility (MTF) ...

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IFRS9 divergence could harm corporate competitiveness warns Reval
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IFRS9 divergence could harm corporate competitiveness warns Reval

8y | bobsguide

IFRS9 divergence could harm corporate competitiven...

Multinational corporations (MNCs) reporting under financial standards that diverge from the new international financial reporting standard (IFRS) 9 fi...

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Banks must drive forward mobile MPoS market says Mobey Forum paper
Banking

Banks must drive forward mobile MPoS market says Mobey Forum paper

8y | bobsguide

Banks must drive forward mobile MPoS market says M...

Financial institutions (FIs) around the world need to develop Mobile Point of Sale (MPoS) strategies quickly to avoid being disintermediated and left ...

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Nationwide first in UK to rollout V.Me digital wallet from Visa Europe
Banking

Nationwide first in UK to rollout V.Me digital wallet from Visa Europe

8y | bobsguide

Nationwide first in UK to rollout V.Me digital wal...

The Nationwide Building Society is launching the V.me digital wallet from Visa Europe in the UK to its six and a half million credit and debit card cu...

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ASIC goes live with new First Derivatives surveillance system
Trading & brokering

ASIC goes live with new First Derivatives surveillance system

8y | bobsguide

ASIC goes live with new First Derivatives surveill...

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has successfully installed First Derivatives’ market surveillance system to improve ...

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UK Fund Managers Select Calastone for Auto Re-Registration
Trading & brokering

UK Fund Managers Select Calastone for Auto Re-Registration

8y | bobsguide

UK Fund Managers Select Calastone for Auto Re-Regi...

Calastone’s re-registration solution now available to over 80% of fund managers through their representative third party administrators Four l...

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Velocimetrics partners with Datacom on market data feed risk oversight system
Insurance

Velocimetrics partners with Datacom on market data feed risk oversight system

8y | bobsguide

Velocimetrics partners with Datacom on market data...

Velocimetrics, a UK-based provider of business performance monitoring (BPM) and analytical solutions to trading and financial market participants, has...

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ACI wins nine-year extension on VocaLink ATM managed services contract
Banking

ACI wins nine-year extension on VocaLink ATM managed services contract

8y | bobsguide

ACI wins nine-year extension on VocaLink ATM manag...

VocaLink, the operator of the UK’s national payment infrastructure and the 24,000 automated teller machines (ATMs) in the Link estate widely use...

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Co-op Bank slammed in consumer survey as ex-chairman Flowers arrested over drugs
Banking

Co-op Bank slammed in consumer survey as ex-chairman Flowers arrested over drugs

8y | bobsguide

Co-op Bank slammed in consumer survey as ex-chairm...

Co-op Bank has been criticised by UK consumers in a FairBanking Foundation survey for the products and services it offers, adding to its troubles as i...

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Ark Data Centres get EU Code of Conduct for DC energy efficiency
Insurance

Ark Data Centres get EU Code of Conduct for DC energy efficiency

8y | bobsguide

Ark Data Centres get EU Code of Conduct for DC ene...

Ark has gained European Union (EU) energy efficiency certification for three of its data centres, which are now rated as full participants in the EU C...

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Acceptance of Bitcoin as a payment method growing as Core4Solutions goes digital
Banking

Acceptance of Bitcoin as a payment method growing as Core4Solutions goes digital

8y | bobsguide

Acceptance of Bitcoin as a payment method growing ...

The growing acceptance of Bitcoin (BTC) as an acceptable online virtual digital currency by companies has been demonstrated once again by Core4Solutio...

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Volante Technologies launches T2S Accelerator
Banking

Volante Technologies launches T2S Accelerator

8y | bobsguide

Volante Technologies launches T2S Accelerator

Volante Technologies is adding to its range of Accelerator products by unveiling a TARGET2 Securities (T2S) Accelerator, which will help firms adopt t...

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Liquity platform launched to bring investors and private firms together
Insurance

Liquity platform launched to bring investors and private firms together

8y | bobsguide

Liquity platform launched to bring investors and p...

The new Liquity platform, tantalisingly close in spelling to the liquidity that it offers privately owned firms from investors, launched this week in ...

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Clear2Pay gets OSCar validation for new SEPA Cards test suite
Banking

Clear2Pay gets OSCar validation for new SEPA Cards test suite

8y | bobsguide

Clear2Pay gets OSCar validation for new SEPA Cards...

Clear2Pay’s OSCar Acquirer Test Suite has been validated by the Open Standard for Cards (OSCar) Consortium, which is pushing to speed up the imp...

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IBM adds Gemalto e-banking authentication platform to its security offering
Banking

IBM adds Gemalto e-banking authentication platform to its security offering

8y | bobsguide

IBM adds Gemalto e-banking authentication platform...

IBM has added the Gemalto Ezio electronic e-banking security platform to its Total Authentication Solution in order to improve the security it can off...

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Barclays extends Pingit app enabling large company payments to individuals
Banking

Barclays extends Pingit app enabling large company payments to individuals

8y | bobsguide

Barclays extends Pingit app enabling large company...

Barclays has extended the capabilities of its mobile Pingit application to allow large companies to pay individuals. Firms such as insurance companies...

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SGI and Extreme Networks partner on big data and Hadoop solutions
Banking

SGI and Extreme Networks partner on big data and Hadoop solutions

8y | bobsguide

SGI and Extreme Networks partner on big data and H...

Extreme Networks has won a contract with SGI, a high performance computing (HPC) and big data storage vendor, to be their networking partner supplying...

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IBM to buy Fiberlink Comms and expand its mobility management and security offerings
Insurance

IBM to buy Fiberlink Comms and expand its mobility management and security offerings

8y | bobsguide

IBM to buy Fiberlink Comms and expand its mobility...

IBM is to buy Fiberlink Communications, a US mobile management and security company. Subject to regulatory approval the unpriced deal is due to close ...

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EU politicians reach Omnibus II agreement over Solvency II insurance rules: 2016 start date agreed
Banking

EU politicians reach Omnibus II agreement over Solvency II insurance rules: 2016 start date agreed

8y | bobsguide

EU politicians reach Omnibus II agreement over Sol...

European Union politicians have broken the deadlock over the Omnibus II directive that will amend the Solvency II capital adequacy rules for the insur...

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YESpay and PMC Announce Strategic Partnership
Banking

YESpay and PMC Announce Strategic Partnership

8y | bobsguide

YESpay and PMC Announce Strategic Partnership

The leading payment solutions provider YESpay and retail technology specialist PMC today announced a strategic partnership aimed at delivering mobile ...

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ESMA publishes market abuse regulatory regime consultation paper
Trading & brokering

ESMA publishes market abuse regulatory regime consultation paper

8y | bobsguide

ESMA publishes market abuse regulatory regime cons...

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published a Discussion Paper (DP) setting out its initial views on the implementation measure...

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ICE $11bn takeover of NYSE confirmed, amid French concerns over Euronext
Trading & brokering

ICE $11bn takeover of NYSE confirmed, amid French concerns over Euronext

8y | bobsguide

ICE $11bn takeover of NYSE confirmed, amid French ...

The $10.9bn takeover of NYSE-Euronext by the IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) has finally been confirmed after the remaining national regulatory and gov...

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Ex-RBS head of compliance, Ashley Kovas, joins Bovill as new head of funds
Asset management

Ex-RBS head of compliance, Ashley Kovas, joins Bovill as new head of funds

8y | bobsguide

Ex-RBS head of compliance, Ashley Kovas, joins Bov...

Ashley Kovas, formerly the head of compliance policy at RBS Group, has joined the specialist financial services (FS) regulatory consultancy Bovill as ...

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Applied Systems to open new UK data centre for insurers
Banking

Applied Systems to open new UK data centre for insurers

8y | bobsguide

Applied Systems to open new UK data centre for ins...

Applied Systems, which provides software and services to the insurance sector, has today opened a new data centre (DC) in the UK, which is presently b...

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UK FS cyber-security test ‘Operation Waking Shark 2’ underway
Banking

UK FS cyber-security test ‘Operation Waking Shark 2’ underway

8y | bobsguide

UK FS cyber-security test ‘Operation Waking Shark ...

The UK financial services (FS) sector is today running a large business continuity cyber-threat exercise called ‘Operation Waking Shark 2’...

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Bitcoin Inputs.io Australian online wallet service raided by hackers using old email
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Bitcoin Inputs.io Australian online wallet service raided by hackers using old email

8y | bobsguide

Bitcoin Inputs.io Australian online wallet service...

An Australian man going under the net name of Tradefortress who runs the Inputs.io Bitcoin (BTC) online wallet service has admitted he’s been ha...

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ESMA greenlights new EMIR trade repositories and has to accept Feb 2014 start date
Banking

ESMA greenlights new EMIR trade repositories and has to accept Feb 2014 start date

8y | bobsguide

ESMA greenlights new EMIR trade repositories and h...

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has approved four trade repositories (TRs) in accordance with the European Market Infrastructure ...

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Alpha Omega Announces Global Launch of FIXAffirm
Insurance

Alpha Omega Announces Global Launch of FIXAffirm

8y | bobsguide

Alpha Omega Announces Global Launch of FIXAffirm

First Comprehensive Post-Trade Solution based on Industry Standard FIX Protocol Alpha Omega Financial Systems, a firm active in the post-trade techno...

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FireEye Introduces New Data Center Security Solution
Insurance

FireEye Introduces New Data Center Security Solution

8y | bobsguide

FireEye Introduces New Data Center Security Soluti...

New Solution Extends Proven MVX Architecture to Protect Content Repositories FireEye, Inc. (NASDAQ: FEYE), the leader in stopping today's advanc...

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ISACA 2013 IT Risk/Reward Barometer survey shows consumers worried about internet-connected devices
Insurance

ISACA 2013 IT Risk/Reward Barometer survey shows consumers worried about internet-connected devices

8y | bobsguide

ISACA 2013 IT Risk/Reward Barometer survey shows c...

The 2013 IT Risk/Reward Barometer survey of 4,000 consumers from the US, UK, Mexico and India carried out by the information security ISACA trade body...

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Volante launch SEPA Accelerator conversion service for corporates and banks
Banking

Volante launch SEPA Accelerator conversion service for corporates and banks

8y | bobsguide

Volante launch SEPA Accelerator conversion service...

Volante Technologies has unveiled a single euro payments area (SEPA) Accelerator conversion service to help corporate treasuries or small banks with n...

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Zapp m-commerce platform aims to revolutionize UK payments in 2014
Banking

Zapp m-commerce platform aims to revolutionize UK payments in 2014

8y | bobsguide

Zapp m-commerce platform aims to revolutionize UK ...

The Zapp UK mobile m-commerce, loyalty, payment, online and in-store offering that VocaLink has been building out this year will go live in summer 201...

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Insurers must invest in a mobile, customer-centric approach says Ovum report
Insurance

Insurers must invest in a mobile, customer-centric approach says Ovum report

8y | bobsguide

Insurers must invest in a mobile, customer-centric...

The insurance industry is at an inflection point claims a new ‘2014 Trends to Watch: Insurance’ report from the Ovum consultancy which say...

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New EMIR Counterparty Classification Tool launched by ISDA and Markit
Insurance

New EMIR Counterparty Classification Tool launched by ISDA and Markit

8y | bobsguide

New EMIR Counterparty Classification Tool launched...

The EMIR Counterparty Classification Tool has been added to the ISDA Amend system launched by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association and ...

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Barclays adds Geoff Parry to trade finance team
Banking

Barclays adds Geoff Parry to trade finance team

8y | bobsguide

Barclays adds Geoff Parry to trade finance team

Barclays Bank has appointed Geoff Parry as its new UK head of global corporates in its trade finance team. Parry will lead the structured trade and c...

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ECB SEPA migration report warns on late changeover risks & slow adoption
Banking

ECB SEPA migration report warns on late changeover risks & slow adoption

8y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

ECB SEPA migration report warns on late changeover...

The European Central Bank (ECB) has today published its second report on the progress of migration to the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA). The report...

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First SEPA Credit Transfers exchanged by German banks
Banking

First SEPA Credit Transfers exchanged by German banks

8y | bobsguide

First SEPA Credit Transfers exchanged by German ba...

Two German banking groups, which will each use EBA Clearing’s STEP2 pan-European platform for mass payments for the majority of their future sin...

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Calastone appoints ex-SWIFT head of funds, Edward Glyn, to lead sales
Banking

Calastone appoints ex-SWIFT head of funds, Edward Glyn, to lead sales

8y | bobsguide

Calastone appoints ex-SWIFT head of funds, Edward ...

Edward Glyn is joining Calastone as its new managing director and head of global client relationship management. Glyn joins from SWIFT where he has s...

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LSE appoints Suneel Bakhshi as new LCH.Clearnet CEO to replace axed Axe
Asset management

LSE appoints Suneel Bakhshi as new LCH.Clearnet CEO to replace axed Axe

8y | bobsguide

LSE appoints Suneel Bakhshi as new LCH.Clearnet CE...

LCH.Clearnet, the multinational clearing house owned by the London Stock Exchange (LSE) since March, is appointing Suneel Bakhshi as its new group chi...

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News Analysis: IBM study shows CISOs fear cloud and mobile but are deploying it
Banking

News Analysis: IBM study shows CISOs fear cloud and mobile but are deploying it

8y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

News Analysis: IBM study shows CISOs fear cloud an...

As emerging technologies like cloud and mobile computing present new opportunities, the risk to data security grows but the efficiency, operational an...

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OFT clears EMCF and EuroCCP to combine and form pan-European clearing house
Trading & brokering

OFT clears EMCF and EuroCCP to combine and form pan-European clearing house

8y | bobsguide

OFT clears EMCF and EuroCCP to combine and form pa...

The UK Office of Fair Trading (OFT) competition authority has recommended unconditional clearance in regard to combining the EuroCCP and EMCF clearing...

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TMX Atrium completes connectivity link to K13 DC in Moscow
Asset management

TMX Atrium completes connectivity link to K13 DC in Moscow

8y | bobsguide

TMX Atrium completes connectivity link to K13 DC i...

TMX Atrium, a provider of trading technology infrastructure solutions for the financial community, has connected to the Kislovsky 13 (K13) data centre...

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Banks becoming more innovative but fear Google and tech firms says Efma/Infosys survey
Banking

Banks becoming more innovative but fear Google and tech firms says Efma/Infosys survey

8y | bobsguide

Banks becoming more innovative but fear Google and...

Global banks think they are becoming more innovative, with 76% of the 148 international banks questioned by Efma and Infosys in the recent ‘Inno...

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Philippines broker FMSG joins SunGard Global Network (SGN) to improve reach and automation
Asset management

Philippines broker FMSG joins SunGard Global Network (SGN) to improve reach and automation

8y | bobsguide

Philippines broker FMSG joins SunGard Global Netwo...

First Metro Securities Brokerage (FMSG) Corporation, a Philippines broker and key member of the Philippine Stock Exchange, has joined the SunGard Glob...

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Mobey Forum Weighs Strategic Mobile Wallet Options for Banks
Banking

Mobey Forum Weighs Strategic Mobile Wallet Options for Banks

8y | bobsguide

Mobey Forum Weighs Strategic Mobile Wallet Options...

Latest white paper describes, explores and assesses strategic options for banks and financial institutions relative to mobile wallet technology The ...

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Pancredit launches managed hosting solution for debt traders
Banking

Pancredit launches managed hosting solution for debt traders

8y | bobsguide

Pancredit launches managed hosting solution for de...

Pancredit has launched new hosting platform for the standby servicers of securitised second charge mortgages and loans. The loan and debt collection o...

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Virtus Data Centres starts construction of its new flagship facility in London
Banking

Virtus Data Centres starts construction of its new flagship facility in London

8y | bobsguide

Virtus Data Centres starts construction of its new...

Virtus, the provider of London’s most flexible and efficient data centre solutions has announced that construction work has commenced on LONDON2...

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New UK payments regulator under FCA control to replace UK Payments Council
Banking

New UK payments regulator under FCA control to replace UK Payments Council

8y | bobsguide

New UK payments regulator under FCA control to rep...

The UK government has finally decided what will replace the industry body, the UK Payments Council, which had some non-banking representatives but was...

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Infosys, TCS and other big providers in Gartner’s magic quadrant for core banking vendors
Banking

Infosys, TCS and other big providers in Gartner’s magic quadrant for core banking vendors

8y | bobsguide

Infosys, TCS and other big providers in Gartner’s ...

Infosys has been positioned as a Leader in Gartner’s just released ‘International Retail Core Banking Report 2013’ for the seventh t...

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Eurostar selects Kyriba TMS to make payments run on time
Banking

Eurostar selects Kyriba TMS to make payments run on time

8y | bobsguide

Eurostar selects Kyriba TMS to make payments run o...

Eurostar International, the international train operating company that runs services between London and Paris via the Channel tunnel link, has chosen ...

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SocGen unveils mobile app for its Sogecash Web Cash Management solution
Banking

SocGen unveils mobile app for its Sogecash Web Cash Management solution

8y | bobsguide

SocGen unveils mobile app for its Sogecash Web Cas...

Société Générale has added a mobile access capability to its Sogecash web cash management solution. The internet solution ...

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First Middle-Eastern CCP agrees to connect to Clearstream’s Global Liquidity Hub
Banking

First Middle-Eastern CCP agrees to connect to Clearstream’s Global Liquidity Hub

8y | bobsguide

First Middle-Eastern CCP agrees to connect to Clea...

Clearstream and the Dubai Commodities Clearing Corporation (DCCC), the central counterparty (CCP) of the Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX), h...

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Solvency II start date delayed two years until 2016
Insurance

Solvency II start date delayed two years until 2016

8y | bobsguide

Solvency II start date delayed two years until 201...

European Commissioner, Michel Barnier, has put forward a draft EU Directive concerning the introduction of the capital adequacy regime for the insuran...

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Northdoor awarded contract to provide NdexInsure to Lloyd’s Dale Underwriting Partners
Insurance

Northdoor awarded contract to provide NdexInsure to Lloyd’s Dale Underwriting Partners

8y | bobsguide

Northdoor awarded contract to provide NdexInsure t...

Northdoor, the IT solutions provider specialising in the insurance industry, announced that following a competitive bid, it has been awarded the contr...

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