Neil Ainger

As editor-in-chief of bobsguide Neil Ainger was responsible for setting the editorial strategy and writing news analysis, blogs, hosting webinars, commissioning and so forth. He has a keen interest in technology and banking, particularly in the payments, cloud, data centre, trading, infosec and mobile technology fields, having previously been the deputy editor atBanking Technology and editor of FSTech. Ainger has a BA (Hons) in English Literature from Leeds University and has been employed as a journalist since graduating in 1995. He has also worked at gtnews covering treasury, trade finance and so forth, and on engineering titles at Reed Elsevier, local newspapers, etc. In addition, Ainger has worked on internal publications for BT Global, PwC and Lucent Communications (in New York City), among much else.

Latest content from Neil Ainger

Proximity and SLIB partner to deliver first overseas connection to Votaccess
Asset management

Proximity and SLIB partner to deliver first overseas connection to Votaccess

3m | By ClaireLise Beaurenault, Communication Manager

Proximity and SLIB partner to deliver first overse...

On May 3, 2021, Proxymity became the first overseas vendor to connect on to the Votaccess platform, allowing global shareholders an unprecedented...

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The re-shaping of correspondent banking: Impacts on banking treasury
Banking

The re-shaping of correspondent banking: Impacts on banking treasury

3y | By Alessandra Riccardi, Business Expert

The re-shaping of correspondent banking: Impacts o...

Correspondent banking is gathering a lot of attention these days. It is surprising to see so many changes going on considering that until a few years ...

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How interlinked technology is underpinning the evolution of payments
Payments

How interlinked technology is underpinning the evolution of payments

4y | By Alessandra Riccardi, Business Expert

How interlinked technology is underpinning the evo...

There’s no time to rest for financial services. The unstoppable wave of innovation and change that the industry is riding is showing no signs of...

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Banking on the cloud
Banking

Banking on the cloud

5y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Banking on the cloud

The future of banking is predicated on cloud computing as cost, flexibility, speed and a desire to tap into fintech innovation drive uptake by challen...

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White heat of technology now resides in the cloud
Trading & brokering

White heat of technology now resides in the cloud

5y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

White heat of technology now resides in the cloud

The fourth industrial revolution, powered by the Internet of Things (IoT) & big data, will reside in the cloud. There was much talk last week abo...

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Brexit and Tech: How risk-enabled is your TMS?
Banking

Brexit and Tech: How risk-enabled is your TMS?

5y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Brexit and Tech: How risk-enabled is your TMS?

Treasury and risk management (TRM) solutions supposedly add integrated risk functionality to the traditional cash management abilities of a treasury m...

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Intraday Monitoring Tools: Lessons Learned on Concrete Implementations
Insurance

Intraday Monitoring Tools: Lessons Learned on Concrete Implementations

5y | By Alessandra Riccardi, Business Expert

Intraday Monitoring Tools: Lessons Learned on Conc...

The Basel Committee finalised the BCBS 248 Intraday liquidity monitoring tools requirements in 2013 as an extra add-on to the regulatory standards Liq...

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Interview: Weveing together the mobile future
Banking

Interview: Weveing together the mobile future

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

Interview: Weveing together the mobile future

The chief executive officer (CEO) of Weve, David Sear, an experienced payments professional who has worked at Travelex and VocaLink, and now heads up ...

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Euroclear Bank chosen for settlement of US stocks by EuroCCP
Trading & brokering

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

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

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
Banking

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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BNY Mellon Unveils New Global Payments Infrastructure with Clear2Pay
Banking

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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Show Report: Strike it Rich at Finovate Europe 2014
Banking

Show Report: Strike it Rich at Finovate Europe 2014

8y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Show Report: Strike it Rich at Finovate Europe 201...

The financial innovation ‘Finovate’ Europe 2014 trade show came to London today with lots of technology firms from start-ups like Excess R...

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Misys buys IND Group to expand retail core banking suite
Banking

Misys buys IND Group to expand retail core banking suite

8y | 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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Fintech Startupbootcamp comingtoLondon
Banking

Fintech Startupbootcamp comingtoLondon

8y | 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
Banking

Weve and MasterCard partner to drive UK mobile contactless payments

8y | 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
Banking

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

8y | 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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News Analysis: BoE report on FS cyber-security test ‘Operation Waking Shark 2’ suggests forming single BCP body
Banking

News Analysis: BoE report on FS cyber-security test ‘Operation Waking Shark 2’ suggests forming single BCP body

8y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

News Analysis: BoE report on FS cyber-security tes...

The Bank of England (BoE) has published its long-awaited report on ‘Operation Waking Shark 2’, a large business continuity planning (BCP) ...

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

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

8y | 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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Insurance CEOs see growth and jobs rise but fear tech changes, says PwC survey
Insurance

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

8y | 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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European Parliament accepts six month SEPA delay
Banking

European Parliament accepts six month SEPA delay

8y | 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

8y | 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
Insurance

News analysis: Facebook celebrates 10 year anniversary

8y | 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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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

8y | 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

8y | 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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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

8y | 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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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

8y | 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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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

8y | 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

8y | 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

8y | 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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Case Study: Legal & General Network rolls out Intelliflo’s Intelligent Office as its new MMR PoS solution
Banking

Case Study: Legal & General Network rolls out Intelliflo’s Intelligent Office as its new MMR PoS solution

8y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Case Study: Legal & General Network rolls out Inte...

Legal & General Network is introducing Intelliflo’s Intelligent Office Point-of-Sale (PoS) customer service and agent solution to its Appoin...

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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

8y | 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

8y | 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 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

8y | 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

8y | 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

8y | 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

8y | 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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Amica Mutual Insurance selects Semafone to roll out US phone payments
Banking

Amica Mutual Insurance selects Semafone to roll out US phone payments

8y | 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

8y | 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

8y | 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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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

8y | 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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Banque de Développement Local (BDL) selects SAB AT core banking solution
Trading & brokering

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

8y | 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

8y | 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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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

8y | 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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TCS’ new digital software and solutions group aimed at FS firms
Banking

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

8y | 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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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

8y | 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

8y | 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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News analysis: CBI/PwC survey shows FS jobs on the up and tech roles set to grow
Banking

News analysis: CBI/PwC survey shows FS jobs on the up and tech roles set to grow

8y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

News analysis: CBI/PwC survey shows FS jobs on the...

A Confederation of British Industry (CBI) quarterly survey of the financial services (FS) sector, sponsored by PwC, shows that UK jobs in the FS secto...

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News analysis: WEF Global Risks 2014 report identifies wealth gap and cyber-attacks as key risks
Insurance

News analysis: WEF Global Risks 2014 report identifies wealth gap and cyber-attacks as key risks

8y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

News analysis: WEF Global Risks 2014 report identi...

In a press conference in London today the World Economic Forum (WEF) identified what it sees as the top risks facing the global economy during 2014 an...

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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

8y | 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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Welcome back: 2014 predictions and preview
Banking

Welcome back: 2014 predictions and preview

8y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Welcome back: 2014 predictions and preview

As a new year starts and 2014 stands before us it is natural to wonder what lies ahead over the next 12 months. Playing the predictions game is of cou...

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The tech year in review and numbers
Asset management

The tech year in review and numbers

8y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

The tech year in review and numbers

As 2013 draws to a close, minds naturally turn towards the most significant technology and finance events of the year and the standout stories and num...

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Show Report: Bloomberg Enterprise Tech Summit discusses operations, trading and efficiency
Asset management

Show Report: Bloomberg Enterprise Tech Summit discusses operations, trading and efficiency

8y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Show Report: Bloomberg Enterprise Tech Summit disc...

The future of trading was discussed among much else at the 2013 Bloomberg Enterprise Tech Summit on 10 December at London’s Level 39 fintech spa...

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Interview: NCR discusses Alaric and Digital Insight acquisitions
Banking

Interview: NCR discusses Alaric and Digital Insight acquisitions

8y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Interview: NCR discusses Alaric and Digital Insigh...

The development of mobile and internet banking and payments is continuing apace as tablets and smartphones drive more and more customers into the ethe...

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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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News analysis: Global biometric standards-setting body formed
Banking

News analysis: Global biometric standards-setting body formed

8y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

News analysis: Global biometric standards-setting ...

The Natural Security Alliance, a French-based international open source biometric standards-setting body that counts BNP Paribas, MasterCard and Carre...

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Core Banking Vendor Q&A: Status of the Marketplace – Polaris
Banking

Core Banking Vendor Q&A: Status of the Marketplace – Polaris

8y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Core Banking Vendor Q&A: Status of the Marketplace...

The recent Gartner ‘International Retail Core Banking Report 2013’ ranked many of the major technology vendors in this space, which provid...

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Outages, regs and tech discussed at the 2013 Mondo Visione Exchange Forum
Asset management

Outages, regs and tech discussed at the 2013 Mondo Visione Exchange Forum

8y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Outages, regs and tech discussed at the 2013 Mondo...

Amid a discussion about the prevalence of outages at trading venues at the 2013 Mondo Visione Exchange Forum this week, Jon Ross, chief technology off...

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Core Banking Vendor Q&A: Status of the Marketplace – FIS
Banking

Core Banking Vendor Q&A: Status of the Marketplace – FIS

8y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Core Banking Vendor Q&A: Status of the Marketplace...

The recent Gartner ‘International Retail Core Banking Report 2013’ ranked many of the major technology vendors in this space, which provid...

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Core Banking Vendor Q&A: Status of the Marketplace – Infosys Finacle
Banking

Core Banking Vendor Q&A: Status of the Marketplace – Infosys Finacle

8y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Core Banking Vendor Q&A: Status of the Marketplace...

The recent Gartner ‘International Retail Core Banking Report 2013’ ranked many of the major technology vendors in this space, which provid...

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Core Banking Vendor Q&A: Status of the Marketplace - Fiserv
Banking

Core Banking Vendor Q&A: Status of the Marketplace - Fiserv

8y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Core Banking Vendor Q&A: Status of the Marketplace...

The recent Gartner ‘International Retail Core Banking Report 2013’ ranked many of the major technology vendors in this space, which provid...

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Core Banking Vendor Q&A: Status of the Marketplace - Temenos
Banking

Core Banking Vendor Q&A: Status of the Marketplace - Temenos

8y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Core Banking Vendor Q&A: Status of the Marketplace...

The recent Gartner ‘International Retail Core Banking Report 2013’ ranked many of the major technology vendors in this space, which provid...

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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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Interview: Dragons’ Den boss, Piers Linney, discusses tech, the cloud and being on TV
Banking

Interview: Dragons’ Den boss, Piers Linney, discusses tech, the cloud and being on TV

8y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Interview: Dragons’ Den boss, Piers Linney, discus...

Lights, camera, action! It’s a phrase that Piers Linney, the co-chief executive officer (CEO) of Outsourcery, a cloud services and business-to-b...

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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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News Analysis: Adobe suffers major cyber attack
Banking

News Analysis: Adobe suffers major cyber attack

8y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

News Analysis: Adobe suffers major cyber attack

Adobe has confirmed hackers have breached its network, affecting 2.9 million customers, with plastic card details stolen and source code compromised. ...

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Interview: BofA Merrill’s CIO Bill Pappas outlines his model bank
Banking

Interview: BofA Merrill’s CIO Bill Pappas outlines his model bank

8y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Interview: BofA Merrill’s CIO Bill Pappas outlines...

  The chief information officer (CIO) of global wholesale banking technology and operations (GWBT&O) at Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA M...

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Q&A Interview: SWIFT CIO Michael Fish reviews Sibos 2013 and technology trends
Banking

Q&A Interview: SWIFT CIO Michael Fish reviews Sibos 2013 and technology trends

8y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Q&A Interview: SWIFT CIO Michael Fish reviews Sibo...

The chief information officer (CIO) at SWIFT, Michael Fish, acts as the global head of IT, operations and security for the collective, which handles m...

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Thomson Reuters SEF application with FXall approved by CFTC, ahead of controversial SEF go live this week
Asset management

Thomson Reuters SEF application with FXall approved by CFTC, ahead of controversial SEF go live this week

8y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Thomson Reuters SEF application with FXall approve...

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has approved Thomson Reuters' swap execution facility (SEF) application in conjunction with FXa...

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The takeaway dessert from the desert: Reflections on Sibos 2013
Asset management

The takeaway dessert from the desert: Reflections on Sibos 2013

8y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

The takeaway dessert from the desert: Reflections ...

With the 7,500 delegates from the Sibos 2013 trade show in Dubai, UAE, now back home and hopefully recovered from their exertions last week, Neil Aing...

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BlackBerry receives £3bn bid from Canadian tycoon
Insurance

BlackBerry receives £3bn bid from Canadian tycoon

8y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

BlackBerry receives £3bn bid from Canadian tycoon

A Canadian investor called Prem Watsa, who heads up Fairfax Financial, has made a £3bn ($4.7bn) bid to buy the troubled smartphone maker BlackBe...

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Sibos 2013: Day 4 Report – Africa and Middle-East focus, vox pops and tech winners
Asset management

Sibos 2013: Day 4 Report – Africa and Middle-East focus, vox pops and tech winners

8y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Sibos 2013: Day 4 Report – Africa and Middle-East ...

The fourth and final day of Sibos 2013 focused on the growing Africa and Middle-East region with a whole day devoted to the banking, trading and techn...

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Sibos 2013: Day 3 Report – Compliance Forum channels frustration at regulatory overload
Banking

Sibos 2013: Day 3 Report – Compliance Forum channels frustration at regulatory overload

8y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Sibos 2013: Day 3 Report – Compliance Forum channe...

The fifth anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers’ passed just three days ago and the ramifications of that momentous day are still being...

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Sibos 2013: Day 2 Report – Market Infrastructure Change and Corporate Forum
Banking

Sibos 2013: Day 2 Report – Market Infrastructure Change and Corporate Forum

8y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Sibos 2013: Day 2 Report – Market Infrastructure C...

The Market Infrastructure (MI) Forum at Sibos 2013 got underway today looking at the recovery and resolution plans now in the place for the industry p...

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Sibos 2013: Day 1 Report – Technology revolution or evolution
Banking

Sibos 2013: Day 1 Report – Technology revolution or evolution

8y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Sibos 2013: Day 1 Report – Technology revolution o...

On the opening morning of Sibos 2013 in Dubai, UAE, crowds were queuing round the block to get in and not all of them happily in the 40 degree heat ou...

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5m bank customers could switch account due to imminent UK Current Account Switching Service, says SAS survey
Banking

5m bank customers could switch account due to imminent UK Current Account Switching Service, says SAS survey

8y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

5m bank customers could switch account due to immi...

An extensive online and physical research report from YouGov, commissioned by SAS and questioning 2,215 UK bank account holders this month, has reveal...

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News Analysis: Clearstream unveils Xact online customer interface for T2S and new regulatory environment
Banking

News Analysis: Clearstream unveils Xact online customer interface for T2S and new regulatory environment

8y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

News Analysis: Clearstream unveils Xact online cus...

Clearstream has launched ClearstreamXact, a new customer connectivity channel that will eventually help it integrate with the TARGET2Securities (T2S) ...

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Interview: Bottomline director discusses Sterci takeover
Asset management

Interview: Bottomline director discusses Sterci takeover

8y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Interview: Bottomline director discusses Sterci ta...

The news that Bottomline Technologies has acquired Sterci and Simplex for a combined total of $109m in order to boost its financial messaging technolo...

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News Analysis: Microsoft to spend €5.4bn buying Nokia mobile phone business
Insurance

News Analysis: Microsoft to spend €5.4bn buying Nokia mobile phone business

8y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

News Analysis: Microsoft to spend €5.4bn buying No...

Microsoft is going to buy Nokia’s mobile phone unit and its patents in a cash €5.4bn takeover deal. The two have long been partners since N...

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FCA starts review of risks in UK mobile banking market
Banking

FCA starts review of risks in UK mobile banking market

8y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

FCA starts review of risks in UK mobile banking ma...

The UK regulatory body, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), has released a report detailing its initial findings into a review of the possible risk...

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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to depart within a year
Insurance

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to depart within a year

8y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to depart within a yea...

The chief executive officer (CEO) of Microsoft, Steve Ballmer, is to step down after informing staff in an internal email last week that he will be le...

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£1m Base Fund set up to help UK cloud computing data centre users fight Cyber-threats
Insurance

£1m Base Fund set up to help UK cloud computing data centre users fight Cyber-threats

8y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

£1m Base Fund set up to help UK cloud computing da...

The head a data centre co-location and hosting firm in Britain, UKFast, is launching a fund to help protect its small business clients from online thr...

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Case study: Standard Life gains customer insights via new Webtrends software
Banking

Case study: Standard Life gains customer insights via new Webtrends software

8y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Case study: Standard Life gains customer insights ...

Standard Life has implemented Webtrends Analytics 10 marketing solution, and its Segments and Heatmap tools to aid customer intelligence and targeting...

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Mandatory reporting of cyber-crime needed say MPs
Banking

Mandatory reporting of cyber-crime needed say MPs

8y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Mandatory reporting of cyber-crime needed say MPs

It should be mandatory for banks and businesses to report cyber-attacks against them to the police first, according to a committee of UK Members of Pa...

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Case Study: Axa Wealth installs access control and data permission infrastructure from Varonis
Insurance

Case Study: Axa Wealth installs access control and data permission infrastructure from Varonis

8y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Case Study: Axa Wealth installs access control and...

Axa Wealth has been able to identify and control its internal data permissions more effectively after installing data governance, security and monitor...

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The data centre as the new information hub: A tour of Volta’s DC
Banking

The data centre as the new information hub: A tour of Volta’s DC

8y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

The data centre as the new information hub: A tour...

Once upon a time the home of a press agency would have been considered the quintessential information hub of the modern age but a photograph of its he...

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EU Commissioner Barnier urges UK to stay but banking union and FTT point to divergence
Banking

EU Commissioner Barnier urges UK to stay but banking union and FTT point to divergence

8y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

EU Commissioner Barnier urges UK to stay but banki...

Michel Barnier, the European Union (EU) Commissioner responsible for internal markets and services including financial services (FS), has spoken out a...

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UK Payments Council unveils Roadmap to the future of payments
Banking

UK Payments Council unveils Roadmap to the future of payments

8y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

UK Payments Council unveils Roadmap to the future ...

The UK Payments Council, made up of banks, processors and other stakeholders, has published its ‘Payments Roadmap Initial Report’ which ou...

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Sainbury’s Bank buys out jv partner and appoints FIS as tech provider
Banking

Sainbury’s Bank buys out jv partner and appoints FIS as tech provider

8y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Sainbury’s Bank buys out jv partner and appoints F...

Sainsbury’s Bank is to take full control of its own operation buying out Lloyds Banking Group’s 50% share in the supermarket’s UK re...

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Show Report: Future of London as a Finance Centre and Treasury Impact of Regs Debated at SWIFT Forum
Banking

Show Report: Future of London as a Finance Centre and Treasury Impact of Regs Debated at SWIFT Forum

8y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Show Report: Future of London as a Finance Centre ...

The parlous state of the UK’s relationship with the EU, following the decision to go for an ‘in/out’ referendum and its implications...

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Show Report: Infosec Europe 2013
Banking

Show Report: Infosec Europe 2013

8y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Show Report: Infosec Europe 2013

The threat to financial services and other firms from hackers, malware, hacktivists, insiders and the global nature of IT security threats was outline...

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Lloyds' branch sale to Co-op falls through
Banking

Lloyds' branch sale to Co-op falls through

8y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Lloyds' branch sale to Co-op falls through

The planned sale of 632 UK bank branches by Lloyds Banking Group to the Co-operative Banking Group, which already owns the Co-op Bank, Britannia build...

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Show Preview: InfoSec Europe 2013 and securing your financial future
Asset management

Show Preview: InfoSec Europe 2013 and securing your financial future

8y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Show Preview: InfoSec Europe 2013 and securing you...

Infosecurity Europe, running 23-25 April at the London Earls Court Exhibition Centre, is expected to attract more than 10,000 infosec delegates, 350 e...

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TradeTech Europe Report: Day 2 - Running to stand still
Insurance

TradeTech Europe Report: Day 2 - Running to stand still

8y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

TradeTech Europe Report: Day 2 - Running to stand ...

In among all the thousands of runners registering for this weekend’s London Marathon, the second full day of the TradeTech Europe 2013 show got ...

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TradeTech Europe Report: Day 1 - Stop the clocks
Insurance

TradeTech Europe Report: Day 1 - Stop the clocks

8y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

TradeTech Europe Report: Day 1 - Stop the clocks

The first full day of TradeTech Europe 2013 got underway on Wednesday 17 April at London’s Excel Arena but many attendees were delayed in gettin...

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IPS Report - Day Two: Impact of New Regulations
Banking

IPS Report - Day Two: Impact of New Regulations

8y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

IPS Report - Day Two: Impact of New Regulations

The early morning breakfast briefing panel on the second full day of the International Payments Summit (IPS) 2013 show at the Hilton London Tower Brid...

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FSA replacement bodies reveal plans and risk outlooks: 1 April also date for new Libor rules and easier entry rules
Banking

FSA replacement bodies reveal plans and risk outlooks: 1 April also date for new Libor rules and easier entry rules

8y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

FSA replacement bodies reveal plans and risk outlo...

It’s not a joke and the date of its demise is coincidental insists the UK Financial Services Authority (FSA), which will be replaced by the Fina...

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Tomorrow’s Transactions debated today at the old Digital Money Forum
Banking

Tomorrow’s Transactions debated today at the old Digital Money Forum

8y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Tomorrow’s Transactions debated today at the old D...

The informal Tomorrow’s Transactions payments conference, run by Consult Hyperion last week at One America Square in the City of London, feature...

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Show Report: FPL EMEA Trading Conference
Banking

Show Report: FPL EMEA Trading Conference

8y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Show Report: FPL EMEA Trading Conference

The fifth annual FIX Protocol Ltd (FPL) trading conference for financial market participants in Europe, Middle-East and Asia (EMEA) got underway in th...

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Event Report: London FP&A Club and Certification Launched
Banking

Event Report: London FP&A Club and Certification Launched

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Event Report: London FP&A Club and Certification L...

A new networking group and business best practice forum was launched at the prestigious City Club of London last Thursday night to support financial p...

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2013 Predictions for compliance, retail banking and security
Banking

2013 Predictions for compliance, retail banking and security

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

2013 Predictions for compliance, retail banking an...

As is usual at this time of year, the Bobsguide bunker HQ, has been receiving many submissions from vendors predicting what they think will be the big...

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T2S deadline slips again as ECB worries over weak trading and price impacts
Banking

T2S deadline slips again as ECB worries over weak trading and price impacts

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

T2S deadline slips again as ECB worries over weak ...

In its latest quarterly update on the Target 2 Securities (T2S) project the European Central Bank has extended the migration deadline to the single se...

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UBS fined £29.7m by FSA for Adoboli’s rogue trading as FINMA tightens controls
Insurance

UBS fined £29.7m by FSA for Adoboli’s rogue trading as FINMA tightens controls

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

UBS fined £29.7m by FSA for Adoboli’s rogue tradin...

The Financial Services Authority (FSA) has fined UBS AG £29.7m for system and control failings that allowed Kweku Adoboli to run up losses of &p...

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All good things come to an end? Sibos 2012 reflections
Banking

All good things come to an end? Sibos 2012 reflections

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

All good things come to an end? Sibos 2012 reflect...

With its audience of more than 6,000 registrants now safely ensconced back home after last week’s Sibos 2012 trade show in Osaka, Japan, Neil Ai...

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Microsoft unveils Windows 8 and Surface tablet
Banking

Microsoft unveils Windows 8 and Surface tablet

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Microsoft unveils Windows 8 and Surface tablet

Microsoft has officially launched its new Microsoft 8 operating system (OS) and its associated Surface tablet computer, which will run off a version o...

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Sibos Preview Blog: Swift Index predicting on-going slow OECD growth for gathering economists to ponder
Banking

Sibos Preview Blog: Swift Index predicting on-going slow OECD growth for gathering economists to ponder

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Sibos Preview Blog: Swift Index predicting on-goin...

The Sibos trade show, organised by Swift, traditionally attracts some representatives from the World Bank or the International Monetary Fund (IMF) wit...

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Sibos Blog: Why the political row between China and Japan should not be allowed to ruin Sibos 2012
Banking

Sibos Blog: Why the political row between China and Japan should not be allowed to ruin Sibos 2012

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Sibos Blog: Why the political row between China an...

I have just returned from a work trip covering the AFP Conference of corporate treasurers in Miami, US, and every time I turn on a TV now back in the ...

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Euroclear Bank and SmartStream to create Central Data Utility
Banking

Euroclear Bank and SmartStream to create Central Data Utility

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Euroclear Bank and SmartStream to create Central D...

Euroclear Bank and SmartStream have signed an agreement to provide a centralised reference data utility service, complying with the new post-crash rul...

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Sibos Blog: HK still premier offshore renminbi centre, says Swift, as RMB set to dominate Sibos 2012
Banking

Sibos Blog: HK still premier offshore renminbi centre, says Swift, as RMB set to dominate Sibos 2012

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Sibos Blog: HK still premier offshore renminbi cen...

Hong Kong remains the world’s largest offshore renminbi (RMB) payments centres, says Swift in its latest update of the volumes flowing across it...

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Single eurozone bank supervisor will launch 1 Jan: Analysis and reactions
Banking

Single eurozone bank supervisor will launch 1 Jan: Analysis and reactions

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Single eurozone bank supervisor will launch 1 Jan:...

European Union leaders have at last agreed detailed proposals to set up a single eurozone banking supervisor, which is expected to go live on 1 Januar...

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Moscow exchange adds connectivity point to London via Equinix
Insurance

Moscow exchange adds connectivity point to London via Equinix

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Moscow exchange adds connectivity point to London ...

Russia’s largest financial exchange, the Moscow Exchange MICEX-RTS, has deployed its first connectivity point to the London trading hub, using E...

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Gresham releases CTC 1.3 product for on-boarding of financial products
Insurance

Gresham releases CTC 1.3 product for on-boarding of financial products

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Gresham releases CTC 1.3 product for on-boarding o...

Gresham Computing, a transaction control vendor, has updated its Clareti Transaction Control (CTC) software. Version 1.3 includes is designed to impro...

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BBA appoints Nigel Wicks as new chairman

BBA appoints Nigel Wicks as new chairman

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

BBA appoints Nigel Wicks as new chairman

The British Bankers’ Association (BBA), battered by the Libor Scandal, has announced at its annual conference that Sir Nigel Wicks, the present ...

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Project Sorrento launched as Netsett settlement engine for insurers by Xchanging and Deutsche Bank
Asset management

Project Sorrento launched as Netsett settlement engine for insurers by Xchanging and Deutsche Bank

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Project Sorrento launched as Netsett settlement en...

The long-running Project Sorrento discussions in London finally bore fruit today when Xchanging, and its project partners Deutsche Bank and ACORD, unv...

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Suncorp Bank upgrades to ACI’s latest Proactive Risk Manager 8.0 anti-fraud product
Banking

Suncorp Bank upgrades to ACI’s latest Proactive Risk Manager 8.0 anti-fraud product

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Suncorp Bank upgrades to ACI’s latest Proactive Ri...

Suncorp Bank, a division of Suncorp Group of Australia, has upgraded to the ACI Proactive Risk Manager 8.0 fraud management solution, having been a lo...

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New core banking platform from Oracle
Banking

New core banking platform from Oracle

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

New core banking platform from Oracle

Large banks are the target audience for Oracle’s new banking platform, especially those institutions in the west that are looking to replace out...

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ACI to buy Distra for $49m to expand agile social and mobile payments platform
Banking

ACI to buy Distra for $49m to expand agile social and mobile payments platform

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

ACI to buy Distra for $49m to expand agile social ...

ACI Worldwide is buying the payments software provider Distra for US$48.75m in an effort to better integrate and improve its existing payments solutio...

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Deutsche Börse adds machine readable Fitch ratings feed to its offering
Insurance

Deutsche Börse adds machine readable Fitch ratings feed to its offering

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Deutsche Börse adds machine readable Fitch ratings...

Deutsche Börse has signed an exclusive agreement with Fitch Ratings to deliver low-latency credit rating announcements in machine-readable format...

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Apple’s iPhone 5 launched with 4G, but no NFC chip
Banking

Apple’s iPhone 5 launched with 4G, but no NFC chip

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Apple’s iPhone 5 launched with 4G, but no NFC chip

Apple has launched its new iPhone 5 product with 4G functionality, giving it faster speeds, and a taller 4 inch screen enabling an extra row of apps t...

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Supreme court in Germany backs eurozone's ESM, while EC unveils banking union proposals
Banking

Supreme court in Germany backs eurozone's ESM, while EC unveils banking union proposals

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Supreme court in Germany backs eurozone's ESM, whi...

The Constitutional Court in Germany, the country’s highest legal authority, has ruled today that the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), which i...

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Everything Everywhere rebrands as EE as its launches 4G in UK

Everything Everywhere rebrands as EE as its launches 4G in UK

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Everything Everywhere rebrands as EE as its launch...

The Orange and T-Mobile conglomerate Everything Everywhere has rebranded as EE as part of its unveiling of a new 4G broadband service for the UK. The...

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Fiserv’s SpotPay mobile payment solution to go up against Square
Banking

Fiserv’s SpotPay mobile payment solution to go up against Square

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Fiserv’s SpotPay mobile payment solution to go up ...

Fiserv has released SpotPay, a mobile card reader solution that can attach to any mobile device and enable small merchants to accept card and cheque p...

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Central bankers set up Libor investigatory body as UK-led consultation on Libor reform ends
Banking

Central bankers set up Libor investigatory body as UK-led consultation on Libor reform ends

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Central bankers set up Libor investigatory body as...

The world’s top central bankers, acting under the auspices of the Financial Stability Board, have agreed to set up a joint body to look into how...

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Barclays’ new CEO shows business and retail banking is back in fashion
Banking

Barclays’ new CEO shows business and retail banking is back in fashion

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Barclays’ new CEO shows business and retail bankin...

By Neil Ainger The tectonic plates in banking may finally be beginning to shift with the recent announcement that Antony Jenkins, who currently head...

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IT2 Treasury Solutions launches v8.0 TMS
Banking

IT2 Treasury Solutions launches v8.0 TMS

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

IT2 Treasury Solutions launches v8.0 TMS

IT2 Treasury Solutions has today announced the launch of its new IT2 8.0: Reimagine Treasury product. The upgraded treasury management system (TMS) ha...

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Thai SET exchange goes live with Cinnober trading technology
Insurance

Thai SET exchange goes live with Cinnober trading technology

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Thai SET exchange goes live with Cinnober trading ...

The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) has successfully migrated its securities trading architecture over to Cinnober’s TradeExpress platform, int...

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Is the new Gotham crime buster Lawsky targeting the big smoke?
Banking

Is the new Gotham crime buster Lawsky targeting the big smoke?

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Is the new Gotham crime buster Lawsky targeting th...

By Neil Ainger Benjamin Lawsky. The name has a certain ring to it doesn’t it? Even the surname hints at his profession as a lawyer and evokes ...

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IT spending by wealth management sector to hit $35bn says Ovum
Banking

IT spending by wealth management sector to hit $35bn says Ovum

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

IT spending by wealth management sector to hit $35...

Despite the eurozone crisis and slowing economic activity the analysts at Ovum are predicting that IT spending by the global wealth management industr...

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Combined FATCA offering from DLA Piper, Capgemini & Pegasystems
Banking

Combined FATCA offering from DLA Piper, Capgemini & Pegasystems

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Combined FATCA offering from DLA Piper, Capgemini ...

A combined compliance offering aimed at financial institutions that have to comply with the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) from next ye...

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Olympic sponsor winners and losers: Samsung has a good games, Visa struggles
Banking

Olympic sponsor winners and losers: Samsung has a good games, Visa struggles

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Olympic sponsor winners and losers: Samsung has a ...

Well, it’s all over bar the packing away. The London 2012 Olympic Games finished last night with a musical spectacular and the host nation sitti...

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Algo software glitch costs Knight Capital $440m amid market confusion
Asset management

Algo software glitch costs Knight Capital $440m amid market confusion

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Algo software glitch costs Knight Capital $440m am...

The recent falls in the share price of Knight Capital with peak falls of 33% and 63% over the past two days were the result of the trading firm exitin...

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Reconciliation solution from Gresham proves speed with Intel chips
Banking

Reconciliation solution from Gresham proves speed with Intel chips

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Reconciliation solution from Gresham proves speed ...

Gresham Computing has released the findings of a benchmarking test with Intel which shows its Clareti Transaction Control (CTC) reconciliation solutio...

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Equiniti Group takes over peterevans
Banking

Equiniti Group takes over peterevans

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Equiniti Group takes over peterevans

Outsourcing firm, the Equiniti Group, is taking over the UK’s largest provider of shareholder services to FTSE 100 companies in peterevans. The...

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BATS Chi-X Europe trading venue grows exponentially
Trading & brokering

BATS Chi-X Europe trading venue grows exponentially

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

BATS Chi-X Europe trading venue grows exponentiall...

Connectivity provider Exponential-e is now providing a low latency connection and direct access to 250 of its financial clients to BATS Chi-X, the com...

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FTSE’s low-risk global minimum variance portfolio designed for tough times
Insurance

FTSE’s low-risk global minimum variance portfolio designed for tough times

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

FTSE’s low-risk global minimum variance portfolio ...

The new FTSE Global Minimum Variance Index Series combines the group’s index and analytics experience into a new portfolio that is aimed at inve...

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Big data analytics can help cut cyber security risks says ISF report
Insurance

Big data analytics can help cut cyber security risks says ISF report

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Big data analytics can help cut cyber security ris...

The Information Security Forum (ISF) has released a report that claims ‘big data’ analytics has the potential to cut the growing number of...

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Failure of card payments at Olympics football match highlights folly of the ‘cashless society’
Banking

Failure of card payments at Olympics football match highlights folly of the ‘cashless society’

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Failure of card payments at Olympics football matc...

By Neil Ainger In an attempt to get into the Olympic spirit I attended the football match at Wembley Stadium in London last night, but my desire to ...

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miiCard appoints ex-RBS and Lloyds bankers to lead verification service
Insurance

miiCard appoints ex-RBS and Lloyds bankers to lead verification service

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

miiCard appoints ex-RBS and Lloyds bankers to lead...

Online identity verification vendor, miiCard, has appointed Stephen Brannan as its new chairman. The former director of group technology at RBS will b...

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Nationwide system error charges customers twice, while NatWest suffers again
Banking

Nationwide system error charges customers twice, while NatWest suffers again

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Nationwide system error charges customers twice, w...

Nationwide says it has today fixed the computer problems that saw its UK retail banking customers suffer the indignity of having cards and payments re...

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Payments Council publishes cross-industry procedures to aid those hit by RBS IT failure
Banking

Payments Council publishes cross-industry procedures to aid those hit by RBS IT failure

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Payments Council publishes cross-industry procedur...

The UK Payments Council has updated its advice to retail bank customers in the UK adversely impacted by the catastrophic RBS Group IT failure, which d...

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Opposition to $7.25bn interchange settlement grows as Walmart joins in
Banking

Opposition to $7.25bn interchange settlement grows as Walmart joins in

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Opposition to $7.25bn interchange settlement grows...

Retailer opposition to the $7.25 billion class action settlement reached with Visa and MasterCard earlier this month over credit card interchange fees...

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FSA opens consultation on funding UK retail bank compensation scheme
Insurance

FSA opens consultation on funding UK retail bank compensation scheme

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

FSA opens consultation on funding UK retail bank c...

The Financial Services Authority (FSA) has proposed changes to the funding of the UK Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) which was increased...

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Citi integrates Dow Jones’ FX Trader news feed into its offering
Insurance

Citi integrates Dow Jones’ FX Trader news feed into its offering

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Citi integrates Dow Jones’ FX Trader news feed int...

Citi has selected Dow Jones and Company’s specialised foreign exchange (FX) news service, the DJ FX Trader, to provide real-time data and global...

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UK Payments Council to be disbanded
Banking

UK Payments Council to be disbanded

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

UK Payments Council to be disbanded

The industry-led UK Payments Council is to lose its powers following the debacle last year when it had to reverse the planned elimination of cheques i...

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Saxo Capital Markets UK appoints Nick Beecroft as new chairman
Treasury

Saxo Capital Markets UK appoints Nick Beecroft as new chairman

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Saxo Capital Markets UK appoints Nick Beecroft as ...

Saxo Capital Markets UK, the wholly owned British subsidiary of Saxo Bank A/S, the online trading firm, has made Nick Beecroft the chairman of its Boa...

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New FX and money brokerage jv to be formed in China
Asset management

New FX and money brokerage jv to be formed in China

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

New FX and money brokerage jv to be formed in Chin...

Thomson Reuters and the wholesale broker GFI Group is to set up a joint venture with local firm SDIC Trust Co. Ltd in Beijing to create a foreign exch...

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New BNY Mellon EMEA CEO is Wim Hautekiet
Asset management

New BNY Mellon EMEA CEO is Wim Hautekiet

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

New BNY Mellon EMEA CEO is Wim Hautekiet

Investment bank, BNY Mellon, has named Wim Hautekiet as the new chief executive officer (CEO) of its European entity The Bank of New York Mellon SA/NV...

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Sanctions testing service from Swift and Omnicision
Banking

Sanctions testing service from Swift and Omnicision

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Sanctions testing service from Swift and Omnicisio...

Swift is partnering with Omnicision to deliver a real-time sanctions testing service in September 2012 that will be automated and can test that the co...

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Datacash and Alipay link-up on Chinese cross-border payments
Banking

Datacash and Alipay link-up on Chinese cross-border payments

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Datacash and Alipay link-up on Chinese cross-borde...

DataCash Group, a MasterCard payments processing company, has integrated the Chinese Alipay online payment platform which is used by 460,000 Chinese m...

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Saxo Bank to open Polish branch
Banking

Saxo Bank to open Polish branch

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Saxo Bank to open Polish branch

Saxo Bank is to open a Polish branch to try to attract new investors in the country and the wider central and eastern European region, and to drive gr...

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Valbury Capital specifies SunGard’s IntelliMatch
Asset management

Valbury Capital specifies SunGard’s IntelliMatch

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Valbury Capital specifies SunGard’s IntelliMatch

Brokerage firm, Valbury Capital, has selected SunGard’s IntelliMatch Operational Control solution to help automate its reconciliations, provide ...

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The future of Libor to be scrutinised by central bankers
Banking

The future of Libor to be scrutinised by central bankers

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

The future of Libor to be scrutinised by central b...

Discussion will start in September about how to reform Libor, the interbank lending rate that sets the basis for consumer and business loan rates, fol...

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New framework for algo exposures and CVA unveiled by Numerix for derivatives
Insurance

New framework for algo exposures and CVA unveiled by Numerix for derivatives

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

New framework for algo exposures and CVA unveiled ...

Numerix has released a new theoretical algorithmic method for calculating counterparty exposures for exotic derivatives and a way to automate its risk...

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First NZ Capital specifies Thomson Reuters for AML compliance
Asset management

First NZ Capital specifies Thomson Reuters for AML compliance

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

First NZ Capital specifies Thomson Reuters for AML...

First NZ Capital, one of New Zealand’s leading share broking and investment banking firms, has selected Thomson Reuters TransWatch for their end...

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VKB-Bank installs Gemalto security solution on its online banking services
Banking

VKB-Bank installs Gemalto security solution on its online banking services

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

VKB-Bank installs Gemalto security solution on its...

VKB-Bank in Austria is deploying Gemalto’s Ezio Edge Optic authentication and scanning solution to improve the security of its online e-banking ...

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EUSIPA responds to EC proposals on financial retail products
Banking

EUSIPA responds to EC proposals on financial retail products

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

EUSIPA responds to EC proposals on financial retai...

The European Structured Investment Products Association (EUSIPA) has issued its preliminary response to proposals published by the European Commission...

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JP Morgan Profits Fall After ‘London Whale’ Sinks Results
Asset management

JP Morgan Profits Fall After ‘London Whale’ Sinks Results

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

JP Morgan Profits Fall After ‘London Whale’ Sinks ...

JP Morgan Chase announced second quarter (Q2) profit of US$5bn on revenue of $22.9bn. The results were marred by credit trading losses of $4.4bn in it...

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UK House of Lords report slams ‘undue haste’ of MiFID II reform
Asset management

UK House of Lords report slams ‘undue haste’ of MiFID II reform

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

UK House of Lords report slams ‘undue haste’ of Mi...

Proposals by the European Commission (EC) to update the regulation of financial markets under the updated Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (...

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Visa Europe partners with Telefónica on mobile money, as latter targets HTML5 Firefox OS
Banking

Visa Europe partners with Telefónica on mobile money, as latter targets HTML5 Firefox OS

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Visa Europe partners with Telefónica on mobile mon...

The jockeying for position in the mobile money market continues apace with Visa Europe and Telefónica Digital announcing a strategic partnershi...

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Diamond resigns as Barclays boss over Libor scandal, inquiries launched
Banking

Diamond resigns as Barclays boss over Libor scandal, inquiries launched

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Diamond resigns as Barclays boss over Libor scanda...

The chief executive of Barclays Bank, Bob Diamond, has resigned with immediate effect, saying that the on-going scandal over Libor manipulation, which...

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New MCP partnership from MasterCard and Deutsche Telekom
Banking

New MCP partnership from MasterCard and Deutsche Telekom

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

New MCP partnership from MasterCard and Deutsche T...

The Mobile Network Operator (MNO), Deutsche Telekom, has entered into a European partnership with MasterCard to encourage the adoption of Mobile Conta...

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Agius resigns as Barclays chairman after Libor scam & bank promises review
Banking

Agius resigns as Barclays chairman after Libor scam & bank promises review

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Agius resigns as Barclays chairman after Libor sca...

Barclays Bank has promised a ‘root and branch’ review of its practices and confirmed the resignation of its chairman Marcus Agius. The mo...

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Eurozone agrees pact on bank recapitalisation, stimulus and single supervisor
Banking

Eurozone agrees pact on bank recapitalisation, stimulus and single supervisor

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Eurozone agrees pact on bank recapitalisation, sti...

European leaders meeting at an EU summit in Brussels have reached agreement on providing financial injections for struggling financial institutions, p...

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BBA asks UK government to regulate Libor as scandal continues
Banking

BBA asks UK government to regulate Libor as scandal continues

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

BBA asks UK government to regulate Libor as scanda...

The British Bankers’ Association (BBA) has called on the UK government to review future regulation of the London Interbank Offered Rate (Libor),...

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Mobile phone card payment solution from mPowa
Banking

Mobile phone card payment solution from mPowa

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Mobile phone card payment solution from mPowa

A new payment system has been launched in the UK that will enable companies of all sizes to accept credit and debit card payments through their mobile...

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Compuware’s new Speedoftheweb online assessment tool
Banking

Compuware’s new Speedoftheweb online assessment tool

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Compuware’s new Speedoftheweb online assessment to...

Compuware has launched a new free online service called Speedoftheweb, which attempts to help brands increase the speed of their most important websit...

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Barclays fined $452.5m by US and UK regulators for Libor manipulation
Banking

Barclays fined $452.5m by US and UK regulators for Libor manipulation

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Barclays fined $452.5m by US and UK regulators for...

Authorities on both sides of the Atlantic have been investigating possible manipulation of the London Interbank Offered Rate (Libor) at several banks ...

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RBS cancels hospitality and considers suing software supplier
Banking

RBS cancels hospitality and considers suing software supplier

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

RBS cancels hospitality and considers suing softwa...

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is considering suing software vendor CA Technologies after an update last week crashed its computer systems, accordin...

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New HK co-located ticker plants at IDC cut data feed latency
Insurance

New HK co-located ticker plants at IDC cut data feed latency

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

New HK co-located ticker plants at IDC cut data fe...

Interactive Data Corporation, a data services provider, has opened two new ticker plants in Asia, which are co-located in data centres in Hong Kong ru...

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RBS says it is returning ‘to normal’ but problems persist
Banking

RBS says it is returning ‘to normal’ but problems persist

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

RBS says it is returning ‘to normal’ but problems ...

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) group, which includes NatWest and Ulster Bank, says that it is getting ‘back to normal’ after working ove...

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Moody’s downgrades 15 huge global banks
Asset management

Moody’s downgrades 15 huge global banks

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Moody’s downgrades 15 huge global banks

Moody’s Investors Service has lowered the credit ratings and outlooks on some of the world’s largest banks, including Barclays, Bank of Am...

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RBS Group batch processing system fails, NatWest customers hard hit
Banking

RBS Group batch processing system fails, NatWest customers hard hit

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

RBS Group batch processing system fails, NatWest c...

The overnight batch processing system at the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has crashed and is still down, leaving customers yesterday and today unable ...

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Craig Tillotson appointed as new MD at UK FPS
Banking

Craig Tillotson appointed as new MD at UK FPS

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Craig Tillotson appointed as new MD at UK FPS

The Faster Payment Scheme Ltd, which operates the same-day payments clearing scheme in the UK among the country’s top banks covering phone, inte...

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Euroclear Belgium, France and Netherlands sign up to T2S
Banking

Euroclear Belgium, France and Netherlands sign up to T2S

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Euroclear Belgium, France and Netherlands sign up ...

Three Euroclear central securities depositories (CSDs) operating in the eurozone, namely Euroclear Belgium, Euroclear France and Euroclear Nederland, ...

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New BBA head Anthony Browne recruited from Morgan Stanley
Banking

New BBA head Anthony Browne recruited from Morgan Stanley

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

New BBA head Anthony Browne recruited from Morgan ...

Anthony Browne has been appointed as the next chief executive of the British Bankers' Association (BBA) to succeed Angela Knight, who is stepping ...

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M&S announces plans for in-store banks
Banking

M&S announces plans for in-store banks

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

M&S announces plans for in-store banks

One of the UK’s most revered retailers, Marks & Spencer, has revealed it plans to open an in-store branch banking service this summer, in co...

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New product pipeline from ACI unveiled, with strong mobile focus
Banking

New product pipeline from ACI unveiled, with strong mobile focus

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

New product pipeline from ACI unveiled, with stron...

ACI Worldwide, a payment systems vendor, has outlined its product roadmaps for the future, describing how the combination of ACI and S1 can aid innova...

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FATCA could overload stretched compliance functions says survey
Asset management

FATCA could overload stretched compliance functions says survey

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

FATCA could overload stretched compliance function...

Compliance professionals around the world have reported major gaps in their readiness for the forthcoming supranational US Foreign Account Tax Complia...

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More than 6 million LinkedIn passwords hacked
Insurance

More than 6 million LinkedIn passwords hacked

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

More than 6 million LinkedIn passwords hacked

The social networking site LinkedIn has admitted this morning that some of its members passwords have been “compromised” after Russian hac...

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SWIFT head leaves quickly: Leibbrandt succeeds Campos as CEO
Banking

SWIFT head leaves quickly: Leibbrandt succeeds Campos as CEO

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

SWIFT head leaves quickly: Leibbrandt succeeds Cam...

The chief executive officer (CEO) of SWIFT, Lázaro Campos, is to leave the organisation on 30 June after notifying the board of his intention t...

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BIAN adds news members and partners with standards bodies
Banking

BIAN adds news members and partners with standards bodies

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

BIAN adds news members and partners with standards...

The Banking Industry Architecture Network (BIAN), which endeavours to create an open standards framework for core banking services based on a common s...

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Pingit app from Barclays rolled out to UK corporates
Banking

Pingit app from Barclays rolled out to UK corporates

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Pingit app from Barclays rolled out to UK corporat...

Barclays Pingit smartphone application is now available to corporate clients in the UK allowing them to receive payments from their customers. Origina...

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Equinix buys ancotel and gains Frankfurt data centre and extra capacity

Equinix buys ancotel and gains Frankfurt data centre and extra capacity

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Equinix buys ancotel and gains Frankfurt data cent...

Equinix, a provider of co-location and data centre services to financial market participants, is to buy ancotel, a German-based rival and connectivity...

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SWIFT releases m-payments whitepaper encouraging banks to pursue growth
Banking

SWIFT releases m-payments whitepaper encouraging banks to pursue growth

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

SWIFT releases m-payments whitepaper encouraging b...

SWIFT is encouraging banks to recognise the importance of mobile payments for the sector and to plan for growth. In a new whitepaper entitled ‘M...

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Orc gets friendly with India
Asset management

Orc gets friendly with India

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Orc gets friendly with India

Orc has unveiled new market gateways to the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) as it seeks to provide low-latency ...

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Barclays to launch new ESG fixed income indices with MSCI
Insurance

Barclays to launch new ESG fixed income indices with MSCI

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Barclays to launch new ESG fixed income indices wi...

Barclays and MSCI, a provider of investment decision support software and tools, are partnering to create a family of co-branded Environmental, Social...

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SAP makes Atos only its third global VAR partner
Insurance

SAP makes Atos only its third global VAR partner

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

SAP makes Atos only its third global VAR partner

SAP, a provider of many enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems and treasury and financial management tools, has strengthened its links with Atos, ...

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Orc shows a Newside
Asset management

Orc shows a Newside

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Orc shows a Newside

As part of an expansion drive into France, the technology firm Orc is entering into a service partnership with Newside, a consulting firm which serves...

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Deutsche Börse’s algo news feed now in CME co-lo data centre
Insurance

Deutsche Börse’s algo news feed now in CME co-lo data centre

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Deutsche Börse’s algo news feed now in CME co-lo d...

Deutsche Börse Market Data & Analytics has made its AlphaFlash algorithmic news feed available in the CME co-location facility in Chicago&rsq...

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Fiserv to offer global ACH payments via partnership with Earthport
Banking

Fiserv to offer global ACH payments via partnership with Earthport

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Fiserv to offer global ACH payments via partnershi...

Fiserv is partnering with Earthport, a specialist in cross-border payment services, to provide a solution for international payments processed through...

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The popularity of tablets among treasurers & wealth managers is set to soar, says Ovum
Banking

The popularity of tablets among treasurers & wealth managers is set to soar, says Ovum

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

The popularity of tablets among treasurers & wealt...

The ability of tablet devices, such as the iPad, to accommodate corporate treasurers' needs and wealth managers wants when they are out of the off...

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Nordic markets get connected after NeoNet and TMX Atrium deals

Nordic markets get connected after NeoNet and TMX Atrium deals

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Nordic markets get connected after NeoNet and TMX ...

Nordic Growth Market (NGM), an exchange authorised by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority and a subsidiary of Börse Stuttgart, has recent...

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Goldman Sachs Asset Management introduces Calastone order routing service
Insurance

Goldman Sachs Asset Management introduces Calastone order routing service

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Goldman Sachs Asset Management introduces Calaston...

Goldman Sachs Asset Management has signed up to Calastone’s order routing service for its range of SICAV funds domiciled in Luxembourg and Money...

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Colt jumps the gun and is first into newly opened NYSE DC in Basildon
Asset management

Colt jumps the gun and is first into newly opened NYSE DC in Basildon

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Colt jumps the gun and is first into newly opened ...

Colt has announced that it will be the first managed services provider to directly connect the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE Euronext) data centre (DC...

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O2 unveils mobile wallet
Banking

O2 unveils mobile wallet

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

O2 unveils mobile wallet

The O2 Mobile Network Operator, Telefonica’s UK MNO, has launched its long promised mobile wallet offering peer-to-peer (P2P) text-based payment...

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Transaction Cost Analysis product unveiled by ITG for FX market
Banking

Transaction Cost Analysis product unveiled by ITG for FX market

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Transaction Cost Analysis product unveiled by ITG ...

ITG, the broker and technology firm, has launched a transaction cost analysis (TCA) product for the institutional foreign exchange (FX) market. ITG TC...

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New SWIFT Institute to fund research into transaction banking
Banking

New SWIFT Institute to fund research into transaction banking

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

New SWIFT Institute to fund research into transact...

SWIFT is launching an Institute to fund independent research from academics and senior industry professionals on pressing issues facing the global tra...

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Brown Advisory adds Calastone order routing service
Insurance

Brown Advisory adds Calastone order routing service

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Brown Advisory adds Calastone order routing servic...

Brown Advisory has signed up to Calastone’s cross-border order routing service for its range of US equity funds domiciled in Dublin, Ireland. ...

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Global Commodities installs new broker trading system for energy trading
Trading & brokering

Global Commodities installs new broker trading system for energy trading

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Global Commodities installs new broker trading sys...

Global Commodities, an inter-dealer brokerage based in Paris, France, has installed Trayport’s GlobalVision Broker Trading System for its Europe...

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Barclays unveils stick-on ‘wave and pay’ cards
Banking

Barclays unveils stick-on ‘wave and pay’ cards

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Barclays unveils stick-on ‘wave and pay’ cards

Barclays Bank has launched a stick-on PayTag Visa credit card that is a quarter of the size of normal cards and can be adhered to its 12 million custo...

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Volta to join the data centre dance in City of London & open new building
Banking

Volta to join the data centre dance in City of London & open new building

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Volta to join the data centre dance in City of Lon...

A new 8,500 square metre data centre is to open in the City of London on 1 January 2013 thanks to Volta, which is taking over the old Reuters building...

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SGX adds Trayport hosted clearing link to aid post-trade process
Insurance

SGX adds Trayport hosted clearing link to aid post-trade process

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

SGX adds Trayport hosted clearing link to aid post...

The Singapore Exchange (SGX) has added Trayport’s hosted Clearing Link solution to its roster of clearing options for its community of traders. ...

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SWIFT and MarkitSERV Partner on FX Clearing
Banking

SWIFT and MarkitSERV Partner on FX Clearing

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

SWIFT and MarkitSERV Partner on FX Clearing

SWIFT has signed an agreement with MarkitSERV to route its users’ foreign exchange (FX) non-deliverable forward (NDF) transactions to the firm&r...

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IOSCO and CPSS release standards for centralised OTC clearing
Trading & brokering

IOSCO and CPSS release standards for centralised OTC clearing

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

IOSCO and CPSS release standards for centralised O...

New and more demanding international standards for payment, clearing and settlement systems, including central counterparties for over the counter (OT...

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SWIFT launches sanctions screening service in the cloud with Fircosoft filtering
Trading & brokering

SWIFT launches sanctions screening service in the cloud with Fircosoft filtering

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

SWIFT launches sanctions screening service in the ...

SWIFT has launched a new Sanctions Screening centralised alert service, which uses a Fircosoft filtering application and list updates in the cloud, to...

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Co-op Bank’s new online client money management package
Banking

Co-op Bank’s new online client money management package

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Co-op Bank’s new online client money management pa...

The Co-operative Bank has launched a new Financial Manager online banking service that it says is specially designed to help businesses to pool money,...

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Show report: Mapping the mobile future at Mobey Day
Banking

Show report: Mapping the mobile future at Mobey Day

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Show report: Mapping the mobile future at Mobey Da...

The inaugural Mobey Day, organised by the bank-led Mobey Forum industry association, which also includes handset manufacturers, vendors and others, wa...

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Interview: La Caixa’s mobile supremo sees a tipping point
Banking

Interview: La Caixa’s mobile supremo sees a tipping point

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Interview: La Caixa’s mobile supremo sees a tippin...

The majority of banking will eventually be done on the mobile channel, believes David Urbano director of mobile and social media, at La Caixa bank in ...

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Monitise to buy Clairmail for $173 million
Banking

Monitise to buy Clairmail for $173 million

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Monitise to buy Clairmail for $173 million

Clairmail, the North American mobile banking and payments software provider that has been seeking to expand in Europe, is to be bought by rival mobile...

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CBI warns EU over harmonised data protection rules
Insurance

CBI warns EU over harmonised data protection rules

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

CBI warns EU over harmonised data protection rules

The Confederation of British Industry has warned the European Union not to “strangle innovation” as it seeks to update and harmonise data ...

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Telefónica invests in Boku
Banking

Telefónica invests in Boku

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Telefónica invests in Boku

Telefónica Digital venture capital arm has participated in a $35m round of investment in Boku, a specialist in online mobile payments. The move...

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Newedge opens up its SOR platform
Trading & brokering

Newedge opens up its SOR platform

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Newedge opens up its SOR platform

Newedge, a specialist in multi-asset brokerage and clearing, has launched the latest iteration of its Smart Order Router (SOR) platform for US equity ...

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Standard Life standardises on AWD for customer service operations
Banking

Standard Life standardises on AWD for customer service operations

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Standard Life standardises on AWD for customer ser...

Standard Life’s Asian subsidiary in Hong Kong is installing the AWD10 business process management (BPM) solution from DST to cope with its growi...

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KPMG Forensic gets a new director: James Siswick
Banking

KPMG Forensic gets a new director: James Siswick

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

KPMG Forensic gets a new director: James Siswick

KPMG has poached James Siswick, from rivals Deloitte, to head up their financial services Forensic team which focuses on consultancy and investigation...

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Markit & ICE to hold Greek CDS settlement day on 19 March
Trading & brokering

Markit & ICE to hold Greek CDS settlement day on 19 March

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Markit & ICE to hold Greek CDS settlement day on 1...

After the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) Determinations Committee officially declared that a technical default occurred in reg...

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Misys suitor Temenos rescinds offer

Misys suitor Temenos rescinds offer

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Misys suitor Temenos rescinds offer

The Swiss core banking vendor Temenos has rescinded its offer for Misys in the face of stiff competition from rival higher priced bids. Vista Equity ...

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Fund manager installs oversight software on its outsourced estate
Trading & brokering

Fund manager installs oversight software on its outsourced estate

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Fund manager installs oversight software on its ou...

Schroder Investment Management is implementing Milestone Group’s pControl software to improve the management and transparency of its outsourced ...

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SEB Futures introduces Traiana Harmony to improve post trade clearing
Trading & brokering

SEB Futures introduces Traiana Harmony to improve post trade clearing

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

SEB Futures introduces Traiana Harmony to improve ...

In a bid to improve post trade clearing services, remove bottlenecks and improve transparency, SEB Futures has overhauled its exchange-traded derivati...

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ITG’s new algorithm for NYSE and Nasdaq opening auctions
Trading & brokering

ITG’s new algorithm for NYSE and Nasdaq opening auctions

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

ITG’s new algorithm for NYSE and Nasdaq opening au...

Brokerage and tech firm, ITG, has released a Dynamic Open Algorithm, which it says allows traders to tap the liquidity available in the crucial NYSE a...

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New hire, Sandy Gray, joins Rapid Ratings
Banking

New hire, Sandy Gray, joins Rapid Ratings

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

New hire, Sandy Gray, joins Rapid Ratings

Rapid Ratings, an independent research, ratings and analytics firm which is used by many corporations and banks to assess counterparty risk and compan...

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Frost Bank installs calypso software
Banking

Frost Bank installs calypso software

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Frost Bank installs calypso software

Frost Bank in Texas, USA, has implemented the Calypso software solution to support its derivatives business. The Calypso software supporting interest ...

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UK card fraud figs show improvement but contradict CIFAS trends
Banking

UK card fraud figs show improvement but contradict CIFAS trends

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

UK card fraud figs show improvement but contradict...

The latest card payment fraud losses for 2011, released today by Financial Fraud Action UK, an umbrella group that includes the UK Cards Association, ...

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Cryptomathic says it has invented first ever secure ‘cloud wallet’
Banking

Cryptomathic says it has invented first ever secure ‘cloud wallet’

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Cryptomathic says it has invented first ever secur...

Electronic security firm, Cryptomathic, says it has released the first secure mobile wallet to exist in the cloud, enabling consumers to link all thei...

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Citi turns to IBM’s Watson to answer elemental ‘big data’ challenge
Insurance

Citi turns to IBM’s Watson to answer elemental ‘big data’ challenge

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Citi turns to IBM’s Watson to answer elemental ‘bi...

Citi has entered into an agreement with IBM to investigate potential uses of its Big Blue Watson supercomputer for ‘big data’ customer inf...

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GlobalPlatform releases new secure chip whitepaper for mobile channel
Banking

GlobalPlatform releases new secure chip whitepaper for mobile channel

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

GlobalPlatform releases new secure chip whitepaper...

GlobalPlatform, a trade body that seeks to develop specifications for secure, interoperable chips, is releasing a new whitepaper that it wants to enco...

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HSBC introduces Dovetail hub to comply with SEPA end dates
Banking

HSBC introduces Dovetail hub to comply with SEPA end dates

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

HSBC introduces Dovetail hub to comply with SEPA e...

HSBC is implementing the Dovetail Payment Services Hub for its European volume payments system. The hub will initially process single euro payments ar...

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Citi’s mobile service for corporates adds new language options & breaches $1bn mark
Asset management

Citi’s mobile service for corporates adds new language options & breaches $1bn mark

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Citi’s mobile service for corporates adds new lang...

The CitiDirect BE Mobile service, developed by its Global Transaction Services unit, has processed a trade taking its total transaction value above $1...

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New Report into Card-Not-Present Risk Management Across the Value Chain
Banking

New Report into Card-Not-Present Risk Management Across the Value Chain

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

New Report into Card-Not-Present Risk Management A...

Mercator Advisory Group's new report entitled ‘Card-Not-Present Risk Management Across the Value Chain’, examines strategies for payme...

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SAS adds better analytics and reporting to its AML product line
Banking

SAS adds better analytics and reporting to its AML product line

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

SAS adds better analytics and reporting to its AML...

SAS has updated its regulatory reporting console and other key functions in its anti-money laundering (AML) product set. The aim is to improve the eff...

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Bloomberg unveils its NEXT terminal
Insurance

Bloomberg unveils its NEXT terminal

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Bloomberg unveils its NEXT terminal

On its thirtieth anniversary Bloomberg officially launched an updated $100 million version of its core terminal yesterday in London and New York simul...

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New mobile payments platform for HDFC bank customers in India
Banking

New mobile payments platform for HDFC bank customers in India

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

New mobile payments platform for HDFC bank custome...

Movida, the 50/50 joint venture between Visa and Monitise in India, has signed an agreement with HDFC Bank, India’s second-largest private bank,...

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RBS e-invoicing service deployed by Lambeth Council
Banking

RBS e-invoicing service deployed by Lambeth Council

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

RBS e-invoicing service deployed by Lambeth Counci...

The Royal Bank of Scotland Group is using its e-invoicing service with Lambeth Council in an attempt to cut the cost of receiving, processing and payi...

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La Caixa and Samsung unveil smart TV banking app
Banking

La Caixa and Samsung unveil smart TV banking app

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

La Caixa and Samsung unveil smart TV banking app

Spain’s La Caixa bank has partnered with Samsung Electronics to launch a new banking application that will allow its customers to view their acc...

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Second €130bn bailout for Greece agreed but banks & corporates take a hit
Banking

Second €130bn bailout for Greece agreed but banks & corporates take a hit

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Second €130bn bailout for Greece agreed but banks ...

Eurozone finance ministers have at last agreed a second bailout for Greece after protracted talks in Brussels ended today. Greece is to receive loans ...

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Rival cash bid for Misys comes into view
Asset management

Rival cash bid for Misys comes into view

9y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Rival cash bid for Misys comes into view

Vista Private Equity has made a rival £1.2 billion cash offer for Misys, according to the Financial Times. The banking software firm has agreed ...

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Focus: Big Data is a big deal, says SIIA FISD Real-Time Technology Roundtable
Banking

Focus: Big Data is a big deal, says SIIA FISD Real-Time Technology Roundtable

10y | By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-Chief (2012-2014)

Focus: Big Data is a big deal, says SIIA FISD Real...

At the Real-Time Technology Roundtable, held at BT’s headquarters in the City of London last week on 19 January, the focus on ‘big data’ this year con...

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