25 January 2015
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Company announcements

Wholesale banking

Liquidnet names Natasha Shamis global head of product

23 January 2015  |  1414 views  |  0 comments

Natasha is Global Head of Product and a member of the leadership team at Liquidnet.

Retail banking

Xoom adopts Apple's Touch ID for fingerprint log-in

23 January 2015  |  1753 views  |  0 comments | 1 tweets

Xoom Corporation (NASDAQ: XOOM), a leading digital money transfer provider, today announced that it will incorporate Apple's Touch ID technology into their mobile money transfers application.


Synovus upgrades mobile banking app

23 January 2015  |  1364 views  |  0 comments

Synovus Bank recently launched a new Mobile Banking App which offers Mobile Deposit, a service that allows customers to make deposits with their smartphones; Pay People, an on-the-go service that allows mobile customers to send money to individuals via an email address or cell number; and Instant Balances, which gives customers the ability to check account balances without logging into their account.


UL and 7Layers launch GSMA conformance test

23 January 2015  |  1477 views  |  0 comments

UL is pleased to introduce a new test solution that was developed together with 7Layers, for handset manufacturers and conformance test laboratories, who want to test and verify the implementation of UICC-based NFC functionality in mobile devices.


Temenos forms alliance with Elan Financial Services

22 January 2015  |  2039 views  |  0 comments | 1 tweets

Temenos (SIX: TEMN), the market-leading provider of mission-critical solutions to the financial services industry, today announces that it has entered into a strategic alliance with Elan Financial Services, a leader in electronic fund transfer (EFT) processing, to provide ATM and debit card processing for Temenos USA customers.


Braintree opens up Coinbase private beta

22 January 2015  |  1570 views  |  0 comments

Braintree created the v.zero SDK as an open platform, giving merchants access to the most sophisticated payment tools and the most relevant payment methods via a single integration.

Mobile & online

Market data app investr lands in Amazon Appstore

22 January 2015  |  1868 views  |  0 comments | 1 tweets

invstr, the free app that provides on-demand access to leading financial news and live market investor sentiment, launches on the Amazon Appstore for Amazon and Blackberry devices.

Trade execution

Bats completes Direct Edge integration

22 January 2015  |  1649 views  |  0 comments

BATS Global Markets (BATS), a leading operator of securities markets in the U.S. and Europe, today reported the successful and complete migration of the legacy Direct Edge stock exchanges, EDGX and EDGA, to the proprietary BATS technology.

Retail banking

Goldman leads $56 million investment in Big Data firm Antuit

22 January 2015  |  2558 views  |  0 comments | 2 linkedin

Antuit Holdings Pte Ltd (“Antuit”), a global, Big Data solutions company headquartered in Singapore, announced today it has secured an investment of up to $56 million led by Goldman Sachs (GS), a leading global investment bank, and Zodius Capital (“Zodius’), an original founding investor.

Trade execution

Greenwich study reveals difficulty in executing corporate bond trades

22 January 2015  |  1343 views  |  0 comments

Eighty percent of the institutional investors participating in a new Greenwich Associates study report difficulties executing corporate bond trades of more than $15 million.

Wholesale banking

Liquidnet rolls out platform upgrade

22 January 2015  |  1453 views  |  0 comments

Liquidnet, the global institutional trading network, today announced the launch of Liquidnet 5 - the first platform to deliver to the buyside one of the most diverse sources of safe and actionable liquidity alongside optimized analytics and advanced execution tools through one customizable interface.

Retail banking

Turkey's Halkbank upgrades online security with Kobil

22 January 2015  |  1464 views  |  0 comments | 2 linkedin

As market leading pacesetter in the production of innovative technologies in the data and digital identity sector, Kobil collaborates with one of Turkey’s notable banks, Halkbank, for increased security in internet and mobile banking.

Mobile & online

TSYS and Ingenico POS suite primed for EMV and NFC

22 January 2015  |  1504 views  |  0 comments | 1 tweets

TSYS® (TSS), a leading global payments provider, and Ingenico Group (Euronext:FR0000125346-ING), global leader in seamless payments, today announced a new agreement to offer merchants a seamless and secure solution for accepting all payment types, including magnetic stripe, EMV®, NFC and Apple PayTM.

Retail banking

BlueVine raises $18.5m

22 January 2015  |  1450 views  |  0 comments | 1 tweets

BlueVine, a leading online provider of working capital financing to small businesses, announced today it secured $18.5 million in financing.

Retail banking

Santander partners Cause4 on social and female entrepreneurship programme

22 January 2015  |  2302 views  |  0 comments | 1 linkedin

An ambitious year-long programme of support for entrepreneurs was announced today by the Santander Breakthrough Programme.


AfDB and MasterCard collaborate on African financial inclusion

22 January 2015  |  1305 views  |  0 comments

Today, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and MasterCard announced a broad collaboration that aims to expand financial inclusion across the African continent. The collaboration seeks to develop solutions that drive inclusive growth in Africa by broadening access and usage of digital financial services.


American Express posts net income rise in Q4 and FY2014

22 January 2015  |  1551 views  |  0 comments

American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) today reported fourth-quarter net income of $1.4 billion, up 11 percent from $1.3 billion a year ago. Diluted earnings per share rose 15 percent to $1.39, from $1.21 a year ago.


Discover net income drops in Q4

22 January 2015  |  1077 views  |  0 comments

Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS) today reported net income of $404 million or $0.87 per diluted share for the fourth quarter of 2014, as compared to $602 million or $1.23 per diluted share for the fourth quarter of 2013.


UL receives American Express qualification for AEIPS test card simulation

22 January 2015  |  1248 views  |  0 comments

UL is pleased to announce that the Collis Brand Test Tool is qualified by American Express for the simulation of AEIPS test cards.

Post-trade & ops

Messer launches order management module for DataCube

22 January 2015  |  1598 views  |  0 comments

Messer Financial Software, an award-winning hedge fund technology company, today announced the launch of their Order Management (OMS) module, complete with FIX connectivity and pre-trade compliance.

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