16 April 2014

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Hardware vendor LaCie warns of card data breach

10 hours ago  |  1028 views  |  0

French computer hardware firm LaCie is warning customers who have used its Web site over the last year that hackers may have stolen their card data.

Retail banking

Nationwide rolls out in-branch video links for mortgage advice

11 hours ago  |  1106 views  |  0

British building society Nationwide has introduced in-branch video links that let customers talk to off-site mortgage consultants.

Retail banking

ANZ chief Smith puts social media at the heart of the bank's future strategy

11 hours ago  |  1762 views  |  0

ANZ chief executive Mike Smith has committed to making social media engagement and digital services a "key business priority" for the Australian bank over the next three years.


Researchers crack Galaxy S5 fingerprint reader and access PayPal app

12 hours ago  |  1897 views  |  0

Security researchers from SR Labs have cracked the Samsung Galaxy S5's fingerprint reader, gaining access to the handset and using it to make PayPal transactions.

Wholesale banking

Twitter acquires social media sentiment tracker Gnip

12 hours ago  |  916 views  |  0

Twitter has acquired Gnip a provider of aggregated social media content which is used by hedge funds, banks and signal providers to assess market sentiment and conduct analytics.


SEC to conduct market-wide cyber-security checks

12 hours ago  |  1220 views  |  0

The Securities and Exchange Commission is to conduct checks on more than 50 registered broker-dealers and investment advisors to assess their ability to counteract cyber-security threats.

Risk & regulation

MEPs vote to curb high-frequency trading

13 hours ago  |  1092 views  |  0

Members of the European Parliament have voted through new rules designed to clamp down on high-frequency trading 'Flash Boys'.

Trade execution

Citi launches block pricing tool on Bloomberg app portal

15 April 2014  |  1347 views  |  0

Citi has become the first broker to use the Bloomberg App Portal to deploy an application to clients around the world.

Retail banking

TransferWise sends up banks in video prank

15 April 2014  |  1840 views  |  0

How would you react if a bar treated your beer like a bank treats your money? That was the question asked by currency exchange start-up TransferWise in a hidden camera stunt filmed at a London hostelry.

Retail banking

Mt. Gox CEO unwilling to travel to US to answer bankruptcy case questions

15 April 2014  |  1261 views  |  1

Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles is refusing to travel to America this week to answer questions about the Tokyo-based bitcoin exchange's US bankruptcy case.


CommBank services hit by network-wide outage

15 April 2014  |  1744 views  |  1

An IT glitch at Commonwealth Bank of Australia has left customers unable to use online and mobile banking, ATMs and point-of-sale terminals for several hours.

Mobile & online

Digital challenger Atom Bank hires chief innovation officer

15 April 2014  |  2805 views  |  0

Atom Bank, the UK-based digital financial services start-up, has hired a chief innovation officer and a deputy director from the North East Local Enterprise Partnership.

Wholesale banking

CME Group sued over HFT sneak peek claims

14 April 2014  |  1685 views  |  1

CME Group is being sued by three users, accused of selling sneak peeks at order information to high-frequency traders.

Post-trade & ops

Sifma calls for US rulemakers to step up deployment of Legal Entity Identifiers

14 April 2014  |  2038 views  |  0

US securities trade body Sifma has called for broader uptake of Legal Entity Identifiers by the country's regulators, amid fears that the US is being left behind as other nations push ahead with mandatory implementation of the uniform trade reporting standard.


Westpac tests fingerprint scanning for mobile banking login

14 April 2014  |  3948 views  |  3

Westpac New Zealand customers will soon be able to log into their mobile banking app using fingerprint scanning.

Retail banking

Facebook seeks European e-money license for remittance play

14 April 2014  |  4033 views  |  1

Facebook is just 'weeks away' from getting an e-money license in Ireland that would allow its users to hold and exchange money on the social networking site, according to the Financial Times.


Telefonica, CaixaBank and Santander establish e-commerce joint venture company

11 April 2014  |  5716 views  |  0

CaixaBank, Banco Santander and Telefónica have partnered to create 'Yaap', a digital services joint venture company.

Wholesale banking

Start-up support seen as critical to future of London fintech scene

11 April 2014  |  3465 views  |  2

The UK must do more to encourage investment in the start-up community if London is to maintain its dominance as a global hub for financial services, according to panelists at an event organised by fintech accelerator Startupbootcamp.

Risk & regulation

Avox to double workforce as demand for reference data grows

11 April 2014  |  1774 views  |  0

DTCC-owned clean data utility Avox has announced plans to hire 200 new staff over the next two-years, doubling its workforce in the face of increasing industry demand for accurate reference data.

Mobile & online

Apple expected to announce support for NFC and mobile payments

11 April 2014  |  12228 views  |  12

Anticipation is mounting that Apple is finally about to join Google in adopting NFC for payments on its mobile devices and up-coming smartwatch.


Regulators warn US banks to take action over Heartbleed exploit

11 April 2014  |  2768 views  |  0

US regulators have warned the nation's banks to undertake a complete overhaul of their security infrastructure to counteract the threat from the Heartbleed bug.

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