01 October 2014

Company announcements

Retail banking

Oracle ships latest version of Flexcube

29 minutes ago  |  229 views  |  0

Today’s financial services landscape calls for a more human-centric approach to banking, and one that enables key stakeholders—including customers, bankers, operations staff, and technology staff—to stay ahead of fast-changing regulatory guidelines while continuing to drive improved performance.

Post-trade & ops

Swift publishes capital markets report

32 minutes ago  |  213 views  |  0

Oliver Wyman and SWIFT jointly published a report today titled, The Capital Markets Industry: The Times They Are A-Changin’, that analyzes the medium-term outlook for the structure of the capital markets industry.

Wholesale banking

SmartStream appoints partner in Turkey

34 minutes ago  |  210 views  |  0

SmartStream Technologies, the financial Transaction Lifecycle Management (TLM®) specialist, has appointed Fineksus as its distribution partner for Turkey.

Post-trade & ops

NSD initiates corporate actions reform in Russia

37 minutes ago  |  209 views  |  0

National Settlement Depository (NSD), Russia’s central securities depository, a part of the Moscow Exchange Group, has initiated a program of corporate actions reform in the Russian market with the support of the regulator, issuers, registrars and clients. The reform is aimed at implementing new technologies and international standards on the basis of the electronic document interchange.

Retail banking

Trionis to provide gateway to JCB cards in Europe

39 minutes ago  |  293 views  |  0

JCB International Co., Ltd. (JCBI), the international operations subsidiary of JCB, is pleased to announce that Trionis scrl (Trionis), the pan-European inter-bank processing network, will build a gateway to JCB to enable JCB merchant acquirers across Europe to easily connect with the JCB payment network.


Sepa Migration Action Round Table issues direct debit guidance

41 minutes ago  |  239 views  |  0

The SEPA Migration Action Round Table (SMART) has issued an extended and updated version of its SEPA Direct Debit R-transaction guide at the Sibos conference in Boston.

Retail banking

Axiom ready for new FCA credit reporting rules

43 minutes ago  |  299 views  |  0

AxiomSL, a global provider of regulatory reporting and risk management solutions, has expanded its product sales data (PSD) disclosure offering to cover new consumer credit reporting requirements that are being introduced by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) today.

Wholesale banking

Latvian banks to connect to EBA Clearing Step2 platform

57 minutes ago  |  260 views  |  0

Latvijas Banka, the central bank of Latvia, is scheduled to connect to the euro retail payment system STEP2 as a direct participant on 8th December 2014.

Retail banking

MCX partners InComm for mobile payments

11 hours ago  |  791 views  |  0

InComm, a leading provider of integrated point-of-sale (POS) technology solutions to retailers, has entered into a strategic partnership with Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX), a company formed by the nation's leading merchants to develop a customer-centric and secure mobile payment solution.

Wholesale banking

SocGen secures Swift 'bank readiness' certification for corporate access

14 hours ago  |  543 views  |  0

Societe Generale has been recognised as a 'Bank ready for Corporate Access' having obtained both the 'entry' and 'advanced' level certification granted by Swift.

Wholesale banking

Convergence launches fund expense practices analyser service

14 hours ago  |  617 views  |  0

Convergence, a provider of database, custom research and advisory services to the alternative asset manager industry, announced the launch of its Fund Expense Practices Analyzer service.

Wholesale banking

Abacus launches client portal

17 hours ago  |  600 views  |  0

Abacus Group LLC, a leading provider of hosted IT solutions for hedge funds and private equity funds, today introduced the Abacus Client Portal to give clients greater control and transparency into their AbacusFLEX services.

Risk & regulation

Finra seeks comments on Cards proposal

17 hours ago  |  656 views  |  0

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) today issued Regulatory Notice 14-37 requesting comment on a proposed rule to implement the Comprehensive Automated Risk Data System (CARDS).


Accuity launches KYC Identifier File

18 hours ago  |  718 views  |  0

Accuity, a leading global provider of financial data for over 175 years, today announced the launch of their new KYC Identifier File.


Bank of America begins roll out of chip debit cards

18 hours ago  |  1013 views  |  1

Bank of America today announced that beginning this week it will include chip technology on all new and reissued consumer and small business debit cards.


Belgian Post outsources ATM management to Diebold

18 hours ago  |  691 views  |  0

Belgian Post (bpost), the leading postal operator in Belgium, has implemented multi-vendor software from Diebold, Incorporated (DBD) across its network of 450 heterogeneous automated teller machines (ATMs).

Retail banking

Hanseatic Bank tackles fraud with CA Technologies

19 hours ago  |  796 views  |  0

CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) today announced that Hanseatic Bank, a private bank based in Hamburg and operating throughout Germany, has selected CA Transaction Manager and CA Risk Analytics, components of CA's SaaS-based payment authentication solution, to help reduce fraud and improve cardholder engagement.


Merchants claim large savings from debit card reform; demand action on credit cards

19 hours ago  |  865 views  |  0

As part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act, Congress reformed the debit-card swipe fees that banks charge merchants.

Wholesale banking

Argentina's Banco Macro launches SME loans entity on Mambu cloud platform

19 hours ago  |  714 views  |  0

Banco Macro, Argentina’s largest domestically-owned private bank, and the sixth-largest by deposits and lending, is launching a new business loans entity for microenterprises and small businesses, with the help of cloud banking platform provider Mambu.

Retail banking

Regulation driving business transformation in financial institutions

19 hours ago  |  676 views  |  0

Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:BR), the leading provider of investor communications, technology-driven solutions and data and analytics, today announced the findings of a global survey of more than 400 executives assessing recent operational changes among financial institutions.

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