03 September 2015

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Swift offers grant for research into the blockchain in securities markets

13 July 2015  |  0

The Swift Institute is offering up a EUR15,000 grant for research into the development of blockchain technology for use in securities markets.

Swift bids to drive ISO20022 harmonisation

20 May 2015  |  6

Financial messaging network Swift is working with a host of market infrastructure providers and banks to develop a framework for harmonisation of the ISO20022 standard, amid concerns that a proliferation of different flavours of the protocol will lead to fragmentation.

Banks rethinking business models as PSD2 looms - Finextra research

12 May 2015  |  5

Europe's banks are engaged in a do-or-die effort to prepare for the 2016 introduction of new payments regulations that are expected to usher in a wave of fresh competition and innovation across the sector, according to research conducted by Finextra

Swift bemoans pressure to cut off Russia and Israel from network

06 October 2014  |  1

Swift says that it "regrets" the political pressure it has come under in recent months to cut off institutions and whole countries from its network, stressing that it does not have the authority to decide on sanctions.

Citi looks to tech and non-profits to drive financial inclusion; Gates talks bitcoin and biometrics

03 October 2014  |  1

Citi is working with non-profit organisation Catalyst Miami on a tech-based financial inclusion programme that it believes could be replicated across the country.

MasterCard unveils tool to tackle cyber threat

02 October 2014  |  0

With the huge data breaches at Target and Home Depot fresh in the memory, MasterCard has launched a tool designed to protect against cyber attacks on banks and processors.

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