Five major UK financial services firms have committed to rolling out mobile payments technology from Zapp, enabling customers to make in-store and online purchases from within their banking apps.
Joe Garner is to be the new CEO of Openreach, BT announced today. Garner, who will join in mid-February, will replace Liv Garfield, who is leaving to become CEO of Severn Trent.
The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has reprimanded HSBC Securities Brokers (Asia) Limited (HSBC Securities), a wholly owned subsidiary of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (HSBC), and fined it $5 million for providing inaccurate information to the SFC during a licence application process (Note 1).
HSBC in Hong Kong is to launch an NFC-based mobile wallet with four of the territory's mobile carriers.
The Avaloq group, an international leader in integrated and comprehensive banking solutions, and HSBC Private Bank announce the signing of contracts for the Avaloq Banking Suite. HSBC Private Bank will deploy the Avaloq solution for its global private banking business.
HSBC has appointed Simon Babbage to the role of Head of Payments and Cash Management for HSBC in Australia where he will be responsible for delivering global cash and liquidity management services and products to corporates and financial institutions.
HSBC today announces that it will roll-out talking ATMs in the UK to aid blind and partially sighted customers.
HSBC is Britain's most engaged bank on social media, using the likes of Twitter and Facebook to provide prompt customer service, according to research from IMGroup.
NatWest and RBS have been crowned the UK's most secure online banking providers by consumer group Which?, with Santander ranked bottom of the pile.
Bart Ras has been appointed Global Head of Business Development for HSBC's Global Trade and Receivables Finance (GTRF) business, effective 15 October 2013.
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