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Deutsche Bank backs blockchain potential

31 July 2015  | 0 comments | 19 tweets | 12 linkedin

Deutsche Bank is the latest major financial institution to laud the potential of the blockchain, confirming that it is exploring the use of distributed ledger technology for everything from securities clearing and settlement to anti-money laundering registries.

Shares in Fidelity National Information Services have climbed on speculation that the payment services group is in talks to buy financial technology conglomerate SunGard.

UK banks failing to learn lessons from Libor scandal - FCA

29 July 2015  | 2 comments | 9 tweets | 4 linkedin

The UK's banks have failed to learn the lessons from a wave of scandals over rigging of financial benchmarks says the Financial Conduct Authority in a damning report on the industry's response to evidence of widescale market abuses.

Singapore hires Citi veteran to lead new fintech group

28 July 2015  | 0 comments | 13 tweets | 5 linkedin

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has poached Citi exec Sopnendu Mohanty to head up a new fintech and innovation group.

US authorities extend Fifa probe to include banks - WSJ

24 July 2015  | 1 comments | 2 tweets | 3 linkedin

US authorities are questioning a host of global banks over their role in handling bribes to executives of football's global governing body Fifa, and the effectiveness of their anti-money laundering systems.

The financial services sector is trailing rival industries in the race to set up innovation centres in technology hubs such as Silicon Valley, according to a report issued by consultants CapGemini and Altimeter Group.

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