04 March 2015

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Swift Nordics Conference - Live Blog Day 1

5 hours ago  | 0 comments | 1 tweets

The main theme for the Swift Regional Conference in Copenhagen this year is disruption. The programme will explore the different challenges arising from newcomers, technology and regulation. It will look at how the financial industry can cope and turn these challenges into opportunities.

The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) is planning to step up the fight against money laundering by carrying out random audits of Wall Street banks' transaction monitoring and filtering systems.

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FCA to probe investment and corporate banking competition

19 February 2015  | 0 comments | 2 tweets | 2 linkedin

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is to launch its first wholesale market study into investment and corporate banking to assess whether competition in the sector is working properly.

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Finovate Europe 2015 - Day 1 roundup

10 February 2015  | 0 comments | 27 tweets | 13 linkedin

Crowdfunding, bitcoin, identity and security, and, of course, personal finance management dominated the first day of Finovate Europe in London. Finextra watched the demos, followed the tweets and spoke to the players. Here's what caught our eye.

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Swift bags BIC-to-IBAN data mandate for UK banks

10 February 2015  | 0 comments | 4 tweets | 6 linkedin

The UK Payments Council has contracted with interbank messaging network Swift to provide a BIC-to-IBAN data platform, enabling the nation's banks to conform to new EU regulations on cross-border payments in the euro zone.

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Alibaba eschews bank financing in favour of Lending Club tie-up

03 February 2015  | 3 comments | 21 tweets | 24 linkedin

E-commerce conglomerate Alibaba has snubbed the banking industry and struck an exclusive deal with US peer-to-peer loan outfit Lending Club to offer financing to US businesses looking to buy from Chinese suppliers.

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