29 January 2015

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North American bank IT spending is set to grow from $59.5 billion in 2014 to $62.2 billion in 2015, as the region's banks continue to right-size their branch networks and overhaul their online and mobile channels.

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Bats moves into foreign exchange with Hotspot FX acquisition

28 January 2015  | 0 comments | 1 tweets | 1 linkedin

Bats Global Market has acquired institutional spot foreign exchange market Hotspot FX from KCG Holdings in a cash transaction valued at $365 million.

Canary Wharf accelerator space Level39 has opened a tech trade route to Hong Kong, through a partnership with Asian startup incubator Nest.

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Banks set blockchain/Internet of Things challenges for SBC hackathon

27 January 2015  | 0 comments | 27 tweets | 15 linkedin

The future of the blockchain and the use of the Internet of Things in financial markets are among the challenges set out by banks participating in the next Startupbootcamp hackathon in London.

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Bitcoin price soars on Coinbase exchange launch

26 January 2015  | 0 comments | 7 tweets | 5 linkedin

Coinbase has launched America's first regulated bitcoin exchange, helping to push the crypto currency's price past the $280 mark.

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Financial sector must improve cyber defences - BofE

23 January 2015  | 0 comments | 15 tweets | 6 linkedin

Britain's banks must do more to protect themselves from cyber attacks, says the Bank of England, following an analysis of the perimeter defences and operational resilience of 36 of the nation's top financial service providers.

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