26 November 2015

Company announcements

Wholesale banking

London Bullion Markets Association sifts through 20 responses to RFI

11 hours ago  |  876 views  |  0 comments | 1 tweets

The LBMA has announced that 20 entities have submitted 17 responses to its recent RFI (Request for Information) process, which includes exchange groups, technology firms, brokers and data vendors.


UOB converts Android smartphones into mobile wallets with tokenised security

11 hours ago  |  903 views  |  0 comments

United Overseas Bank’s (UOB) new mobile application, UOB Mighty, enables customers to turn their Android smartphones into electronic wallets instantly and start making contactless payments in Singapore and globally.

Retail banking

Warburg Pincus and General Atlantic acquires 49% stake in Network International

13 hours ago  |  961 views  |  0 comments | 2 tweets

Network International (the “Company”), a leading payment solutions provider in the Middle East and Africa, today announced that affiliates of global investment firms Warburg Pincus and General Atlantic have agreed to acquire a 49% stake in the Company from The Abraaj Group (“Abraaj”).

Risk & regulation

FCA fines Barclays £72 Million for poor handling of financial crime

14 hours ago  |  1043 views  |  0 comments

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today fined Barclays Bank (Barclays) £72,069,400 for failing to minimise the risk that it may be used to facilitate financial crime.

Wholesale banking

Haitong International goes live with GBST’s SynTAC middle office solution

14 hours ago  |  661 views  |  0 comments

GBST Holdings Limited (ASX: GBT), “GBST”, a global provider of securities transaction and fund administration software for the financial services industry, announces Haitong International Securities Group Limited (“Haitong International”, Stock Code: 665.HK) has successfully gone live with its Syn~ capital markets platform in line with a stipulated twelve week implementation timeframe.

Wholesale banking

SimCorp releases new Coric upgrade

25 November 2015  |  1314 views  |  0 comments

SimCorp, a leading provider of investment management solutions and services for the global financial services industry has released a new version of SimCorp Coric, its award-winning client communications and reporting solution.

Post-trade & ops

Interactive Data provides normalised swap data

25 November 2015  |  1156 views  |  0 comments

Interactive Data, a trusted, global provider of financial market data, analytics and related services announced today that its Consolidated Feed now provides normalized swap data from the four principal SDRs.


Google makes $1m Android Pay charity donation pledge

25 November 2015  |  1156 views  |  0 comments | 1 tweets

‘Tis the season to give back. Android Pay and Google.org are teaming up with DonorsChoose.org to support the 6.4 million children in the US education system with special needs.

Wholesale banking

CLS and Markit extend FX settlement to cross currency swaps

25 November 2015  |  960 views  |  0 comments

CLS Group (CLS), a leading provider of risk mitigation and operational services for the global foreign exchange (FX) market, and Markit, a leading global provider of financial information services, today announced the launch of a new FX settlement service for the cross currency swaps market.

Trade execution

The first blockchain-backed market index comes online

25 November 2015  |  1352 views  |  0 comments | 1 tweets | 4 linkedin

Brave New Coin (BNC), a Data and Research company headquartered in Queenstown, New Zealand announced today that it is collaborating with Melbourne-based Smartbit to develop the first provable indexes for financial markets, starting with the BNC Bitcoin Liquid Index (BNC-BLX).

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