26 October 2014

Company announcements

Retail banking

Siris Capital Group agrees $840m Digital River acquisition

24 October 2014  |  1312 views  |  0

Digital River, Inc. (NASDAQ: DRIV), a leading global provider of Commerce-as-a-Service solutions, today announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement to be acquired by an investor group led by Siris Capital Group, LLC (collectively "Siris") in a transaction valued at approximately $840 million.


Physical bitcoins arrive in UK

24 October 2014  |  1403 views  |  0

TGBEX Limited, which claims to be the world's first and only producer of high quality physical bitcoins was pleased today to announce its launch in the United Kingdom.

Retail banking

NCR moves branch innovation team to new facility in Draper, Utah

24 October 2014  |  1083 views  |  0

The bank branch is poised to change more in the next 18 months than it has in the previous 30 years combined. And the innovation fueling that change is being built by a team just outside of Salt Lake City.

Mobile & online

D3 Banking raises $7 million from Route 66 Ventures

24 October 2014  |  1101 views  |  0

D3 Banking, the leader in Data Driven DigitalTM banking, announced today that it raised $7 million in equity capital from Route 66 Ventures, LLC.

Retail banking

MasterCard launches Nearby App for Apple Pay

24 October 2014  |  1293 views  |  0

Consumers around the United States are loading credit and debit cards from Bank of America, Capital One, Citi and Wells Fargo onto their iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus for use with Apple Pay. One of the first questions being asked is, “Where can I use it?” MasterCard has the answer – MasterCard Nearby.


North American Bancard buys Electronic Payment Exchange

24 October 2014  |  879 views  |  0

North American Bancard (NAB), preeminent among the nation's top payment services companies and the leading provider of the PayAnywhere suite of mobile point of sale solutions, today announced the acquisition of Electronic Payment Exchange (EPX), a global, full-service credit card, debit card, stored value, and electronic check (ACH) payment transaction processor.

Trade execution

Nasdaq revenues down, earnings up

24 October 2014  |  1205 views  |  0

The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (NDAQ) today reported results for the third quarter of 2014. Third quarter net revenues were $497 million, down 2% from $506 million in the prior year period, driven in part by the impact of foreign exchange rates.

Mobile & online

PayPal PassPort site to help Canadian businesses sell abroad

24 October 2014  |  1280 views  |  0

Ahead of the holiday shopping season, PayPal is making the global marketplace more accessible to Canadian small businesses with the launch of PassPort, a website designed to help small businesses sell internationally.

Transaction banking

UniCredit and Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi complete first Germany/Japan BPO deal

24 October 2014  |  1549 views  |  0

UniCredit Bank AG and Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi have processed the first BPO (Bank Payment Obligation) deal ever between Germany and Japan which is for a transaction between Töging (south of Munich) based RVT Rühr- und Verfahrenstechnik (RVT), a leading producer of industrial mixers, and Mitsui & Co. Plant Systems (MPS), a provider of plants, facilities and equipment to the infrastructure and basic industrial sector in Japan.

Wholesale banking

UBS Delta integrates with Quaternion risk engine

24 October 2014  |  938 views  |  0

Quaternion Risk Management Limited (Quaternion), provider of specialized risk analytic consultancy, services and software are now working together with UBS Delta, the award-winning provider of risk and performance analytics to provide counterparty exposure, CVA/DVA analytics and reporting services to the financial and corporate community.

Retail banking

Strong growth in banking makes up for soft retail markets - NCR results

24 October 2014  |  893 views  |  0

NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) reported financial results today for the three months ended September 30, 2014.

Wholesale banking

Green Key Technologies releases version 2.0 of Trader Voice Box

23 October 2014  |  1022 views  |  0

Green Key Technologies, a voice software development firm, announced today the release of Trader Voice BoxSM 2.0, a VoIP "Soft Turret" that offers encrypted and recorded inbound/outbound calling as well as private hoot and holler.

Wholesale banking

NetGuardians raises CHF5 million in second round of financing

23 October 2014  |  1203 views  |  0

NetGuardians, a Swiss company offering anti-fraud banking solutions, is heading into its second round of financing of CHF 5 million.


Flint Mobile raises $9.4m in series c funding round

23 October 2014  |  973 views  |  0

Flint Mobile today announced that it has secured $9.4 million in Series C funding to continue expanding its mobile-centric business management platform for small businesses operating outside traditional storefronts.

Retail banking

Banks worldwide to invest $16 billion in branch transformation - IDC

23 October 2014  |  1429 views  |  0

According to a study carried out on behalf of Wincor Nixdorf by the American company International Data Corporation (IDC), a global leader in IT market research and consulting, in 2017 banks all over the world will invest some 16 billion U.S. dollars in branch transformation and the new technologies it requires.


Tipalti scores $13m in series b funding round

23 October 2014  |  807 views  |  0

Tipalti, provider of the leading cloud pay-outs management automation platform, announced today a $13 million Series B funding round led by Wicklow Capital.

Virtual currency

Bitcoin Shop buys mining hardware

23 October 2014  |  964 views  |  0

Bitcoin Shop, Inc. (OTCQB: BTCS) ("Bitcoin Shop" or the "Company"), operator of the digital currency ecommerce marketplace www.btcs.com, which is undertaking the build-out of a universal digital currency ecosystem, today announced that, based on the previously released positive results of its initial mining efforts, the Company has purchased additional mining hardware through its partnership with Hashmaster Tech, LLC ("Hashmaster").

Wholesale banking

Barchart introduces on-demand equity options market data

23 October 2014  |  922 views  |  0

Barchart.com, Inc., a leading provider of market data and information, today announced the availability of US and Canadian equity options price data through Barchart OnDemand.

Trade execution

TMX to overhaul trading architecture

23 October 2014  |  1042 views  |  1

TMX Group today announced that it is restructuring its equities trading offering to strengthen Canada's capital markets and meet its customers' evolving needs.

Retail banking

Lamssu ups bitcoin ATM compliance with IdentityMind

23 October 2014  |  904 views  |  0

IdentityMind Global and Lamassu Bitcoin Ventures announced today their partnership to integrate IdentityMind’s international compliance platform in Lamassu Bitcoin ATMs.

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