19 April 2014

Company announcements

Wholesale banking

CMC Europe launches insurance unit

17 April 2014  |  795 views  |  0

CMC Europe, the specialists in delivering business change and transformation solutions in risk, regulatory and finance data, today announces the formal launch of sister company, CMC Insurance Limited (CMC Insurance).

Retail banking

Lending Club pays $140m for Springstone Financial

17 April 2014  |  571 views  |  0

Lending Club, the nation's leading online credit marketplace, announced today that it has acquired Springstone Financial for a total consideration of $140 million in cash and stock.

Retail banking

European Commission sparks hunt for EU's top 12 tech start-ups

17 April 2014  |  673 views  |  0

The European Commission is looking for Europe's best startups in this year's Tech All Stars competition.


Lloyds completes contactless-capable ATM installation

17 April 2014  |  916 views  |  0

NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, announced today that Lloyds Banking Group selected NCR SelfServā„¢ cash dispense and cash deposit ATMs to upgrade over 1,200 ATMs in the U.K.

Retail banking

Santander offers £3 inducement for Paym subs

17 April 2014  |  904 views  |  0

For Santander customers wanting the convenience of receiving mobile-to-mobile payments using Paym, registration is now open to receive money into their current accounts.

Mobile & online

Metro Bank to open online mortgage portal

17 April 2014  |  462 views  |  0

Metro Bank, the revolutionary High Street bank, today announces a new online mortgage portal to be used by brokers and direct customers in Metro Bank stores.

Trade execution

Nasdaq OMX expands London presence

17 April 2014  |  450 views  |  0

The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NDAQ) has expanded its London business to new, larger premises as the Group's presence in the capital continues to grow.

Trade execution

Oanda opens online marketplace for retail FX investors

17 April 2014  |  496 views  |  0

Oanda, a global provider of innovative foreign exchange trading services, is pleased to introduce the Oanda Marketplace - an online directory of tools, software, and products for self-directed investors to augment their trading strategies and to grow their knowledge of FX trading.


American Express reports Q1 net income rise

17 April 2014  |  524 views  |  0

American Express Company (AXP) today reported first-quarter net income of $1.4 billion, up from $1.3 billion a year ago. Diluted earnings per share rose 16 percent to $1.33, from $1.15 a year ago.

Retail banking

Standard Life enlists Accenture and Avanade for digital workplace implementation

17 April 2014  |  919 views  |  0

Accenture (ACN) and Avanade have completed the implementation of a new suite of collaborative workplace technologies at Standard Life.


Dan Carter kicks off MasterCard's Rugby World Cup partnership

17 April 2014  |  570 views  |  0

New Zealand rugby hero Dan Carter, kicked off MasterCard's Worldwide Partnership with Rugby World Cup 2015 in central London today. To celebrate the partnership the world's leading points scorer and MasterCard ambassador fine-tuned his kicking on the River Thames by kicking at London's biggest set of rugby posts, Tower Bridge.

Wholesale banking

Fico introduces analytics-based portfolio profitability service

17 April 2014  |  443 views  |  0

Fico (NYSE:FICO), a leading predictive analytics and decision management software company, today announced a new service designed to help retail banks discover new ways to increase portfolio profitability.

Mobile & online

Orange Money claims 10 millionth customer

17 April 2014  |  429 views  |  0

Stéphane Richard, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Orange, gave a bonus to the 10 millionth customer of Orange Money in Dakar, Senegal: Ms Kanny G., who had gone to an Orange Money outlet to open an account, was surprised to learn that she had won a smartphone with an Orange Money credit of 100,000 FCFA (152 euros).


First Data adds Heidi Miller to board

16 April 2014  |  942 views  |  0

First Data Chairman and CEO Frank Bisignano today announced that Heidi G. Miller has joined the First Data Board of Directors, effective April 14, 2014. A well- accomplished senior executive in the financial services industry, Miller's addition brings the total number of board members to seven.


PNC Bank launches iPad app

16 April 2014  |  651 views  |  0

PNC Bank, N.A., a member of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (PNC) announced today the launch of its Pinacle Mobile App for iPad.

Retail banking

Viewpointe promotes Bill Shute to EVP, corporate strategy and marketing

16 April 2014  |  440 views  |  0

Viewpointe, a leading managed service and payments provider to regulated industries, today announced the promotion of senior executive William (Bill) Shute to executive vice president, corporate strategy and marketing.

Wholesale banking

SS&C moves Portia to Indiana facility

16 April 2014  |  414 views  |  0

SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:SSNC), a global provider of financial services software and software-enabled services, is pleased to announce the addition of SS&C Portia to SS&C's newly expanded facility in Evansville, Indiana. The team is establishing new software development, outsourcing and support operations in the region.

Retail banking

Canadian credit union integrates PFM with online and mobile platforms

16 April 2014  |  730 views  |  0

Cornerstone Credit Union in Saskatchewan is the first financial institution in Canada to fully integrate personal financial management (PFM) tools into an online and mobile banking platform.

Retail banking

Bank of the West renews First Data contract

16 April 2014  |  778 views  |  0

First Data Corporation, the global leader in payments technology and services solutions, today announced it will continue to provide debit processing, ATM driving and network services through its card processing platform and Star Network to Bank of the West, an FDIC-insured bank serving customers for more than 135 years. This renewed five-year agreement will also expand the relationship.

Wholesale banking

Swisscanto selects SimCorp Dimension

16 April 2014  |  420 views  |  0

SimCorp, a leading provider of investment management solutions and services for the global financial services industry, today announced that Swisscanto, the fourth largest provider of investment funds in Switzerland with assets under management exceeding EUR 40 billion, selected SimCorp Dimension for in-house administration of its funds.

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