23 September 2014

Company announcements

 
Retail banking

Sembro Development launches bitcoin accounting software

22 September 2014  |  985 views  |  0

The Bitcoin Expense Tracker from software development firm Sembro Development not only facilitates the documentation of gains and losses through an automated process for tax-reporting purposes but also provides a variety of financial calculations that include: total account value(s), spending trends, realized gain/loss, unrealized gain/loss, internal vs. external account transfers, and tax-obligations which can then be broken down and viewed per individual wallet address while also being supported by 21 different currencies and available in any country by using blockchain technology.

 
Retail banking

Dutch online broker Degiro partners Euronext on investor services

22 September 2014  |  568 views  |  0

Euronext today announces an agreement on its retail investor activities in Amsterdam with online broker DEGIRO in order to improve its communication to this key audience.

 
Payments

ECB begins circulating new EUR10 banknote with Europa image

22 September 2014  |  795 views  |  0

The EUR10 banknote of the Europa series will enter into circulation on 23 September 2014. "It's essential that everyone who uses euro banknotes can continue to do so with complete confidence.

 
Wholesale banking

B-next launches analysis tool for forex trading

22 September 2014  |  559 views  |  0

b-next, a specialist provider of capital markets compliance solutions today launched the CMC:Benchmark Fixing Analysis solution, to identify suspicious trading activity at the time of the foreign exchange fix.

 
Retail banking

JPMorgan Chase to spend $35m on promoting financial inclusion

19 September 2014  |  3050 views  |  0

This commitment builds on the efforts of the Financial Solutions LabSM, a separate five-year, $30 million program developed earlier this year by JPMorgan Chase and the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI), to identify, test and scale innovative financial products and services to improve financial security.

 
Trade execution

Moscow Exchange reports hardware malfunction

19 September 2014  |  1207 views  |  0

At 12:49 pm today, a hardware malfunction affected one of the Derivatives Market"s trading & clearing servers.

 
Cards

CIBC expands ATM access to 300 petrol stations

19 September 2014  |  1089 views  |  0

CIBC (CM.TO) (CM) clients now have access to cash withdrawals at more than 500 new ABMs at Petro-Canada retail locations across Canada . This expansion boosts CIBC's ABM network to almost 4,200 locations, one of the largest networks in the country.

 
Risk & regulation

FSB report explores aggregation of OTC trade repository data

19 September 2014  |  1282 views  |  0

G20 Leaders agreed in 2009 that all over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives contracts should be reported to trade repositories, as part of their commitments to reform OTC derivatives markets in order to improve transparency, mitigate systemic risk and protect against market abuse.

 
Cards

PayPal Here arrives for Android tablets

19 September 2014  |  1378 views  |  0

We want people to feel empowered to start businesses from the ground-up. With PayPal Here, we've been helping many small businesses grow by enabling them to get paid anywhere - in their stores and on the go.

 
Retail banking

Sofgen appoints Marcel McCann executive chairman for UK & Ireland

19 September 2014  |  1071 views  |  0

Sofgen Holdings Limited, a leading global provider of IT solutions in and around core banking, has announced the appointment of operations and technology professional Marcel McCann as Executive Chairman of Sofgen UK & Ireland.

 
Cards

ID Tech UniPay gets Visa Ready approval

19 September 2014  |  1232 views  |  0

ID Tech, a leading manufacturer of secure payment solutions, mobile payment, point of sale, and digital signage, is proud to announce its third mobile solution, the UniPay, to be included in the Visa Ready Program.

 
Cards

MasterCard and Bansefi to drive financial inclusion in Mexico

18 September 2014  |  3225 views  |  0

Today MasterCard and BANSEFI, the social bank of Mexico, announced a partnership to foster financial inclusion in Mexico through the disbursement of social benefits using electronic payments.

 
Wholesale banking

Citi launches 'Total Touch' block trading platform in Europe

18 September 2014  |  863 views  |  0

Citi is launching Total Touch, its block equities offering designed to make it more efficient for institutional investors to execute block trades in the European market.

 
Retail banking

Koinify raises $1 million from IDG and Brock Pierce

18 September 2014  |  1216 views  |  0

Here at Koinify, we are the world's first crowdfunding platform for decentralized applications - and are proud to announce that we've raised an additional $1M from IDG Capital Partners, zPark Ventures, Brock Pierce and his AngelList syndicate, and Danhua Ventures.

 
Payments

Luxembourg bitcoin startup CoinPlus secures seed funding

18 September 2014  |  1048 views  |  0

Thanks to a first round of funding totalling €172,500 and while awaiting to start the process of applying for the Ministerial approval in Luxembourg, CoinPlus will be able to accelerate the operational and technical development of its payment applications and enlarge its team.

 
Payments

MasterCard to launch SimplifyCommerce in Ireland

18 September 2014  |  1300 views  |  0

MasterCard (NYSE: MA) is reaching out to merchants and developers in Ireland with Simplify Commerce, a product that enables any business to quickly and easily accept payments from major brands, online or in person, in a matter of minutes.

 
Retail banking

Intuit sets aside $100,000 in cash for hackathon winners

18 September 2014  |  968 views  |  0

Small business can mean big business to developers this fall at QuickBooks Connect. Today, Intuit announced that participants in the QuickBooks Connect Hackathon will get the chance to win a total of $100,000 in cash prizes.

 
Mobile & online

Gartner says smartwatch and wristband market poised for take off

18 September 2014  |  1683 views  |  1

As smartphone vendors and component suppliers continue to expand into the wearables market, Gartner, Inc. predicts that by 2016 smartwatches will comprise about 40 percent of consumer wristworn devices.

 
Wholesale banking

ASX to acquire 49% stake in Yieldbroker

18 September 2014  |  1395 views  |  0

ASX and Yieldbroker today announced that ASX has made a binding proposal to Yieldbroker's shareholders to acquire a 49% shareholding in Yieldbroker for a total of $65 million.

 
Retail banking

DirectCash Payments to acquire Australian ATM business of Ezeatm for A$14.1m

18 September 2014  |  1131 views  |  0

DirectCash Payments Inc. (DCI.TO) (the "Company" or "DC Payments") is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement (the "Agreement") to acquire the ATM business of Ezeatm Limited (EZA.AX) ("Eze") in Australia.

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