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Singapore hires Citi veteran to lead new fintech group
Risk & regulation

Singapore hires Citi veteran to lead new fintech group

28 July 2015  |  5641 views  |  0 comments | 13 tweets | 5 linkedin

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has poached Citi exec Sopnendu Mohanty to head up a new fintech and innovation group.

ANZ appoints McDonald's exec to oversee retail channel strategy
Mobile & online

ANZ appoints McDonald's exec to oversee retail channel strategy

27 July 2015  |  3421 views  |  3 comments | 4 tweets | 5 linkedin

ANZ is looking to beef up its retail distribution strategy with the appointment of long-serving McDonald's exec Catriona Noble to oversee its customer-facing channels.

Mike Tyson bites into bitcoin
Start ups

Mike Tyson bites into bitcoin

27 July 2015  |  3360 views  |  0 comments | 8 tweets | 3 linkedin

The Baddest Man on the Planet, Mike Tyson, is muscling in on the world of cryptocurrencies, lending his star power to a new bitcoin ATM in Las Vegas.

Deutsche Bourse makes move on currency markets with 360T acquisition
Trade execution

Deutsche Bourse makes move on currency markets with 360T acquisition

27 July 2015  |  1993 views  |  0 comments | 2 tweets | 1 linkedin

Deutsche Bourse is wading into the $5.3 trillion a day currency markets with a EUR725 million acquisition of multi-bank FX trading platform 360T.

Peter Randall resurfaces with post-trade blockchain startup
Post-trade & ops

Peter Randall resurfaces with post-trade blockchain startup

27 July 2015  |  4995 views  |  0 comments | 15 tweets | 13 linkedin

Peter Randall, the former CEO and founder of Chi-X, is once again looking to upset established market mechanisms with the launch of an institutional payment and settlement system based on blockchain technology.

Atom Bank signs for Intelligent Environments platform
Payments

Atom Bank signs for Intelligent Environments platform

27 July 2015  |  5343 views  |  0 comments | 15 tweets | 18 linkedin

British digital challenger bank Atom has picked Intelligent Environments' software platform to underpin its mobile apps.

Square reportedly files for IPO
Payments

Square reportedly files for IPO

24 July 2015  |  6791 views  |  0 comments | 16 tweets | 13 linkedin

Mobile payments startup Square has filed confidentially for an initial public offering, according to Bloomberg sources.

Royal Mint sees increased demand for coins
Payments

Royal Mint sees increased demand for coins

24 July 2015  |  4005 views  |  0 comments | 14 tweets | 4 linkedin

Despite talk of cash's imminent demise, the Royal Mint supplied 2.4 billion coins in the UK in the last year, up from two billion in the previous 12 months.

BNP Paribas explores the blockchain; SocGen advertises bitcoin-related job
Wholesale banking

BNP Paribas explores the blockchain; SocGen advertises bitcoin-related job

24 July 2015  |  6225 views  |  0 comments | 13 tweets | 15 linkedin

Further evidence has emerged that French investment banks are exploring the potential of blockchain technology in the capital markets.

US authorities extend Fifa probe to include banks - WSJ
Retail banking

US authorities extend Fifa probe to include banks - WSJ

24 July 2015  |  3339 views  |  1 comments | 2 tweets | 3 linkedin

US authorities are questioning a host of global banks over their role in handling bribes to executives of football's global governing body Fifa, and the effectiveness of their anti-money laundering systems.

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