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BNP Paribas says it has entered 'co-development mode' with clients to pilot a number of blockchain applications for transaction banking, after embarking on a collaborative process during its ‘Blockchain Bizhackathon’ earlier this year.

PayPal is teaming up with electronics manufacturer Lenovo and chip maker Intel to let users authenticate payments on their PCs with a fingerprint.

US gets same day ACH
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US gets same day ACH

23 September 2016  | 0 comments | 21 tweets | 14 linkedin

America is finally getting faster payments, with Nacha launching the first phase of same day ACH, speeding up credit transactions to all bank accounts.

IBM and China UnioPpay have demonstrated a blockchain prototype for loyalty bonus points exchange among multiple banks.

As Swift gears up for its annual Sibos jamboree in Geneva next week, the interbank messaging network is facing up to a growing threat from Ripple, which has signed up several major banks to a steering group on the use of distributed financial technology for global payments.

ASX blames outage on 'unprecedented' hardware failure
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ASX blames outage on 'unprecedented' hardware failure

23 September 2016  | 0 comments | 2 tweets | 1 linkedin

The Australian Securities Exchange (AS) has blamed an "unprecedented" hardware failure for problems on Monday that forced the bourse to open late and close early.

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Bats shares soar on CBOE take over talk
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Bats shares soar on CBOE take over talk

23 September 2016  | 0 comments | 1 tweets | 2 linkedin

Shares in Bats Global Markets have soared on the back of speculation that it may be acquired by the venerable Chicago Board Options Exchange.

The UK's Payment Systems Regulator is to investigate complaints from consumer body Which? over the levels of protection offered by banks to customers who are conned into sending payments to fraudulent accounts.

Nets valued at $4.5 billion in IPO
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Nets valued at $4.5 billion in IPO

23 September 2016  | 0 comments | 7 tweets | 3 linkedin

The private consortium of owners of Nordic payments processor Nets have almost doubled their money as the company realised a value of 30 billion kroner ($4.5 billion) as it floated on Nasdaq Copenhagen.

SIX Securities Services and Clearstream have struck a deal to provide shared services to local and European markets, as rising costs and pressure for diversification force consolidation in the European clearing and settlement industry.

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