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SIX and Clearstream team up as post-trade consolidation pressure grows
Wholesale banking

SIX and Clearstream team up as post-trade consolidation pressure grows

23 September 2016  |  3959 views  |  0 comments | 1 tweets

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.

RBS tests demonstrate ability of Ethereum to support a national domestic payments system
Payments

RBS tests demonstrate ability of Ethereum to support a national domestic payments system

23 September 2016  |  13807 views  |  0 comments | 54 tweets | 47 linkedin

The Innovation Engineering team at Royal Bank of Scotland has built a Clearing and Settlement Mechanism (CSM) based on the Ethereum distributed ledger and smart contract platform.

Five hundred teams lined up for Barclays hackathon in Manchester and Mumbai
Wholesale banking

Five hundred teams lined up for Barclays hackathon in Manchester and Mumbai

23 September 2016  |  4904 views  |  0 comments | 7 tweets | 7 linkedin

Barclays is to stage a simultaneous two-way hackathon between its fintech hubs in Manchester and Mumbai to provide startups with a chance to showcase their innovations to top decision makers at the bank.

Swift gets its groove on with Spotify playlist for Sibos
Wholesale banking

Swift gets its groove on with Spotify playlist for Sibos

23 September 2016  |  3504 views  |  2 comments

Swift's bid to get down with the new generation of hip young gunslingers shaking up the banking industry has manifested in a Spotify playlist curated by SibosDJ.

HSBC looks to Shoreditch for fintech hub - Bloomberg
Start ups

HSBC looks to Shoreditch for fintech hub - Bloomberg

23 September 2016  |  5643 views  |  0 comments | 12 tweets | 2 linkedin

In the latest example of a bank bidding to ditch the pinstripes in favour of hoodies, HSBC is apparently on the hunt for a major fintech-focussed office space in the heart of London's hipster scene, Shoreditch.

Thomson Reuters boosts buy-side capabilities with Redi acquisition
Trade execution

Thomson Reuters boosts buy-side capabilities with Redi acquisition

22 September 2016  |  3259 views  |  0 comments | 5 tweets | 5 linkedin

Thomson Reuters has agreed to buy trading technology firm Redi Holdings in a bid to boost its buy-side offering. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

China overtakes UK in digital payment volume stakes
Retail banking

China overtakes UK in digital payment volume stakes

22 September 2016  |  3745 views  |  0 comments | 8 tweets | 13 linkedin

China has overtaken the UK in digital payment volumes, helping to spur global growth to more than 10%, according to research from Capgemini and BNP Paribas.

FCA to kickstart sandbox with 24 applicants
Start ups

FCA to kickstart sandbox with 24 applicants

22 September 2016  |  7135 views  |  0 comments | 33 tweets | 15 linkedin

The UK's Financial Conduct Authority has accepted 24 applicants, from a total of 69, to participate in its fintech sandbox, where innovative financial products can be tested before proceeding to authorisation.

Digital finance could create 95 million new jobs in emerging economies - McKinsey
Mobile & online

Digital finance could create 95 million new jobs in emerging economies - McKinsey

22 September 2016  |  5204 views  |  1 comments | 23 tweets | 25 linkedin

Delivering financial services by mobile phone could raise the GDP of all emerging economies by six percent to $3.7 trillion over the next ten years and create 95 million new jobs, according to research by McKinsey Global Institute.

Fraudsters made £113 million by posing as bank staff
Security

Fraudsters made £113 million by posing as bank staff

22 September 2016  |  3894 views  |  0 comments | 8 tweets | 8 linkedin

A criminal gang who posed as bank staff to defraud business customers out of a total of £113 million have been banged up in jail for a total of 27 years.

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