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Fintech veterans create new investment vehicle
Retail banking

Fintech veterans create new investment vehicle

18 January 2017  |  2760 views  |  0 comments | 5 tweets | 2 linkedin

Motive Partners, a fintech investment vehicle backed by veterans of the global financial technology industry, has made its first deal, investing $7 million in FX compression outfit LMRKTS.

CMA gives provisional nod to Mastercard remedies for VocaLink takeover
Risk & regulation

CMA gives provisional nod to Mastercard remedies for VocaLink takeover

18 January 2017  |  3609 views  |  0 comments | 4 tweets | 6 linkedin

Mastercard has agreed to reduce the costs to the Link ATM network for switching infrastructure providers in order to head off competition concerns raised over its £700 million takeover of VocaLink.

Epam wins $300m UBS deal
Retail banking

Epam wins $300m UBS deal

18 January 2017  |  3477 views  |  0 comments | 5 tweets | 7 linkedin

The world's largest wealth manager, UBS, has inked a $300 million-plus, multi-year deal with technology firm Epam Systems as it seeks to put IT at the heart of its cost reduction programme.

Yapı Kredi introduces eye scanning for app logins
Mobile & online

Yapı Kredi introduces eye scanning for app logins

18 January 2017  |  3970 views  |  0 comments | 10 tweets | 8 linkedin

In what it claims is a European first, Turkish digital bank Yapı Kredi is to start letting customers log into their mobile accounts by scanning their eyes.

New York regulator blasts OCC over bank charter plan for fintech firms
Wholesale banking

New York regulator blasts OCC over bank charter plan for fintech firms

17 January 2017  |  5532 views  |  1 comments | 19 tweets | 14 linkedin

A turf war is brewing between US state and federal regulators over oversight of the financial technology sector after New York's top watchdog sent a stinging letter to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), telling it to back off plans for a national bank charter for fintech firms.

Blockchain could slash investment banks' costs by 30%
Blockchain

Blockchain could slash investment banks' costs by 30%

17 January 2017  |  5111 views  |  0 comments | 23 tweets | 19 linkedin

Blockchain technology could reduce infrastructure costs for eight of the world’s 10 largest investment banks by an average of 30%, saving them billions of dollars every year, new research from Accenture and McLagan suggests.

Competition watchdog welcomes overhaul of current account switching scheme
Retail banking

Competition watchdog welcomes overhaul of current account switching scheme

17 January 2017  |  2426 views  |  0 comments | 4 tweets | 7 linkedin

The UK's Competition and Markets Authority has welcomed a commitment from the nation's banks to overhaul the Current Account Switch Service (Cass)to ease the issues facing customers who want to move bank accounts.

HSBC forms tech advisory board
Wholesale banking

HSBC forms tech advisory board

17 January 2017  |  6586 views  |  0 comments | 21 tweets | 23 linkedin

HSBC has formed a tech advisory board to help steer the bank's IT strategy as it looks to take advantage of technological innovation and combat cyberscrime.

Misys adds crowdlending to core banking package
Retail banking

Misys adds crowdlending to core banking package

17 January 2017  |  3364 views  |  0 comments | 7 tweets | 10 linkedin

Core banking vendor Misys has launched a crowdlending module to enable financial institutions to move into the alternative finance marketplace.

Thiel backs French biz banking startup Qonto
Start ups

Thiel backs French biz banking startup Qonto

17 January 2017  |  4590 views  |  0 comments | 7 tweets | 3 linkedin

With a slate of stellar investors onboard, Qonto, a French digital business banking service for entrepreneurs and startups, is gearing up for launch.

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