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Bank of England to take over running of Chaps as RTGS make-over comes onstream

Bank of England to take over running of Chaps as RTGS make-over comes onstream

09 May 2017  |  17060 views  |  1 comments | 16 tweets | 29 linkedin

The Bank of England is to take over the direct running of the UK's Chaps high value payment system as part of a blueprint for a rebuild of its real-time gross settlement platform to accommodate new market entrants and a future-proofed interface to distributed ledger technology.

ICE brings precise timing to UK data centre for MiFID II compliance

ICE brings precise timing to UK data centre for MiFID II compliance

09 May 2017  |  4833 views  |  0 comments | 2 tweets | 2 linkedin

In a high-frequency trading world where every microsecond counts, Intercontinental Exchange has struck a deal with the UK's National Physical Laboratory to ensure co-location customers at its data centre in Basildon get precise timing.

Nasdaq calls for market reform to help smaller firms

Nasdaq calls for market reform to help smaller firms

05 May 2017  |  5468 views  |  0 comments | 2 tweets | 1 linkedin

Technological advances and regulatory changes over the last 10 years have transformed the way that markets function, but small and medium growth firms are not feeling the benefit, says Nasdaq.

CMA preps investigation into Cardtronics' deal to buy rival

CMA preps investigation into Cardtronics' deal to buy rival

04 May 2017  |  6475 views  |  0 comments | 3 tweets | 6 linkedin

ATM provider Cardtronics faces an in-depth UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) investigation into its multi-million pound acquisition of Canadian rival DirectCash Payments.

OCC fintech charter plans in jeopardy as Curry departs

OCC fintech charter plans in jeopardy as Curry departs

04 May 2017  |  5303 views  |  0 comments | 4 tweets | 5 linkedin

Proposals by the US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency to issue special purpose banking charters to fintech firms are up in the air following the departure of leading advocate Thomas Curry and his replacement as acting head of the Federal agency by Simpson Thacher & Bartlett partner Keith Noreika

Québec watchdog opens fintech lab and joins R3

Québec watchdog opens fintech lab and joins R3

02 May 2017  |  10509 views  |  0 comments | 4 tweets | 7 linkedin

The Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), Québec's financial services regulator, has joined the R3 consortium and set up a fintech lab to help it study new technologies, such as blockchain.

UBS moves risk platform to Microsoft Azure cloud

UBS moves risk platform to Microsoft Azure cloud

27 April 2017  |  11524 views  |  0 comments | 12 tweets | 28 linkedin

UBS, the world's largest wealth management firm, has moved its risk management platform to Microsoft Azure cloud technology.

State regulators sue OCC over fintech charter plans

State regulators sue OCC over fintech charter plans

26 April 2017  |  6389 views  |  0 comments | 13 tweets | 15 linkedin

US state regulators have filed a lawsuit against the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, upping the ante in an increasingly bitter dispute over the federal agency's plans to offer bank charter status to qualifying fintech firms.

Palantir pays $1.66m to settle hiring discrimination suit

Palantir pays $1.66m to settle hiring discrimination suit

26 April 2017  |  4073 views  |  0 comments | 4 linkedin

Palantir Technologies, a Peter Thiel-founded big data outfit which claims the SEC among its clients, will pay $1.66 million to settle a US government complaint that it discriminated against Asian job applicants.

EC plans blockchain 'observatory'

EC plans blockchain 'observatory'

21 April 2017  |  18834 views  |  0 comments | 11 tweets | 16 linkedin

The European Commission is pumping EUR500,000 into a blockchain and distributed ledger technology 'observatory' and forum to help it build up its knowledge and expertise on the subject.

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