29 August 2015

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Payments UK sets out vision for 'world class' services

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Trade association Payments UK has vowed to improve access to payments infrastructure and give customers more control over transactions as part of a drive to ensure Britain has a "world class" system.

A US district court judge has thrown out a lawsuit brought against Barclays and a number of US exchanges that accused the bank of rigging its dark pool in favour of high frequency traders (HFTs).

China revives controversial bank procurement rules - Reuters

25 August 2015  | 0 comments | 4 tweets | 5 linkedin

International tech vendors could face difficulty selling to Chinese banks after Reuters reported that the Chinese government is set to revive controversial cyber security rules that limits the amount of technology that Chinese banks can buy from overseas vendors.

The Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) project, whereby every counterparty in a financial transaction is issued a unique code, is suffering from a lapse rate of 20% according to research from entity data provider Alacra.

Telcos and tech firms get Indian payment bank licences

19 August 2015  | 5 comments | 34 tweets | 19 linkedin

In a move designed to boost financial inclusion, the Reserve Bank of India has given "in-principle" approval to 11 applicants - including telcos, tech firms and the country's postal service - seeking to set up so-called payments banks.

Australian fixed income markets to shift to T+2 settlement

19 August 2015  | 1 comments | 4 tweets | 3 linkedin

The $1 trillion Australian bond and fixed income markets are to move to a T+2 settlement timeframe from early next year, complementing a similar constriction in the post-trade lifecycle in cash equities mandated by the Australian Stock Exchange.

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