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Challenger banks will feature heavily in the upcoming Swift Business Forum in London. Craig Donaldson, CEO at Metro Bank UK, is joined by keynote speaker Sir David Clementi, ex-deputy governor of the Bank of England and chairman of Virgin Money.

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Europe sets the pace as fintech investment triples in 2014

26 March 2015  | 0 comments | 28 tweets | 19 linkedin

Global investment in fintech ventures tripled from $4.05 billion in 2013 to $12.2 billion in 2014, with Europe being the fastest growing region in the world, according to a new report by Accenture.

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European government bond trading goes electronic

26 March 2015  | 0 comments | 3 tweets | 5 linkedin

Some 57% of trading volume in European government bonds was executed electronically in 2014, up 14 percentage points since the onset of the global financial crisis according to a new report from Greenwich Associates.

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BofE rapped over crisis management failings in RTGS breakdown

25 March 2015  | 0 comments | 6 tweets | 2 linkedin

The Bank of England has been told it needs to improve contingency arrangements and strengthen its crisis management framework following an independent review of the ten-hour breakdown in the operation of the UK's high value payments system, Chaps, last year.

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Standard Chartered appoints non-banker Gorriz as group CIO

25 March 2015  | 0 comments | 7 tweets | 3 linkedin

Standard Chartered has appointed former aerospace engineer Michael Gorriz as group chief information officer.

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Ten more startups board Barclays Accelerator

24 March 2015  | 0 comments | 7 tweets | 11 linkedin

With innovations encompassing the bond marketplace, bitcoin, and cyber-security, a second cohort of London-based startups are about to board the thirteen-week Barclays Accelerator programme

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