08 February 2016

Company announcements

 
Wholesale banking

Rakuten Ventures establishes Yen10 million Japanese startup fund

29 January 2016  |  2276 views  |  0 comments | 1 tweets | 1 linkedin

Rakuten Ventures today announced the launch of the Rakuten Ventures Japan Fund, a 10 billion yen (approx. US$84 million) venture capital fund targeting investments in startups in Japan.

 
Wholesale banking

Santander appoints J Peter Jackson head of innovation area

29 January 2016  |  2145 views  |  0 comments

Yesterday, Banco Santander´s Board of Directors agreed to the appointment of J. Peter Jackson as new head of the Group´s Innovation area.

 
Cards

JCB data sets to analyse tourism in Japan

29 January 2016  |  1441 views  |  0 comments

JCB Co., Ltd., the only international payment brand based in Japan, announced that it will start a demonstration experiment on 1 February in Tokyo and Hokkaido in cooperation with JTB Corp. (JTB), Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) and Japan Shopping Tourism Organization (JSTO).

 
Post-trade & ops

Russian depositories and registrars test automated corporate actions

29 January 2016  |  1231 views  |  0 comments

National Settlement Depository (NSD), Russia’s central securities depository, together with other depositories and registrars, have conducted a test of the full information and files exchange during a shareholder-requested purchase (buyout) of company shares (BIDS) using EDI and electronic communications channels.

 
Wholesale banking

ITG adds Lee Shavel to the board

28 January 2016  |  1036 views  |  0 comments

ITG, a leading independent broker and financial technology provider, today announced that Lee Shavel has been appointed to its Board of Directors.

 
Payments

Visa posts Q1 results

28 January 2016  |  1558 views  |  0 comments

Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) today announced financial results for the Company's fiscal first quarter 2016. GAAP net income for the quarter, inclusive of non-cash, non-operating income related to an adjustment in the Company's fair value of its Visa Europe put option, was $1.9 billion, or $0.80 per share.

 
Mobile & online

Mountain America Credit Union integrates Android Pay and Samsung Pay

28 January 2016  |  1451 views  |  0 comments

With Mountain America Credit Union's Mobile Banking app, members can transfer funds, locate nearby branches, make mobile deposits and pay loans anytime, using a smartphone or tablet.

 
Payments

Visa dominates contactless payments in Europe

28 January 2016  |  2085 views  |  0 comments | 3 tweets | 2 linkedin

Contactless cards achieved a breakthrough in Europe in 2014, as the number of payments grew by 155% – a figure which is forecast to continue to soar over the next few years.

 
Trade execution

Aequitas NEO Exchange receives first listing application

28 January 2016  |  1421 views  |  0 comments | 1 tweets

Aequitas NEO Exchange Inc. (“NEO”) is pleased to announce it has received its first listing application.

 
Start ups

Credit Karma claims 50 million users

28 January 2016  |  1505 views  |  0 comments | 3 tweets | 1 linkedin

Credit Karma announced today it signed up its 50 millionth member, a major milestone that gives the online personal finance platform insight into more than one-fifth of America’s total household debt.

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