27 November 2014

Company announcements

Retail banking

EPC publishes updated version of SCT and SDD rulebooks.

25 November 2014  |  1107 views  |  0

Brussels: The European Payments Council (EPC), representing the European banking industry in relation to payments, today published updated versions of the SEPA Credit Transfer (SCT) and SEPA Direct Debit (SDD) Rulebooks.


FCA publishes terms of reference for credit card market study

25 November 2014  |  1115 views  |  0

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today published the terms of reference for a credit card market study. The FCA announced the market study in April 2014 after its own research showed that the credit card market was not working well for some consumers.

Risk & regulation

Reval closes $20 million in structured financing with Goldman Sachs

25 November 2014  |  1034 views  |  0

Reval, a leading global Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider of a scalable and integrated Treasury and Risk Management (TRM) solution, announced today that it has closed a private placement of $20 million in structured financing with Goldman, Sachs & Co. Proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes.

Risk & regulation

Liquidity has eroded post-crisis - ICMA survey

25 November 2014  |  658 views  |  0

Liquidity in the European secondary bond market: perspectives from the market ICMA publishes survey on current state and future evolution of the European corporate bond market.


Top prepaid card issuers may benefit from new CFPB regulations - Fitch

25 November 2014  |  1248 views  |  0

US federal proposals released on Nov. 13 that would tighten regulation of the prepaid card market may spur a consolidation of small, high-fee prepaid issuers who may be less transparent or uncompetitive, while boosting low-cost, more transparent providers, according to Fitch Ratings.


European ATM Security Team publishes third fraud update for 2014

25 November 2014  |  1323 views  |  0

The European ATM Security Team (EAST) has just published its third European Fraud Update for 2014.

Trade execution

OTAS launches developer toolkit for visual analytics

25 November 2014  |  848 views  |  0

OTAS Technologies, the preferred decision support partner to the world's largest global institutions, today launched OTAS Base, an API and visualisation toolkit for developers to assist in building applications that integrate OTAS analytics and visual elements.

Mobile & online

Acculynk acquires PayPlum IP portfolio

24 November 2014  |  1069 views  |  0

Acculynk, a leading technology driven payment processor announced today that it is acquiring the intellectual property (IP) of PayPlum, LLC, the first enterprise-class distributed PCI Compliance software solution focused exclusively on reducing the risk, costs and burden of safeguarding the acceptance and transport of sensitive payment card data within the online and mobile channels.

Trade execution

BSE deploys Solfareflare network I/O software

24 November 2014  |  839 views  |  0

Solarflare, the leader in application-intelligent 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet (10/40GbE) technology, today announced BSE Ltd. - formerly known as Bombay Stock Exchange Ltd. - has deployed Solarflare's intelligent network I/O software and hardware on their customer gateways and throughout their core network.

Retail banking

Fime and Barnes International jointly launch CPV test tool

24 November 2014  |  1040 views  |  0

EMV(R) chip testing providers, Barnes International and FIME, have announced that their latest jointly developed card personalization validation (CPV) test tool has been qualified by MasterCard.

Retail banking

First Hawaiian installs NCR video tellers

24 November 2014  |  992 views  |  0

First Hawaiian Bank, Hawaii's oldest and largest financial institution, today announced the grand opening of its new Waiakea branch and, with it, introduced a new approach to personalized service through NCR Interactive Services.


Xoom launches cross-border bill payments

24 November 2014  |  1283 views  |  0

(XOOM), a leading digital money transfer provider, has officially launched Xoom Bill Pay, a cutting edge technology platform that transforms cross-border bill payments, allowing people to pay their loved ones bills online. Xoom Bill Pay has launched with cross-border bill pay to Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic.

Wholesale banking

ICE completes final phase of Liffe transition

24 November 2014  |  954 views  |  0

Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), the leading global network of exchanges and clearing houses, announced that it has successfully completed the Liffe futures and options transition to ICE Futures Europe.

Wholesale banking

InteDelta and and Deriv Asia announce Apac consulting partnership

24 November 2014  |  716 views  |  0

UK based risk and collateral consultancy InteDelta and Singapore based Collateral, Clearing and Post Trade consultancy Deriv Asia are partnering to provide a joint service offering to their clients.

Retail banking

NTT Data implements Cryptomathic key management system

24 November 2014  |  1344 views  |  0

Cryptomathic announces that leading IT services provider, NTT DATA, has implemented Cryptomathic's Key Management System (CKMS) across its payment processing platform in Italy, to centralise the management of cryptographic keys.

Wholesale banking

High performance FIX initiatives combined into single working group

24 November 2014  |  894 views  |  0

FIX Trading Community, the non-profit, industry-driven standards body at the heart of global financial trading, today announced that they have now combined all initiatives related to the support of FIX for high performance trading and market data into a single working group.

Wholesale banking

Vienna Stock Exchange and Zagreb Stock Exchange to cooperate in data vending

24 November 2014  |  989 views  |  0

The Vienna Stock Exchange and the Zagreb Stock Exchange signed a cooperation agreement for data vending. With this step, the Vienna Stock Exchange has enlarged its data vending network by another emerging market from Central and Eastern Europe. In the course of the coming year, financial data vendors who are customers of the Vienna Stock Exchange will be able to subscribe to the price information and master data of Croatian companies in real time and in the data quality they are accustomed to.

Wholesale banking

Parabellum Markets chooses FlexTrade for FX and liquidity aggregation

24 November 2014  |  916 views  |  0

FlexTrade Systems, Inc., a global leader in multi-asset execution and order management systems, announced today that Parabellum Markets has deployed MaxxTrader as its full STP and white label FX trading system to aggregate liquidity and process Spot currencies, Forwards, NDFs, Swaps and Precious Metals.

Wholesale banking

CloudMargin and Fund Recs partner on cloud-based collateral management tech

24 November 2014  |  838 views  |  0

Cloud based financial services technology providers Fund Recs and CloudMargin today announced a partnership to offer the first fully integrated, cloud based collateral management and portfolio reconciliation platform.

Retail banking

Awash International Bank implements Misys FusionBanking Essence system

24 November 2014  |  1317 views  |  0

Misys, the leading financial software company, today announces that Ethiopia's second largest private bank, Awash International Bank ('Awash'), has successfully implemented Misys FusionBanking Essence for core and branch banking.

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