21 October 2014

Company announcements


NCR lowers full year guidance

12 hours ago  |  479 views  |  0

NCR Corporation (NCR) today announced preliminary third quarter 2014 results and provided an update to its outlook for the full-year 2014.

Wholesale banking

Iress upgrades Xplan

12 hours ago  |  402 views  |  0

Iress has recently made available to customers the latest version of its flagship wealth management solution, Xplan.

Wholesale banking

Turquoise launches Block Discovery and goes live with seven major brokers

13 hours ago  |  745 views  |  0

Turquoise, the pan-European MTF, today announces the launch of Turquoise Block Discovery™, a new service enhancing its existing Midpoint Dark Book.

Wholesale banking

Cognia appoints ex-Goldman Sachs partner Simon Mansfield as chairman

13 hours ago  |  753 views  |  0

The leading provider of cloud communications intelligence solutions, Cognia, has appointed former Goldman Sachs partner, Simon Mansfield, as chairman of its board of directors.

Post-trade & ops

Regis-TR reaches 1 billion transaction milestone

15 hours ago  |  778 views  |  0

At the beginning of October, eight months after the launch of the reporting duty for Exchange Traded Derivatives (ETD) and Over-The-Counter (OTC) derivatives by virtue of the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR), which came into force on 14 February 2014, over 1 billion transactions have been processed by REGIS-TR, the European trade repository owned by Clearstream (Deutsche Börse Group) and Iberclear (BME).

Mobile & online

Galitt creates HCE probe to simplify terminal testing

16 hours ago  |  583 views  |  0

Galitt makes a new step on the path to dematerialization. With Galitt HCE probe for KaNest® ICC, the test of contactless terminals is completed with a simple NFC-enabled Android handset, instead of a specially designed physical card emulator. This way, testing payment terminals becomes easier and a lot more cost efficient.

Wholesale banking

Mark Whelan joins ANZ board as MD, global commercial banking

16 hours ago  |  551 views  |  0

ANZ today announced that Mark Whelan would join the Group Management Board taking on broader responsibilities as Managing Director Global Commercial Banking.

Wholesale banking

Velocimetrics appoints Karen McDowell CFO

16 hours ago  |  529 views  |  0

Velocimetrics, the provider of real-time business performance monitoring and analysis solutions to the global financial community, has appointed Karen McDowell as the company's new Chief Financial Officer.

Retail banking

First Niagara to cut branches as customers go digital

17 October 2014  |  1296 views  |  0

First Niagara Financial Group (Nasdaq: FNFG) today announced that the company will consolidate 17 branches and two off premise drive-thru locations across its four-state footprint in January 2015, as the company continues to evaluate its branch network.


Spire Payments to launch two new mPOS devices

17 October 2014  |  1418 views  |  0

Spire Payments, the leading provider of mPOS devices and solutions, will be launching two new state-of-the-art chip and PIN mPOS devices at Cartes 2014, called the SPm20 and the SPm2, to complement its celebrated PosMate Smart thereby adding to its stable of innovative mPOS devices.

Retail banking

Virgin Money puts flotation on ice until market conditions improve

17 October 2014  |  1495 views  |  0

On 2 October, Virgin Money announced that it would apply for the admission of its Ordinary Shares to the premium listing segment of the Official List and to trading on the main market for listed securities of the London Stock Exchange.

Retail banking

UK government to consult on options for P2P ISAs

17 October 2014  |  1354 views  |  0

At Budget the Chancellor announced a radical reform of the ISA system, turning it into a simpler product with an equal subscription limits for cash, and stocks and shares, and increasing the overall limit to £15,000.


GoSwiff launches PINPad card reader

17 October 2014  |  1532 views  |  0

goSwiff, a leading innovator in mobile commerce and marketing services, launched today a new goSwiff PINPad card reader to boost the efficiency and security of cashless mobile transactions across a range of markets.

Risk & regulation

Lombard Risk upgrades collateral management package

17 October 2014  |  1436 views  |  0

Lombard Risk Management plc (Lombard Risk), a leading provider of integrated collateral management, regulatory compliance and reporting solutions for the financial services industry, is pleased to announce its latest release of COLLINE -- the company's award-winning collateral management, clearing, inventory management and optimisation solution.

Trade execution

Liquidnet strengthens European fixed income team

16 October 2014  |  1340 views  |  0

Liquidnet, the global institutional trading network, today announced that it has further strengthened its fixed income team in Europe with the appointment of Jonathan Gray as Head of Fixed Income Sales.

Wholesale banking

ISS acquires Incentive Lab

16 October 2014  |  1219 views  |  0

Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. ("ISS"), a leading provider of corporate governance solutions to the global financial community, today announced the acquisition of the business of Incentive Lab, a data and analytics firm developing innovative solutions for addressing the increased complexity and unpredictability of executive compensation.

Trade execution

TMX Atrium signs with National Physical Laboaratory for timestamping

16 October 2014  |  1122 views  |  0

TMX Atrium®, TMX Group's global capital markets infrastructure provider, today announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), the United Kingdom's National Measurement Institute, to distribute NPLTime®.


TD upgrades app with mobile deposit function

16 October 2014  |  1096 views  |  0

TD Canada Trust today announced the availability of TD Mobile Deposit a new capability for the TD mobile app, which allows eligible personal and business customers to deposit cheques into their bank account by taking a photo.

Mobile & online

PayPal reports another strong quarter

16 October 2014  |  1620 views  |  0

Global commerce platform and payments leader eBay (Nasdaq: EBAY) today reported that revenue for the third quarter ended September 30, 2014 increased 12% to $4.4 billion, compared to the same period in 2013.


Citi launches Integrated Payables Solutions supply chain analytics tool

16 October 2014  |  1952 views  |  0

Citi (NYSE:C), through its Treasury and Trade Solutions unit, today announced the launch of Citi Integrated Payables Solutions, a holistic suite of analytics, advisory and payment services that will assist organisations in optimising working capital and maximising efficiency across their complete supply chain.

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