18 April 2014

Company announcements

Retail banking

Citicom opens Asia Pacific office

15 April 2014  |  614 views  |  0

Citicom Solutions, a total communications business focused on financial services organizations globally, today announced the opening of offices across Asia Pacific to respond to the market need for a global financial compliance solution.

Trade execution

Options upgrades link between data centres

15 April 2014  |  482 views  |  0

Options, the leading private financial cloud provider for the global capital markets industry, today announced that it has upgraded the route between the firm's data center facilities in Carteret and Weehawken, New Jersey (NJ2).

Trade execution

Capital Institutional Services goes live with SS&C Lightning TradeDesk

15 April 2014  |  349 views  |  0

SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:SSNC), a global provider of financial services software and software-enabled services, today announced Capital Institutional Services, Inc. (CAPIS) has gone live with SS&C's Lightning TradeDesk for its institutional trading business.


Pay.On and EVO Payments International join forces to target European SMEs

15 April 2014  |  504 views  |  0

Pay.On, the world's leading operator of web-based, omnichannel payment infrastructure systems, and EVO Payments International (EVO), a leading card payment acquirer and payment service provider in the United States, Canada and Europe, are combining their expertise to provide European small to medium merchants with a quick and easy interface to a payment solution that has all the advantages of the latest payment technology.

Mobile & online

Spindle appoints Christopher Meinerz CFO and CCO

15 April 2014  |  320 views  |  0

Spindle, (OTCQB: SPDL), a leading provider of mobile commerce solutions, announced it has appointed Christopher J. Meinerz as chief financial officer and chief compliance officer.

Retail banking

Qatar Islamic Bank contracts with NCR for ATM protection

15 April 2014  |  929 views  |  0

Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB), a leading Islamic Bank in Qatar and NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, have signed a strategic agreement for the implementation of significant technology projects in 2014.

Retail banking

M&S invites pre-registrations for new current account

15 April 2014  |  782 views  |  0

The new account, which follows the successful launch of the M&S Premium Current Accounts* in September 2012, will be M&S Bank's first current account with no monthly fee.

Post-trade & ops

Tokyo Stock Exchange applies for LEI status

15 April 2014  |  498 views  |  0

In response to the offer made by the FSA (2014.2.18 - 2014.2.27) with regard to LEI (Legal Entity Identifier) code allocation entity, Tokyo Stock Exchange (Japan Exchange Group) has applied to the FSA to be registered as LOU (Local Operating Unit) of the global LEI system.

Wholesale banking

Ullink names Simon McDowell global sales operations director

15 April 2014  |  553 views  |  0

Ullink, global provider of market leading trading technology and connectivity services, today announced that it has hired former Nyse Technologies regional COO Simon McDowell, to support its rapidly growing multi-channel sales organisation.

Post-trade & ops

Clearstream reports settlement link developments in Taiwan

15 April 2014  |  533 views  |  0

Clearstream, the financial market infrastructure already active in Asia since 1990, this week reaches a key milestone for developing a direct settlement link to the Taiwanese market.

Retail banking

BitPay and IDchecker join forces

15 April 2014  |  1310 views  |  0

IDchecker has recently partnered with pioneers of the Bitcoin industry, BitPay. BitPay is the world leader in business solutions for the digital currency Bitcoin. BitPay systems provide fast and reliable Bitcoin integration for businesses and their innovative team is constantly developing new standards to make Bitcoin work better for their customers.

Retail banking

Fujitsu and Ingenico bring contactless payments to Merseyrail

15 April 2014  |  883 views  |  0

Fujitsu, in collaboration with Ingenico, today announced that The upgrade has seen 63 Merseyrail stations offer contactless payment in terminals and manned ticket outlets.

Retail banking

Coupon specialist Eagle Eye prepares to float on AIM

15 April 2014  |  536 views  |  0

Eagle Eye, a UK leader in digital consumer engagement to the retail and hospitality industries, is pleased to announce a successful fundraising of £6.0 million (the "Placing") and the proposed admission of its enlarged ordinary share capital ("the Ordinary Shares") to trading on AIM on 16 April 2014 ("Admission").

Wholesale banking

AIB names Stephen White COO

15 April 2014  |  612 views  |  0

AIB today announces the appointment of its new Chief Operating Officer, Stephen White. He will take up the role on July 28th and will be a member of AIB's Leadership Team.

Retail banking

ANZ launches news and opinion Web site

15 April 2014  |  798 views  |  0

ANZ today launched BlueNotes, the first corporate digital publication for news, opinion and insight of its type in the Asia Pacific region. The publication forms part of a strategy to be a leader in engagement with customers, stakeholders and employees through digital and social media.

Trade execution

Aliom Trading signs on to IPC managed VPN system

15 April 2014  |  424 views  |  0

IPC Systems, a leading global provider of specialized communications solutions for the financial trading community, a leading provider of voice and electronic trading communications solutions to the world's top financial services firms and global enterprises, announced that Aliom Trading, a trading firm with a wealth of knowledge and extensive experience in Proprietary Trading has switched their Internet based connectivity model and signed on to IPC's Managed Virtual Private Network (VPN) system.


Square hires Amazon's Alyssa Henry to lead engineering

14 April 2014  |  839 views  |  0

Square, the company enabling sellers to start, run, and grow their business, has hired Alyssa Henry to lead engineering for the company.

Mobile & online

Rogers launches SureTap Wallet with support for pre-paid and gift cards

14 April 2014  |  610 views  |  0

Canadians are about to think differently about cash, cards and their bulky wallets. Today, Rogers is launching the suretap wallet, a new application that lets customers use their smartphones to make payments at tens of thousands of retailers across the country.


Skrill launches global payments suite for merchants

14 April 2014  |  982 views  |  0

Leading digital payments company, Skrill, today announces the launch of its Global Payment Suite for merchants. The new platform gives transactional businesses access to enhanced credit and debit processing, plus a range of international alternative payment options all rolled into one solution.

Trade execution

Gleneagle Securities boosts margin FX platform with Integral Development

14 April 2014  |  584 views  |  0

Gleneagle Securities, a leading financial services firm based in Australia, and Integral Development Corp, a leading service provider to FX market participants, announced today that they have significantly enriched the customer experience on Gleneagle's margin FX platform, Global Prime.

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