29 July 2014

Company announcements

 
Wholesale banking

Surecomp COR-TF gets Swift trade finance and SCF certification

24 July 2014  |  646 views  |  0

Surecomp®, the leading global provider of trade finance solutions for banks and corporations, announced today that COR-TF®, its multi-bank corporate trade finance solution, has been awarded the "Swift Certified Application for Corporates - Trade and Supply Chain Finance" label for a third consecutive year.

 
Risk & regulation

Eze Software Group launches AIFMD reporting tool

23 July 2014  |  1023 views  |  0

Eze Software Group, a premier provider of global investment technology, today announced the expansion of Regulatory Filings Manager to support Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) Annex IV filings.

 
Retail banking

LendingTree introduces personalisation platform

23 July 2014  |  875 views  |  0

LendingTree, the nation's leading online loan marketplace, today announced the launch of its all-new personalization platform, providing consumers with completely free credit scores and analysis, access to monthly updates, detailed account insights and proactive, market-based offers to illuminate potential savings opportunities across multiple loan categories.

 
Trade execution

TT promotes Robbie McDonnell to EVP, global sales

23 July 2014  |  645 views  |  0

Trading Technologies International, Inc. (TT), a provider of high-performance professional trading software, today announced the appointment of Robbie McDonnell to EVP Global Sales from VP/Managing Director of Asia/Pacific.

 
Trade execution

Citic implements Fincad analytics tech for Asian equity derivatives

23 July 2014  |  654 views  |  0

Fincad, the leading provider of OTC derivatives pricing and risk management solutions, today announced that CITIC Securities Company Limited (CITIC) has implemented Fincad's F3 analytics solution to support the growth of its equity derivatives business in Asia.

 
Payments

MoneyGram extends Canada Post contract

23 July 2014  |  750 views  |  0

MoneyGram (MGI), a leading global money transfer and payment services company, and Canada Post, Canada's leading provider of electronic commerce and customer communication solutions, have extended their agreement to provide MoneyGram services at Canada Post locations through 2020.

 
Retail banking

Ion Bank signs up for more interactive video tellers

23 July 2014  |  867 views  |  0

Ion Bank, a community bank serving customers in Connecticut, is increasing its use of interactive video technology from NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), the global leader in consumer transaction technologies.

 
Wholesale banking

Apply Financial raises capital

23 July 2014  |  772 views  |  0

Apply Financial, the payments validation company backed by True Ventures of Palo Alto, today completed additional funding to fuel its rapid growth and to support its growing rosta of financial and corporate clients.

 
Wholesale banking

Thomson Reuters adds BGC OTC pricing data to Eikon

23 July 2014  |  738 views  |  0

Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, and BGC Partners, Inc., a leading global brokerage company servicing the financial and real estate markets, today announced a strategic agreement to expand customer access to over-the-counter (OTC) pricing data.

 
Security

Iris Analytics MD Hanns-Michael Hepp moves to chairman role

23 July 2014  |  616 views  |  0

Hanns-Michael Hepp, co-founder of Iris Analytics GmbH, is moving from his position as Managing Director to Chairman of the Neu-Isenburg, Germany based company that specialises in the prevention and control of electronic payment fraud.

 
Security

Sifma statement on cybersecurity proposals in 9/11 Commission report

23 July 2014  |  848 views  |  0

SIFMA today issued the following statement from Kenneth E. Bentsen, Jr., SIFMA president and CEO, after the 9/11 Commission Report identified cybersecurity as a key area of focus for U.S. security and recommended that Congress should enact cybersecurity legislation to enable private companies to collaborate with the government in countering cyber threats.

 
Cards

Fundtech unveils wireless card processing terminal

23 July 2014  |  596 views  |  0

Fundtech, a leader in payments solutions for banks and businesses, has launched Mobilescape VX, a device upgrade for its Mobilescape wireless card processing solution.

 
Wholesale banking

Morningstar expands market data feed selection

23 July 2014  |  560 views  |  0

Morningstar, Inc. (NASDAQ: MORN), a leading provider of independent investment research, has added more than 20 markets to its consolidated market data feeds offering.

 
Retail banking

Avaloq appoints Tecla Solari GM, western and southern Europe

23 July 2014  |  678 views  |  0

The Avaloq group announces the appointment of Ms Tecla Solari as General Manager Western & Southern Europe and member of Avaloq's Executive Board per mid-August 2014.

 
Wholesale banking

FSB outlines plans for reform of financial benchmarks

23 July 2014  |  585 views  |  0

The FSB is publishing today proposals, plans and timelines for the reform and strengthening of existing major interest rate benchmarks and for additional work on the development and introduction of alternative benchmarks.

 
Risk & regulation

Former CFTC commissioner O'Malia resurfaces as chief executive of Isda

23 July 2014  |  566 views  |  0

The International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA) today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Scott O'Malia as Chief Executive Officer.

 
Retail banking

Ffrees taps Contis for money management and card platform

23 July 2014  |  774 views  |  0

Contis Group, one of Europe's leading e-money institutions, has empowered Ffrees to reinvent UK consumer financial services, through the provision of a fully managed, integrated current account with a Visa debit card and loyalty and rewards programme.

 
Wholesale banking

GreySpark names Stephane Lannoy managing consultant

23 July 2014  |  744 views  |  0

GreySpark Partners, an international capital markets consulting firm, today announced the appointment of Stephane Lannoy as Managing Consultant, where he will lead the firm's Pre-Trade Risk Control practice in Hong Kong.

 
Risk & regulation

Bank J.Van Breda & C° selects ABN Amro for OTC derivatives clearing

23 July 2014  |  666 views  |  0

Belgium's Bank J.Van Breda & C° has selected ABN AMRO Clearing as its general clearing counterparty for OTC derivatives transactions including interest rate swaps (IRS), ahead of new European Markets Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) obligations requiring centralised clearing of these transactions.

 
Trade execution

Bats Global Markets president William O'Brien leaves

23 July 2014  |  529 views  |  0

Bats Global Markets president William O'Brien as President, effective immediately, with CEO Joe Ratterman reassuming the additional role of President.

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