18 September 2014

Company announcements

Trade execution

Egyptian Exchange extends Nasdaq OMX trading tech deal

15 September 2014  |  590 views  |  0

The Nasdaq OMX Group, Inc (Nasdaq:NDAQ) and the Egyptian Exchange (EGX) have entered an agreement to extend the current contract for EGX till January 2020 to tap Nasdaq OMX's X-stream trading technology, the most widely deployed exchange technology in the world.

Mobile & online

Icici Bank debuts cardless cash withdrawals

15 September 2014  |  1407 views  |  0

ICICI Bank, India's largest private sector bank, presents 'Cardless Cash Withdrawal', a service that allows its customers to transfer money from their account to anyone in India with a mobile number.

Trade execution

Bats Chi-X Europe teams up with BX Swiss

15 September 2014  |  561 views  |  0

Bats Chi-X Europe (Bats), Europe's largest stock exchange by value traded and BX Swiss (BX), Switzerland's only independent exchange, have announced a partnership agreement that will bring greater competition and enhanced market efficiencies to the Swiss equities market.


EMP partners with Afghani payment card switch APS

15 September 2014  |  689 views  |  0

Emerging Markets Payments (EMP), the leading electronic payments processing company in the Middle East and Africa (MEA), has announced the signing of an exclusive technology and center of excellence partnership with Afghanistan Payments Systems (APS), the local domestic payment card switch in Afghanistan.

Risk & regulation

Celoxica scores £1.5m investment

15 September 2014  |  1011 views  |  0

Celoxica, a leading provider of ultra low-latency market data, order entry and pre-trade risk solutions, has secured £1.5 million from Beringea Growth Finance, a provider of asset-based and working capital finance. Beringea Growth Finance is part of Beringea LLP, the manager of the ProVen VCTs.


Virtual Affairs launches Facebook-friendly banking platform

15 September 2014  |  1400 views  |  0

Virtual Affairs launches its digital banking platform BankingRight at the Sitecore Symposium Barcelona tomorrow.

Risk & regulation

TeraExchange launches first regulated platform for bitcoin derivatives

12 September 2014  |  1873 views  |  0

TeraExchange, a swap execution facility registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC"), announced that it launched the first regulated platform for bitcoin derivatives and a spot bitcoin price index.

Retail banking

Skrill targets digital marketplaces

12 September 2014  |  1506 views  |  0

Leading digital payments company Skrill, today announced the launch of its payments solution for digital marketplaces.

Trade execution

SEC creates new data-driven risk assessment office

12 September 2014  |  1444 views  |  0

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced the creation of a new office within the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis (DERA) that will coordinate efforts to provide data-driven risk assessment tools and models to support a wide range of SEC activities.

Wholesale banking

CME files for trade repository status in Quebec

12 September 2014  |  1205 views  |  0

In view of the forthcoming implementation of a new regulatory obligation requiring counterparties to an over-the-counter derivatives transaction to report their data to a trade repository, the Autorité des marchés financiers (the "AMF") is notifying market participants that Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. ("CME") has filed an application for recognition as a trade repository in Québec.

Retail banking

Liberty Reserve tech chief pleads guilty

12 September 2014  |  1575 views  |  0

The former chief technology officer of Liberty Reserve, a company that operated one of the world's most widely used digital currency services and allegedly laundered billions in suspected criminal proceeds, pleaded guilty today in the Southern District of New York in connection with his role in designing and maintaining the technological infrastructure for Liberty Reserve.


Virgin Money to move into credit cards; appoints chairman designate

12 September 2014  |  1703 views  |  0

Glen Moreno is appointed as Chairman Designate of Virgin Money.


Visa tops up litigation escrow account to the tune of $450 million

12 September 2014  |  1303 views  |  0

Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) today announced it had decided to deposit $450 million (the "Loss Funds") into the litigation escrow account previously established under the Company's retrospective responsibility plan (the "Plan").


CSI adds support for tokenisation

12 September 2014  |  1524 views  |  0

With more payment providers offering comprehensive mobile wallets that allow consumers to store multiple card accounts and conduct transactions via mobile devices, the need for security increases exponentially.

Retail banking

HyperWallet appoints former BofA staffer Dombrowski as compliance chief

12 September 2014  |  962 views  |  0

hyperWALLET Systems Inc., a leading mass global payments provider, today announced that it has named payments industry expert Nadia Dombrowski as the company's Chief Legal, Risk and Compliance Officer.

Retail banking

Security Service FCU invests in CU Wallet

11 September 2014  |  1312 views  |  0

CU Wallet, a collaborative credit union owned and directed mobile payments technology provider, today announced Security Service Federal Credit Union (SSFCU) has made an investment and selected CU Wallet as its mobile payments, mobile wallet provider.


Coinsetter hires Wall Street veteran Biancamano

11 September 2014  |  1134 views  |  0

Coinsetter, the Wall Street Bitcoin exchange, today announced the hiring of prominent financial industry veteran Jay Biancamano as Chief Business Officer (CBO).

Retail banking

Biyo digital wallet to use Fujitsu PalmSecure

11 September 2014  |  1251 views  |  0

Fujitsu Frontech North America, Inc., a leader in innovative technology and front-end solutions announced today that Biyo LLC (formerly PulseWallet), the innovative Point of Sale (POS) electronic transaction provider, entered into an agreement relating to Biyo's Digital Wallet for retail POS electronic transactions.

Retail banking

Coinbase expands internationally

11 September 2014  |  792 views  |  0

Over the past two years, Coinbase has made it easy to use bitcoin. Over 1.6 million consumers, 36,000 merchants and 6,000 developers have signed up to use our product.

Mobile & online

MiiCard launches DirectID; appoints North American president

11 September 2014  |  927 views  |  0

Online identity platform miiCard today announced two new initiatives in support of the growing U.S. consumer finance technology market and its associated regulatory concerns.

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