23 November 2014

Company announcements


Square prepares for Christmas with gift cards for local businesses

18 November 2014  |  832 views  |  0

If you've ever wanted to offer gift cards at your business, you've probably hit some roadblocks. For one, there's the price - third-party providers charge up to $3.50 per card.

Retail banking

UC Group sets up online merchant acquiring unit

18 November 2014  |  1360 views  |  0

Payments management experts UC Group has launched a unique acquiring financial institution, Secure Trading Financial Services (STFS).

Post-trade & ops

Fund admin house Sanne chooses eFront platform

18 November 2014  |  863 views  |  0

eFront, a leading software provider of financial solutions for managing alternative investments, is pleased to announce that a leading Channel Islands fund administrator has chosen eFront as its solution provider.

Wholesale banking

Investment research platform Bipsync raises $1.5 million

18 November 2014  |  835 views  |  0

Bipsync, a research automation platform that maximizes the productivity and efficiency of investment professionals, today announces the availability of its Open Beta for individuals and early access to its Enterprise product for buyside investment teams.

Retail banking

Intuit and Revel to launch iPad POS with QuickBooks integration

18 November 2014  |  1326 views  |  0

Intuit Inc. (INTU) is partnering with Revel Systems as the premier partner to launch QuickBooks Point of Sale powered by Revel Systems, a new Online iPad point-of-sale (POS) solution that works seamlessly within the QuickBooks ecosystem.

Retail banking

Alipay opens Australian office

18 November 2014  |  1163 views  |  0

China’s top e-payment firm, Alipay, announced today it has established an office in Australia that will seek to increase cross-border trade between the two countries and bring Australian products and brands to the Chinese consumer.


Alibaba FS business Ant Financial invests in mobile security startup

18 November 2014  |  1061 views  |  0

Alibaba Group affiliate Ant Financial Services Group and China-based venture-capital fund IPV Capital are investing $12 million in a California start-up that is developing technology to boost mobile device security.

Trade execution

Icap launches equity derivative premium pricing service

18 November 2014  |  874 views  |  0

ICAP Information Services (IIS), the information division of ICAP, announces today that it has launched ICAP Equity Derivatives, an end-of-day, premium data product.


Venmo now lets users log in with bank ID and Touch ID

18 November 2014  |  1234 views  |  0

We’re excited to share with you a few new features we’ve been working on to continue to make Venmo an easy, secure, and fun way to pay people.

Risk & regulation

Bank of the Philippine Islands adopts Swift’s Sanctions Screening service

18 November 2014  |  1320 views  |  0

SWIFT announces today that Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) has become the 250th customer to subscribe to its Sanctions Screening service.

Retail banking

Lendico debuts cross-border P2P loan platform

18 November 2014  |  1021 views  |  0

Since the 2008 Banking Crisis, it has become extremely difficult for high quality borrowers to get a loan and for return-seeking investors to earn high rates of interest.

Mobile & online

Six more banks go live with Paym

18 November 2014  |  1988 views  |  0

Customers of Clydesdale Bank, Isle of Man Bank, NatWest, Royal Bank of Scotland, Ulster Bank and Yorkshire Bank can register for Paym from today (Tuesday 18 November), adding to the number of leading UK banks and building societies offering the secure way to pay using just a mobile number.


ModusLink and Credorax partner on merchant acquiring

18 November 2014  |  1007 views  |  0

ModusLink Global Solutions, a leading omni-channel technology and fulfilment provider, and Credorax, the pure-play acquirer for merchants and PSPs, today announced their partnership to offer joint e-commerce merchants, comprehensive and powerful payment processing solutions and services.

Retail banking

Conferma adds MasterCard In Control to virtual card number business for corporate travel

18 November 2014  |  1547 views  |  0

Conferma, the experts in Virtual Card Number (VCN) technology for the corporate travel sector, today announced they have integrated the MasterCard In Control for Business Travel™ solution into Conferma’s global travel payment network.


Nottingham BS selects GroupIT to replace legacy reconciliation system

18 November 2014  |  687 views  |  0

Aurum Solutions today announced that The Nottingham, a UK mutual building society, has selected GroupIT to replace its legacy bank reconciliation system.

Wholesale banking

Wolters Kluwer rebrands governance, risk and compliance suite

17 November 2014  |  1830 views  |  0

Wolters Kluwer Financial Services today announced the joining of its broad and deep portfolio of Governance, Finance, Risk & Compliance (GFRC) solutions under the company’s new OneSumX® brand.

Wholesale banking

Deutsche Bank deploys AxiomSL regulatory reporting platform

17 November 2014  |  1183 views  |  0

AxiomSL, global provider of regulatory reporting and risk management solutions, announced today that Deutsche Bank has expanded its relationship and deployed the firm’s robust and flexible regulatory reporting platform and capital calculations solution in the United States following the implementation of the firm’s technology in the Asia Pacific region.

Retail banking

Elan to adopt MasterCard's common debit application identifier

17 November 2014  |  984 views  |  0

Elan Financial Services, a leader in EFT services, processing more than 4 billion transactions annually, announced today that it has signed an agreement with MasterCard® to adopt their U.S. common Debit Application Identifier (AID) specification for the MoneyPass® Network.

Retail banking

Zopa opens its loan book for data analysis

17 November 2014  |  2430 views  |  1

Peer-to-peer lending pioneer, Zopa, has announced today that it has made available its full loan book in a partnership with AltFi Data.

Mobile & online

Southampton FC begins roll-out of free bPay wristbands from Barclays

17 November 2014  |  1217 views  |  0

Every Saints fan can now get their hands on a FREE limited edition bPay contactless payment wristband – meaning you never have to worry about missing kick-off while you wait in a queue.

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