20 December 2014

Company announcements

 
Cards

Spindle partners TekTango to offer combined POS and payment processing platform

15 December 2014  |  1342 views  |  0

Spindle, Inc. (OTCQB: SPDL), a leading provider of mobile commerce solutions, announced that it has entered into an agreement with TekTango LLC, a global payment technology provider, to create an affordable bundle of robust payment applications that support a wide-variety of point-of-sale (POS) hardware.

 
Transaction banking

Al Rajhi Bank implements SAS AML tech

15 December 2014  |  1681 views  |  0

SAS finished the quickest implementation of an anti-money laundering (AML) project in Saudi Arabia to-date with Al Rajhi Bank, completing the work in only four months.

 
Payments

Fime to offer EMV compliance services for Discover and Diners Club card issuers

15 December 2014  |  1554 views  |  0

Leading payments consultancy, FIME has been accredited to perform Discover Payment Application Specification (D-PAS) card personalisation validation (CPV) on behalf of Discover, for both Discover and Diners Club International card issuers.

 
Payments

EBA Clearing CEO Gilbert Lichter elected to CLS board

15 December 2014  |  1626 views  |  0

CLS Group (CLS), the global FX financial market infrastructure, announced that its shareholders elected Gilbert Lichter to serve as an Outside Director on the CLS Group Holdings Board of Directors, effective 1 January 2015.

 
Retail banking

FirstBank adds P2P payments to mobile app

12 December 2014  |  3251 views  |  0

FirstBank Holding Company, the highly successful bank with 15 branches in the Phoenix area, today announced a person-to-person (P2P) payments system as the newest tool in its robust mobile banking application.

 
Trade execution

Dhaka Stock Exchange goes live with Nasdaq-supplied trading engine

12 December 2014  |  1907 views  |  0

Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and Nasdaq (NDAQ), today announced that the Dhaka Stock Exchange has gone live with its new trading engine powered by Nasdaq's X-stream INET technology.

 
Trade execution

Euronext completes HKEx project on OMD platform

12 December 2014  |  1641 views  |  0

Euronext (ENX) today announced that it completed its project with Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEx) on the Orion Market Data Platform (OMD) on 1 December 2014 with OMD's extension to support the derivatives market at HKEx.

 
Post-trade & ops

DNB approves Holland Clearing House as CCP

12 December 2014  |  2776 views  |  0

Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), the leading global network of exchanges and clearing houses, announced today that De Nederlandsche Bank (Dutch Central Bank, DNB) has approved the Holland Clearing House as a central counterparty in accordance with the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR).

 
Payments

BlueSnap unveils coupon and bank transfer APIs for merchants

11 December 2014  |  1733 views  |  0

Global payment gateway BlueSnap today released new Coupon and Bank Transfer APIs that will help merchants increase sales and convert shoppers this holiday season.

 
Retail banking

UK ATM protection firm Scotia Security Group targets US market

11 December 2014  |  1671 views  |  0

Scotia Security Group has today announced its intention to enter the US market with its ATM Cassette Guard, the leading device in the UK for protecting staff during cash replenishment.

 
Payments

Dwolla streamlines setup process for first-time recipients

11 December 2014  |  1898 views  |  0

Introducing a 30-second setup experience for first-time recipients.

 
Mobile & online

Robinhood stock trading app launches

11 December 2014  |  1870 views  |  0

We believe the stock market is one of the best available tools for individual wealth creation. But too few have reaped the benefits of this powerful, economic force. And it's no wonder why.

 
Wholesale banking

LSE adds EuroCCP as third clearing option

11 December 2014  |  1759 views  |  1

London Stock Exchange today announces that it will add European Central Counterparty N.V (EuroCCP) as a provider of CCP services to its SETS and SETSqx order books.

 
Retail banking

TD Bank chooses Acxiom for marketing database management

11 December 2014  |  1622 views  |  0

TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank has selected Acxiom (ACXM) to provide enterprise partner database management support, customer recognition, data, analytics, campaign management, and new marketing channel development.

 
Trade execution

Markit and Thunderhead partner to launch electronic derivatives agreement service

11 December 2014  |  1818 views  |  0

Markit (Nasdaq: MRKT), a leading global diversified provider of financial information services, and Thunderhead.com, the industry standard for trade and relationship documentation, today announced a partnership to establish an online service for creating and negotiating master confirmation agreements (MCAs).

 
Trade execution

Invstr iPhone app launches in US

11 December 2014  |  2086 views  |  0

The free invstr iPhone app launches in the United States, democratizing access to financial information by providing in-depth financial news, market price predictions, real-time market data and sophisticated research reports that until now were only available to users of expensive subscription tools.

 
Mobile & online

Malauzai launches m-banking training programme

11 December 2014  |  1089 views  |  0

Malauzai Software, a provider of mobile banking SmartApps for community financial institutions, has launched its SmartMarketing program for community banks and credit unions to help drive adoption of mobile banking.

 
Wholesale banking

Cantor Fitzgerald taps IEX for algo trading products

11 December 2014  |  1444 views  |  0

Cantor Fitzgerald & Co., a leading financial services firm, today announced the availability of customized equity algorithms leveraging IEX's Smart Order Router (SOR) and Alternative Trading System (ATS), as part of the Cantor Connect Clean Algo Suite.

 
Trade execution

SunGard launches TCA tech for FX trading

11 December 2014  |  1812 views  |  0

SunGard has launched an independent, real-time transaction cost analysis (TCA) solution for foreign exchange (FX) trading to help traders, corporate treasurers and portfolio managers understand the quality of their FX executions.

 
Risk & regulation

Kinetic Partners opens offices in Chicago and Singapore

11 December 2014  |  1256 views  |  0

Kinetic Partners, the global financial services advisory firm, has expanded its global offering by opening two new offices, one in Chicago and one in Singapore.

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