22 October 2014

Company announcements


More banks show support for Swift India channel

20 October 2014  |  1377 views  |  0

SWIFT India Domestic Services ("SWIFT India") today announces that its shareholders and key foreign banks have agreed to enable the SWIFT India channel and use its domestic messaging services for the exchange of structured information across payments, cash management, trade finance, and corporate treasury markets.

Trade execution

Iiroc announces final academic team to study impact of HFT

20 October 2014  |  972 views  |  0

The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) today announced the selection of the fourth and final project team to assess the impact of high frequency trading (HFT) and related activity on Canadian equity markets as part of the last phase of its HFT Study.

Post-trade & ops

Indonesia's central securities depository KSEI selects Nasdaq X-Stream CSD tech

20 October 2014  |  658 views  |  0

The PT Kustodian Sentral Efek Indonesia (KSEI), the central securities depository (CSD) of Indonesia, and Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ), have signed an agreement for Nasdaq to deliver X-stream CSD, to KSEI. The contract signed is for 10 years.

Wholesale banking

JSE virtual trading game helping to develop trader confidence

20 October 2014  |  747 views  |  0

Taking part in the JSE Investment Challenge Public Game has given last year's winners more confidence to trade and even proved helpful in their careers.

Wholesale banking

Chi-X 2 has no adverse affects on Canadian market - CMCRC study

20 October 2014  |  763 views  |  0

New research released by the Capital Markets Cooperative Research Centre (CMCRC) examines Canadian market quality in the wake of the introduction of Chi-X 2.

Wholesale banking

Hawthorn Life implements FRS QRT reporting tech

20 October 2014  |  665 views  |  0

Financial Risk Solutions (FRS), a provider of investment administration and compliance oversight software solutions, has today announced that its Invest|GRC™ (governance, risk & compliance) product has been implemented by Hawthorn Life, 15 months ahead of the Jan 2016 deadline for Solvency II asset-reporting.

Retail banking

EBA publishes consultation paper on internet payments security

20 October 2014  |  756 views  |  0

The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today a consultation paper on the implementation of its Guidelines on the security of internet payments.

Retail banking

Applications now accepted for fifth NY FinTech Innovation Lab

20 October 2014  |  1090 views  |  0

Applications are now being accepted for New York's fifth annual FinTech Innovation Lab, a 12-week program co-founded by Accenture (ACN) and the Partnership Fund for New York City that helps early- and growth-stage financial technology (fintech) companies accelerate product and business development by gaining exposure to top bank and venture capital executives.

Retail banking

First Tennessee to offer Apple Pay

20 October 2014  |  708 views  |  0

First Tennessee Bank will soon offer customers the option of using a First Tennessee debit or credit card within Apple Pay, a new digital payment service from Apple that enhances security.


SuperCom to showcase mPOS tech at Cartes and Money2020

20 October 2014  |  827 views  |  0

SuperCom (SPCB), a leading provider of Electronic Intelligence Solutions for e-Government, Public Safety, HealthCare and Payments, announced today that it will present its SuperPOS[TM]solution - a revolutionary Secure Mobile Point-of-Sale (secure mPOS), simultaneously at the MONEY20/20 event, booth 208, Las Vegas, and at CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS 2014, booth 4 G 040, in Paris, on November 4th.

Retail banking

ACE joins Green Dot Reload Network

20 October 2014  |  448 views  |  0

ACE Cash Express, Inc. (ACE) and Green Dot Corporation (GDOT) have signed a distribution agreement, making ACE an authorized retailer for the Green Dot Reload Network.


Rototype making the most of Nigerian cashless policy

20 October 2014  |  561 views  |  0

Nigeria has seen a tremendous increase in the adoption of alternate payment channels (APC) since the implementation of its Cashless Policy in January 2012 - an initiative to encourage the use of electronic payment transactions, and to reduce the circulation of cash in the economy.

Wholesale banking

Blackwell Global selects FlexTrade MaxxTrader FX trading system

20 October 2014  |  231 views  |  0

FlexTrade Systems, Inc., a global leader in multi-asset execution and order management systems, has announced today that Blackwell Global has deployed MaxxTrader as its full STP and white label FX trading system to process spot currencies and precious metals, as well as FlexTCA for its analytic platform for real-time and historical transaction cost analysis.


NCR lowers full year guidance

20 October 2014  |  768 views  |  0

NCR Corporation (NCR) today announced preliminary third quarter 2014 results and provided an update to its outlook for the full-year 2014.

Wholesale banking

Iress upgrades Xplan

20 October 2014  |  555 views  |  0

Iress has recently made available to customers the latest version of its flagship wealth management solution, Xplan.

Trade execution

Turquoise launches Block Discovery and goes live with seven major brokers

20 October 2014  |  912 views  |  0

Turquoise, the pan-European MTF, today announces the launch of Turquoise Block Discovery™, a new service enhancing its existing Midpoint Dark Book.

Wholesale banking

Cognia appoints ex-Goldman Sachs partner Simon Mansfield as chairman

20 October 2014  |  1017 views  |  0

The leading provider of cloud communications intelligence solutions, Cognia, has appointed former Goldman Sachs partner, Simon Mansfield, as chairman of its board of directors.

Risk & regulation

Regis-TR reaches 1 billion transaction milestone

20 October 2014  |  1012 views  |  0

At the beginning of October, eight months after the launch of the reporting duty for Exchange Traded Derivatives (ETD) and Over-The-Counter (OTC) derivatives by virtue of the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR), which came into force on 14 February 2014, over 1 billion transactions have been processed by REGIS-TR, the European trade repository owned by Clearstream (Deutsche Börse Group) and Iberclear (BME).

Retail banking

Galitt creates HCE probe to simplify terminal testing

20 October 2014  |  701 views  |  0

Galitt makes a new step on the path to dematerialization. With Galitt HCE probe for KaNest® ICC, the test of contactless terminals is completed with a simple NFC-enabled Android handset, instead of a specially designed physical card emulator. This way, testing payment terminals becomes easier and a lot more cost efficient.

Wholesale banking

Mark Whelan joins ANZ board as MD, global commercial banking

20 October 2014  |  713 views  |  0

ANZ today announced that Mark Whelan would join the Group Management Board taking on broader responsibilities as Managing Director Global Commercial Banking.

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