01 October 2014

Company announcements

Wholesale banking

Fitch Solutions appoints Ian Mattinson head, product delivery and execution

29 September 2014  |  550 views  |  0

Fitch Solutions has appointed Ian Mattinson as its Head of Product Delivery and Execution. Mr. Mattinson, who joins Fitch Solutions as a Senior Director, will report to Managing Director and Global Product Head Brian Filanowski.

Wholesale banking

John Jacobs retires as Nasdaq OMX EVP, global information services

29 September 2014  |  563 views  |  0

Nasdaq OMX today announced longtime senior executive John L. Jacobs will retire after more than 30 years of leadership and service to the company.

Transaction banking

Accuity upgrades SmartWorks

29 September 2014  |  653 views  |  0

Accuity, a leading global provider of financial data for over 175 years, today released an updated version of SmartWorks, its online global payment and counterparty management solution.

Retail banking

Fiserv signs Freedom Mortgage Corp to LoanServ platform

29 September 2014  |  708 views  |  0

Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ: FISV), a leading global provider of financial services technology solutions, announced today that Freedom Mortgage Corporation, a Mount Laurel, N.J.-based residential mortgage lender, has selected the LoanServ(TM) platform to expand its in-house mortgage servicing capabilities and enhance the customer experience.

Post-trade & ops

SunGard launches two new corporate actions products

29 September 2014  |  1166 views  |  0

SunGard has launched two new corporate actions products to help global financial institutions manage global event data and identify and control their risk exposure.


C24 puts ISO 20022 repository on the iPad

29 September 2014  |  885 views  |  0

C24 Technologies, a leader in financial services messaging and integration solutions, today announced the availability of the C24 20022.iO iPad App for easily navigating and searching ISO 20022, the international standard for financial messaging.

Transaction banking

Fiserv earns Swift certification for Accurate Reconciliation package

29 September 2014  |  807 views  |  0

Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ: FISV), a leading global provider of financial services technology solutions, today announced that it has been awarded the 2014 SWIFT Certified Application Reconciliation label for its Accurate(TM) Reconciliation solution for transaction matching, reconciliation and exception management.

Virtual currency

Bitcoin startup Circle opens for business

29 September 2014  |  1123 views  |  0

After months of working with customers in an invite-only phase, today we at Circle opened our initial service to the world.

Post-trade & ops

GBST post-trade package certified for Omgeo CTM

29 September 2014  |  642 views  |  0

GBST Holdings Limited (ASX: GBT), "GBST", a global provider of securities transaction and fund administration software for the financial services industry, announces that it has worked with Omgeo to develop and certify its Syn~ application with Omgeo’s Central Trade Manager (CTM).

Wholesale banking

China Merchants Bank to expand cash management relationship with Asia Accelerator

29 September 2014  |  1011 views  |  0

China Merchants Bank and Deutsche Bank today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) expanding their cash management relationship by leveraging Deutsche Bank’s Asia Accelerator solution to process China Merchants Bank’s US dollar and Euro intra-Asia payments.

Mobile & online

CitiDirect BESM tablet app now on Windows 8.1

29 September 2014  |  1033 views  |  0

At the Sibos conference in Boston on Monday, Microsoft Corp. announced the availability of Citi's CitiDirect BESM Tablet app for Windows 8.1.

Start ups

Credit Karma scores $75 million in follow-up funding

29 September 2014  |  849 views  |  0

Credit Karma, a consumer finance and technology company, today announced that its Board of Directors has approved $75 million in new investments in an add-on growth round from existing investors Google Capital, Tiger Global Management and Susquehanna Growth Equity.


PTA Bank to establish export credit guarantee programme

29 September 2014  |  545 views  |  0

Deutsche Bank today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (PTA Bank) to offer GSM-102, a program guaranteeing credit to encourage financing of commercial exports of US agricultural products, while providing competitive credit terms to buyers.

Wholesale banking

Fundtech upgrades Global PAYplus

29 September 2014  |  550 views  |  0

Fundtech, a market leader in global transaction banking solutions, today announces significant enhancements to its global payment services hub solution, Global PAYplus.


Tube refit pushes London transit contactless journeys past the one million per week mark

29 September 2014  |  1270 views  |  0

More than one million journeys have now been made using contactless payment cards and devices since Transport for London (TfL) launched the new way to pay for public transport in London last Tuesday, 16 September.

Wholesale banking

Royal Bank of Canada joins Ibos network

29 September 2014  |  1171 views  |  0

Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has joined the IBOS international banking network to access the wide range of cross-border and local banking services, in support of its Canadian client base who are expanding their business globally.

Wholesale banking

RBS in Luxembourg chooses MSCI for regulatory risk reporting

29 September 2014  |  1044 views  |  0

MSCI Inc. (MSCI), a leading provider of investment decision support tools worldwide, announced today that following a rigorous selection process RBS (Luxembourg) S.A (“RBSL”), has chosen MSCI as its vendor for regulatory risk reporting.

Risk & regulation

LSE's globeSettle slected by CME Clearing Europe as collateral location

29 September 2014  |  717 views  |  0

London Stock Exchange Group’s new central securities depository (CSD), globeSettle, has been selected by CME Clearing Europe as an additional securities collateral location for their members.

Wholesale banking

MasterCard to create mobile app index

29 September 2014  |  1805 views  |  0

At the World Retail Congress today, MasterCard announced the start of a unique pan-European index to map all publicly available mobile shopping apps in Europe named the Mobile Top App Index by MasterCard.

Wholesale banking

Majority of AsiaPac firms not prepared for European move to T+2 - Omgeo

29 September 2014  |  650 views  |  0

A comprehensive study published by Celent and commissioned by Omgeo, the global standard for post-trade efficiency, revealed that 58% of firms in Asia Pacific are not prepared for a shorter settlement cycle in Europe which will change from trade date plus three days (“T+3”) to trade date plus two days (“T+2”) in October.

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