18 December 2014

Company announcements

 
Payments

SafeCharge approved by MasterCard to issue pre-paid products

10 December 2014  |  906 views  |  0

SafeCharge International Group Limited, (AIM: SCH) the international provider of payments services, risk management and IT solutions for online businesses, today announces that the Group has been granted approval for Issuing Activity from MasterCard Europe.

 
Wholesale banking

Ecuador's Banco Pichincha selects MetricStream for cloud-based business continuity

10 December 2014  |  1149 views  |  0

The largest private bank in Ecuador, Banco Pichincha, has selected MetricStream to provide a multi-lingual cloud-based solution for business continuity management (BCM).

 
Trade execution

360T hires Christian Bock head of sales Germany

10 December 2014  |  940 views  |  0

360T announced the hiring of Christian Bock as Head of Sales Germany, who is responsible for further developing their client base in one of the group's biggest markets, across all key focus segments - Corporates, Asset Managers as well as Bank-to-Bank business. He will directly report to Alfred Schorno, Managing Director of 360T Group.

 
Payments

Backbase and Accenture ally for digital engagement

10 December 2014  |  1328 views  |  0

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Backbase, a leading provider of customer experience management technology solutions, have entered into an alliance agreement in financial services to enable banking clients to improve customer engagement through digital channels.

 
Mobile & online

Dwolla partners Microsoft on government platform

10 December 2014  |  1495 views  |  0

The call for cost-reducing and waste-cutting technologies in government has never been louder, with mandates to find efficiencies and streamline processes within the public sector coming all the way from the top.

 
Risk & regulation

ME Bank implements Temenos product suite

10 December 2014  |  987 views  |  0

Temenos (SIX: TEMN), the market-leading provider of mission-critical solutions to the financial services industry, today announces that Australia-based ME Bank has completed the implementation of a suite of Temenos products.

 
Retail banking

Forex Bank chooses Tieto to revamp digital channels

10 December 2014  |  1021 views  |  0

FOREX Bank has chosen Tieto for developing and renewing the customer experience in their digital channels.

 
Retail banking

MasterPass arrives in France and Russia

10 December 2014  |  1584 views  |  0

MasterCard has announced today the launch of MasterPass™ in France and Russia expanding the MasterPass footprint to seven countries in Europe and 16 countries worldwide.

 
Cards

Smartlink to white label MasterPass wallet

10 December 2014  |  1261 views  |  0

MasterCard today announced that it has granted Smartlink SA a license to host and offer a white label version of the MasterPass™ wallet to its customers.

 
Wholesale banking

SmartTrade opens Singapore office

10 December 2014  |  912 views  |  0

smartTrade Technologies, a global leader in sophisticated cross-asset trading solutions for buy and sell side financial institutions, announces its ongoing expansion into the Asia Pacific region with the opening of a new office in Singapore.

 
Wholesale banking

Tbricks signs Maize Capital

09 December 2014  |  1026 views  |  0

Tbricks today announced that the Chicago-based trading firm Maize Capital has selected Tbricks for making markets on the CME. Maize will use Tbricks for market making and point-and-click trading.

 
Retail banking

Nok Nok Labs closes $8.2 million round

09 December 2014  |  1302 views  |  0

Nok Nok Labs, an innovator in modern authentication and a founding member of the FIDO Alliance, today announced the closing of $8.25 million in a Series C financing.

 
Start ups

Yoyo targets Asian through Tune Group JV

09 December 2014  |  1556 views  |  0

As part of the UKTI and the London Mayor Boris Johnson's visit to Kuala Lumpur, Yoyo, the mobile platform that seamlessly blends payment, loyalty and discovery via its mobile wallet app, announces today that it has reached an understanding with Tune Group to create a Joint Venture to expand Yoyo to the Asian market as well as become the world's first mobile-powered cashless and loyalty system for in-flight purchases on AirAsia, the world's best low cost-airline for six consecutive years.

 
Trade execution

Liquidnet launches Execution & Quantitative Services unit

09 December 2014  |  1463 views  |  0

Liquidnet, the global institutional trading network, today announced the launch of Execution & Quantitative Services (EQS), a global group headed up by Rob Laible, who joined the company earlier this year.

 
Trade execution

Options offering co-location services in Equinix TY3 data centre

09 December 2014  |  1500 views  |  0

Options, the leading private financial cloud provider for the global capital markets industry, has today announced a further expansion of the firm's Asian presence with the addition of co-location services in Equinix's TY3 data center in Tokyo.

 
Retail banking

Insikt closes $16 million series B funding round

09 December 2014  |  1217 views  |  0

Insikt (pronounced "in-seekt"), a pioneering Lending as a Service (LaaS) company, announced that it has raised more than $100 million, to date, and recently closed a Series B led by Revolution Ventures.

 
Cards

Fido publishes draft specs for UAF and U2F

09 December 2014  |  1470 views  |  0

The FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance (https://www.fidoalliance.org/), an open industry consortium delivering standards for simpler, stronger authentication, today published final 1.0 drafts of its two specifications - Universal Authentication Framework (UAF) and Universal 2nd Factor (U2F). Members of the FIDO Alliance comprise device manufacturers, online service providers and enterprises, who can now implement and broadly commercialize FIDO 1.0 specifications to make authentication simpler and stronger for all.

 
Trade execution

Numerix launches simulation framework for real-world economic scenarios

09 December 2014  |  1071 views  |  0

Numerix (www.numerix.com) announces today Numerix ESG, a sophisticated stochastic simulation framework for producing risk neutral and real world economic scenarios.

 
Retail banking

NAB licenses Applied Predictive Technologies testing software

09 December 2014  |  1358 views  |  0

Applied Predictive Technologies (APT) announced today that National Australia Bank (NAB), Australia's largest business bank by market share, has licensed APT's Test & Learn software to test key initiatives within the business banking, wealth management, and personal banking divisions.

 
Cards

Yodlee introduces transaction data enrichment service

09 December 2014  |  2803 views  |  0

Yodlee (YDLE), the cloud-based platform driving innovation in digital financial services, today announced new Yodlee Transaction Data Enrichment service for its platform to improve data intelligence, cross-sell, and digital marketing.

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