03 September 2014

Company announcements

Trade execution

Euronext appoints Andrew Simpon head of post trade; Hugo Rocha member of managing board

21 August 2014  |  1557 views  |  0

Euronext today announced two senior appointments for its post trade business activities.

Retail banking

ASPone partners with Earthport on payment services

21 August 2014  |  1335 views  |  0

ASPone Ltd, provider of financial networks, trading applications and solutions for the financial markets today announced a partnership with Earthport plc. that will see ASPone develop a range of transaction systems to support Earthport's expanding portfolio of payments services.


Westpac NZ selects IBM private cloud tech

21 August 2014  |  1726 views  |  0

IBM (NYSE: IBM) todayannounced that Westpac New Zealand has selected IBM's private cloud technology to support its goal to be New Zealand's leading digitalbank. The new five year agreement is part of an extensive services and technology contract which includes Westpac migrating some of itsbusiness critical IT systems into IBM's state-of-the-art Auckland datacentre, enabling enhanced customer service.

Wholesale banking

Security startup vArmour raises $36m

21 August 2014  |  1242 views  |  0

vArmour, a stealth security company designed to protect the new data defined perimeter for enterprises, today announced it has raised $36 million in funding, including a Series B round closed in December 2013 ($15 million) led by Menlo Ventures and a Series C round closed in August 2014 ($21 million) led by Columbus Nova Technology Partners (CNTP), Citi Ventures and Work-Bench Ventures, bringing total company funding to $42 million.

Retail banking

Amex serves up tech bonanza for US Open tennis tournament

21 August 2014  |  1387 views  |  0

American Express is harnessing the latest technology to get tennis fans on-site and around the world involved in the action on the courts at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center during the 2014 US Open Tennis Championships.

Trade execution

ASX FY net profit up 10%

21 August 2014  |  1140 views  |  0

Mr Elmer Funke Kupper, ASX Managing Director and CEO, said: "ASX produced a positive result for the 2014 financial year (FY14), driven by revenue growth across all of ASX's major business categories.

Risk & regulation

CIO Thomas Bayer to leave SEC

21 August 2014  |  1000 views  |  0

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that its Chief Information Officer Thomas Bayer is planning to leave the agency in October.

Wholesale banking

LCH.Clearnet appoints Marcus Robinson head of SwapClear Australia

20 August 2014  |  1516 views  |  0

LCH.Clearnet, the global clearing house, has announced that Marcus Robinson has been appointed Head of SwapClear Australia, to support the growing demand for on-the-ground, robust interest rate derivative (IRD) clearing solutions. He has relocated to Sydney.


Wallaby Financial opens credit card database

20 August 2014  |  1067 views  |  0

Wallaby Financial, the leader in mobile and web-based credit card optimization solutions, has announced the availability of two new resources that will help consumers through all the stages involved in obtaining and using credit cards effectively.

Retail banking

Paytoo boosts mobile wallet bill pay coverage

20 August 2014  |  1229 views  |  0

Paytoo Mobile Wallet enhances its services once again providing the bill payment functionality on a nationwide coverage.

Wholesale banking

Flash virtualisation startup PernixData raises $35m

20 August 2014  |  1108 views  |  0

PernixData, the leader in server-side storage intelligence, announced today that the company has raised $35 million in Series C funding.

Wholesale banking

Broadridge appoints Christopher Perry president, global sales, marketing and client solutions

20 August 2014  |  1557 views  |  0

Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:BR) announced today that Christopher J. Perry will join Broadridge as President of Global Sales, Marketing and Client Solutions in September.


VeriFone inks mobile money deal with Airtel Africa

20 August 2014  |  1466 views  |  0

VeriFone Mobile Money and Airtel Africa, part of the Bharti Airtel Group, today announced that they had reached an agreement to offer VeriFone Mobile Money's merchant enablement applications for mobile Tap n Pay across their 17 operating companies in Africa.


VeriFone expands taxi services to Istanbul and Mexico

20 August 2014  |  1335 views  |  0

VeriFone Systems, Inc. (NYSE: PAY), today announced plans to expand its taxi and media services to Istanbul and throughout Mexico's Mayan Riviera.


Payza brings bitcoin buying option to 190 countries

20 August 2014  |  1332 views  |  0

Payza, one of the world's largest and fastest-growing payment platform and services for ecommerce, corporate disbursements and remittances, has taken the lead in the international Bitcoin market.

Wholesale banking

Dimensional Fund Advisors signs for Calastone global fund transaction network service

20 August 2014  |  937 views  |  0

Global asset manager Dimensional Fund Advisors has moved to streamline fund administration for its Australian and New Zealand clients by extending its global relationship and implementing Calastone’s global fund transaction network service.

Wholesale banking

AxiomSL says ready for EBA XBRL taxonomy for Common Reporting

20 August 2014  |  1516 views  |  0

AxiomSL, a global provider of regulatory reporting and risk management solutions, has confirmed its platform is capable of handling multiple versions of the European Banking Authority’s (EBA) XBRL taxonomy for Common Reporting (COREP) and Financial Reporting (FINREP), as market participants in the UK prepare for September reporting requirements that will demand access to several iterations of the taxonomy.

Wholesale banking

Euronext preps equity options

20 August 2014  |  1714 views  |  0

Today Euronext announced that trading in equity options on Euronext N.V. shares will start on the Amsterdam derivatives market as of Thursday 28th August.

Trade execution

SIX posts H1 operating income rise

20 August 2014  |  3000 views  |  0

SIX increases its results in the first half of 2014 thanks to significant operational progress.


Libra unveils bitcoin tax software

20 August 2014  |  1017 views  |  0

Individuals and businesses that have transacted in Bitcoin and other digital currencies can now easily calculate their tax obligations using Libra's tax software.

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