25 October 2014

Company announcements

Mobile & online

Uber upgraded to support Apple Pay

21 October 2014  |  1178 views  |  0

Today, we launched an update to the Uber app that is integrated with Apple Pay, a new service that offers an easy, secure, and private way to pay using Touch ID.

Mobile & online

MasterCard demos innovations at NYC technology hub

21 October 2014  |  1166 views  |  0

Today MasterCard will demonstrate its newest digital innovations including MasterPass, MasterCard Digital Enablement System (MDES) and wearable technology during a press event at the grand opening of its new technology hub in New York City.

Wholesale banking

b-next enhances CMC:Global Control Room

21 October 2014  |  840 views  |  0

B-next, a specialist provider of capital markets compliance solutions, today announced the enhancement of its proprietary CMC:Global Control Room web-based tool to provide financial institutions with a comprehensive view of all activities across its global operations.

Retail banking

Optimal Payments partners Handpoint to distribute mPOS to UK&I merchants

21 October 2014  |  884 views  |  0

Optimal Payments (LSE AIM: OPAY), a leading global online payments provider, has partnered with Handpoint to provide a Mobile Point of Sale (MPOS) solution to merchants in the United Kingdom and Ireland.


Pulse launches Pulse InSights consulting service

21 October 2014  |  768 views  |  0

PULSE, one of the nation's leading debit/ATM networks, has launched PULSE InSights, a consulting service to help financial institutions analyze and improve performance in key areas of their retail banking business in an increasingly competitive marketplace.

Mobile & online

MasterCard brings contactless payments to MLB World Series

21 October 2014  |  1076 views  |  0

MasterCard is bringing contactless acceptance to ballpark food and beverage concessions at the 2014 World Series through a partnership with mobile technology leader MLB Advanced Media, enabling fans to make payments using a variety of NFC-enabled devices and services, including the newly introduced Apple Pay.

Wholesale banking

First International Bank of Israel deploys Personetics personalised guidance analytics

21 October 2014  |  744 views  |  0

Personetics, a provider of online Personalized Guidance solutions to the global consumer banking industry, announced today that one of its customers, the First International Bank of Israel (FIBI), is the first bank to deploy a holistic, personalized guidance solution covering both Investments and banking relationships.


21 digital currency companies endorse digital identity framework

21 October 2014  |  1290 views  |  0

ID3 (Institute for Data Driven Design), a research nonprofit founded out of the MIT Media Lab, today teamed with nearly two dozen leading digital currency firms to announce the Windhover Principles, a new principles-based framework collaboratively written with public and private stakeholders to ensure secure personal identity, trust and access to shared open data on the Internet.


Encap Security integrates Apple Touch ID into Smarter Authentication platform

21 October 2014  |  1247 views  |  0

Encap Security, the first in-app authentication solution to arm banks, retailers and other financial services providers with impervious security and a simple, positive user experience, has integrated Apple's Touch ID fingerprint technology into its Smarter Authentication platform.

Trade execution

Bats Chi-X Europe expands into Turkish stocks

21 October 2014  |  703 views  |  0

BATS Chi-X Europe (BATS), Europe's largest stock exchange, is to offer trading in Turkey's most liquid stocks from 3rd November 2014.


Nacha boosts XML-ACH Remittance programme

20 October 2014  |  1455 views  |  0

Today, Nacha -The Electronic Payments Association® announced enhancements to its XML-ACH Remittance (XML-ACH) program. The Program now allows businesses to transmit ISO 20022 remittance messages via the ACH Network.


Klarna rolls out Compass Plus TranzAxis platform

20 October 2014  |  1189 views  |  0

Compass Plus, an international provider of innovative retail banking and electronic payments software to processors and financial institutions, has announced that it has successfully completed the implementation of its open development payments platform TranzAxis with Klarna, a leading European online payment provider.

Wholesale banking

Nice Trading Recording tech supports Microsoft Lync

20 October 2014  |  1243 views  |  0

Nice Systems (NASDAQ: NICE) today announced that the NICE Trading Recording solution has been qualified to support Microsoft Lync, Microsoft's next generation unified communications software.

Trade execution

Victory Networks appoints Dax Rodriguez head of business development

20 October 2014  |  1021 views  |  0

Victory Networks, a leading provider of market data, connectivity and colocation solutions for financial firms, today announced that Dax Rodriguez joined the company as Head of Business Development.

Start ups

Icap makes another investment in market intelligence firm Enso

20 October 2014  |  1186 views  |  0

Icap plc (IAP.L), a leading markets operator and provider of post trade risk mitigation and information services, announces today that it has made a further investment in ENSO LP, a leading global provider of market intelligence and analytics for fund managers. This follows an initial investment in May 2013 by Icap.

Retail banking

Fiserv adds document-to-document comparisons to LoanComplete

20 October 2014  |  1389 views  |  0

Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ: FISV), a leading global provider of financial services technology solutions, announced today that the Comparalytics module within the LoanComplete(TM) suite of product solutions, which already completes the standard document-to-system data comparison, now compares documents to any and all other documents associated with the loan file, regardless of the type of document.

Wholesale banking

Infinigon launches API for Echo

20 October 2014  |  1073 views  |  0

Infinigon Group Inc, a New York based high performance software solutions company and leading provider of social media analytics for global financial markets, announced today its release of advanced API (Application Programming Interface) for access to the company's Echo platform.

Transaction banking

More banks show support for Swift India channel

20 October 2014  |  1562 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.

Wholesale banking

Iiroc announces final academic team to study impact of HFT

20 October 2014  |  1114 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.

Trade execution

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

20 October 2014  |  746 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.

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