23 September 2014

Company announcements

Risk & regulation

Fonetic brings linguistics analytics to retail banking

17 September 2014  |  1249 views  |  0

Fonetic, the recognised leader in voice management solutions, today launched SPi Compliance for Retail Banking to tackle the latest obligations faced by financial institutions as set out by the enactment of Title X of the Dodd Frank Act.

Trade execution

Redi beefs up Boston presence

17 September 2014  |  915 views  |  0

Redi Holdings LLC, the independent, industry-backed provider of the RediPlus execution management system (EMS), today announced the strengthening of its sales, account management and development capabilities in the New England region with the hiring of Sean Graham and Roseann Hoffman Woodford, two seasoned equity trading professionals, and Jeremy Warburg, a veteran buy-side software developer.

Retail banking

Collinson Group buys Welcome Real-time

17 September 2014  |  981 views  |  0

Collinson Group, a global leader in shaping customer behaviour to drive revenue and add value to its clients, has announced the acquisition of Welcome Real-time, an international provider of payment based loyalty solutions.

Wholesale banking

Australia and Singapore to open reciprocal access to trade repository data

17 September 2014  |  918 views  |  0

ASIC and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to allow trade repositories licensed in one jurisdiction to provide relevant data to the authority in the other jurisdiction.


VeriFone PAYware Ocius gets PCI SSC certification

17 September 2014  |  1118 views  |  0

VeriFone Systems, Inc. (NYSE: PAY), today announced that its Payments as a Service (PaaS) platform for the UK market-PAYware Ocius-has been certified by the PCI Security Standards Council (SSC) as an approved Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) solution.

Wholesale banking

Dubai Financial Market and Korea Securities Depository to collaborate on post-trade

17 September 2014  |  571 views  |  0

Dubai Financial Market (DFM) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Korea Securities Depository (KSD) in order to promote close cooperation and further develop the post-trade securities market infrastructure between Dubai and Korea.

Risk & regulation

Dassault Systèmes names 3D FinTech Challenge finalists

17 September 2014  |  3797 views  |  0

Dassault Systèmes today announced the 6 finalists selected to participate in the 3D FinTech Challenge 2014, an immersive accelerator programme designed to empower and accelerate technology innovation within financial services and this year, specifically within the Investment Management industry.

Wholesale banking

BME Clearing receives Emir auhtorisation

17 September 2014  |  614 views  |  0

BME Clearing, the BME subsidiary that provides clearing services as a Central Counterparty (CCP), announced today that its national competent authority, CNMV, has approved its application as a CCP in accordance with the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR).

Wholesale banking

Iosco consults on OTC derivatives risk standards

17 September 2014  |  511 views  |  0

The International Organization of Securities Commissions today published the consultation report Risk Mitigation Standards for Non-centrally Cleared OTC Derivatives, which proposes nine standards aimed at mitigating the risks in the non-centrally cleared OTC derivatives markets.


LightSpeed to move into payments on $35 million funding round

17 September 2014  |  562 views  |  0

LightSpeed, the commerce platform for serious retailers, today announced that it closed $35 million in new funding led by Canadian investment firm, iNovia Capital, and previous investor, Accel Partners.


Bitcoin startup Gem secures $2 million funding round

17 September 2014  |  881 views  |  0

Gem, a Venice-based Bitcoin startup, today announced the completion of a $2 million seed round of funding to accelerate the growth of its recently launched full-stack API that provides developers with a complete solution, eliminating the pain of building Bitcoin security infrastructure into their apps.


Net Element brings Apple Play to merchants

17 September 2014  |  576 views  |  0

Net Element, Inc. (NETE) ("Net Element" or the "Company"), a technology-driven group specializing in mobile payments and value-added transactional services in emerging countries and in the United States, today announces it will integrate Apple services into its point-of-sale payment acceptance hardware and software, enabling Company merchants the ability to accept Apple Pay from customers.

Wholesale banking

Deutsche Bank Switzerland migrates core-banking platform to Avaloq

17 September 2014  |  832 views  |  0

The Avaloq group has successfully completed the transformation project to exchange the core banking platform at the Wealth Management Operations Back Office of Deutsche Bank (Switzerland) Ltd to the B-Source Master, the Swiss Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) platform based on the Avaloq Banking Suite.

Retail banking

Wausau teams with Cummins Allison on cheque and cash scanning

17 September 2014  |  767 views  |  0

WAUSAU Financial Systems, the provider of best-in-breed financial technology, services and solutions, today announced it's teaming with Cummins Allison to offer banks unprecedented ability to capture checks and cash using just one scanner.

Retail banking

Wells Fargo text banking services says hola to Spanish-speaking customers

17 September 2014  |  972 views  |  1

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) today announced its text banking service is now available in Spanish, giving Spanish-speaking customers a safe and easy way to manage their personal and small business finances.


US Bank releases mobile app for treasury management clients

17 September 2014  |  1098 views  |  0

U.S. Bank Mobile SinglePoint clients can now access banking functionality while away from the office with an iPhone or iPad app.

Wholesale banking

NovaSparks unveils NovaTick

17 September 2014  |  635 views  |  0

NovaSparks™, the leading field programmable gate array (FPGA) market data company, today announced NovaTick, its third generation pure FPGA feed handler solution built on a new hardware platform.


Spanish retailer Loewe selects Ingenico iPhone-based payment tech

17 September 2014  |  551 views  |  0

Ingenico Group (Euronext: FR0000125346 - ING), the global leader in seamless payment, today announced that Loewe, the Spanish luxury retailer, has turned to Ingenico Group for a fully managed iPhone-based in-store mobile payment solution to be deployed across its pan-European and global retail network, starting in Milan (Italy) and Omotesando (Japan).

Wholesale banking

Thailand's SCB Asset Management goes live on Charles River IMS

17 September 2014  |  525 views  |  0

Charles River, an enterprise-wide, front- and middle-office investment management solution provider, today announced that SCB Asset Management Company Limited (SCBAM) is live on the Charles River Investment Management Solution (Charles River IMS) for automated portfolio management, execution management, and compliance monitoring.

Retail banking

JPMorgan Chase partners Macomb Community College on Detroit-area innovation fund

16 September 2014  |  1227 views  |  0

Macomb Community College and JPMorgan Chase today announced the Innovation Fund, a nearly $3 million effort to stimulate economic development and job growth among promising Detroit-area entrepreneurs and next-stage companies with high-growth potential.

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