30 July 2015

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Royal Mint sees increased demand for coins
Payments

Royal Mint sees increased demand for coins

24 July 2015  |  3916 views  |  0 comments | 14 tweets | 4 linkedin

Despite talk of cash's imminent demise, the Royal Mint supplied 2.4 billion coins in the UK in the last year, up from two billion in the previous 12 months.

BNP Paribas explores the blockchain; SocGen advertises bitcoin-related job
Post-trade & ops

BNP Paribas explores the blockchain; SocGen advertises bitcoin-related job

24 July 2015  |  5948 views  |  0 comments | 12 tweets | 15 linkedin

Further evidence has emerged that French investment banks are exploring the potential of blockchain technology in the capital markets.

US authorities extend Fifa probe to include banks - WSJ
Risk & regulation

US authorities extend Fifa probe to include banks - WSJ

24 July 2015  |  3276 views  |  1 comments | 2 tweets | 3 linkedin

US authorities are questioning a host of global banks over their role in handling bribes to executives of football's global governing body Fifa, and the effectiveness of their anti-money laundering systems.

Big data firm Palantir raises $450m
Start ups

Big data firm Palantir raises $450m

24 July 2015  |  3927 views  |  0 comments | 4 tweets | 1 linkedin

Palantir Technologies, a big data startup co-founded by Peter Thiel, has completed a massive $450 million funding round that values the company at $20 billion.

Banks lag manufacturers and telcos in race to build innovation centres
Risk & regulation

Banks lag manufacturers and telcos in race to build innovation centres

24 July 2015  |  6506 views  |  3 comments | 28 tweets | 15 linkedin

The financial services sector is trailing rival industries in the race to set up innovation centres in technology hubs such as Silicon Valley, according to a report issued by consultants CapGemini and Altimeter Group.

Visa confirms Visa Europe acquisition talks
Payments

Visa confirms Visa Europe acquisition talks

23 July 2015  |  9344 views  |  0 comments | 16 tweets | 23 linkedin

Visa has confirmed that it is in talks about buying back its former subsidiary Visa Europe, with a decision on whether to complete a deal expected by October.

Japan's Nikkei pays £844m for FT Group
Retail banking

Japan's Nikkei pays £844m for FT Group

23 July 2015  |  1963 views  |  0 comments | 2 tweets | 3 linkedin

Japanese media giant Nikkei has struck a deal to buy the Financial Times Group from publisher Pearson for £844 million in cash.

Wells Fargo creates innovation group
Wholesale banking

Wells Fargo creates innovation group

23 July 2015  |  5944 views  |  0 comments | 15 tweets | 9 linkedin

Wells Fargo has tapped veteran Steve Ellis to lead a newly created innovation group designed to help the 163-year-old bank thrive in the digital age.

Nasdaq and Nyse propose mutual back-up plan
Wholesale banking

Nasdaq and Nyse propose mutual back-up plan

23 July 2015  |  2093 views  |  0 comments | 3 tweets | 3 linkedin

Two rival exchanges, the New York Stock Exchange (Nyse) and Nasdaq OMX, are planning to provide back-up to each other's closing auctions in order to prevent a repeat of the outage that hit Nyse earlier this month.

Deutsche Börse-backed bond trading startup closes after 3 months
Wholesale banking

Deutsche Börse-backed bond trading startup closes after 3 months

23 July 2015  |  2473 views  |  0 comments | 3 tweets | 1 linkedin

Bondcube, an electronic trading platform for corporate debt, has filed for liquidation just three months after going live.

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