25 January 2015
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Mobile & online

Fidelity adds 'Stocks Nearby' feature to iPhone app

14 January 2015  |  4120 views  |  1 comments | 7 tweets | 2 linkedin

Fidelity Investments has added a location-based feature to its iPhone app that tells users about nearby publicly traded companies.

Retail banking

Japanese bank employs robot branch workers

13 January 2015  |  6773 views  |  1 comments | 27 tweets | 17 linkedin

Already facing competition from online and mobile channels, bank branch staff in Japan are about to come up against a new threat: mini humanoid robots.

Retail banking

AIB to outsource 170 IT jobs

13 January 2015  |  2913 views  |  0 comments | 5 tweets | 3 linkedin

AIB is to outsource 170 technology roles following a review of its IT operations.

Retail banking

Temenos shares slip on poor sales

13 January 2015  |  2980 views  |  0 comments | 2 tweets | 3 linkedin

Shares in Swiss core banking vendor Temenos have slipped 18 percent after the vendor revised guidance and warned of disappointing Q4 sales.

Wholesale banking

Reserve Bank of New Zealand goes to tender for new payments and settlement systems

13 January 2015  |  5053 views  |  0 comments | 4 tweets | 3 linkedin

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand is seeking Registrations of Interest (ROI) from potential vendors for the procurement of a real-time gross settlement system and a security settlement system with a depository.

Mobile & online

Mobile payments reach tipping point - Deloitte

13 January 2015  |  16599 views  |  11 comments | 69 tweets | 44 linkedin

The use of mobile phones for making in-store payments is set to grow by 1000% during 2015, marking a mass-market tipping point for NFC-enabled transactions, forecasts Deloitte.

Retail banking

Obama sets out data breach notification legislation

13 January 2015  |  3048 views  |  0 comments | 6 tweets | 8 linkedin

President Barack Obama has outlined plans to require companies that suffer data breaches to alert affected customers within 30 days.

Retail banking

Ulster Bank runs hackathon to find 'annoying' applications

13 January 2015  |  3412 views  |  0 comments | 10 tweets | 5 linkedin

Ulster Bank is to run two three-day hackathons in Dublin and Belfast in collaboration with Open Bank Project parent Tesobe.

Payments

MasterCard agrees Russian processing deal

12 January 2015  |  4491 views  |  0 comments | 9 tweets | 9 linkedin

MasterCard has signed a deal to transfer domestic Russian transaction processing to the country's new national payments system.

Start ups

Capital One buys budgeting app Level Money

12 January 2015  |  4893 views  |  0 comments | 11 tweets | 10 linkedin

US bank Capital One has bought money management app Level Money. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Trade execution

Trading talent and tech driving up buy-side budgets - Greenwich Associates

12 January 2015  |  2286 views  |  0 comments | 6 tweets | 5 linkedin

Institutional investors around the world spent more than $12 billion on their trading desks last year as they raced to keep pace with the growing speed of electronic markets, changes in market structure and lower trading costs, according to a report from Greenwich Associates.

Wholesale banking

Swift restructures; appoints new CTO and COO

12 January 2015  |  3978 views  |  0 comments | 2 tweets | 4 linkedin

Banking co-operative Swift has appointed a new chief technology officer and chief operating officer as it re-structures its IT development and operational activities.

Risk & regulation

Nasdaq looks to jump into bank dark pools

12 January 2015  |  3442 views  |  0 comments | 7 tweets | 4 linkedin

With volumes on lit exchanges in the doldrums, Nasdaq has approached a number of big banks about taking over operation of their dark pools the Wall Street Journal reports.

Retail banking

Softcard not dead, but is axing 60 jobs

09 January 2015  |  7644 views  |  2 comments | 12 tweets | 5 linkedin

Softcard, the mobile payments venture owned by America's leading telcos, is slashing jobs in a cost-cutting exercise but insists that it is not shutting up shop.

Security

Hackers demand ransom for stolen bank customer emails

09 January 2015  |  4954 views  |  0 comments | 12 tweets | 5 linkedin

A hacker collective is threatening to publish more than 30,000 customer emails stolen from Banque Cantonale de Geneve (BCGE) unless the Swiss bank hands over EUR10,000 today.

Wholesale banking

Tech Mahindra to acquire Switzerland's Sofgen

09 January 2015  |  4613 views  |  0 comments | 3 tweets | 3 linkedin

Indian IT services group Tech Mahindra has agreed a sub-$30 million all-cash deal to acquire niche core banking consultancy Sofgen.

Payments

North American banks disillusioned with big data analytics - Aite survey

09 January 2015  |  13491 views  |  1 comments | 18 tweets | 20 linkedin

Despite the hype surrounding big data, three quarters of North American bankers are dissatisfied with analytics technology, according to research from Aite Group.

Mobile & online

Standard Chartered CIO Verplancke leaves

08 January 2015  |  4610 views  |  0 comments | 1 tweets | 1 linkedin

On the day it outlined plans to cut thousands of jobs, Standard Chartered has revealed that one employee definitely on his way out is CIO and group head of technology Jan Verplancke.

Transaction banking

European Parliamentarians raise concerns about Swift data sharing

08 January 2015  |  5101 views  |  0 comments | 8 tweets | 5 linkedin

Members of the European Parliament are to debate Europol's refusal to divulge information about US access to Swift international payments data amid concerns that the agreement is trampling over the data protection rights of EU consumers.

Cards

IBM cyber crime data offers both good and bad news for retailers

08 January 2015  |  7102 views  |  0 comments | 12 tweets | 7 linkedin

First the good news: The number of cyber attacks on retailers dropped by half in 2014. The bad news? The thieves are escaping with much bigger hauls as assaults show a greater degree of sophistication.

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