28 April 2015

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Finextra Future Money Day 2 - Live blog

22 April 2015  |  2817 views  |  0 comments | 5 tweets | 4 linkedin

From shells to Shekels, paper pounds to PayPal, money is forever changing. None more so than in recent years when contactless technology, mobile apps, tokens and Bitcoin mean the way we exchange value is evolving. The annual Finextra Future Money conference keeps you up-to-date with developments. With over 600 of Europe's top banks, VCs and startups gathered at the East Wintergarden in London's Canary Wharf, UK, this live blog keeps you abreast of developments.

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UK trader arrested over 2010 'flash crash'

21 April 2015  |  2549 views  |  0 comments | 2 tweets | 6 linkedin

A British futures trader has been arrested after US authorities accused him of contributing to the 2010 "flash crash," which saw the S&P 500 index plummet 600 points in minutes, sending shockwaves through the global financial system.

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Goldman Sachs buys $20.5m stake in HFT tech firm Perseus

21 April 2015  |  2870 views  |  0 comments | 16 tweets | 3 linkedin

Goldman Sachs has bought a $20.5 million minority stake in Perseus, a firm that provides super-fast connectivity for high-frequency trading firms.

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HSBC links to porn site

21 April 2015  |  3790 views  |  0 comments | 7 tweets | 5 linkedin

HSBC customers who clicked a link on the bank's Hong Kong site were confronted with more than their balances after being redirected to a porn site.

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Nationwide extends video banking to a further 100 branches

21 April 2015  |  3844 views  |  0 comments | 11 tweets | 13 linkedin

The UK's Nationwide has expanded its video link consultancy service to a further 100 branches and plans to roll it out to a total of 400 branches by the end of the year, creating 200 new jobs in the process.

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SunGard explores possible sale - Reuters

21 April 2015  |  4477 views  |  0 comments | 15 tweets | 8 linkedin

Financial technology conglomerate SunGard is appointing financial advisors to explore a potential $10 billion sale or possible IPO, according to a report from Reuters.

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Finextra Future Money Day 1 - Live blog

21 April 2015  |  5865 views  |  1 comments | 7 tweets | 5 linkedin

From shells to Shekels, paper pounds to PayPal, money is forever changing. Never more so than in recent years when contactless technology, mobile apps, tokens and Bitcoin mean the way we exchange value is evolving. The annual Finextra Future Money conference keeps you up-to-date with developments. With over 600 of Europe's top banks, VCs and startups gathered at the East Wintergarden in London's Canary Wharf, UK, this live blog keeps you abreast of developments.

Trade execution

Commerzbank venture fund invests in eToro

21 April 2015  |  4340 views  |  0 comments | 10 tweets | 4 linkedin

Germany's Commerzbank has made its first fintech investment through a new venture fund, pumping $12 million into social trading network eToro.

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Swift promises STP Holy Grail with SwiftRef APIs

20 April 2015  |  2935 views  |  0 comments | 4 tweets | 8 linkedin

Financial messaging network Swift has introduced an automated data look-up service that identifies and validates payments reference data in real-time, reducing the time spent by bank back offices in correcting errors resulting from manual repairs and investigations.

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Google Wallet funds get FDIC insurance

20 April 2015  |  4182 views  |  1 comments | 18 tweets | 13 linkedin

Google has moved to give users of its Wallet mobile payments service more security by ensuring that their funds are now FDIC-insured, according to Yahoo Finance.

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