29 August 2015

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Samsung Pay lines up card schemes and banks for launch
Mobile & online

Samsung Pay lines up card schemes and banks for launch

13 August 2015  |  9293 views  |  1 comments | 29 tweets | 27 linkedin

Samsung will introduce its mobile payments service in South Korea later this month, with Visa, MasterCard and several major banks onboard for a US launch in September.

SIX Group sets up fintech incubator
Trade execution

SIX Group sets up fintech incubator

13 August 2015  |  8819 views  |  0 comments | 20 tweets | 6 linkedin

Swiss financial infrastructure provider SIX Group has set up a fintech incubator to work with startups on evaluating and developing innovative new products and services for the financial services industry.

OCC may create innovation unit to help banks compete with fintech firms
Retail banking

OCC may create innovation unit to help banks compete with fintech firms

13 August 2015  |  7374 views  |  0 comments | 27 tweets | 9 linkedin

The US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is contemplating setting up a fintech innovation unit to help regulated financial institutions compete on an equal footing with non-bank providers of financial services.

Coinify grows merchant base with acquisition of rival Coinzone
Payments

Coinify grows merchant base with acquisition of rival Coinzone

13 August 2015  |  3779 views  |  0 comments | 7 tweets | 4 linkedin

Denmark's Coinify has acquired rival Dutch processor Coinzone in a bid to create a pan-European provider of bitcoin-to-fiat payment processing for online merchants and PSPs.

CBA glitch double-charges customer transactions
Cards

CBA glitch double-charges customer transactions

13 August 2015  |  3861 views  |  0 comments | 5 tweets | 3 linkedin

The day after posting a record $9.14 billion of profits and boasting about its technological prowess, Commonwealth Bank of Australia has had to apologise to customers over a system error that saw debit, credit and mobile payments double-charged over a six-day period.

Goldman Sachs to offer clients trading 'secret sauce' via web platform
Wholesale banking

Goldman Sachs to offer clients trading 'secret sauce' via web platform

13 August 2015  |  4942 views  |  1 comments | 9 tweets | 3 linkedin

Goldman Sachs is set to ditch its secretive, proprietary approach to its trading strategies, offering clients access to in-house tools through an open source platform, according to the Wall Street Journal.

BlackBerry partners PayPal for BBM P2P payments
Mobile & online

BlackBerry partners PayPal for BBM P2P payments

13 August 2015  |  7010 views  |  3 comments | 13 tweets | 12 linkedin

BlackBerry has teamed up with PayPal for a trial that lets BBM users in Canada send and receive money through the messaging service.

ITG pays $20.3m to settle SEC dark pool charges
Wholesale banking

ITG pays $20.3m to settle SEC dark pool charges

12 August 2015  |  2690 views  |  0 comments | 5 tweets

Execution broker ITG and its affiliate AlterNet Securities have agreed to pay $20.3 million to settle SEC charges that they operated a secret dealing desk and misused the confidential trading information of dark pool subscribers.

Markit to acquire CoreOne Technologies for $200 million
Post-trade & ops

Markit to acquire CoreOne Technologies for $200 million

12 August 2015  |  4459 views  |  0 comments | 6 tweets | 3 linkedin

Financial data outfit Markit has continued its acquisition spree with a $200 million deal for New York-based CoreOne Technologies.

FIS agrees $9.1 billion SunGard deal
Post-trade & ops

FIS agrees $9.1 billion SunGard deal

12 August 2015  |  11334 views  |  0 comments | 30 tweets | 32 linkedin

FIS has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Sungard for $9.1 billion in a cash and stock deal, creating a fintech powerhouse covering the full spectrum of banking and capital markets services.

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