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ITG pays $20.3m to settle SEC dark pool charges
Trade execution

ITG pays $20.3m to settle SEC dark pool charges

12 August 2015  |  2718 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  |  4559 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  |  11439 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.

CSC moves into on-demand trading space with Fixnetix acquisition
Wholesale banking

CSC moves into on-demand trading space with Fixnetix acquisition

12 August 2015  |  3335 views  |  0 comments | 5 tweets | 2 linkedin

Computer services group CSC is to make a concerted push into the provision of managed services for capital markets firms with the acquisition of London-based Fixnetix.

CBA profits underpinned by technology investment
Retail banking

CBA profits underpinned by technology investment

12 August 2015  |  3208 views  |  0 comments | 5 tweets | 8 linkedin

Record profits at Commonwealth bank of Australia have been underpinned by a A$1.2 billion spend on initiatives including risk and compliance projects, technology and productivity.

UBS taps startup community with Future of Finance Challenge
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UBS taps startup community with Future of Finance Challenge

12 August 2015  |  6706 views  |  0 comments | 16 tweets | 14 linkedin

Giant Swiss bank UBS has launched a global innovation challenge with cash prizes of $300,000 at stake for entrepreneurs, start-ups or growing companies with ideas that could change the way finance works.

Mobile up, branches down in American popularity stakes
Retail banking

Mobile up, branches down in American popularity stakes

12 August 2015  |  4584 views  |  1 comments | 15 tweets | 6 linkedin

While the internet continues to be America's most popular banking channel, mobile is fast catching up on more established rivals branch and ATM for the silver medal, according to an ABA survey.

Paym hits £70 million mark
Mobile & online

Paym hits £70 million mark

12 August 2015  |  6164 views  |  5 comments | 17 tweets | 11 linkedin

British bank-backed person-to-person mobile payments service Paym is experiencing solid if unspectacular take-up, recording more than three quarters of a million transactions in the first half of the year.

US charges nine over insider trading hacking scheme
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US charges nine over insider trading hacking scheme

11 August 2015  |  3585 views  |  0 comments | 6 tweets | 4 linkedin

US authorities have charged nine people with hacking into business newswires to steal yet-to-be published press releases containing financial information that was used to make trades netting around $30 million in illegal profits.

MCX in danger as Rite Aid breaks ranks
Mobile & online

MCX in danger as Rite Aid breaks ranks

11 August 2015  |  5810 views  |  2 comments | 12 tweets | 9 linkedin

In another blow to retailer-led mobile payments consortium MCX, US drugstore chain Rite Aid is activating support for rival products from Google and Apple across the company's 4600 outlets nationwide.

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