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US agrees T+2 timetable
Post-trade & ops

US agrees T+2 timetable

18 June 2015  |  2560 views  |  0 comments | 4 tweets | 5 linkedin

The US securities industry is finally to move to a two-day settlement cycle (T+2), but not until the end of Q3 2017, some three years after similar shifts in other global markets

SAP Financial Services Forum Focus: Seth McGuire, Twitter
Risk & regulation

SAP Financial Services Forum Focus: Seth McGuire, Twitter

18 June 2015  |  3386 views  |  0 comments | 2 tweets | 1 linkedin

A former senior director of business development at Gnip, prior to its 2014 acquisition by Twitter, and a research and sales executive at the Corporate Executive Board, a DC-based consulting firm – now McGuire is a senior business development manager at Twitter, focused on data partnerships. He has been a guest speaker on social media and the markets on programs including CNBC's "Squawk Box," Bloomberg's "Money Moves" and Fox Business' "After the Bell."

Five fintech startups win £175,000 injection from Innovate UK
Retail banking

Five fintech startups win £175,000 injection from Innovate UK

18 June 2015  |  4229 views  |  0 comments | 11 tweets | 10 linkedin

Innovate UK has chosen five fintech startups to share a £175,000 prize pot and the opportunity to work with leading banks and government bodies to get their ideas off the ground.

Emerging Payments Association sets up incubator
Retail banking

Emerging Payments Association sets up incubator

18 June 2015  |  3843 views  |  0 comments | 11 tweets | 7 linkedin

The UK's Emerging Payments Association has launched an incubator for early stage companies in the payments industry.

Port of Antwerp ditches cheques
Retail banking

Port of Antwerp ditches cheques

18 June 2015  |  3052 views  |  0 comments | 14 tweets | 10 linkedin

One of the world's largest ports, Antwerp, is ditching paper cheques in favour of a direct debit-based service from local outfit Twikey.

Visa Europe Collab gets retail startup insight through TrueStart
Retail banking

Visa Europe Collab gets retail startup insight through TrueStart

17 June 2015  |  3584 views  |  0 comments | 11 tweets | 5 linkedin

UK-based retail accelerator TrueStart has forged a strategic alliance with Visa Europe Collab to steer startups with cross-over potential to the card scheme's innovation hub for advice and mentoring.

RBS suffers another IT meltdown as payments go astray
Retail banking

RBS suffers another IT meltdown as payments go astray

17 June 2015  |  7195 views  |  5 comments | 27 tweets | 15 linkedin

Royal Bank of Scotland is scrambling to fix an IT glitch that caused over 600,000 transactions and hundreds of thousands of pounds in payments to go missing.

London to host Sibos 2019
Transaction banking

London to host Sibos 2019

17 June 2015  |  3586 views  |  1 comments | 24 tweets | 13 linkedin

London's burgeoning reputation as the tech and financial capital of Europe is to be rewarded in 2019 when it will play host to the annual Swift international banking conference, Sibos, for the first time in the event's 37-year history.

SAP Financial Services Forum Focus: Ross Wainwright
Risk & regulation

SAP Financial Services Forum Focus: Ross Wainwright

17 June 2015  |  3110 views  |  0 comments | 1 tweets | 1 linkedin

For the past 15 years at SAP, the Global Head of Financial Services Industries has grown SAP’s Financial Services business. Wainwright's team handles development, sales, professional services, support, partner and other SAP organisations serving more than 12,400 banks and capital market firms and more than 5,000 insurance providers worldwide.

BBVA Ventures exec joins Santander InnoVentures
Start ups

BBVA Ventures exec joins Santander InnoVentures

17 June 2015  |  3888 views  |  0 comments | 4 tweets | 1 linkedin

Banco Santander's fintech venture fund has poached Manuel Silva Martinez, a founding member of a similar fund at rival Spanish bank BBVA.

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