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US charges nine over insider trading hacking scheme
Trade execution

US charges nine over insider trading hacking scheme

11 August 2015  |  3619 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  |  5884 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.

TD, MasterCard and Nymi pilot heartbeat-authenticated contactless payments
Security

TD, MasterCard and Nymi pilot heartbeat-authenticated contactless payments

11 August 2015  |  7647 views  |  0 comments | 27 tweets | 33 linkedin

Canada's TD Bank, MasterCard and tech firm Nymi have completed what they claim is the world's first wearable contactless credit card payment to authenticate the user through their heartbeat.

Canada to overhaul national payments infrastructure
Wholesale banking

Canada to overhaul national payments infrastructure

11 August 2015  |  6428 views  |  2 comments | 18 tweets | 12 linkedin

The Canadian Payments Association has hired global consulting firm McKinsey to draw up plans to modernise the nation's core payments infrastructure.

UK's oldest bank steps into the digital age
Wholesale banking

UK's oldest bank steps into the digital age

11 August 2015  |  5953 views  |  0 comments | 27 tweets | 10 linkedin

C Hoare & Co. the UK's oldest bank, is to take its first step into the digital age by launching a mobile app and contactless cards.

Atom Bank contracts with Iress for digital mortgage platform
Mobile & online

Atom Bank contracts with Iress for digital mortgage platform

11 August 2015  |  5479 views  |  1 comments | 9 tweets | 4 linkedin

UK startup Atom Bank is to be the first client for a re-engineered mortgage origination platform designed to meet the needs of digital challenger banks by Iress

P2P lenders target UK market ahead of new regulation
Retail banking

P2P lenders target UK market ahead of new regulation

11 August 2015  |  5251 views  |  0 comments | 15 tweets | 8 linkedin

The UK could be swamped by P2P lenders after it emerged that more than 100 companies have sought regulatory authorisation while almost 200 are already operating via interim permission from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Blockchain poised to become banking's biggest disruptor yet - BBVA Compass economists
Trade execution

Blockchain poised to become banking's biggest disruptor yet - BBVA Compass economists

11 August 2015  |  17696 views  |  1 comments | 65 tweets | 32 linkedin

With dozens of the world's biggest banks already investing heavily in the blockchain, it is just a matter of time before the technology creates far-reaching disruption in the financial services industry, says a new report from BBVA Compass economists.

Envestnet to buy Yodlee
Retail banking

Envestnet to buy Yodlee

10 August 2015  |  4829 views  |  0 comments | 14 tweets | 10 linkedin

Wealth management technology provider Envestnet has agreed to buy fintech outfit Yodlee in a cash and stock deal with an enterprise value of around $590 million.

First draft standard on ISO 20022 for real-time payments published
Retail banking

First draft standard on ISO 20022 for real-time payments published

10 August 2015  |  10435 views  |  6 comments | 45 tweets | 38 linkedin

An international project to develop a set of harmonised standards for cross-border real-time payments has published a first draft of ISO 20022 messages for review.

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