06 February 2016

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BNP Paribas completes blockchain for transaction banking hackathon

BNP Paribas completes blockchain for transaction banking hackathon

02 February 2016  |  4617 views  |  1 comments | 15 tweets | 19 linkedin

BNP Paribas has confirmed its commitment to the distributed ledger movement in finance after completing its first 'Blockchain Bizhackathon' in the transaction banking arena.

Payments UK launches Sepa directory and open API

Payments UK launches Sepa directory and open API

01 February 2016  |  3992 views  |  0 comments | 18 tweets | 13 linkedin

Trade association Payments UK has launched a directory designed to make it simpler for anyone making cross-border payments into Britain to check routing data.

Iranian banks get green light to reconnect to Swift

Iranian banks get green light to reconnect to Swift

18 January 2016  |  4297 views  |  1 comments | 15 tweets | 4 linkedin

Four years after taking the unprecedented step of barring Iranian banks from the Swift network, the Belgian-based co-operative is preparing to welcome the country's banks back into the fold following verification of a political agreement reached with Western powers over Iran's nuclear ambitions.

Earthport creates single API for access to distributed ledgers

Earthport creates single API for access to distributed ledgers

12 January 2016  |  5296 views  |  1 comments | 19 tweets | 15 linkedin

UK-based payment network Earthport has launched a single API to connect banks to Ripple's distributed ledger protocol when processing cross-border payments.

Crazy fintech predictions for 2016

Crazy fintech predictions for 2016

04 January 2016  |  23518 views  |  3 comments | 108 tweets | 63 linkedin

Pascal Bouvier, newly installed as a venture partner with Santander Innoventures fintech venture fund, dusts off his crystal ball and peers into the not-too-distant fintech future.

That was the year that was

That was the year that was

23 December 2015  |  17175 views  |  3 comments | 13 tweets | 21 linkedin

As Finextra pulls the shutters down on 2015, we take a look back at our most popular news stories, videos, and community engagement activities over the course of the past year. The site will re-open for business on 4 January 2016.

Regulatory costs force loss-making Tungsten out of banking

Regulatory costs force loss-making Tungsten out of banking

17 December 2015  |  4534 views  |  1 comments | 3 tweets | 1 linkedin

Supply chain finance outfit Tungsten is selling its banking unit for £30 million as a key part of a strategic review aimed at reviving the flagging business as it reported widening first half losses.

JPMorgan adds two tech heads to its European board

JPMorgan adds two tech heads to its European board

11 December 2015  |  5675 views  |  1 comments | 8 tweets | 8 linkedin

US bank JPMorgan Chase and Co has recruited the technology heads of two FTSE100 companies to serve as non-executive directors, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.

Firms focus spending on smaller fintech deals

Firms focus spending on smaller fintech deals

11 December 2015  |  4269 views  |  0 comments | 11 tweets | 3 linkedin

Capital market firms have little appetite for investing in large-scale fintech projects and are instead showing an overwhelming preference for cheap, short-term projects according to research.

Swift bids to save correspondent banks from extinction

Swift bids to save correspondent banks from extinction

10 December 2015  |  8000 views  |  5 comments | 21 tweets | 50 linkedin

With the role of the middle man in financial services increasingly under threat from a host of new startups and technologies, international banking co-operative Swift has stepped in with a range of service level agreements intended to differentiate and improve the customer experience in correspondent banking by increasing the speed, transparency and predictability of cross-border payments.

Microsoft blockchain-as-a-service embraces Ripple

Microsoft blockchain-as-a-service embraces Ripple

08 December 2015  |  12760 views  |  0 comments | 58 tweets | 37 linkedin

Microsoft is working with Ripple to add a pure play transactional financial services angle to its recently released blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) toolkit.

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