27 November 2014

Company announcements

Retail banking

Azimo introduces £1 flat fee for Lithuanian transfers

4 hours ago  |  756 views  |  0

Azimo, the online money transfer service, today announced that customers can now send money to Lithuania for a flat fee of just £1 for any amount.


MasterCard launches MasterPass in the UAE

4 hours ago  |  850 views  |  0

Residents of the United Arab Emirates will now benefit from a more seamless, speedy and secure online shopping checkout with the launch of the innovative, global MasterCard digital service, MasterPass. MasterPass offers consumers a hassle-free way to make convenient, simple, fast and secure payments online.

Retail banking

Carlyle Group pumps $147 million investment into Nigeria's Diamond Bank

5 hours ago  |  705 views  |  0

Global alternative asset manager, The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) today announced that it has invested $147 million in Diamond Bank (NGSE: DIAMONDBNK), a commercial bank headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria, with operations across West Africa and the UK.


Yacuna releases API and Sandbox for bitcoin app development

5 hours ago  |  870 views  |  0

The Yacuna Group releases its updated Yacuna API and enables third-party developers to integrate the UK-based and -regulated Bitcoin exchange into their applications.

Retail banking

Ukash vouchers now available from WH Smith

5 hours ago  |  680 views  |  0

Ukash, the leading online cash payment provider, is partnering with leading UK retailer, WHSmith, to give consumers the ability to buy Ukash vouchers from 470 of its high street stores across the UK.

Trade execution

Nica call capture tech integrates with Speakerbus turrets

5 hours ago  |  511 views  |  0

Speakerbus, a supplier of advanced voice solutions for the financial and command and control markets, recently completed interoperability testing of NICE’s call capture solution with iManager Call Detail Service, making NTR compatible with Speakerbus’ iTurret dealerboard.

Retail banking

GlobalCollect to become worldwide acquirer for UnionPay

6 hours ago  |  603 views  |  0

GlobalCollect, an Ingenico Group company, and UnionPay International, a subsidiary of the fast growing global payment network China UnionPay, today unveiled a worldwide partnership that sees GlobalCollect become a worldwide acquirer for the UnionPay network. UnionPay is the number one international card brand in the world measured by the number of cards issued.

Retail banking

American Red Cross to accept bitcoin donations

22 hours ago  |  1506 views  |  0

BitPay, the world's leading bitcoin payment processor, is supporting the American Red Cross by helping the organization accept bitcoin donations through a BitPay hosted webpage.

Trade execution

SGX to launch bond-trading platform by mid 2015

26 November 2014  |  882 views  |  0

Singapore Exchange (SGX) today announced its intention to launch a bond trading platform by mid-2015. It will initially trade Asian corporate bonds in G3 currencies, with Asian local currencies to follow.


Equador's Banco del Pacifico signs for Diebold cash recycling ATMs

26 November 2014  |  912 views  |  0

Nearly 35 years after partnering to deliver financial self-service convenience to South America with the first automated teller machine (ATM), Banco del Pacifico and Diebold, Incorporated (DBD) are, once again, advancing banking technology in the region by introducing cash recycling technology to Ecuador.


NCR and NPCI complete Indian cheque truncation project

26 November 2014  |  1052 views  |  0

NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) and National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) announced today the successful completion of the landmark Cheque Truncation System (CTS) project in India.

Post-trade & ops

Ajman Bank adopts SmartStream’s Corona

26 November 2014  |  1274 views  |  0

SmartStream Technologies, the Transaction Lifecycle Management (TLM®) specialist, today announced that Ajman Bank, the award-winning Islamic financial services institution, has implemented SmartStream’s Corona solution to improve its operations and provide a better quality of services to its customers.

Retail banking

PC Financial and TD Bank mobile wallet joint venture Ugo makes commercial debut

26 November 2014  |  1663 views  |  0

UGO Mobile Solutions L.P. today announced the availability of UGO Wallet: an open digital wallet application that enables consumers to start replacing credit cards and loyalty cards from their physical wallet with a simple, secure digital payment method on their smartphone.

Retail banking

Qiwi acquires MoneyMail.Ru instant payments venture

26 November 2014  |  1364 views  |  0

QIWI plc, (QIWI) (QIWI.ME) ("QIWI" or the "Company") and Mail.Ru Group (LSE:MAIL) today announced that as part of the strategic partnership expansion, QIWI plc acquires Money.Mail.Ru project from Mail.Ru Group. After the completion of transition period all Money.Mail.Ru transactions will be settled by QIWI.


Gemalto to provide Trusted Services Hub to NZ mobile payments alliance

26 November 2014  |  1142 views  |  0

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, has provided its Allynis Trusted Services Hub (TSH) to Semble to secure its mobile NFC services in New Zealand.

Retail banking

Community Frist to convert to Corelation KeyStone core

26 November 2014  |  1266 views  |  0

In an effort to enhance its operations and staff efficiency, Community First Credit Union has ($173 million; 16,500 members; Santa Rosa, CA) has signed with credit union core processor Corelation Inc. to help it achieve these goals and more.

Wholesale banking

Percentile and Torstone integrate RiskMine and Inferno platforms

26 November 2014  |  1266 views  |  0

Percentile, providers of technology for risk management and regulatory compliance, and Torstone Technology, providers of securities and derivatives processing software to the global financial markets, today announced a partnership to offer seamless solutions across risk, middle & back office and accounting for financial institutions.

Retail banking

Cardtronics pays $1.5m to settle ATM access suit

25 November 2014  |  1359 views  |  0

Cardtronics, Inc., the world's largest owner and operator of retail ATMs, has agreed to pay $1.5 million to resolve claims that it failed to comply with a previous court-approved settlement to make many of the company's machines in Massachusetts, and throughout the country, accessible to blind and visually impaired users, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced today.

Wholesale banking

Wall Street Horizon names Bruce Fador president and CCO

25 November 2014  |  874 views  |  0

Wall Street Horizon, a rapidly growing provider of single-stock event calendar data services for institutional investors and traders, today announced the appointment of Bruce R. Fador as President and Chief Commercial Officer.


BitFury adds Samsung Electronics president Young Sohn to strategic advisory board

25 November 2014  |  887 views  |  0

BitFury Group, the leading Bitcoin infrastructure provider and Bitcoin transaction processing company has added Young Sohn, Samsung Electronics president and chief strategy officer, to its strategic advisory board.

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