New mobile banking service, Lunar Way, to launch in Denmark

A new mobile banking service in Denmark, Lunar Way, is gearing up for launch as it has secured a local partner, Københavns Andelskasse (Copenhagen Cooperative Bank). Lunar Way is itself not a bank, but is a provider of digital financial services, similar to Simple or Moven. Its model is to partner with established banks (that have […]

Swissquote signs with NetGuardians for data confidentiality solution

Swiss banking technology vendor NetGuardians has signed Swissquote Bank for its RiskGuardian solution. It will ensure data confidentiality compliance. RiskGuardian includes the NGScreener enterprise software platform along with predefined controls for specific regulations, such as the FINMA 2008/21 Appendix III regulation related to client confidentiality. Like with many of NetGuardians’ clients, Swissquote is a Tememos’ […]

Russia’s largest bank joins Wolters Kluwer customer list

Russia-based Sberbank has implemented Wolters Kluwer’s risk management solution, OneSumX, to streamline its treasury operations. OneSumX will enable the bank to perform dynamic simulation, market risk analysis and liquidity risk analysis, says the vendor. There was an extensive system selection, says Wolters Kluwer, with around 30 providers on the long list. Andrey Prudnikov, treasury director […]

Calastone gets new live site for settlement service, Hargreaves Lansdown

Hargreaves Lansdown, a financial service company based in Bristol, UK, has gone live with Calastone’s funds settlement system, Calastone Settlements. Danny Cox, head of communications at Hargreaves Lansdown comments that “automatic matching of trades and the netting of settlement positions early in the day will improve the efficiency of our operational and treasury teams”. He […]

Broadridge launches global solutions partner programme

Broadridge Financial Solutions has launched a new solutions partner programme to enable consulting, technology and servicing firms to offer technology solutions. Partner firms will get access to solutions across wealth management, asset management, capital markets and corporate issuer segments; and a set of sales enablement resources, technical training services and a financial benefits package. Ira […]

Get off our patch – no room for fintech fakery

A search for fintech now returns nearly ten million results – astounding, when you consider the first searches were recorded in 2005. But how many of those results focus on, or indeed are sourced from fintech innovators in the truest sense of the word, asks Philippe Gelis, CEO and co-founder Kantox. The reality is that fintech is […]

Canadian Payments Association moves to ISO 20022

The Canadian Payments Association (CPA) has adopted ISO 20022, as it looks to modernise Canada’s payment system. Gerry Gaetz, president and CEO of the CPA, says ISO 20022 will “enable the Canadian financial community to provide better service, both domestically and across borders, to their customers”. The CPA says recent research indicates that cost savings […]

Younger U.K. Consumers Are Ready to Replace Cards with Phones

A survey from the Prepaid International Forum finds that nearly half of young consumers already make payments via mobile phones. Checking balances and not having to carry wallets or purses are among the main reasons for mobile’s growing popularity.

San Antonio Credit Union to Offer Loans via QCash

In the midst of regulatory pressure and an expected CFPB proposed rulemaking on small-dollar loans, QCash signs a Texas credit union to offer members what the company calls a less costly short-term lending product.

EdgeVerve launches blockchain framework for financial services

EdgeVerve Systems, a product subsidiary of Infosys, has launched a blockchain framework targeted at the financial services sector. Called EdgeVerve Blockchain Framework, it is a permissioned ledger that allows banks to deploy blockchain-based services for “varied” business areas. EdgeVerve says it can “scale to the levels needed to support international, cross-border transactional business”; and therefore […]

Kbank in $142m-a-year digital banking drive

Kasikornbank (Kbank), one of the largest banks in Thailand, says it is to spend THB 5 billion ($142 million) per year in a digital banking transformation project. Kbank, the country’s fourth-largest lender by assets (THB 2.5 trillion/$71 billion), says it has the largest share of the digital banking market with 38%. It is now looking […]

Infosys Finacle teams with Onegini for digital banking

Infosys Finacle and software firm Onegini are partnering to integrate Onegini’s mobile security platform with Finacle banking solutions. Using this solution, Infosys says banks can offer customers an option to select “advanced” authentication methods, including fingerprint, facial, eye and voice recognition as well as multi-factor authentication for “added security” as they transact on devices. The […]

Reporting under Basel III: avoiding past mistakes

In a world where prudential regulatory rules are interlinked the old temptation to explore one regulatory development at a time is damaging. Regulatory reporting, and the technological systems behind it, need to adapt if we are to avoid past mistakes, writes Selwyn Blair-Ford, head of global regulatory policy at Wolters Kluwer. Here’s a scenario that […]

Swedbank sweet on virtual Nina

Swedbank has gone live with Nuance Nina, a virtual assistant that delivers a human-like, conversational customer service. The system, provided by US-based Nuance Communications, sits on the Swedbank website and the bank’s customers can type their questions to the virtual assistant. Swedbank customer service agents are also using the system to source information for customers. […]

MasterCard Launches Faster EMV Technology

Faster EMV is coming to the U.S. MasterCard has launched M/Chip Fast, which “brings some of the principles successfully implemented for contactless cards and mobile wallets around the world to point-of-sale terminals,” the payments network said.