Turkish Garanti Bank launches ‘Facebook’ mobile banking app
Turkey’s Garanti Bank has launched a new ‘socially integrated’ mobile banking service called iGaranti, which connects with Facebook, Twitter and FourSquare to help users send money to friends and family.
ECS powers Bangladeshi AB Bank ATM expansion
Bangladeshi bank AB Bank has chosen ElectraCard Services to run its ATM network and process credit and debit cards, as the bank ramps up its drive to increase financial inclusion in the country.
India’s ICICI takes aim at Indian mobile payments
India’s ICICI Bank is to launch a mobile payments service built by Movida, the Indian joint venture between Visa and mobile money specialist firm Monitise, that will draw on the potential to reach unbanked customers in the country.
HDFC Bank India takes up Numerix risk tools
India’s HDFC Bank has chosen to install risk management tools provided by Numerix, in a move the bank says will help consolidate its risk management and reporting capabilities.
Online payments on rise in Turkey
A partnership between German and Turkish payments specialists aims to take advantage of Turkey’s rising levels of online commerce, with the help of three Turkish banks.
New Turkish exchange embraces Nasdaq OMX technology
Turkey’s newly-merged Borsa Istanbul has formed a deal with Nasdaq OMX, under which the new Turkish market will take up Nasdaq trading, clearing, market surveillance and risk technology.
Indian SMEs in crosshairs at Western Union and IndusInd Bank
India’s IndusInd Bank and Western Union have created a partnership designed to make foreign exchange and global business easier for SMEs in India.
Sonali Bank Bangladesh adopts Polaris core banking tools
Bangladesh’s Sonali Bank has adopted a core banking system from Indian technology company Polaris, in a move that it says will transform it into the most modern bank in the country.
Turkland Bank adopts Infosys core banking tools
Turkish bank Turkland has installed new core banking, CRM and treasury systems from Infosys – the first time a Turkish bank has implemented an externally developed core banking system according to the firm.
IndusInd Bank chooses Calypso treasury tools
India’s IndusInd Bank has installed a new system from Calypso Technology that it says will help it grow its treasury activities, increase its global markets business and better manage risk.
Immediate mobile payments come to Europe, M-Pesa to India
Payment processing firm Visa Europe has introduced a service allowing consumers to make mobile payments across the region immediately and using any European currency. Meanwhile in India, popular money transfer and payment service M-Pesa has now been fully launched. Visa Europe’s Personal Payments service enables Visa credit, debit or prepaid card users to accept payments […]
Turkey tops table at TradeTech
Prospects for Turkey’s capital markets gave delegates cause for optimism as the TradeTech conference and exhibition in London wound to a close on Thursday. “Turkey is moving from an emerging to a developed market,” said Alexis Chryssochoides, head of prop trading and product development at Eurobank Equities. “The country has already been upgraded by several […]
Mobile money to transform Turkish transport and US retail
Turkish operator Turkcell and SIM card and mobile security solutions provider Gemalto have each found themselves at the hearts of two mobile payment projects that promise to transform the transport and retail sectors in Turkey and the USA respectively.
Polaris unveils $10m financial technology design centre in Chennai
Polaris Financial Technology has today opened a $10 million financial application design centre at its headquarters in Chennai, India, where customers will be able to work collaboratively with the vendor’s development teams on applications and systems.
Bombay exchange opts for Eurex platform in tech alliance
The Bombay Stock Exchange has become the latest exchange to sign up for Deutsche Börse’s Eurex platform, with the announcement of a long-term technology alliance under which BSE will join the Eurex technology roadmap and deploy Deutsche Börse Group’s trading architecture. As a first step, BSE will replace its derivatives market platform in the course […]
India’s ICICI teams with mobile operator for Visa service
Indian bank ICICI and local mobile operator Aircel have launched a mobile financial services offering using Visa’s hosted platform solution.
Rising stars dominate World Exchange Congress
Emerging markets Brazil, India and Turkey took the spotlight at yesterday’s World Exchange Congress event in London, as senior executives highlighted rising technological investment, growing competition and successful index performance.
Fircosoft signs AML watch list reseller in India
FircoSoft has signed a partnership with Indian IT services specialist iSolve to resell its watch list filtering products to financial institutions in India, where anti-money regulations are tightening. iSolve already sells compliance solutions to financial institutions in India, making the addition of FircoSoft’s filtering solutions to iSolve’s portfolio a logical step. It will be mainly targeting […]
India’s MCX-SX prepares for February launch
Indian exchange MCX Stock Exchange has set a date to begin trading in equity derivatives, in a move that opens up a new front in the competition between India’s dominant BSE and NSE exchanges.
Saxo Bank gobbles up Turkey business
Online investment bank Saxo Bank has opened an office in Istanbul, Turkey, following its acquisition of local broker Değer Menkul Değerler in May last year.
Earthport sees Turkey before Christmas
Cross-border payments service provider Earthport has opened a low value payments service into Turkey, which will allow Earthport’s clients to reach an estimated 42 million bank accounts.