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ICBC establishes FinTech research arm

Banking
May 15, 2019

In keeping with the nation’s ambition to be the world’s banking leaders, the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China have created a new fintech research enterprise. The ICBC Information and Technology Co., Ltd (ICBC Tech...

Natwest in a Biometric Payment UK-Banking First

Banking
May 8, 2019

On April 18th Natwest became the first bank in the United Kingdom to offer their commercial and business customers a new biometric payment approval feature which waivers the need for a card reader. NatWest’s Face and To...

Financial Institutions develop Trade Finance initiative

Banking
April 10, 2019

Fourteen of the world’s leading financial firms have backed the Trade Finance Distribution Initiative (TFD Initiative) on the 1st of April for the standardization of Trade Finance, asset allocation and regulatory require...

JSE and NASDAQ renew tech agreement

Banking
April 2, 2019

The Jamaica Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Inc. have signed a new agreement for a term of seven years for Nasdaq to provide their market surveillance technology (SMARTS) and the matching engine to the Jamaica Stock Exchange (...

Citi reveals plans for new business line with Mastercard

Banking
March 29, 2019

Citi’s Treasury and Trade Solutions (TTS) has announced the development of a new business line for consumers to make digital payments to institutions. As part of this new digital consumer payments business, Citi has chos...

ABN AMRO hands 75% of mortgage arm to InfoSys

Banking
March 29, 2019

It’s official. Infosys, the global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting has just announced a strategic partnership with the Dutch super bank ABN AMRO, the third largest in the Netherlands. Mohit Jos...

Successful Marco Polo pilot for Commerzbank & Landesbank Baden-Württemberg

Banking
March 28, 2019

Commerzbank and Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LBBW) announced two successful  commercial transactions via data transfer between Voith and KSB  using the trade finance network Marco Polo on R3’s Corda blockchain...

Credit Suisse’s Emerging Consumer Survey 2019

Banking
March 26, 2019

The Credit Suisse Research Institute (CSRI) published surprising results in their latest Emerging Markets Consumer Survey during this year’s 22nd Asian Investment Conference in Hong Kong. The report, which revealed that...

Standard Chartered’s VC arm creates Fintech Bridge

Banking
March 19, 2019

SC Ventures announced their opening of SC Ventures Fintech Bridge to facilitate connectivity between startups and the business acumen stored in Standard Chartered's investors and internal departments. According...

CitiDirect unveils BE® Digital Onboarding 

Banking
March 8, 2019

Customer onboarding has changed significantly in the past decade, with many firms unveiling intuitive and simple programs inspired by the customer service quality seen in pure tech firms.  Joining their ranks this m...

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