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Western Union continues European retail push with WH Smith deal
WU digital kiosk

Western Union is to install self-service kiosks in 300 of UK retailer WH Smith’s stores later this year. The kiosks allow customers to enter the details of money transfer transactions and then use the retailer’s self-checkout to pay.

EBA Clearing sets out roadmap for pan-European instant payments

EBA Clearing has published a blueprint document spelling out high-level business requirements for the pan-European instant payment infrastructure it hopes to start piloting in 2017 following consultation with a task force composed of more than 20 representatives of EBA Clearing service users.

AIFMD implementation sucessful, but doubts remain on regulatory data

The funds industry has successfully implemented the requirements of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive over the past year but has doubts about the use of data being gathered by regulators and question whether it is helping regulators to better spot threats and systemic risks that may impact market stability.

Payments infrastructures must support innovation says regulator

New payments options are springing up all over the place – except for the underlying infrastructure where current arrangement for access and governance may be a hinderance to innovation, according to the head of the UK’s Payment Systems Regulator.

Chinese renminbi regains place in top five global currencies

The Chinese renminbi continues to gain ground internationally as more banks adopt the currency, propelling its position into the top five global payment currencies worldwide, according to the latest batch of data from Swift.

Cloud: lit from within
David Ar

Cloud-based technologies are spreading rapidly through the business world: the research firm IDC expects the cloud software […]

Banks gain ground after customers’ confidence hits rock bottom
Peter Duffy is CTO at Sumerian

The global financial crisis devastated the reputation of the UK banking industry and it is not hard to […]

For The Record
DTCC Data Products to centralise data provisioning and access

Post-trade market infrastructure the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation has launched a new centralised data provisioning service, DTCC Data Products and expanded its exchange traded funds and ISO 20022 corporate actions data offerings.

BBVA picks Broadridge for outsourced fixed income processing in US

BBVA Group has entered a multi-year agreement with Broadridge Financial Solutions) for a post-trade managed service to support its institutional fixed income business in the US. Under the agreement, Broadridge will provide an integrated managed service to support fixed income and repurchase agreement processing, international clearance and settlement and investor communications services

London to host Sibos 2019

London has been selected as the host city for Sibos 2019 following a successful bid by ExCeL London and London & Partners, the official promotional company for the city.

Swift adds business intelligence for securities market

Swift has formally launched a new business intelligence solution for securities market participants following the completion of an early adopter programme. Watch for Securities is “ready for full scale use” by local and global custodians, investment banks, asset managers and broker/dealers, allowing them to monitor and gain business insights from their network traffic.

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