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Standard Life Investments goes live on Calastone settlements service

Global fund transaction network Calastone has revealed that Standard Life Investments (SLI) is live on its automated funds settlement solution.

Blockchain and Bitcoin round-up: 23 November 2017

Following on from the action on Tuesday (21 November), our latest blockchain and Bitcoin round-up focuses on partnerships and future potential. Featuring BDA, Bitstamp, ModulTrade and Bank of Japan.

Validata lands core banking testing deal in US

Validata has inked a deal with a large US bank to deliver quality assurance for the bank’s Temenos T24 core banking transformation project. Banking Technology understands this is Commerce Bank.

Starling makes big European push

UK-based challenger bank Starling is taking the battle to lenders after being granted a contract allowing for a big push into wholesale banking in Europe.

Al Salam Bank Seychelles selects iFinancial’s AMLtrac solution

Al Salam Bank Seychelles (ASBS) has chosen International Financial Systems’ (iFinancial) anti-money laundering (AML) solution, AMLtrac, as it plans to introduce domestic banking services for local and regional SMEs and corporates.

Banking Technology Magazine
Banking Technology November 2017 issue out now
Banking Technology November 2017

The latest edition of our flagship magazine – Banking Technology – is out now, packed with news, analysis and insights, case studies, research and expert commentary.

Industry Comment
What WeChat’s domination in China tells us about mobile banking in the coming age of the super app
Tom Wood, Foolproof

Through increasing functionality and by consistently pushing boundaries, super apps could have the power to influence, shape and even redefine m-commerce of tomorrow. Tom Wood, co-founder and managing partner of experience design agency, Foolproof, shares his insight on the opportunities that super apps could bring to m-commerce.

Three crucial questions for insurance’s digital future
Insurance – an industry at a turning point

Insurance is an industry at a turning point. Few could have predicted that “innovation” would become one of its watchwords, but as the digital revolution spurred on by insurtech gathers pace fundamental changes are beginning to take hold.

Faure to fintech – what music can teach us about communicating the benefits of tech

On the surface Handel or Shostakovich seem a world away from the world of finance. Yet, strange as it may seem, the similarities are there. This is because both the mechanics behind music and the technology underpinning the digital transformation are – unless you’ve had first-hand experience of either – pretty abstract concepts to understand.

Slow growth, new regulation and digitisation – driving innovation in the banking sector

Since the global financial crisis the banking industry has witnessed three mega-trends: slow growth, digitisation and new regulation. None of these trends look likely to abate any time soon and in fact, it appears that all of them are set to intensify in the short to medium term.

Financial innovation in LatAm calls for open collaboration with start-ups

Fintech is upending the way we understand the financial sector in Latin America; financial services are experiencing deep transformations as a result of start-ups’ love for change driven by new technologies.