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BNP Paribas and SIX target Belgian payments “monopoly”
BNP Paribas and SIX Payments Services are targeting Belgian markets

BNP Paribas and SIX Payment Services are planning to target merchants in Belgium with a new payments partnership, which they say will offer competition on payment terminals and acquiring services for the first time.

Citi launches Total Touch block trading app
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Citi has launched an equity trading app called Total Touch, which it says will help make it easier for investors to execute block trades in the European market.

Private banks set to benefit from UK account switching

As the UK Payments Council looks back on the first year of its current account switching service, numbers have risen but the change has been gradual and a disappointment to some. That could soon change as private banks make their move, according to senior financial services experts.

Hong Kong to implement Swift’s infrastructure resiliency service

Hong Kong has become the second jurisdiction to sign up to use Swift’s Market Infrastructure Resiliency Service to improve operation of its real-time gross settlement system.

BATS Chi-X sets sights on Swiss ETFs through BX deal

Europe’s largest alternative trading venue BATS Chi-X Europe is set to target the Swiss equities market, following a deal with BX Swiss, an independent exchange. The deal focuses on cross-listings for exchange-traded funds, and trade reporting services – and is a direct threat to the incumbent SIX Swiss Exchange.

Features
Swift’s Chris Church: making plans for Sibos
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As delegates finalise their plans to attend Sibos in Boston this month, Chris Church, chief executive Americas and global head of securities at Swift, discusses what they can expect.

Unlocking the potential of Africa
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From Senegal to the Seychelles, and Botswana to Uganda, new demands and new opportunities are emerging in Africa, but there are still challenges

Burning Issues
The brave new world of mobile banking
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The digital era is changing your bank rapidly. Is your mobile testing & assurance practice ready? P Venkatesh, director of the product division, and Srivatsan TT, vice president of the solutions group, at Maveric Systems discuss the issues

As global commerce expands, so does payments complexity: How should banks respond?
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The increased globalisation of business has opened up new challenges – and opportunities – for companies and the banks that serve them. Corporate treasurers and finance professionals face complexities in the payments arena that range from inconsistencies in local payment processing to new regulations, emerging payment clearing systems and the need to manage geopolitical risk in an ever-expanding array of countries. To address these challenges for their clients, and for themselves, global banks need to invest and innovate to make sure they have the solutions to meet business needs today and in the future.

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Is your analytics solution getting the better of you?
Nick Barth is

All banks, whatever their size rely on data to make decisions. With that in mind getting that data in a timely manner and in a format that can be digested easily is critical. So why can this be so difficult? We are all used to receiving reports from our systems and even the most rudimentary examples will utilise some form of analytics, however simple. We might be getting the reports and be used to the status quo, but is your analytics platform getting the better of you?

The mobile movement driving multi-channel banking
Derek Garriock is head of business solutions at Experian.

Despite the significant challenges faced by the UK’s banking sector over the last decade, there has been a dramatic evolution in the customer experience following the introduction of online, telephone and mobile banking. While the branch remains an important channel, especially for older customers, mobile technology is rapidly redefining how customers interact with their banks.

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