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ESMA to tackle trade repository data quality in 2016
accounting business and financial report with pen .

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published its 2016 supervisory priorities for credit rating agencies (CRAs) and trade repositories (TRs).

Visa Developer opens up payments technology
Mobile payments

Visa Developer, will offer software application developers will open access to Visa’a payments technology, products and services.

Cashless payments plateau is stats mirage: Deutsche Bank

European Central Bank (ECB) figures appear to show that cashless payments transaction volumes in 2014 remained flat at 68 billion payments.

Fifth Third Bank fingerprints iPhone banking

Fifth Third Bank is introducing Touch ID biometric capabilities to its mobile banking app for the iPhone. Touch ID allows fingerprint authentication for enabled devices, letting customers log into their Fifth Third app with their fingers or thumbs instead of a password.

ABN Amro launches Snapchat

ABN AMRO is offering ‘webcare’ via Snapchat, the self-deleting message and picture service, which has 1 million Dutch users.

Clearing contradictions in derivatives regulation
eClerx Stephen Ingle Feb 16

There’s one challenge that regulators seem unable to address, and that is regulation itself. Today’s evolving regulatory environment seems to be beset by a range of internal contradictions. One such contradiction is the banks’ decision to act as clearing providers for derivatives businesses.

Trader voice – the last bastion of the old world
Patrick McCullough is chief executive of Speakerbus

The largest vendors in the trader voice market are now in a similar position to IBM in the late 1990s: their solutions are proprietary, expensive to maintain, and lacking true open integration …

For The Record
IFINTEC Finance Technologies Conference and Exhibition

IFINTEC Finance Technologies Conference and Exhibition will be held on 12-13 April 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey. IFINTEC is a dedicated conference focusing on banking solutions and finance technologies. IFINTEC is one of the biggest events in EMEA region in its category. Banking Technology, Finance Technology, Core Banking, Retail Banking, Universal Banking, Commercial Banking, Branchless Banking, […]

Nasdaq acquires Chi-X Canada

Alternative trading system Chi-X Canada has been bought by Nasdaq, as part of a push by the global exchange group to grow its presence in North America’s largest country. The deal is expected to go through in Q1 next year.

Deutsche Börse re-signs for Scila Surveillance sofware

Deutsche Börse has renewed its contract with Stockholm-based independent surveillance technology provider Scila, signing a five-year agreement to continue using its software.

Norwegian mobile payment service Valyou closes down

The Norwegian Valyou mobile payment service started by DnB and Telenor will be closed at the end of this month as a result of slower than expected activation of NFC enabled POS terminals and a much lower than expected end user uptake.

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