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Nasdaq extends blockchain innovation with Estonian shareholders
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Estonia’s e-Residency platform will use a blockchain-based e-voting service to allow shareholders of companies listed on Nasdaq’s Tallinn Stock Exchange, to vote in shareholder meetings.

FIS Cardless Cash app wins two new US banks
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Popular Community Bank and Oriental Bank are to deploy FIS Cardless Cash, a mobile banking app to withdraw money from many ATMs in the US.

BBVA breaks off fintech fund

BBVA, a major shareholder in Atom Bank, a UK challenger, has announced an increase in its financial technology fund to US$250 million from US$100 million and a partnership with Propel Venture Partners which will see Propel managing the investment independently.

MKB Bank migrates to Flexcube core

MKB Bank in Hungary is migrating its core banking system to Oracle Flexcube deployed on Oracle Exadata Servers with the hope of improving its time-to-market for new products, while reducing operational costs.

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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
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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 …

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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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