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FCA sets out terms for probe into corporate and investment banking
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The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority’s study into competition in investment and corporate banking will focus on choice, transparency, bundling and cross-subsidisation in debt and equity capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and acquisition financing. It will also consider links between competition in these primary market services and related activities such as corporate lending and broking, and ancillary services.

Leeds Building Society targets “customer engagement” with HP deal
Leeds Building Society has already shifted its savings and lending business onto a hosted HP platform

Leeds Building Society is to revamp its customer engagement tools through a ten-year deal with HP Enterprise Services, which will encompass a number of independent software vendors working on different parts of the business. The deal builds on the earlier deal between the two firms in 2013, which focused on the building society’s core banking platform.

Daiwa Securities switches post-trade platforms as Hong Kong gears up for growth

Japanese investment bank Daiwa Securities has transferred its Hong Kong business onto a new post-trade processing platform built by specialist vendor Torstone. The bank says the move is part of a long-term plan to revamp its back-office technology in the city, as Hong Kong steps up its role in the integration of China’s capital markets into the global mainstream.

FIX protocol dominates in post-trade workflow

Three-quarters of market participants use FIX for confirmation and affirmation of their transactions, according to a new survey released by financial industry standards body the FIX Trading Community.

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Mobile banking: what consumers really want
Will Jones is managing director EMEA and AP at Monitise

The growth of mobile money has been a steep upward curve and looks set to continue – Juniper Research predicts that there will be one billion mobile banking users worldwide by the end of 2017, up from 590 million in 2013. A recent Forrester report predicted that purchases on mobile devices would double by 2018, as even more people become comfortable buying online and retailers create more user-friendly mobile experiences

Banking at a digital crossroad
German Pugliese-Bassi is co-founder and CMO at Technysis

The Banking industry is at a digital crossroad as it faces both a wave of technology companies poised to disaggregate every facet of the business and a changing consumer that is increasingly demanding that banks products match the state-of-the-art digital services they are receiving from other industries

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Misys adds Islamic banking capabilities to platform

Banking technology vendor Misys has launched an Islamic banking platform called Misys FusionBanking Essence Islamic, as part of a plan to capitalise on the 17% annual growth in Islamic banking worldwide.

Mobey Forum, Biometrics Institute and Natural Security Alliance join forces to promote biometrics for digital services

The Biometrics Institute, Mobey Forum and Natural Security Alliance have launcehd a cross-association collaboration to promote the use of biometrics in digital services. The organisations plan to have their inaugural meeting, on biometrics for non-government services, in Paris on 1 July.

Moven, Accenture to jointly develop technology for banks

Accenture and Moven, the online-only bank founded by Brett King, have signed a deal to jointly develop new digital banking services — including services for the established banks. The two firms say their partnership will be useful to the larger banks because it will help them to cut costs and roll out digital services to their customers faster.

ISDA releases UTI derivatives trade reporting service

The International Swaps and Derivatives Association has launched UTIPrefix.org, a service that enables counterparties to obtain a unique trade identifier (UTI) prefix for derivatives trade reporting.

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