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ECB to develop service for settlement of instant payments

ECB goest to market for new treasury management software

The Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) says it will develop a new service for the settlement of instant payments. The new service, Target instant payment settlement (TIPS), will enable citizens and firms to transfer money between each other in real-time and will be available around the clock, 365 days a year. The […]

Workup a fintech sweat with Isbank’s start-up programme

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Turkey’s largest private bank, Isbank, has unveiled its entrepreneurship programme for fintech start-ups in the country. Since forming an innovation team within its Digital Banking Unit, the bank says it has become “much closer” to tech entrepreneurs in the republic. The innovation team is working remotely at Kolektif House Levent (a co-working space for Turkish […]

Sberbank implements risk management system with Numerix

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Russia’s largest banking group Sberbank has completed the implementation of its bank-wide technology programme focusing on automating its financial market risk management system. As part of the multi-year project, Sberbank built a technology platform which included IT systems and modules allowing the management of various types of risks, namely credit and market risks. The platform […]

Brokers are jokers with Trading 212 zero commission service

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Don’t go for broke or a broker – Trading 212 has unveiled the UK’s first zero commission share trading platform. The firm says it allows investors to make ten trades per month and up to £10,000 equity per trade commission free, which it estimates will cover the needs of approximately 90% of its customers. To […]

FinTech Australia releases fintech ecosystem map

Australia's central bank in AU$13.6m tech overhaul

Industry body FinTech Australia has released its first member ecosystem map, to show the nation’s “strengths and diversity”, particularly in wealth generation and lending. The map (see image below) lists 119 members of FinTech Australia, along with the nation’s key financial services regulators. Danielle Szetho, FinTech Australia CEO, says: “The broad range, depth and quality […]

Fintech funding round-up: 22 June 2017

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It was only yesterday we did a fintech funding round-up. But as there’s a mad dash for cash, here’s another one. Features Digital Financial Services Lab, TrueLayer and Enterprise Ireland. Digital Financial Services Lab (DFS Lab) will invest $250,000 in four separate fintech start-ups that are building products to help low-income consumers in developing markets. […]

Mastercard launches competition for African financial inclusion

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The Mastercard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity (FRP) has launched a new competition to find financial products and services that improve the lives of poor people in rural areas of Africa. The 2017 competition will follow a rolling format and will be open throughout the year with applications submitted and evaluated periodically. The first submission […]

SIX’s payments offer cashless waltz for Vienna Life Ball

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SIX Payment Services (SIX) has enabled the Vienna Life Ball in Austria to be cashless for the first time in its history. The Life Ball is an annual AIDS charity event, and 110 cashless point of sale (POS) terminals were installed, configured and serviced by SIX, across the whole arena. There were also 30 top-up […]

Moronic UK hacker exploits CYBG loophole to steal £100,000

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A British hacker/moron has been jailed for the theft of nearly £100,000 from Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banking Group (CYBG) by exploiting a bug in its online banking system. According to the BBC, 24-year-old James Ejankowski defrauded the bank of more than £99,000 in December 2016. He spent the money on a BMW, a Range Rover […]

Morgan Stanley drives diversity with innovation lab launch

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Morgan Stanley has unveiled an innovation lab with the aim of promoting diversity top of the agenda. According to the Financial Times, which has seen an application form, a four-month programme will begin in July and end in a symposium that will “expose companies to potential investors through showcase presentations”. The FT says any start-up […]

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