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Misys gains new live site for FusionCapital in Vietnam, at Techcombank

Techchombank modernises TCM ops with Misys

Vietnam-based Techcombank has gone live with Misys’ FusionCapital software. The new platform – based on Misys’ FusionCapital Kondor product – supports treasury and capital markets (TCM) operations at the bank. The deal was inked in November 2014. Techcombank opted to work with Misys as it has offered “a configurable, fast and cost-effective analytics platform”, explains […]

Germany: the sparkasse of innovation

Innovation in Germany: a new banking era looms

As established banks migrate to a digital era, new entrants in the German market are threatening to seize the moment. “We see a change in society; in the way that smart phone adoption feeds back into the way we run our business,” says Andreas Vollmer, chief IT architect of Commerzbank. “It is not just about […]

From challenger to winner: how new entrant banks can succeed in the UK

Kevin Mountford, CEO, PBF Solutions

Kevin Mountford, CEO of PBF Solutions, examines the key steps that new entrants to the UK banking sector need to take to attract customers and drive deposits. Challenging is one thing, but gaining a firm foothold in the UK banking sector is another, especially as the number of new entrants grows. From 2013 to mid-2015, the […]

New core software deal for Temenos in the UK

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British Arab Commercial Bank (BACB) is looking to modernise its core software. It is believed the bank has settled for a new platform – Temenos’ T24. BACB is a London-based wholesale bank that specialises in trade finance and treasury services to Africa and the Middle East. The bank has been in the system selection mode […]

Distributed ledger identity: misplaced trust


Distributed ledgers have a role to play in identity verifications, but there are potential pitfalls, state Professor Michael Mainelli and Vinay Gupta. They are increasingly touted as the answer to the identity problems plaguing finance and government. They may well be part of the answer, but more important is recognising they are only tools to help […]

Preparing for PSD II

Jerry Norton, CGI, shares his views on what awaits us with PSD II

The European Commission’s upcoming PSD II legislation will bring big changes to the payments landscape in Europe. Banking Technology talks to Jerry Norton, VP of financial services at CGI, to find out more. In October, the European Parliament gave its approval to the level one text of the Payment Services Directive II, which aims to further the […]

Sopra Steria plans Cassiopae tie-up

Chairman of Cassiopae, Emmanuel Gillet

Paris-based Sopra Steria plans a tie-up with Cassiopae, a developer of specialised finance management software. Sopra Steria plans to acquire, through its subsidiary Sopra Banking Software, about 75% of KSEOP, Cassiopae’s holding company. The founder and his family, and certain managers including the current chairman of Cassiopae, Emmanuel Gillet, will retain about 25% of the […]

Retail banking: the power of the personal

Natalie McLellan, Egremont: A cohesive omnichannel strategy is essential

In 2016, retail banks are facing up to their biggest challenge. A combination of new market disrupters, increased regulation and the continuing pace of technology change is set to transform the industry, shifting power firmly to the consumer. Natalie McLellan, director of financial services at consultancy firm Egremont, offers her insight. Many commentators argue that […]

I2c and TIS team up for payments in Asia

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Payment firms i2c and TIS have formed a strategic partnership to standardise prepaid payment solutions on the i2c processing platform. Under terms of the multi-year partnership, Japan-based TIS will adopt i2c’s cloud-based platform as its standard for prepaid card processing and expand its use to support credit and debit card payment processing in “key Asian […]

PSR tells banks to sell stakes in VocaLink to increase payments competition

The regulator encourages banks to sell their stakes in Vocalink

The UK’s Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) says banks should sell their stake in the nation’s payments infrastructure, VocaLink, to “help increase innovation and competition”. The PSR has published its provisional findings of its market review into the ownership and competitiveness of the infrastructure that supports the payments systems; Bacs, Faster Payments System (FPS) and LINK. […]