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Accenture to acquire payments consulting firm First Annapolis


Accenture will acquire First Annapolis, a privately held payments consulting and advisory firm. Alan McIntyre, senior managing director, and head of Accenture’s Banking practice, says the acquisition “will enhance our capabilities in the payments sector”. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The acquisition, which is subject to customary closing conditions, is expected to close […]

RBS continues with branch closures and job cuts

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Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is closing 30 of its own branches and 128 of its subsidiary, NatWest, putting 470 people out of work. The bank says this decision is a result of the changing consumer behaviour, which has now shifted to digital banking.

Earthport revenue and payment volume power up

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Earthport, a cross-border payments service provider, has reported a massive rise in its number of transactions and payment volume for the six-month period ended 31 December 2016. The number of transactions reached five million, a growth of about 85% over the prior year period. Payment volume increased by 97% to $7.80 billion and revenue per […]

Oracle earnings look promising, but why the IaaS obsession?


Oracle has had another positive quarter as it navigates the complicated waters of business transformation, but it’s still a long way from kicking Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS).

RBS financial mess seeks digital redress

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The Royal Bank of Scotland’s (RBS) poor financial results have led to its CEO calling for more cost reductions and a faster digital transformation. The bank reported an operating loss before tax of £4.08 billion for 2016 and an attributable loss of £6.95 billion, which included litigation and conduct costs of £5.86 billion, restructuring costs […]

Europe and Asia fuel Temenos earnings rise

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Banking software vendor Temenos has reported total software licensing growth of 21% and earnings growth of 20% in its full year 2016 results. The vendor is in a vivacious mood, saying it saw growth across all geographies, with Europe and Asia “particularly strong”. Non-IFRS total software licensing revenues in FY 16 were $256.2 million. Total […]

Go-lives power Avaloq revenue rise

Avaloq gets new core banking customer in Switzerland

Avaloq has reported increases in its revenue and earnings for the 2016 fiscal year – with three new customers and 28 go-live projects completed. The Swiss firm generated full year revenues of CHF 533 million ($530 million) in 2016, an increase of 10% on a reported basis from CHF 485 million ($482 million) in the […]

Payments drive Fiserv revenue growth


Fiserv’s healthy payments segment has boosted its revenue for the fourth quarter and full year 2016. In its latest results, GAAP revenue increased 5% in Q4 to $1.43 billion, driven by 7% growth in its payments segment and 2% growth in its financial segment, compared to Q4 2015. Full year GAAP revenue saw a rise […]

SAP shows the world how digital transformation is done

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While many traditional tech giants have been struggling to come to terms with the connected economy, SAP’s latest earnings indicate it is adapting well to the world of cloud computing.

IBM: AI needs more than just technology


Artificial intelligence (AI) on its own isn’t enough to compete – companies need industry-specific solutions to business problems. So said Martin Schroeter, IBM’s senior vice-president and chief financial officer, on the company’s quarterly earnings call.