IBM has reported a mixed bag of results for the first quarter of 2017, with the strategic imperatives offerings up but overall revenues down 2% to $18.2 billion, reports Telecoms.com (Banking Technology‘s sister publication). While another quarter of decline is nothing new to report for Big Blue, what might be worrying for the team is […]
US EMV use has hit a milestone. For the first time, the number of Visa chip card transactions topped one billion last month, a 330% increase from March 2016.
Banking software vendor Temenos has reported a strong start to 2017 with total software licensing revenues up 19% – and it takes a swipe at rival Avaloq in the process. In its Q1 2017 financial results, its non-IFRS total revenues were $142.7 million compared to $129.4 million for the same period last year. Non-IFRS EBIT […]
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 […]
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, 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 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).
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]