Blockchain and Bitcoin round-up: 24 May 2017

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Cut to the chase with this brief blockchain and Bitcoin round-up. Features Waves Platform, Everex and Bitcoin’s price surge. Moscow-based Waves has launched its Euro gateway, which will allow users of the platform to deposit and withdraw Euros directly from within the lite client, holding and trading them directly from their Waves accounts as WEUR […]

Israel Discount Bank implements Linedata Capitalstream platform


Israel Discount Bank of New York (IDBNY) has chosen Linedata’s lending and leasing solution Capitalstream. IDBNY will use Linedata Capitalstream to manage its entire commercial lending origination process and ongoing account monitoring, implemented alongside Linedata Hosting to enable the rapid roll-out of the solution. Louis Turano, SVP of IT, IDBNY, says by implementing both solutions, […]

Great Southern Bank takes commercial lending to nCino cloud


Missouri-based Great Southern Bank has selected nCino’s Bank Operating System for a revamp of its commercial loan process. The bank has more than 100 offices in nine states, and has grown as a result of acquisitions and organic expansions over the past eight years. According to nCino, this growth prompted the bank to look for […]

Nucleus Software lends cloud solution to Essel Home Loans


India-based Essel Home Loans, a new housing finance subsidiary of Essel Finance, has opted for Nucleus Software’s FinnOne Neo Cloud for digitisation of its loan lifecycle. According to Nucleus, Essel Home Loans is keen to capitalise on the Government of India initiatives such as Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) – which is designed to build […]

IBM heats up Chile’s financial sector with blockchain

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IBM and Chile’s Santiago Exchange, the largest in the country, have teamed up to introduce blockchain across the country’s financial sector. The agreement makes the Santiago Exchange the “first stock market in Latin America” to apply IBM blockchain within its short selling system for securities lending. Built by IBM and Santiago Exchange, the solution is […]

Equifax forms new alliance to develop open banking products

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Equifax, credit information provider Castlight and Oakbrook Finance, the owners of consumer loan brand Likely Loans, have teamed up to develop new products for the 2018 open banking initiative. Under open banking, Equifax says bank transaction data will play a crucial role in lending decisions. Lenders will have access to real-time and historic account and […]

Virgin Money walks away from Co-op Bank takeover talks

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Virgin Money has withdrawn from a potential takeover of the UK’s Co-op Bank as the struggling lender prioritises talks with a group of hedge funds about a financial restructuring, according to Sky News. As Banking Technology reported in February, the Co-op Bank was put up for sale – with the minority investor Co-op Group saying […]

Fintech funding round-up: 15 May 2017


Brevity and celerity. It’s our latest fintech funding round-up for a quick fix – featuring Axoni, Citi, MarketInvoice, Banco BNI Europa, Alibaba and Qupital. Distributed ledger technology (DLT) provider Axoni has revealed that Citi has joined its Series A funding round, bringing the total amount raised to over $20 million. Citi joins a group of […]

Australia’s UBank unveils virtual assistant for home loans


UBank, a subsidiary of National Australia Bank (NAB), has launched RoboChat, Australia’s “first virtual assistant” for online home loan applications. RoboChat will guide customers through the online mortgage form by providing real-time input on questions like “what term do you offer on home loans?” and “do you offer redraws and how do they work?”. Lee […]

HSBC’s virtual platform for business borrowers goes global

HSBC goes virtual

HSBC is rolling out its virtual platform for business customers, LinkScreen, across its operations worldwide. The platform is already available in the UK, US and Mexico, with Canada, France and Hong Kong to follow in the coming months.