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Validata gains quality assurance tech deal in Singapore

Singapore-listed stocks can now be traded in London

DevOps and application lifecycle management (ALM) tech specialist Validata has gained a new customer in Singapore to deliver quality assurance for its Temenos T24 upgrade project.

Standard Chartered and SuperCharger return for third cohort in Hong Kong

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SuperCharger, a fintech accelerator in Asia, has unveiled the opening of applications for its third programme in Hong Kong.

ITF to become “the world’s first fintech bank”

Jim Rogers at the ITF launch

A new bank, Into the Future (ITF), is gearing up for launch in Hong Kong and Singapore. Among its investors is Jim Rogers, an American businessman based in Singapore and the co-founder of the Quantum Group of Funds (which he started with George Soros).

Sibos 2017: NPP a marathon, not a sprint

Regtech down under

Payments industry participants in countries about to embark on, or in the early days of, real-time and instant payments infrastructure projects should acknowledge that “it doesn’t all have to happen on day one”.

Rambus and Eftpos team up to support Apple Pay in Australia

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Mobile payments firm Rambus has teamed up with Eftpos, the Australian domestic debit network, to help support transactions with Apple Pay for users in Australia. Through integration with Rambus’ token service provider (TSP) technology, the firm says Eftpos is able to support Apple Pay. Chakib Bouda, CTO of the Rambus Payments Division, says: “This partnership […]

Old world aces new world

China

With sizeable market shares, China’s mobile payments giants Alipay and WeChat Pay are seeking international expansion. What’s next for the tech giants?

Open banking: nothing personal

Open banking

Financial authorities globally are promoting open banking. While it represents a shift in the mindset of traditional banks, Heather McKenzie, editor of Daily News at Sibos, finds they may be up to the challenge.

Daily News at Sibos 2017 – Day 3

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Read our third Daily News at Sibos edition of the Sibos 2017 conference in Toronto – all the latest news and analysis from Swift’s premier event of the year. Free to read online or pick up a complimentary print copy if you are at Sibos!

Standard Chartered gets personalised for investment ideas in Asia

Standard Chartered on a major cost- and job-cutting spree

This time it’s personal. Standard Chartered has launched a digital wealth management tool that can customise investment ideas in a lively and rapid manner. Called Personalised Investment Ideas (PII), the idea is to help “priority banking” clients respond faster to market opportunities with automated investment ideas based on considerations such as their risk profile and […]

Instant payments momentum gathers pace globally as Swift strengthens its role

Real-time payments are coming to you

Instant payments are set to be one of this year’s hot topics at Sibos. Last week, Swift and EBA Clearing announced that users of EBA’s instant payments system, RT1, will be able to access the platform via SwiftNet Instant, Swift’s instant payments messaging solution, from November 2018. Elsewhere, Australian consumers have been told they will be able to make instant payments from January next year.

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