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Samsung Pay lands in four more nations

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Samsung Pay is expanding to four more countries – with official launches in Sweden and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and it enters early access in Hong Kong and Switzerland. The launches in the UAE and Sweden are Samsung Pay’s first markets in the Middle East and the Nordics. Last month, Nordea launched the beta […]

Schweizerische Mobiliar Asset Management moves to Profidata Xentis

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Bern-based Schweizerische Mobiliar Asset Management has implemented Profidata’s Xentis investment management system for its insurance, pensions and fund management businesses. Profidata, which is also based in Switzerland, says it was a “challenging project” to roll out the system within a time frame of 17 months. Xentis replaces various legacy applications, “makes several interfaces redundant and […]

Allied Irish Banks hit with €2.3m fine for AML fails

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Allied Irish Banks (AIB) has been fined €2.3 million by Ireland’s central bank for compliance failures over anti-money laundering (AML) and terrorist financing laws. AIB was reprimanded for six breaches of the law – which occurred between July 2010 and July 2014. It has admitted to these breaches. The central bank says AIB failed to […]

Put a SocGen in it for Euronext’s new fund investment model

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Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) is contributing to a new model, Euronext Fund Service, to help investments in funds for domestic and international investors. Launched by Euronext and available from 15 May 2017, this new service will enable institutional and retail investors to place subscription/redemption orders, in a “simplified and automated manner”, through their brokers […]

Accenture adopts German accent for AI research

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Accenture and the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) have formed an alliance to make the most out of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. Accenture Analytics, part of Accenture Digital, will work with DFKI (Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz). Accenture will get access to DFKI research results, AI tools, and its “Living Labs”. Prof. Dr. […]

White paper: preparing for PSD2 – the role for data and the future for banking

Datastax

The implementation of the updated Payment Services Directive (PSD2) will affect banking institutions of all sizes, opening up financial services and payments markets to new competitors and service providers. Download this free white paper to be ready!

The feeling’s Crédit Mutuel for IBM Watson

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Following a pilot, IBM says its Watson cognitive technology will be extended to Crédit Mutuel’s 20,000 employees and 5,000 branches in France to help with the bank’s operations. This marks the “first commercial use” of Watson by a financial institution in France to assist its staff. The bank’s customer advisors have been using Watson services […]

Orange peels open mobile-only bank

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French telecoms firm Orange has launched its mobile-only bank as it looks to tap into its current customer base. As Banking Technology reported in January 2016, Orange outlined its plans for a new bank. While in April 2016, it made a significant stride in its mobile banking ambitions by acquiring a majority stake in financial […]

Piraeus Bank e-branches go Greece lightning

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Piraeus Bank has launched three fully automated e-branches, across the region of Attiki – the first of their kind in Greece. Services on offer include a “remote cashier”, where customers can perform 90% of the transactions provided via a video call with a cashier; remote registration of internet banking through a phone service point; a […]

Intesa Sanpaolo and EBA Clearing complete first pan-European instant payment test

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Italy’s largest retail bank, Intesa Sanpaolo, and EBA Clearing have successfully completed their first user testing activities on Dovetail’s solution for EBA’s pan-European real-time payment platform. Among the institutions funding the new EBA infrastructure, Intesa Sanpaolo is the first one to connect to the test system. The new infrastructure will provide a real-time payment processing […]

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