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Screen scraping: in or out?

Regulation, regulation and more regulation

Amid last month’s extensive ransomware attack, made possible after cyber criminals stole hacking tools created by the US National Security Agency, the European Banking Federation (EBF) again urged the European Commission (EC) not to dismiss recommendations about screen scraping.

Europe has another go at getting more access to private data

European Commission

An inevitable consequence of the recent spate of terrorist incidents has been calls for greater access to private data and now the European Commission has joined in, reports Telecoms.com (Banking Technology‘s sister publication). According to a Reuters report the European Union (EU) wants to make it easier for authorities to get hold of private data […]

Is the UK going to be ready for EU GDPR?

European Commission

With just under 12 months to go until the European Union (EU) imposes new data protection regulations, there seems to be a growing sense of unpreparedness throughout the industry, reports Telecoms.com (Banking Technology‘s sister publication). Perhaps it’s because of the timeframes which were involved for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), or a misunderstanding of […]

Implications of triggering Article 50 on London’s banking sector

Brexit 1

Article 50, triggered just nine months after Brexit was officially announced, will give the UK exactly two years to strike a deal with the EU concerning its departure from the economic and trading bloc. What will be the impact of the referendum on the square mile? Will it cease to be the major financial hub this side of the Atlantic?

Misys and Diebold Nixdorf team for cloud banking tech in Germany

Misys Germany

Misys has announced the availability of its solutions for German retail banks in the cloud. Diebold Nixdorf will deliver infrastructure services out of its certified data centres in Germany.

Germany’s largest savings bank Haspa in major tech overhaul

SAP out, Finanz Informatik in, at Hamburger Sparkasse

Hamburger Sparkasse (Haspa), Germany’s largest savings bank, is modernising its front-to-back office technology with Finanz Informatik and Diebold Nixdorf.

Fintech start-up for SMEs Hufsy teams with SolarisBank for German launch

Berlin: where SME banking innovation happens

Hufsy, a Denmark-based fintech start-up focused on SMEs, is expanding into Germany. Its banking partner in Germany is SolarisBank.

Banks spellbound by innovation? Lessons learnt from digitalisation

Dr Andreas Dombret, Deutsche Bundesbank. Frank Rumpenhorst

Dr Andreas Dombret, member of the executive board of Deutsche Bundesbank, ponders why fintech innovation is such a hot topic now, of all times, what exactly innovation in banking means, and whether banks are even capable of being innovative.

Deutsche Bank launches new mobile payment app

Deutsche Bank app

Deutsche Bank has launched a new mobile payment app for Android devices.

Infographics: PSD2 explained

Infographics PSD2

This nifty infographics, created by the European Payments Council (EPC), explains all you need to know about PSD2, from what it will change and its key components (such as APIs) to who the new players are.

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