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NextLabs and NIST team for access rights management framework in financial services

cyberecurity

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), an agency of the US Department of Commerce promoting innovation and industrial competitiveness, and cybersecurity tech specialist NextLabs have partnered to develop a framework for implementing and administering access rights management (ARM) in the financial services sector.

Is fintech to banking what craft ale is to brewing?

Craft ale

Is fintech to banking what craft ale is to brewing? If so, what can banks learn from the rise and rise of craft ale? Aden Davies, principal consultant at ABZD, looks at ten trends seen in the craft ale industry that have interesting parallels with the rise of fintech.

Four banks team up to standardise repackaging transactions

Pierre Lescourret, Societe Generale

Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley, Nomura International and Societe Generale have teamed up to produce documentation for use in listed and unlisted repackaging transactions. According to the banks, repackaged products provide the investor exposure to the underlying credit of an issuer and are specifically designed for the investor’s risk-return needs. In addition, cash flows can be […]

PSD2: 5,000 banks, 15 months and lots of work to do

time is running out

In a mere 15 months, approximately 5,000 financial institutions across Europe will be required to provide open access to customer, transaction and payment information via APIs. “This is a massive amount of work,” said James Whittle, director of industry policy for Payments UK, the representative body for the country’s payments industry, speaking at the EBAday […]

Investments for real-time payment systems and migration to ISO 20022

Olivier Denis, EastNets

Traditionally there weren’t any obligations for financial institutions to provide complete information on all parties in a payment process. Today, it is quite a different story. The initiator and receiver are responsible for reporting account numbers, names and addresses of remitters. There are even cases now where regulators may prevent banks from processing transactions when […]

Vendor spotlight: Europe is open

Roberto Bruschi, TAS Group

Target2-Securities (T2S) is a big task, but it is already improving intraday liquidity, says TAS Group. The opportunities are now ripe for the vendor to apply its fintech expertise across the pan-European market. Banking Technology caught up with TAS Group at the recent EBAday conference in Milan. When the T2S system went live in June […]

Openfunds launches global standard for fund data interchange

The openfunds standard facilitates automated processing and dissemination of static fund data

Zurich-based non-profit organisation, openfunds, has created a global standard for the characterisation of investment funds. The goal of the new standard is to improve efficiency, transparency and reliability by eliminating potential sources of error and ambiguity during fund data interchange. Openfunds is now calling for a global adoption of the standard. The standard is published […]

FIX Trading Community releases standards for MiFID II transaction and trade reporting

MiFID

FIX Trading Community, the non-profit standards body for the global financial trading industry, has unveiled the FIX Protocol for use for transmitting MiFID II Transaction Reports to Approved Reporting Mechanisms (ARMs). Under MiFID II, all investment firms (including certain buy-side institutions) executing transactions in financial instruments are required to report details of their transactions to […]

Two years to comply: how must FIs adapt to incoming data privacy regulation?

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This week marks exactly two years until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force. It will fundamentally change the way that companies capture, manage and store information. To comply with the GDPR, financial institutions face the prospect of having to completely overhaul legacy systems and practices in just 24 months. Customer is truly […]

How do MARket participants justify surveillance spend in an era of cost cutting?

Dave Tollaway, Alerts4 Financial Markets

With MiFID II now confirmed and MAR just around the corner, Dave Tolladay of Alerts4 Financial Markets examines the key questions facing financial institutions having to increase trade surveillance monitoring spend while reducing costs. Between €500 and €700 million – that’s the estimated one-off compliance cost to be imposed on financial firms carrying out a […]

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