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Blockchain can help investment banks save $8bn per year, Accenture says

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Accenture and operations benchmarking consultancy firm McLagan evaluate the applications of distributed ledger technology (DLT) in investment banking operations in the “Banking on Blockchain” report.

Dubai gets first fintech accelerator

Dubai International Financial Centre

FinTech Hive, to be housed at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) in Dubai’s Central Business District (CBD), is set to launch this quarter. Accenture runs fintech innovation labs in New York, London, and Hong Kong; and has been tasked with setting up and operating the accelerator. Aimed at providing better financial services technology to […]

Top five jargon winners in 2016

Hand with marker writing: JARGON

For some people in the world of fintech, they find comfort in the language of jargon. Pity these poor souls! Lost, confused and unable to communicate clearly and normally. Here are our top five jargon winners of 2016. You can avoid being on this list next year – just use English!  CIBC ends phase one […]

Sberbank picks software and service providers for major tech overhaul

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Russia’s largest banking group, Sberbank, has concluded its tender to find software and processing systems developers to revamp its retail and corporate banking tech.

Top fintech stories this week – 21 October 2016

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Catch up on Banking Technology’s top five fintech stories of the week – all in one place! Bank of Ireland in major tech revamp EXCLUSIVE. Accenture and Capgemini working on Project Omega. Trouble in the R3 paradise? Thinking about time and money. Millions at risk from India ATM hack Debit cards in danger due to […]

Accenture and Capgemini to work on Bank of Ireland’s tech revamp

Bank of Ireland

One of Ireland’s “big four” banking players, Bank of Ireland, has embarked on a five-year €500 million modernisation venture – aka Project Omega. It includes a front-to-back office technology overhaul, with Temenos providing new solutions.

Accenture acquires Allen International for digital banking push

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Accenture has acquired London-based design consultancy Allen International as it looks to boost its digital banking ambitions. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed, but Accenture says Allen International has worked with more than 350 banks around the world including nine of the top 20 banks. Customers include Emirates NBD, Bank of Ireland, CIBC, Banorte, […]

Sibos 2016: blockchain passes stupidity test

Sibos 2016: all about blockchain

“First they think it’s stupid, then they think it’s obvious. Blockchain has passed the first test.” These are the words of an economics professor (quoted, but not present) on revolutionary ideas, and perhaps a succinct evaluation of where blockchain is right now. In a packed conference room on the Monday afternoon (26 September), the panel discussed “Blockchain 2020 – what next for adoption by the financial industry”.

Cutover start-up passes Nationwide digital banking test

Nationwide Building Society

Nationwide Building Society has “successfully” tested UK start-up Cutover’s release management software during digital banking maintenance releases this month. Cutover’s software provides a platform for teams to plan, rehearse and execute events and gives real-time communications to those involved. Matt Cox, head of insight and innovation, Nationwide Building Society, says Cutover’s prototype “clearly demonstrated the […]

Accenture buys mobile payments start-up Mobgen

Mobgen

Accenture has acquired 100% of the shares in Amsterdam-based start-up Mobgen. Mobgen says with Accenture it can expand its “end-to-end mobile approach”. The Dutch firm will be part of Accenture Digital, but will keep the same brand, culture and operate from its offices in Amsterdam, London, and A Coruña and Malaga in Spain. It has […]

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