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Top fintech stories this week – 23 December 2016

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Catch up on Banking Technology’s top five fintech stories of the week – all in one place! The last weekly news round-up of 2016. Happy holidays from everyone at Banking Technology!

BNP Paribas trials blockchain payments for two corporate clients

BNP Paribas bets on blockchain

BNP Paribas has processed “several live payments” using blockchain technology for two of its corporate clients, Amcor and Panini Group.

Alipay partners with major European banks and payment provider

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Alipay, one of the world’s largest online and mobile payment platforms, has inked deals with BNP Paribas, Barclays, UniCredit, and SIX Payment Services to drive the European expansion.

Payments round-up: 21 October 2016

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Jargon defeated. Unnecessary words deleted. A brief payments round-up. LeFinance, a division of Beijing-based tech firm LeEco, has partnered with the Stellar Development Foundation for cross-border payments on the latter’s blockchain network. The deal means Stellar expands into China. LeFinance will also use Stellar’s network to monitor credits for usage across their various devices and […]

BNP Paribas picks Fidessa’s derivatives trading platform

Fidessa

BNP Paribas has selected Fidessa’s derivatives trading platform to underpin the bank’s futures and options agency trading business. The platform will support the workflow requirements across Europe, Asia-Pacific and North America. It will also provide BNP Paribas with a suite of specialised derivatives algorithms, including benchmark algos and advanced synthetic order types to normalise trading […]

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”.

Digitising the transaction banking world

ACI and Vocalink team up for

In the aftermath of the financial crisis, transaction banking was considered a reliable source of income for global banking groups. But nearly a decade on, multiple factors are putting pressure on transaction banks’ revenues. This year’s World Payments Report suggests banks increase their investments in digital solutions to offer more compelling propositions to their corporate treasury clients.

Clearing and settlement: a moving target

Sibos 2016 - clearing and settlement

Momentum is building behind the T2S securities settlement system as it gains critical mass. While expected benefits and outcomes have not fully materialised, the unexpected benefits have captured the imagination of the post-trade industry.

Torstone’s Inferno backs BNP Paribas in Fed Reserve deal

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BNP Paribas Securities Services has become a direct securities participant to the US Federal Reserve through FedLine, its online financial services information and payment service. The company, a subsidiary of the BNP Paribas group, says this completes its direct connectivity to the US market on all securities instruments. BNP uses Torstone Technology’s post-trade securities and […]

BNP Paribas in Poland opts for Wolters Kluwer’s OneSumX

Wolters Kluwer gains new client for OneSumX

Poland-based subsidiary of the BNP Paribas group, Bank BGŻ BNP Paribas, is automating its risk management ops with Wolters Kluwer’s OneSumX solution. OneSumX will support asset and liability management (ALM), liquidity risk management and funds transfer pricing (FTP) at Bank BGŻ BNP Paribas. The parties already have a long-standing relationship – BNP Paribas has been […]

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