Be honest about digital transformation, it’s a risky business – BT Security CEO

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The risks are big, but the opportunities are even bigger; that’s why only the bravest are making the most of the digital economy to date.

BT fault hits UK banks’ digital services

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UK internet banking has been affected by a BT fault with its broadband and telephone services. In a tweet today (20 July), BT says: “Sorry, we’re aware of a problem & working to fix ASAP.” Some internet banking customers at Barclays, Halifax, HSBC, Lloyds, Royal Bank of Scotland, Natwest and Santander have been unable to […]

Nationwide extends network infrastructure with BT

Nationwide has reported a major increase in customers switching accounts - but some question whether it's down to the new service

UK building society Nationwide has signed BT to provide the network infrastructure for its digital transformation strategy, as part of a six-year deal between the two firms.

BT adds Volante messaging tools to Radianz cloud

BT Radianz says the new technology will improve the efficiency of clearing

Financial network BT Radianz has added Volante Technologies’ tools to the BT Radianz Cloud, in a move the two firms say will improve the reliability of clearing, settlement and payment transaction processing while cutting costs.

The fintech revolution heads for the clouds

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Over the last decade the financial markets industry has experienced significant regulatory upheaval. We have witnessed a new approach to supervising financial institutions, with regulators moving from a “light touch” approach to an “interventionist” one

Banks warned to stay out of politics as state-sponsored cyber-attacks get personal


Bankers should watch what they say in public, or risk a devastating computer network attack on their business from state-sponsored hackers. This was the stark warning offered by speakers at the FIX Trading Community conference in London yesterday.

BT gets personal with on-the-fly video message service

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BT has formally today the availability of a personalised video capability as part of its Cloud Contact portfolio of services following pilot project with two UK retail banks. The system, which allows businesses to email individually tailored videos to millions of customers by integrating relevant data with video templates, was developed by Israeli marketing technology specialist Idomoo.

The rise of the challenger banks

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The face of retail banking in the UK is changing. In July 2010, the sector witnessed something not seen in over 100 years – the launch of a new high street bank. And where Metro Bank led the way, new and non-financial consumer brands are following suit.

HSBC installs free wi-fi in UK branches

HSBC says there is strong demand for currency conversion online and at ATMs

HSBC has installed free Wi-Fi in 650 of its UK branches, bringing the bank into line with Barclays, which introduced free Wi-Fi in February 2013. Both banks signed deals with BT to provide the connectivity, which is managed by BT as a white label service.

Visa Europe adopts BT’s managed network

Pickles: communication as a managed service is more efficient

Visa Europe’s decision to place its internal and external communications networks into the hands of BT will help the firm to realise economies of scale and offer a more efficient service to customers, according to Chris Pickles, Head of industry initiatives at BT.