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How banks can beat the fintech threat – Capgemini’s 2017 World Retail Banking Report

Innovation in the US: who is doing what?

Facing disruption from fintech providers, traditional banks must embrace APIs and the open-source model to avoid losing their place at the centre of consumers’ financial lives, a new report warns.

HSBC France revamps core banking software with SAB

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HSBC France is in the process of replacing its legacy core banking system with SAB AT, provided by local vendor SAB.

IBM in major IoT drive with new partners

IBM working with Standard Life and ING Direct Australia

IBM has unveiled a large ecosystem initiative as it opens the doors of its new $200 million global headquarters for its Watson Internet of Things (IoT) business in Munich, Germany. BNP Paribas, Capgemini and Tech Mahindra are some of the firms who will place development teams at the IBM centre. Harriet Green, general manager, IBM […]

Blockchain and Bitcoin round-up: 13 February 2017

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Being quick does the trick. A round-up of key blockchain and Bitcoin events. Berlin-based blockchain start-up, Bit Trust Services, has opened its Bitcoin-Bank in Vienna, Austria. The bank’s ATMs exchange Bitcoin for euro, and vice versa. Vienna is no stranger to the virtual currency as three years ago it got its first bitcoin ATM and […]

Capgemini calls for start-ups with InnovatorsRace50

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Tech consultancy firm Capgemini is calling for start-up applicants for its InnovatorsRace50 competition – with the chance to win equity-free funding of $50,000. To celebrate 50 years since its launch, Capgemini’s InnovatorsRace50 wants entrepreneurs and “disruptive early-stage start-ups” to apply. The top five businesses, one from each theme, will win equity-free funding of $50,000 each. […]

ME Bank outsources core banking to Capgemini

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Australia’s ME Bank has signed a five-year deal with tech consultancy firm Capgemini to manage its core banking functions. ME Bank says it will still look after the design and security elements of the Temenos’ T24 core banking system, while Capgemini will provide a managed service for its infrastructure. In an interview with the Australian […]

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

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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.

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.

Capgemini launches test automation platform for finservs

Govind Muthukrishnan, head of financial services testing, Capgemini

Tech consultancy firm Capgemini has launched its Intelligent Test Automation Platform for financial services, promising quality assurance savings of up to 30%. The platform uses frameworks and robotic agents, and Capgemini says it speeds up the release of new products and services by providing “much shorter test cycles and better collaboration between development and test […]

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