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EC blocks Deutsche Börse and LSE merger

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The European Commission (EC) has prohibited the proposed merger between Deutsche Börse and London Stock Exchange (LSE) under the EU Merger Regulation. EC commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, says the merger “would have significantly reduced competition by creating a de facto monopoly in the crucial area of clearing of fixed income instruments” […]

Deutsche Börse goes blockchain for cash transfers

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Deutsche Börse has developed a concept for the “riskless” transfer of commercial bank money via an infrastructure based on distributed ledger technology (DLT)/blockchain. By combining blockchain with its post-trade infrastructure, Deutsche Börse says the same as everyone else – such as it will “achieve efficiencies” and will investigate “possible new business opportunities”. Via collateralisation at […]

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”.

Deutsche Börse to provide IT infrastructure for German private bank

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Deutsche Börse is to provide the IT infrastructure for German private bank Donner & Reuschel, and will assume administration and hosting for its data centres. In addition to connecting to its own trading platforms, Eurex and Xetra, network connectivity will also be extended to bank end users and additional third-party providers. “Deutsche Börse provides our […]

Deutsche Börse to invest in fintech start-ups via new venture capital platform

Deutsche Börse to invest in  fintech start-ups

DB1 Ventures is Deutche Börse’s new dedicated corporate venture capital platform, set up as part of the group’s “Accelerate” growth strategy. The DB1 Ventures team will be primarily based in Frankfurt and will undertake new investments and also manage Deutsche Börse’s existing minority shareholdings. “DB1 Ventures will invest only in areas that are strategic to Deutsche […]

Jobs to go in Deutsche Börse and LSE merger

EFG and BSI to unite on Temenos' T24 core banking platform; Avaloq to be ousted

The London Stock Exchange (LSE) says its all-share merger with Deutsche Börse could result in 1,250 job losses. In March, after speculation and a rival bid, both parties reached agreement to create a Europe-based global markets infrastructure group valued at about £21 billion. The merger is expected to be finalised by the end of this […]

ICE backs out of London Stock Exchange bid

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New York Stock Exchange owner, Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), has confirmed it won’t make a bid for London Stock Exchange (LSE). In March, ICE had said it was considering making a rival bid for LSE – setting up a potential takeover battle with Deutsche Börse. That never happened as a few weeks later in March Deutsche […]

Deutsche Börse opens fintech hub in Frankfurt

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Deutsche Börse has opened its fintech hub in Frankfurt to promote Germany’s start-up and investment culture. This launch is part of the Hessian State Government’s fintech initiative, and Carsten Kengeter, CEO of Deutsche Börse, first presented the details and facilities back in February. Kengeter says Deutsche Börse wants to give start-ups in the financial sector […]

Top fintech stories this week – 18 March 2016

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Catch up on Banking Technology’s top five fintech stories of the week – all in one place! Deutsche Börse and LSE to merge Two hearts beat as one. D+H Corporation joins US real-time payments rush Catches up with rivals FIS and Jack Henry. Deutsche Bank and Bank of China partner for cash management Becomes first […]

Top fintech stories this week – 4 March 2016

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Catch up on Banking Technology’s top five fintech stories of the week – all in one place! D+H Corporation bullish on payments software business Do you hear it? That’s the sound of optimistic noises. ICE pours cold water on Deutsche Börse and LSE merger bid ICE ICE maybe, ICE ICE maybe. Out of Africa for […]

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