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Seven European banks join forces for blockchain platform for SMEs

Major banks team up for blockchain platform for SME commerce

Seven European banks – Deutsche Bank, HSBC, Natixis, KBC, Rabobank, Société Générale and UniCredit – have agreed in principle to develop a blockchain-based shared platform for domestic and international commerce for SMEs.

Top five jargon winners in 2016

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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 […]

Good Smartkarma for Société Générale’s investment research

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Société Générale is partnering with Smartkarma, a curated online platform, for investment insight focused on the Asian markets. Under this global agreement, Société Générale will provide its institutional clients access to a “new form” of equity research based on “demand driven and customised content”. Société Générale says it is the first global investment bank to […]

Top fintech stories this week – 18 November 2016

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Catch up on Banking Technology’s top five fintech stories of the week – all in one place! FNZ to build new BPO centre EXCLUSIVE. For Société Générale’s private banking business Mizuho Bank gears up for new core banking system go-live Keen to modernise after large-scale system failures in 2011. Big three explore blockchain for consumer […]

Société Générale and Oberthur reveal new card trick

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Société Générale and Oberthur Technologies (OT) have teamed up to launch a new form of three-digital codes for improved card security. Following “successful” testing among more than 500 people, the solution – called OT Motion Code – replaces the three-digit security code usually printed on the back of the card with a mini-screen displaying a […]

FNZ to build new BPO centre for Kleinwort Benson, SG Hambros and Société Générale’s private banking business

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FNZ, an investment management software specialist, is working on a major technology revamp at the UK-based private bank and wealth manager Kleinwort Benson, Banking Technology understands.

Four banks team up to standardise repackaging transactions

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Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley, Nomura International and Societe Generale have teamed up to produce documentation for use in listed and unlisted repackaging transactions. According to the banks, repackaged products provide the investor exposure to the underlying credit of an issuer and are specifically designed for the investor’s risk-return needs. In addition, cash flows can be […]

Société Générale unveils new innovation hub

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Société Générale has launched its new innovation hub – The Dunes – a 126,000 square-metre building complex in Val-de-Fontenay, a suburb of Paris. The firm says 5,000 of its employees “working in technology” will be based there and the hub is “at the heart” of its “digital transformation”. But it’s doubtful the building will transform […]

Société Générale’s African mobile banking underway with TagPay

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Société Générale has acquired a stake in TagPay, a French mobile banking firm, as it looks to develop mobile banking in Africa. Société Générale says the deal will support the development of TagPay on the market and it will roll out the service to its African subsidiaries. TagPay’s mobile-centric core banking system, also called TagPay, […]

Seven major financial institutions in blockchain project for European SMEs

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The participants are BNP Paribas Securities Services, Caisse des Dépôts, Euroclear, Euronext, S2iEM, Société Générale and Paris Europlace. They have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to study and develop a post-trade blockchain infrastructure for SMEs in Europe. The agreement is open to other interested parties. The aim is “to improve SME’s access to capital […]

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