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Bankia Fintech accelerator opens up for fintech start-ups

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Bankia Fintech by Innsomnia, the “first” incubator and accelerator in Spain, is calling for start-ups to submit applications. Spanish bank Bankia and Valencia-based fintech firm Innsomnia have teamed up, and are looking for five ideas, start-ups or spin-offs of consolidated companies to develop their activities in almost every area of the fintech industry. Jose Ignacio […]

ING cans Twyp mobile payments app in the Netherlands, but keeps it going in Spain

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ING is pulling a plug on its peer-to-peer (P2P) mobile payments app, Twyp, in the Netherlands due to the lack of customer uptake. However, the app will continue to function in Spain.

Central banks of Spain and France late with Calypso tech project

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Banque de France and Banco de España are running late with their implementation of a new treasury and capital markets (TCM) system, Banking Technology understands. The two banks jointly opted for a new solution in 2013/14. It is understood that Calypso was chosen to replace a host of legacy technology, including Wallstreet Suite from Wall […]

Spain’s Caixa Bank launches mobile-only bank aimed at Millennials

CaixaBank is targeting younger consumers with its Facebook-friendly mobile bank

CaixaBank is launching imaginBank, Spain’s first mobile-only bank providing banking services exclusively through mobile apps and social networks.

LCH. Clearnet expands to Spanish Equities on BATS Chi-X, Turquoise & Traiana

LCH. Clearnet is to begin offering clearing clearing services for Spanish securities executed on BATS Chi-X, Turquoise and Traiana from Monday 7 September 2015, subject to regulatory approval. The new service, which introduces interoperability for the market segment will operate under the existing Title V settlement framework until the revised dates have been published by Iberclear […]

EY focuses on Big Data in finance at Madrid innovation centre

Spain will host EY's new Big Data centre in Madrid

A new global innovation centre in Madrid promises to illuminate the uses of Big Data for banks and financial institutions. Built by EY (formerly Ernst & Young), the centre is part of a $500 million investment in analytics by the company.

Spain’s BME opens high-speed London trading link

Spanish startup Licuos overcame eight rivals in Madrid to win the Startup Disrupt title

Spain’s BME is poised to open a new trading route from London to Madrid, which it says will increase the speed of access to the Spanish stock market for investors in London.

Spain braces for major post-trade overhaul

Spain is preparing for dramatic changes to its post-trade infrastructure

Dramatic reforms to the post-trade environment in Spain are poised to change the way trades are settled, as one of Europe’s top five markets prepares to open an equities CCP for the first time next year.

CaixaBank launches Gemalto-powered NFC mobile payment wristband

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CaixaBank, one of Spain’s largest banks, has moved into the wearable payment technology space with the launch of an NFC-enabled wristband capable of making contactless payments. Security vendor Gemalto has supplied its Optelio Contactless MiniTag, which links the wristband to the user’s existing payment card.

Next Bank Europe plots disruptive ‘hackathon’ in Barcelona

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Spanish start-up support organisation Finnovista is hosting a ‘hackathon’ in Barcelona next month which it says will bring together programmers, designers and business people to develop new software for retail banking, capital markets, payments and big data.

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