Clearing & Settlement


EBA Clearing’s RT1 payments system gets Swift access

Users of EBA Clearing’s instant payment system, RT1, will be able to access the platform via Swift’s SwiftNet Instant solution from November 2018. According to Swift, its solution will address all RT1 customer requirements, including instant messaging, file transfers and a browse solution. Erwin Kulk, head of service development and management, EBA Clearing, says: “RT1 […]

BitFlyer competes for Japanese Bankers Association’s blockchain experiment attention

Tokyo-based Bitcoin exchange BitFlyer has been selected as a partner vendor to provide an experimental environment for the Japanese Bankers Association’s “collaborative blockchain platform”. BitFlyer’s proprietary blockchain technology – Miyabi – will be used and the platform is scheduled to begin operation in October. Miyabi is a private blockchain “exclusively” for enterprise users. The experiment […]

Six new banks join UBS-led utility settlement coin plan

The UBS-led effort to create a digital cash model for payments and settlement on blockchain has got six new banks onboard, according to the Financial Times. As Banking Technology reported in August last year, BNY Mellon, Deutsche Bank, ICAP and Santander joined UBS and Clearmatics to advance their utility settlement coin (USC) concept, and plan […]

Eftpos Australia launches new settlement service

Eftpos Australia, the nation’s most widely used debit card payments system, has unveiled its new eftpos Settlement Service (eSS). According to Eftpos, eSS enables the centralised settlement of CHQ (cheque) and SAV (savings) transactions processed via the Eftpos Hub. Paul Jennings, Eftpos acting CEO, says the implementation took 18 months and with all members now […]

Russia’s CSD develops blockchain platform with Waves

National Settlement Depository (NSD), Russia’s central securities depository (CSD), and Waves, a decentralised platform for launching crowdfunding campaigns and issuing digital assets, have embarked on a blockchain project.

Bank of England opens up RTGS service to fintech competition

The Bank of England (BoE) is opening up access to settlement accounts in its real-time gross settlement (RTGS) system with the goal to promote fintech innovation and competition. The bank says it’s extending access to non-bank payment service providers (PSPs), offering direct access to the UK’s sterling payment systems. The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), […]

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