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), […]

TMX Group to overhaul clearing and settlement tech with TCS Bancs

Canada’s TMX Group has recruited TCS to help it renovate its clearing and settlement business technology. The Indian vendor will provide “a single, integrated technology platform” to TMX – TCS Bancs for Market Infrastructure – to replace disparate legacy systems deployed by the Canadian Depository for Securities Limited (CDS) and Canadian Derivatives Clearing Corporation (CDCC).

ECB to develop service for settlement of instant payments

The Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) says it will develop a new service for the settlement of instant payments. The new service, Target instant payment settlement (TIPS), will enable citizens and firms to transfer money between each other in real-time and will be available around the clock, 365 days a year. The […]

Swift unveils “first ever” cross-border payments tracker

Corporate treasurers have a moment to treasure as Swift has unveiled its new cross-border payments “Tracker” for real-time tracing. Swift says Tracker is the “cornerstone” of its global payments innovation (gpi) initiative – which went live in February – with the aim to deliver greater speed, transparency and end to end tracking. Tracker provides a […]

Bank of England unveils blueprint for new RTGS service

The Bank of England (BoE) has released its blueprint for a renewed real-time gross settlement (RTGS) service for payments in the UK – with plans to interface with blockchain and deal with APIs. On an average day, BoE says RTGS settles around £500 billion between banks – around a quarter of the UK’s annual GDP […]

Central Bank of Iceland chooses SIA for payments overhaul

The Central Bank of Iceland (CBI) has chosen Italian firm SIA to implement and support a new real-time gross settlement system (RTGS) and new instant payment platform. These technology infrastructures developed by SIA, are planned to go live in 2018, and will replace CBI’s current mainframe-based real-time solutions for high and low-value payment systems, which […]

Image is everything for VocaLink and UK’s new cheque tech

VocaLink and BancTec, a part of SourceHOV, a provider of enterprise information management (EIM) and transaction processing solutions, will build the UK’s new image-based cheque clearing system. As Banking Technology reported this month, the Cheque and Credit Clearing Company (C&CCC) launched the industry-wide system to speed up processing for customers across the country. Paul Stoddart, […]

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