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Nordea, DNB to merge Baltic operations Swedish banking major Nordea and DNB have entered into an agreement to integrate their operations in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to form a main bank in the Baltic region. Banking Services > Retail Banking > News
Nordea, DNB to merge Baltic operations By BBR Staff Writer
Swedish banking major Nordea and DNB have entered into an agreement to integrate their operations in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to form a main bank in the Baltic region.
Banking Services > Retail Banking > News TransFirst to offer payment processing services to LCNB National Bank LCNB National Bank has selected transaction processing services provider TransFirst to offer its customers secure payment processing tools and customer service solutions.
News Heritage Bank launches family guarantee loan Parents now have a new option to help their children gain a foothold in the property market, thanks to the new Family Guarantee loan from Heritage Bank.
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First Defiance to acquire Commercial Bancshares for $63m By BBR Staff Writer
First Defiance Financial and Commercial Bancshares jointly announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement under which First Defiance will acquire Commercial in a transaction valued at $51.00 per share.
Banking Services > Retail Banking > News Hampshire Trust Bank to shift headquarters to meet expansion plans By BBR Staff Writer
Hampshire Trust Bank has announced that it is moving to new larger headquarters early next year to support its expansion plans.
Banking Services > Retail Banking > News Hitachi, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi pilot blockchain technology for digitalization of checks in Singapore By BBR Staff Writer
Hitachi and the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU) have begun a Proof of Concept (PoC) testing to use blockchain technology for electronic check processing in Singapore.
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Nordea, DNB to merge Baltic operations
By BBR Staff Writer
Swedish banking major Nordea and DNB have entered into an agreement to integrate their operations in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to form a main bank in the Baltic region.
Banking Services > Retail Banking > News
TransFirst to offer payment processing services to LCNB National Bank
LCNB National Bank has selected transaction processing services provider TransFirst to offer its customers secure payment processing tools and customer service solutions.
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Wealth & Assets Management

Wells Fargo to acquire Analytic Investors
By BBR Staff Writer
Wells Fargo Asset Management and Analytic Investors announced that they have signed a definitive agreement for WFAM to acquire Analytic, an investment firm with $15bn in assets under management.
Wealth & Assets Management > Asset Management > News
Cozad Asset Management selects Marketo to improve customer reach
By BBR Staff Writer
Marketo, a provider of engagement marketing software and solutions, today announced that Cozad Asset Management has selected Marketo to expand its reach among prospective clients.
Wealth & Assets Management > Asset Management > News

Intermediaries

Bank of America Q2 profit falls 19%, led by low rates
By BBR Staff Writer
Bank of America has reported 19% decline in its net income for the second quarter of this year, as it continues to struggle with prolonged low interest rate period.
Banking Services > Retail Banking > News
Maybank Indonesia deploys Intellect’s treasury solutions for Indian operations
By BBR Staff Writer
Intellect Design Arena has announced that Bank Maybank Indonesia, one of the largest banks in Indonesia, has gone live with Intellect’s Integrated Treasury Management System (ITMS) – OneTREASURY for their Indian operations.
Intermediaries > ECN & Exchanges > News

Technology

Swift hires cybersecurity firms to check fraud
By BBR Staff Writer
Interbank messaging network Swift has hired expert cyber security firms BAE Systems and Fox-IT to probe security incidents within customer environments.
Banking Services > Payments > News
Russia’s central bank forms blockchain research consortium
By BBR Staff Writer
Russia’s central bank has formed a blockchain research consortium by partnering with some of the privately-owned banks in the country.
Banking Services > Retail Banking > News

Policies & Regulatory Compliance

UK competition watchdog unveils reforms for Open Banking
By BBR Staff Writer
UK competition watchdog has unveiled a package reforms to ensure that customers benefit from new technologies and smaller banks face fair competition.
Banking Services > Retail Banking > News
Bank of Canada explores blockchain-based payment transfer system
By BBR Staff Writer
The Bank of Canada said that it is experimenting a blockchain-based payment transfer system in partnership with R3 CEV, a consortium of major global banks, and the Canadian Payments Association.
Banking Services > Payments > News

Risk Management

Blom Bank selects Wolters Kluwer for risk management solutions
By BBR Staff Writer
Blom Bank, a Lebanese bank, has chosen Wolters Kluwer’s OneSumX to provide it operational risk software solution.
Banking Services > Retail Banking > News
NetGuardians teams up with BehavioSec to offer fraud protection solutions
By BBR Staff Writer
Swiss-based NetGuardians and Sweden’s BehavioSec are joining forces to leverage their complementary technologies to provide complete fraud protection to financial institutions – and their clients – around the world.
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