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Swift steps up blockchain exploration with proof of concept launch Interbank messaging network Swift has stepped up its exploration of blockchain technology with the launch of a proof of concept (PoC). Banking Services > Retail Banking > News
Swift steps up blockchain exploration with proof of concept launch Interbank messaging network Swift has stepped up its exploration of blockchain technology with the launch of a proof of concept (PoC).
Banking Services > Retail Banking > News Token announces strategic alliance with IT major VirtusaPolaris Token, a new crypto-payment network and API ecosystem that enables European banks to monetise their investment in PSD2, announced a strategic partnership with VirtusaPolaris.
Banking Services > Payments > News Fifth Third Bancorp offers all five major mobile wallet options Fifth Third Bancorp said that it is one of the few US banks to offer its customers the ability to use all five major forms of mobile payments.
Banking Services > Payments > News
Discover, PayPal partner to offer new digital payment services Discover Financial Services (DFS) and PayPal have signed an agreement making PayPal more widely available to Discover cardmembers, acquirers and merchants.
Banking Services > Payments > News Rakuten Europe Bank begins commercial banking operations in Europe Rakuten announced that it has officially launched commercial banking operations in Europe with Rakuten Europe Bank.
Banking Services > Retail Banking > News Gemalto supplies security solution to BNP Paribas mobile wallet Wa! Gemalto is supplying BNP Paribas with Mobile Protector, a highly secure solution to protect Wa!, an innovative multi-brand, omni-channel mobile wallet.
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Banking Services

Swift steps up blockchain exploration with proof of concept launch
Interbank messaging network Swift has stepped up its exploration of blockchain technology with the launch of a proof of concept (PoC).
Banking Services > Retail Banking > News
Token announces strategic alliance with IT major VirtusaPolaris
Token, a new crypto-payment network and API ecosystem that enables European banks to monetise their investment in PSD2, announced a strategic partnership with VirtusaPolaris.
Banking Services > Payments > News

Wealth & Assets Management

United Community Financial to acquire Ohio Legacy
By BBR Staff Writer
United Community Financial and Ohio Legacy have jointly announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement and plan of merger pursuant to which UCFC will acquire Ohio Legacy, parent of Premier Bank & Trust.
Wealth & Assets Management > Asset Management > News
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

Intermediaries

ECB, Bank of Japan partner for distributed ledger technology research
The European Central Bank (ECB) and Bank of Japan have announced to launch a joint research project to study the possible use of distributed ledger technology (DLT) for market infrastructure.
Intermediaries > ECN & Exchanges > News
Calypso, R3 partner to build blockchain trade confirmation system
Calypso Technology has become the first firm to partner with R3 to develop capital markets applications on its Corda distributed ledger-based smart contract platform.
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

Redwood submits banking licence application to UK authorities
Acorn Financial Partners, a new venture founded and led by Jonathan Rowland, announced that it has submitted a banking licence application to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA).
Banking Services > Retail Banking > News
Amicus applies for banking licence in UK
Amicus Finance announced that it has submitted a banking licence application to the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
Banking Services > Retail Banking > News

Risk Management

IBM completes acquisition of Promontory Financial
IBM announced it has completed the acquisition of Promontory Financial Group, a global risk management and regulatory compliance consulting firm.
Risk Management > News
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