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Alibaba gets clearance to open private bank in China The China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) has given clearance to e-commerce giant Alibaba to set up a new private bank in the country. News
Britons have longer relationship with PIN number than with spouse: research By BBR Staff Writer
Around 19% of Britons have retained their ATM card personal identification number (PIN) number for 15 years or more, according to a research by digital financial services provider Intelligent Environments.
News Banks select Microsoft Dynamics CRM to offer personalized customer experiences By BBR Staff Writer
Monday at the Sibos global banking event in Boston, Microsoft highlighted leading banking institutions that are modernizing their business operations and choosing Microsoft Dynamics CRM to shift from transaction-based businesses to customer-centric businesses.
News Walker & Dunlop to buy Johnson Capital's loan origination and servicing platform By BBR Staff Writer
Walker & Dunlop announced today that it has agreed to acquire Johnson Capital's loan origination and servicing platform.
Banking Services > Retail Banking > News
Simplicity Bancorp to merge operations with HomeStreet Bank By BBR Staff Writer
HomeStreet has entered into a definitive agreement under which Simplicity Bancorp, a Maryland corporation and savings and loan holding company, will merge with HomeStreet, and Simplicity Bank, a federally chartered savings bank institution, will merge with HomeStreet’s subsidiary, HomeStreet Bank.
News Lloyds Banking Group sacks eight employees for manipulating LIBOR and Sterling Ripo Rate By BBR Staff Writer
Lloyds Banking Group has dismissed eight of its employees, who were found guilty of manipulating the British Bankers’ Association (BBA) London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) and Sterling Repo Rate between 2006 and 2009.
News Southern California firms plan to increase investment and hiring: CTBC Bank survey By BBR Staff Writer
Nearly 60% of small and medium-sized businesses in Southern California expect 2015 revenues to be higher than 2014 revenues and 90% reveal they expect long-term commitments and investment to increase or stay the same, according to the inaugural CTBC Bank Business Survey – Southern California, released today by CTBC Bank Corp. (USA).
Banking Services > Commercial Banking > News

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Walker & Dunlop to buy Johnson Capital's loan origination and servicing platform
By BBR Staff Writer
Walker & Dunlop announced today that it has agreed to acquire Johnson Capital's loan origination and servicing platform.
Banking Services > Retail Banking > News
Southern California firms plan to increase investment and hiring: CTBC Bank survey
By BBR Staff Writer
Nearly 60% of small and medium-sized businesses in Southern California expect 2015 revenues to be higher than 2014 revenues and 90% reveal they expect long-term commitments and investment to increase or stay the same, according to the inaugural CTBC Bank Business Survey – Southern California, released today by CTBC Bank Corp. (USA).
Banking Services > Commercial Banking > News

Wealth & Assets Management

Federal Bank questions banks' moves to cut hedge-fund taxes
By BBR Staff Writer
Large banks generate more than $1 billion a year in revenue by helping hedge funds and other clients reduce taxes through a complicated trading strategy that has drawn criticism from U.S. authorities.
Wealth & Assets Management > Hedge Funds > News
BOCHK Asset Management, Citi partner to launch Renminbi High Yield Bond UCITS Fund
By BBR Staff Writer
Bank of China (Hong Kong) Asset Management and Citigroup Global Markets have jointly launched the BOCHK RMB High Yield Bond Fund1.
Wealth & Assets Management > Mutual Funds > News

Intermediaries

Prudential Elite, REALTORS join Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices real estate brokerage network
By BBR Staff Writer
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, the real estate brokerage network operated by HSF Affiliates LLC, today announced that Prudential Elite, RELATORS® has joined the network and is now operating as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Sarver Realty.
Intermediaries > Prime Brokerages > News
Regional disparities create opportunities in foreign exchange markets: Barclays
By BBR Staff Writer
Disparities in economic conditions and monetary policies have grown between the US and euro area, creating significant opportunities in foreign exchange markets as well as the relative performance of bonds and equities, according to Barclays’ latest flagship quarterly research publication Global Outlook: Regional disparities present strategic opportunities.
Intermediaries > ECN & Exchanges > News

Technology

Atos and NGDATA launch omni channel solution
By BBR Staff Writer
Atos, an international information technology services company, and NGDATA™, the customer experience management solutions company, today launched a Big Data omni channel solution for banks worldwide.
Technology > Banking Technology > News
Polaris unveils new digital banking solution in India
By BBR Staff Writer
Polaris Financial Technology’s consumer banking division has launched a new banking solution, Intellect Digital Branch (IDB), which allows Indian banks to simplify their processes quickly and at a lower cost.
Technology > Banking Technology > News

Policies & Regulatory Compliance

Alibaba gets clearance to open private bank in China
By BBR Staff Writer
The China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) has given clearance to e-commerce giant Alibaba to set up a new private bank in the country.
News
Federal Bank questions banks' moves to cut hedge-fund taxes
By BBR Staff Writer
Large banks generate more than $1 billion a year in revenue by helping hedge funds and other clients reduce taxes through a complicated trading strategy that has drawn criticism from U.S. authorities.
Wealth & Assets Management > Hedge Funds > News

Risk Management

Wells Fargo launches accelerator programme to support fintech start-ups
By BBR Staff Writer
American banking and financial services company Well Fargo has launched a new Startup Accelerator programme to support firms that develop financial technology (fintech) products.
Banking Services > Payments > News
Faisal Islamic Bank of Egypt selects SunGard risk management solutions
By BBR Staff Writer
Faisal Islamic Bank of Egypt, the first Islamic Bank in Egypt, has selected SunGard’s suite of enterprise risk management solutions to help build a new operational framework for improved risk exposure, reporting and Basel compliance.
Risk Management > News

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