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TradingScreen Launches Buy-side Designed Crossing Platform For Fixed Income Corporate Bonds

TradingScreen, the leading independent provider of electronic trading solutions, and a group of 15 of the largest long-only asset managers in Europe have launched TradeCross,the first buy side-designed crossing platform for fixed income corporate bonds.

 With the support and collaboration of these asset managers, TradeCross enables participants to uncover and unlock hidden liquidity from buy-side inventories along with other new sources of liquidity to complement the traditional trading approach for credit products.

Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 11:38
SailPoint to Acquire Whitebox Security to Secure and Manage Unstructured Data

SailPoint, the leader in identity and access management (IAM), today announced it has reached an agreement to acquire Whitebox Security, a provider of data access governance solutions that identify and protect sensitive data against internal and external threats. The Whitebox Security suite of solutions will continue to be available from SailPoint and will be rebranded as SecurityIQ.

Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 11:22
CHAPS Payment System Welcomes BNP Paribas as 22nd Direct Participant

CHAPS Co. (CHAPS), the UK’s same day high-value electronic payment system, has announced the addition of BNP Paribas as a Direct Participant onto its system.

As a Direct Participant, BNP Paribas can now directly send and receive irrevocable, guaranteed sterling payments with same day finality, rather than through a third-party. Its customers will also benefit from enhanced payment security and mitigation of settlement risk.

Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 10:45
Huddle Desktop Makes Cloud-Collaboration Easier than Ever

 Huddle, the leader in secure collaboration tools for enterprise and government, today announced general availability of its desktop app, Huddle Desktop. Available for both Windows and Mac, Huddle Desktop adds a new layer of productivity to the Huddle experience, including deeper integration into Microsoft Office applications and a simple to use desktop app to help users manage their Huddle files on, or offline.

Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 10:20
Lloyds Bank To Launch Online Life Insurance

Lloyds Bank has today launched My Life Insurance; its first online protection service which offers customers life cover up to the value of £500,000. Customers can meet their protection needs by going through just six simple steps, with the innovation removing the time consuming barriers that can discourage customers from accessing quality products they so vitally need.

A simple, online service

Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 10:17
Misys awarded “Premium Operating Practice” Status

Misys, the leading financial software company, has received the highest SWIFT Certification for its SWIFTNet Service Bureau, being recognised as a Premier Operating Practice.

Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 10:13
Numerix Announces Plans for Expansion and Job Creation in Ireland

Numerix (, the leading provider of cross-asset analytics for derivatives valuations and risk management, announces today its plans to expand into Ireland with the opening of a new office.

Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 10:11
How will UK consumers use Apple Pay?

While the introduction of Apple Pay in the UK offers an exciting new payments functionality for UK consumers, Apple faces several challenges if it is to meet a similar level of consumer adoption to that in the US.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 13:33
Equiniti To Acquire Transglobal Payment Solutions

Equiniti, the leading provider of technology and solutions to some of the best known brands and public sector organisations in the UK, has exchanged contracts to acquire TransGlobal Payment Solutions (“TransGlobal”).  TransGlobal is the technology company that powers the platform for the Group’s foreign exchange payments business, Equiniti International Payments.  The acquisition is subject to certain procedural matters that are expected to be concluded in the next six weeks.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 13:11
VII. "What's Goin On?"

I deliberately chose Marvin Gaye's "What's Goin On" for article VII and John Mayer's "Waiting on the World to Change" for article VIII, for a reason. These songs are not rock. "What's Goin On?" is Motown, (Motor Town) Detroit! Remember the reference to George Will. As all our MRAPs (Mine Resistant Anti-Personnel) vehicles and tanks were pulling out of Iraq, I heard George Will say, "We can't rebuild Detroit, how are we supposed to rebuild Iraq." Nation-building requires different skills and technologies than those with which we built the industrial world.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 12:56


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