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Charles Stanley Direct App Update and Usage Signals Road Ahead

Charles Stanley Direct has rolled-out a new version of the App that it launched in October 2017.  The latest version is compatible with Android, iPhone and iPads and incorporates new functionality for users that includes the ability to trade in over 4,000 Funds and instant account access thanks to a new biometric log-in process utilising face or fingerprint recognition. Read more »

FreeRealTime adds social media sentiment to platform

FreeRealTime, the leading resource of actionable insights for investors, today announced new investment tools and features designed to improve the investment experience of its nearly 2 million registered subscribers.  The website's new design displays stocks poised to move based on changing social media sentiment, free portfolio-tracking, analysis on new assets such as Bitcoin, watchlists that follow users through the site, and enhanced charting... more Read more »

BNP Paribas Asset Management selects Link Asset Services as debt servicer for new SME Alternative Financing platform

BNP Paribas Asset Management (BNPP AM) has appointed Link Asset Services as the debt servicer for its new SME Alternative Financing platform. The SME Alternative Financing platform, currently operational in the UK, will invest through direct loans to finance ambitious projects for SME companies, complementing lending by domestic commercial banks to finance their growth. The platform has already successfully closed its first loan in the UK. Read more »

Addison Lee Employment Appeal Tribunal against driver's employment classification set for Thursday 21 June

One would hope after the high level of employment tribunal victories centring around precarious, gig and bogus self-employment that companies, apps and investors would have learned by now, said GMB London  On Thursday 21st June, an appeal from Addison Lee will be heard in an Employment Appeal Tribunal against the ruling last September that Addison Lee’s drivers where to be classified as workers.  Read more »

Penta Launches New Product Team Access

Digital banking fintech Penta has launched a new product called, Team Access. Founders can now order team MasterCards for their co-founders and coworkers as an instant cure for time-costly expense management.  It comes with account access and customisable permissions for each team member. Read more »

Aquila Capital Enters Finnish Wind Energy Market with 14.4 MW Project

The investment company Aquila Capital – a specialist in alternative investments – is acquiring the “Ykspihlaja” project, an onshore wind park close to the Finnish town of Kokkola. The wind farm has four Nordex N131 turbines with a capacity of 3.6 megawatts (MW) each. The location has average wind speeds of 7.3 m/sec at the hub height of the turbines, thus allowing for a capacity factor of 41 percent. This is the first wind energy investment by... more Read more »

Arkéa Investment Services selects NeoXam for portfolio management

Arkéa Investment Services (Arkéa IS), the asset management and private banking arm of the cooperative and mutual group Arkéa, today announces that it has selected NeoXam, a leading financial technology company, to provide its front-to-middle office portfolio management system for its affiliates, Federal Finance Gestion and Schelcher Prince Gestion. Read more »

Logistics Service Provider B+S Logistik Achieves Rapid Ecommerce Growth using Descartes pixi* Warehouse Management Solution

Descartes Systems Group, the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that B+S Logistik (B+S GmbH Logistik und Dienstleistungen), a leading German logistics service provider (LSP), has expanded its contract logistics business with new business-to-consumer (B2C) ecommerce operations using the Descartes pixi* warehouse management solution (WMS) to support order fulfillment in fashion, food distribution and... more Read more »

Siemens awarded Atos major application management contracts to drive digital transformation program

Siemens has awarded Atos with two large contracts covering Application management services as well as Technical production support, most of those representing a new scope of business for Atos The global contracts will run for a duration of 5 years and will support multiple Siemens divisions and regions Total value for both contracts amounts to above €200 million Read more »

Capita and Munnypot announced partnership

The award-winning, robo-advice investment platform, Munnypot, announced today that it’s entered into a strategic ‘scaling partnership’ with Capita. Under the terms of the agreement, Capita has become a shareholder in Munnypot in return for a long-term relationship providing business development services. Read more »

Financial services investment in customer experience questioned as annual complaints rise

The total number of complaints against financial service institutions has increased, despite investment in customer service processes. Complaints data from Financial Ombudsman Service revealed a rise from 1,456,396 between 2017/2018 up from 1,394,379 the year before. Read more »

Marshall Sterling chooses Re:Call from TeleWare for regulatory compliance

Marshall Sterling, a London headquartered investment management organisation, has deployed TeleWare’s Re:Call app to meet regulatory requirements. Marshall Sterling’s advisors had been using TeleWare’s SIM-based mobile solution for a number of years to record all relevant business communications. Whilst this solution ticked all the compliance boxes, it required advisors to carry a separate handset for business calls. Read more »

Close Brothers Asset Management selected Red Deer to support MiFID II processes

Red Deer, a financial technology company dedicated to enhancing the performance of active investment managers, is pleased to announce that Close Brothers Asset Management, a leading wealth manager, has improved its MiFID II processes by implementing Red Deer’s Research Management solution to better manage its research budgets and enforce stricter controls around inducement across its investment business.  Read more »

Julius Baer selects WealthSuite in Asia

Temenos announced that Julius Baer’s divisions in Singapore and Hong Kong have successfully completed the migration to Temenos WealthSuite. WealthSuite combines core banking, portfolio management, channels and analytics functions in a single wealth management platform. Julius Baer is a leading Swiss private banking group with around 400 billion USD in assets under management globally. The bank focuses on providing high-end services and in-depth... more Read more »

Target enters Transfer Agency market with Bravura partnership

Target Group, the business process outsourcing and operational transformation provider, has today announced it is bringing an enhanced digital service solution to the transfer agency (TA) market for investment firms by partnering with Bravura Solutions. Read more »

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