Securities Services

SWIFT enhances connectivity to VPS, the Norwegian Central Securities Depository

SWIFT will reinforce its connectivity to Verdipapirsentralen ASA (VPS), Norway’s central securities depository (CSD), which could make a shift in transaction volume to SwiftNet from other networks. Banks connected to VPS currently use different networks to connect to VPS, SwiftNet being one of them. The banks have the freedom to choose among the network connectivity offered by VPS. By signing the Swift CSD Community Agreement, VPS’s members... more Read more »

BNP Paribas Securities Services and Tata Consultancy Services Partner to Transform Asset Servicing Industry Using Blockchain Technology

BNP Paribas Securities Services teams up with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) to deliver an innovative blockchain-based platform, called Corporate Event Connect, which will provide fast, accurate and secure corporate event announcements to clients around the world. Corporate actions processing is one of the most complex areas of asset servicing. Information on the multitude of corporate actions taking place every year is processed and cascaded... more Read more »

Torstone Technology Expands Its Offering Into US Market

Torstone Technology, a leading provider of post-trade securities and derivatives processing, today announces that Peel Hunt, an independent corporate broking, advisory and trading house focusing on mid & small-cap companies, is expanding its use of Inferno for its US business, Peel Hunt Inc. Read more »

Ping An Securities goes live with FusionCapital from Finastra

Ping An Securities has implemented FusionCapital from Finastra  throughout its operations in Greater China. The business, part of China’s Ping An Group, is now using the flexible Finastra platform to help extend its securities brokerage capabilities on a global scale – meaning it can boost revenues as it enters new markets. Read more »

Linedata Launches New Interface to DTCC’s CTM in Support of MiFID II and Industry Requirements

Linedata (Euronext Paris:LIN), the global solutions provider dedicated to the investment management and credit industries, today announced the extension of its 10-year strong partnership with The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), the premier post-trade market infrastructure. Read more »

Deutsche Börse and Illuminate Financial invest in RegTek.Solutions

Deutsche Börse and Illuminate Financial Management LLP have co-led in a US$5 million Series A funding round in  Read more »

Esma Updates MiFIDII Guidelines

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has issued today an update of its Guidelines on transaction reporting, order record keeping and clock synchronisation under the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II).  The updates corrects some unintended factual mistakes, typos and inconsistencies in the technical part of the Guidelines. Read more »

Brolly Raises £1m Seed Round with Valar Ventures and Pi Labs

Brolly, the UK's first artificially intelligent insurance advisory application has raised a £1 million seed investment round with Valar Ventures, Pi Labs and Entrepreneur First (EF). Brolly is delighted to be working closely with the partners of these funds: James Fitzgerald and Andrew McCormack of Valar Ventures, the US venture capital fund backed by Peter Thiel, who have made notably successful fintech investments; Dominic Wilson of Pi Labs,... more Read more »

Voices.com Announces $18 Million Growth Investment by Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital

 Voices.com, the largest global voice over online marketplace, today announced an $18 million growth investment from Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital, the growth-focused private investment platform within Morgan Stanley Investment Management. This represents the Company's first institutional investment since its founding in 2005. Investment funds will be used to scale global operations, expand client and subscriber product offerings and further... more Read more »

Clausematch Raises £1.25m in Seed Round to Scale Its Next-gen Document Management Platform Globally

ClauseMatch, an award-winning FinTech company, which provides SaaS-based smart document management for banks and financial institutions, receives VC funding from Speedinvest in official seed round. The sum will be used to further advance the innovative platform in the regulatory technology space. Read more »

Fintonic Closes a Round of Funding of € 25 million

Fintonic has just closed a round of funding of 25 million Euros that has been supported by ING Group and the insurance group PSN amongst other investors. Read more »

Ingenico Group invests in Joinedapp

Ingenico Group (Euronext: FR0000125346 – ING), the global leader in seamless payment, today announced its investment in Joinedapp, a start-up located in Palo Alto, California whose enterprise e-commerce solutions enable brands and retailers to connect with customers on their preferred mobile messaging apps. Joinedapp’s chatbot technology offers large and SMB merchants a scalable solution to engage, nurture, and monetize audiences across social... more Read more »

First Eastern Invests in FinTech Rising Star Valoot Technologies Limited

The First Eastern Investment Group (“First Eastern”) a leading Hong Kong-based investment group, is pleased to announce that it has made a significant investment into Hong Kong-based FinTech start-up Valoot Technologies Limited (“Valoot”).  Launched in 2016, Valoot is a solution that provides consumers with the transparency of market-based foreign exchange rates, the real-time option to select the currency of their choosing during a purchase,... more Read more »

BearingPoint Invests in FinTech Start-up Tribe

As part of its Ventures activities, BearingPoint has invested in the Oslo-based start-up Tribe. Tribe is an insurance provider that has developed an innovative business model and IT insurance platform. It enables customers to receive simple and fair insurance solutions by leveraging the trust among their networks of friends and families. BearingPoint and Tribe will enter into a long-term relationship to expand their respective service portfolios. Read more »

Asic Selects Indonesia's OKJ For FinTech Cooperation

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and Indonesia's Otoritas Jasa Keuangan (OJK) have entered a Cooperation Agreement to promote innovation in financial services in their respective markets. Read more »

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