Fiserv Joins BIAN to Continue to Develop the Standardised IT Framework for the Banking Industry

The Banking Industry Architecture Network e.V (BIAN) welcomes three new members to its fast growing global network today, creating an international network of 60 of the leading banks, service providers, software vendors and academic partners. The international software and BPO provider Avaloq, Lebanese banking core applications developer BML Istisharat and financial services technology provider Fiserv, will now work with the current members to... more Read more »

Palestine Monetary Authority goes live on SmartVista

BPC Banking Technologies, the leading provider of Open System payment solutions, together with Palestine Monetary Authority (PMA) announces the launch of the National Switch of Palestine. The National Switch, based on SmartVista, is considered a cornerstone for the Electronic Retail Payments in Palestine. Read more »

BIAN announces 3 new members including Avaloq and Fiserv

The Banking Industry Architecture Network e.V (BIAN) welcomes three new members to its fast growing global network today, creating an international network of 60 of the leading banks, service providers, software vendors and academic partners. Read more »

SunTec and Loylogic turn customer data into loyalty points for banks

SunTec, the leading provider of revenue management and business assurance solutions to Financial Services firms, today announced its partnership with Loylogic, the world’s leading innovator and creator of points experiences, insights, commerce and engagement. Read more »

Vietnam Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development joins SWIFT’s KYC Registry

SWIFT announces today that Vietnam Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development has joined the Know Your Customer (KYC) Registry, a centralised repository that maintains a standardised set of information about correspondent banks required for KYC compliance. Read more »

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 Read more »

British Banks Failing To Reward Loyalty, Held Back By Customer Expectations Gap

The FIS Consumer Banking PACE Index™ tracks how financial institutions are performing against customer expectations in nine different countries: the United States, United Kingdom, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Netherlands and Thailand, using data compiled from more than 9,000 banking consumers. Commissioned by FIS, the study was conducted by TNS, one of the world’s largest independent research agencies. Global results Read more »

Misys named a “Major Global Player” in Independent Global Banking Platform Deals report

Misys, the leading financial software company, has been named a “Major Global Player” in the latest Global Banking Platform Deals report from Forrester Research. To achieve this recognition, Misys signed 101 new and extended banking deals in 2014, spread across three major regions. Of these, 22 were new named banks. Read more »

Halifax makes switching extra snappy

For the first time in the UK, customers looking to switch to Halifax can now speed up the process with the brand new snap to switch service. By allowing customers to upload the details of the account they are switching from by simply taking a photograph of their debit card on their Smartphone, the tool creates a faster and more streamlined experience. Read more »

KBW and Nasdaq Launch Global Bank Index

Keefe Bruyette & Woods (KBW), a Stifel company (NYSE:SF), and Nasdaq (NASDAQ:NDAQ) today announced the launch of the KBW Nasdaq Global Bank Index (Ticker: GBKX), the first and only index designed to track the performance of those banks designated as global systemically important (G-SIBs) by the Financial Stability Board and Basel Committee on Banking Supervision. The 28 banks included in the KBW Nasdaq Global Bank Index represent 45% of the... more Read more »

Lloyds Banking Group’s New Eligibility Checkers Set To Remove Key Barrier To Switching

People who are thinking about switching their bank account can now determine their eligibility for a range of current accounts and overdrafts in less than two minutes across Lloyds Bank, Halifax and Bank of Scotland, without leaving a permanent footprint on their credit file. The new online eligibility tool is the first of its kind to be offered by a UK bank and is mobile optimised to enable people to check their eligibility for accounts... more Read more »

Fiserv Clients in Asia Pacific Recognized for Excellence with Industry Awards

Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ: FISV), a leading global provider of financial services technology solutions, announced today the latest in a series of award wins for its clients in the Asia Pacific region with two wins at the Asia Customer Experience in Financial Services (CXFS) Awards. For initiatives executed in conjunction with Fiserv, Bangkok Bank was awarded Best Technology Implementation - Front-End, and Westpac Banking Corporation was awarded Best... more Read more »

Path Solutions named ‘Best Global Islamic Banking Technology Provider in 2015’

Path Solutions, the world’s leading Islamic financial software company, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded ‘Best Global Islamic Banking Technology Provider’ at the 2015 Global Banking & Finance Review Awards. Since its inception in 2011, the Global Banking & Finance Review Awards reflect the innovation, achievement, strategy, progressive and inspirational changes taking place within the global financial community. The awards... more Read more »

Deutsche Bank Selected Infosys As Strategic Technology Partner

Infosys (INFY), a global leader in consulting, technology, outsourcing and next-generation services, including be-spoke development, application maintenance services, digital and mobility, package implementation, and testing services, has announced that it has signed a multi-year agreement with Deutsche Bank. Read more »

ICC RBC MENA confirms its participation in GTDW

The ICC Banking Commission, the rule-making body for the world’s banking industry, through its regional representatives, has announced a partnership with Global Trade Development Week (GTDW), which will be held in Dubai from 27-29 October. ICC RBC MENA, which is represented by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, will participate in GTDW, which is organised in partnership with UAE Ministry of Economy. GTDW is an annual gathering of 1000... more Read more »


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