Mizuho Securities Selects NRI’s AI and Voice Recognition Technology to Reduce Time Spent on Compliance

Nomura Research Institute, Ltd. (NRI), a leading provider of consulting services and system solutions, today announced a successful integration of new technology into the call monitoring operation of Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd. The integration was completed in November of 2017 following a successful proof of concept stage in 2016. The integration combines NRI’s voice recognition and AI technologies to optimize Mizuho’s processes for monitoring... more Read more »

Ovum Report: Real-Time Payments Key Driver for $3.3 Billion Rise in Technology Spend by North American Commercial Banks

New research from Ovum, the market-leading research and consulting firm, reveals that North American commercial banks are continuing to increase their investment in real-time payments (RTP). The report “The rise of real-time payments in North America”, commissioned by Icon Solutions is based on responses from more than 7,000 CIOs and other senior IT decision makers. Read more »

Synechron and Xcalar Help Financial Institutions Prepare for Financial Regulatory Reporting with Data Processing Accelerator in the Cloud

Synechron, Inc., the global financial services consulting and technology services provider, and Xcalar, Inc., the Silicon Valley-based Big Data analytics company, today announced the launch of an accelerator for building virtual data warehouses to help financial institutions with risk management and financial reporting. Financial institutions stand to benefit from a highly scalable data architecture and virtualized data processing capabilities... more Read more »

NRI and Microsoft Japan to Establish Financial Digital Innovation Consortium

NRI, a leading global provider of system solutions and consulting service, and Microsoft Japan, today announced a joint decision between the two companies to establish the Financial Digital Innovation Consortium. The Consortium will be officially established on November 1, 2017, and will initially be composed of 18 organizations that will conduct proof of concept (PoC) studies on key trends in financial technology. Read more »

NRI Announces Successful Completion of Oracle Financial Solutions Implementation for Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ

Nomura Research Institute, Ltd. (NRI), a leading provider of consulting services and system solutions, today announced that it has completed the first implementation of Oracle Financial Services Analytical Applications (OFSAA) in Japan, implementing the solution at Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU). Completing the project in July 2017, NRI provided the entire spectrum of technical support for BTMU, from development of programs and peripheral... more Read more »

Catalyst Development Secured Investment from Livingbridge

Livingstone’s Business Services sector team has advised the shareholders of Catalyst Development, a specialist financial services consultancy, on a management buy-out backed by private equity investor Livingbridge. Read more »

Digital Payments Volumes Continue to Rise Globally

Global digital payments volumes are predicted to increase by an average 10.9 percent through to 2020, reaching nearly 726 billion transactions, according to the World Payments Report 2017 (WPR 2017).  Read more »

Sapient Global Markets and Seismic Collaborate on Digital Transformation for Asset Managers with Client Connect

 Sapient Global Markets, a leading global provider of business technology and consulting services for the financial and commodity markets, today announced enhancements to its Client Connect platform, collaborating with marketing and sales enablement leader Seismic under the Seismic Partner Edge program. Read more »

Six Firms Partner with IHS Markit to Design Securities Lending and Repo Reporting Solution

IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO), a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions, today announced that it has partnered with six leading securities finance market participants as part of its ongoing effort with Pirum Systems to build a solution to address Securities Finance Transaction Regulation (SFTR) reporting requirements. Read more »

IRIS Helps Accountants Future-Proof Their Practice

 IRIS Accountancy Solutions is today warning UK accountants they must future-proof their practices to be ready for the imminent climatic flip set to impact the industry. The company argues changes in the political and legislative landscape, the local and global economy, along with social and technology advances, cannot be ignored. Read more »

Baker Hill Partners with BOLTS Technologies to Offer Streamlined Account Opening Option that Drives Profitability for Financial Institutions

Baker Hill, a leading provider of technology solutions for common loan origination, relationship management and smart data analytics, has partnered with BOLTS Technologies to provide financial institutions with a fast, secure online account opening solution that improves the customer onboarding experience while driving profitability for the institution.  Read more »

Synechron: Global Banks Look at Changing Model to Improve Customer Experience Through Digitization

Synechron, Inc, the global financial services consulting and technology services provider, in partnership with Efma, has today released a report revealing that C-suite banking executives largely believe that the future of the bank branch is bright, with the proper investment into digital transformation.  Read more »

Icon Solutions Completes Functional Testing with EBA Clearing’s RT1 SCT Inst Platform

Icon Solutions, a leading provider of technology solutions and instant payments consultancy, has successfully completed EBA Clearing’s testing procedure for SCT Inst payments – proving full compliance with the requirements of the RT1 infrastructure solution of EBA Clearing and the EPC Scheme Rulebook. Read more »

Leading Point Financial Markets Acquires LMMC to Strengthen its Insurance Services Offering

Leading Point Financial Markets, a specialist financial services business consultancy, has acquired LMMC, a data and transformation insights consultancy, focused on the insurance market, for an undisclosed sum. Read more »

‘Traditional’ Retail Banks Face Skills Drain to More Exciting Challengers

The majority (85%) of retail bank IT leaders acknowledge they will face an IT skills shortage within the next five years, according to research from Peru Consulting. The report, Turn to face the Change, reveals that 41% of the tech bosses surveyed believe that the best professionals are likely to be lost from the ‘traditional’ banking sector in favour of the more ‘exciting’ GAFA (Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple) companies. In fact, GAFA... more Read more »


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