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 »

NRI Named in Top 10 of IDC’s 2017 Financial Insights FinTech Rankings

Nomura Research Institute, Ltd. (NRI), a leading provider of consulting services and system solutions, today announced that the company ranked No.10 in IDC’s 2017 Financial Insights FinTech Rankings. This ranking marks the eighth consecutive year that NRI has been named a top 10 global financial technology firm by IDC Financial Insights. Read more »

PA Consulting and Stockholm Fintech Hub Collaborate for Fintech Innovation

PA Consulting Group (PA) and Stockholm Fintech Hub are delighted to announce their new partnership. As an active partner, PA will work with the Hub to support fintechs, banks, regulators and investors to drive innovation in the Swedish financial services industry. PA will bring its hands-on knowledge and experience on how to innovate and transform the financial services industry. Read more »

African IT Group EOH acquires UK’s Rinedata

Listed technology group EOH has announced the acquisition of 100% of Rindedata, an IT consultancy specialising in cloud solutions for the Office of Finance for an undisclosed sum. Founded in 1996, Rinedata’s core focus is to help the finance function transform, drive efficiency and obtain real-time visibility into business performance through cloud technology.  Services include consulting and implementation of enterprise resource planning (ERP... more Read more »


Purpose Software, the UK’s leading supplier of business management software to the managed services and print reseller industry, has appointed SAP specialist Sophia Moore as Software Implementation Consultant.  In this new role, Sophia will be responsible for project managing installations of FORZA, the company’s recently announced ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) solution, which is based on SAP business One and includes all sales, service and... more Read more »


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