Infrastructure

Asda Taps HCL Technologies To Help Drive IT Transformation

HCL Technologies (HCL), a leading global technology company, today announced that it has been selected to help drive IT transformation at the UK’s third-largest grocery retailer, Asda. The three-year application services contract will see HCL transform Asda’s IT Application Services with a new DevOps delivery model to drive data and analytics and support back-office applications through the full lifecycle of development, testing and support. Read more »

Ant Financial launches Ant Financial Technology brand

Ant Financial launches Ant Financial Technology, a new brand supporting the growth of financial institutions, at ATEC 2018 in Hangzhou, China.  HANGZHOU, August 20, 2018 – Ant Financial Services Group (“Ant Financial” or “the Company”) today announced that the Company would open up a full suite of technology products and services under a new brand, Ant Financial Technology, to support the growth of financial institutions by improving user... more Read more »

First Data Partners with Huifu Payment Ltd

First Data (NYSE: FDC), a global leader in commerce-enabling technology, signed an agreement with Huifu Payment Ltd (Huifu, 01806.HK), a leading third-party payment provider in China, to offer a market-leading global eCommerce solution into China. Read more »

Engage Hub and Bank of Ireland shortlisted for Engage Award for Best Use of Technology

Cross-channel customer engagement platform, Engage Hub has been shortlisted as a finalist, for the ‘Best Use of Technology in Customer Engagement’ category for the Engage Awards 2018. Read more »

UK financial services firms admit spending almost one million pounds on failed or cancelled digital projects

For almost three quarters (73%) of financials services leaders, customers are the main driving force behind their company’s digital transformation, however fear of failure is holding back the implementation of digital projects, with almost three quarters of financials services leaders put off by the costs of failed projects. This comes as no surprise, as seven-in-10 admit to cancelled projects in the last two years, according to Fujitsu’s... more Read more »

OP5 is included in the Gartner 2018 Market Guide for Infrastructure Monitoring Tools

“Infrastructure and Operations (I&O) leaders tasked with IT operations transformation must prepare for the challenges of contextualizing data acquired by IT Infrastructure monitoring tools from highly modular IT architectures by utilizing AIOps to deal with the volume, variety and velocity of data.” Read more »

Lombard Risk, a Vermeg Company, Announces Support of Resolution Planning Reporting and the latest Bank of England Updates

The Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive (BRRD) has been in effect for some time but this will now be accompanied by reporting obligations to both EBA and PRA. EBA ‘Z’ templates – applicable to all current BRRD firms – and PRA MRL templates – applicable by notification from the Regulator – are both effective as at 2018 year-end and are supported in Lombard Risk’s Regulatory Reporting platform. The return templates will, of course, be supplied... more Read more »

Scotland’s first ‘Fintech Skills Academy’ launches in response to growth of sector

A consortium of international Fintech companies together with Fife Council, Fife College and Fintech Scotland, have joined forces to launch Scotland’s first ‘Fintech Skills Academy’. The consortium, which includes Renovite Technologies and Ingenico Group, officially launched the Fintech Skills Academy at the premises of Paywizard in Kirkcaldy on September 13th.  Read more »

Sporadic Savers: British Saving Habits Revealed

To mark the start of British Savings Week, new research from MoneySuperMarket, the UK’s leading comparison site, today maps the nation’s attitudes towards saving money and uncovers the regional saving hotspots. Read more »

Lagos to host Biannual Africa Fintech Summit for the first time in November

Africa’s premier fintech event, the Africa Fintech Summit, (www.AfricaFintechSummit.com) will be held for the first time in Lagos, Nigeria, on November 8-9, 2018. This event comes on the heels of the earlier edition in Washington D.C. which featured leading policy makers, c-suite business executives, start-ups, and investors. Read more »

TickerChart Partnership with ZagTrader Goes Live

ZagTrader, a Dubai-based technology company specializing in Banking and Capital Markets Solutions, formally announces the availability of TickerChart to its existing suite of front ends. The Partnership between ZagTrader and TickerChart will provide the existing client base of ZagTrader the capability of using the advanced Front Ends of TickerChart. TickerChart products are rich in advanced features that serve active traders, such as: Chart... more Read more »

Branch Transformation 2018: What does your branch mean to you?

Branch Transformation 2018: What does your branch mean to you? HSBC, JPMorgan Chase, Umpqua Bank and UniCredit will be among the 35 speakers to share their thoughts on what branch banking means to them at the Branch Transformation 2018 conference in London later this year If branches are no longer transaction centres, what are they? Read more »

Financial Services Turn to FinTech Partnerships for Next Wave of Investment

Financial services companies are prioritizing collaboration and direct engagement with FinTechs, particularly for payments technology, according to a new report by law firm DLA Piper - Digital Transformation in Financial Services. Read more »

Advanced Works with HMRC on Digital Transformation of Tax System

 Advanced is working with HMRC to support the success of Making Tax Digital (MTD), a key part of the government’s plans for the digital transformation of the tax system. Advanced’s innovative new Business Tax Portal will make it easier and more efficient for individuals, businesses and charities to get their tax right, helping them to automate the new online processing requirements, saving both time and eradicating errors. Read more »

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