Enterprises Will Increase Digital Technology Investment and Adoption in 2019 According to Study by Economist Intelligence Unit and DXC Technology

A vast majority of businesses will increase their investments in digital technology over the coming year, and many expect IT modernisation to fuel future transformation efforts that lead to cost savings and greater profitability. These are some of the findings from a new global survey conducted by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and commissioned by DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC), the world’s leading independent, end-to-end IT services company. Read more »

Amadeus Powers Travel while Accuity Powers its Payments

Amadeus, a leading travel provider for the travel industry, is working with Accuity, the leading global provider of risk and compliance, payments and know your customer solutions, to transform its cross-border payment process.  Read more »

MineHub Technologies Partners with IBM to Introduce Global Mining and Metals Supply Chain Solution using Blockchain Technology

MineHub Technologies, Inc. ("MineHub") and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a collaboration to use blockchain technology to help improve operational efficiencies, logistics and financing and reduce costs in the high-value mineral concentrates supply chain -- from mine to end buyer.  Read more »

Bloomberg MTF gets Dutch regulatory green light

Bloomberg announces today that its affiliate, Bloomberg Trading Facility B.V., has received authorisation from the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) to operate a Multilateral Trading Facility (MTF).  Read more »

Solactive Global Gold Giants Index launched as underlying for new Harvest Portfolios Group ETF

Solactive is pleased to announce the launch of the Solactive Global Gold Giants Index, which will be used as the underlying of Harvest Portfolios Group Inc.’sHarvest Global Gold Giants Index ETF (TSX: HGGG). The Index intends to track the price movements of the 20 largest gold mining companies by company market capitalization listed on a regulated stock exchange in North America, Australia or in certain European countries. Read more »

LiquidityBook Completes Banner Year with Continued Surge in Client Wins, Platform Growth

LiquidityBook, a leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)-based provider of buy- and sell-side trading solutions, today announced that 2018 was a record year across multiple sales and client growth metrics tracked by the firm. This rapid growth was fueled by a continued rise in demand for its industry-leading POEMS (portfolio, order and execution management system) platform, which provides significant cost, management and functionality benefits... more Read more »

Financial Scouts: European Investors Apprehensive of the U.S. Government Shutdown, Possible China’s Economic Slowdown Impact

European stock markets continue facing pressures on the U.S. government shutdown and China’s economic outlook related wariness. Read more »


Radware® (NASDAQ: RDWR), a leading provider of cybersecurity and application delivery solutions, today announced it has released its 2018-2019 Global Application and Network Security Report, in which survey respondents estimate the average cost of a cyberattack has climbed to $1.1M. For those organisations that calculate (versus estimate) the cost of an attack, that number increases to $1.67M. Read more »

Start up Vs. Heritage: What does the Future of Finance look like?

The Future of Finance and CFO Summit spoke with Ian Brimicombe, Senior Vice President Group Finance, Burberry, and Camilla Thorsager Trendell, International Director & Finance Director, itsu [grocery], to gain an insight into what the future o Read more »

The Oracle Fintech ScaleUp Program kicks off with an ignition day in Brussels

Oracle and B-Hive have selected the first fintechs to take part in the Fintech ScaleUp Program that aims to maximize business opportunities for startup, scale-up and mature fintechs while minimizing the time to get to market. The program starts today with an ignition day in Brussels.  Read more »

First Data unveils PCI P2PE validation for enterprises

First Data, a global leader in commerce-enabling technology, today announced a new PCI P2PE validation to its portfolio, TransArmor P2PE using Ingenico Group’s On-Guard solution.  The addition of TransArmor P2PE makes First Data the first processor to offer enterprise clients a single, multi-layered solution with both point-to-point and end-to-end encryption. Read more »

Yolt, the smart thinking money app, launches its open beta in Italy and France

Yolt has today announced it is has launched its open beta for all iOS and Android users in both Italy and France. From today, users will be able to download the open beta application free of charge from the App Store and Play Store to get instant access to all of Yolt’s features. Furthermore, after successful launches in Italy and France in 2018, yolt will continue its mission to become a pan-European platform. Primarily this means support for... more Read more »


Total business volumes in the financial services sector fell slightly in the three months to December, marking the first contraction of demand since September 2013. That’s according to the latest CBI/PwC Financial Services Survey. Meanwhile, sentiment among financial services deteriorated further, rounding off three full years of flat or falling optimism. Read more »

Just 2% of financial services companies prioritise investment in back office tech – whilst 77% invest in customer experience

Spending by financial services companies on improving customer interfaces may be coming at the expense of investment in crucial back office IT systems, suggests research by Pinsent Masons, the international law firm. Just 2% of financial services companies surveyed have prioritised investment in back office technology over the last three years, whilst 77% have prioritised investment in enhancing customer experience. FCA research shows the number... more Read more »

Advertised tech salaries grow for third year in row, with PHP developers, java developers and data scientists experiencing biggest increase

Average advertised salaries for tech professionals have increased for the third year in a row, despite uncertainty in the broader economy, according to new data from the 2019 Reed Technology Salary Guides. Analysis of more than 10 million jobs posted across sectors since 2015 found that the average advertised salary in the tech profession has increased by 1.4 per cent since the start of 2018, one of the highest rates across the sectors analysed... more Read more »


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