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Standard Chartered Invests in Regtech Startup Silent Eight

Standard Chartered’s innovation, fintech and ventures unit, SC Ventures, has participated in a Series A funding round for regtech Silent Eight. The AI-powered anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing startup raised an oversubscribed US$6.2 million in the round, with OTB Ventures and Wavemaker Partners also participating. The capital will be directed at new hires, with plans to double its 50-strong global headcount by the end of Q1... more Read more »

Santander Cash Nexus Comes to North America

Santander Bank today unveiled its global Santander Cash Nexus solution for Commercial Banking and Corporate and Investment Banking clients in North America. This new platform offers clients a comprehensive suite of global connectivity solutions and provides access to local payment initiation and information reporting services in 15 markets around the world via a single point of entry. Read more »

PayQwick Appoints Bob Craig as Chief Operating Officer and Expands Leadership Team

PayQwick, a financial services company which delivers comprehensive banking and treasury solutions to emerging businesses, is pleased to announce several new additions to its management team. Read more »

Standard Chartered to offer domestic cash management services in Europe

Standard Chartered will offer clients an extensive range of cash management services out of London and Frankfurt covering the UK and Eurozone countries, following investment in a new cash management infrastructure. The infrastructure is scheduled for completion in mid-2020, and in addition to existing high- value clearing, transactional FX and pooling services the bank currently offers, it is developing  additional services including: virtual... more Read more »

Archax selects R3’s Corda Enterprise platform for digital exchange DLT infrastructure

Archax, the London-based institutional digital securities exchange, today announced a partnership with R3, the enterprise blockchain software firm. Under this partnership, Archax will use R3’s Corda Enterprise platform to handle post-trade activities on a distributed ledger. Read more »

Santander Leads EUR35 Million Series B in Debt Marketplace CrossLend

Santander InnoVentures is leading a €35 million funding round in pan-European digital debt marketplace CrossLend. The Series B financing round in the Berlin-based marketplace also includes funding from existing investors Lakestar, ABN AMRO Ventures, and Earlybird. Founded in 2014, CrossLend provides a digital debt marketplace for consumer, SME, invoices, mortgages and other forms of debt originated by banks and alternative originators. CrossLend... more Read more »

Refinitiv launches Matching service in Vietnam to create first electronic Marketplace for VND FX trading

Refinitiv today announced it has launched its leading global electronic trading Matching service in Vietnam, as emerging markets in the Asia region continue to develop their financial markets and digitize FX trading capabilities. The launch represents Vietnam’s first electronic marketplace for the trading of VND. Matching trades on a T+1 basis which is the most commonly traded value date. Read more »

Citi APIs for Treasury Services Reach a New Milestone

CitiConnect®, Citi's API connectivity platform has reached a new milestone, with more than 157 million API calls processed since its launch in November 2016. The APIs for Treasury Services, accessed through CitiConnect®, allow clients to seamlessly access a growing number of Citi solutions directly into their treasury workstations or enterprise resource platforms (ERP). Of the total API calls, the majority were from companies located in the Asia... more Read more »

Spotcap Welcomes Applications for Fintech Fellowship to Address Skills Gap

Online lender Spotcap today opened the Fintech Fellowship to applicants. The programme offers an £8k award to a postgraduate student studying a fintech related course at a UK university. Applications will be open for four months and close on the 1  August 2018. Read more »

ING Wholesale Banking Shapes Future to Support Clients

ING Wholesale Banking today announced a number of initiatives aimed at further enhancing client centricity, addressing clients' daily challenges and their strategic needs. The international network, currently spanning more than 40 countries will be strengthened, as we put more resources into Asia and the Americas. We are also investing in our advisory functions including core banking services such as the Debt Capital Markets and Corporate... more Read more »

FCA Signs FinTech Co-operation Agreement with Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) today entered into a co-operation agreement with the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) in Hong Kong to foster collaboration in support of financial technology (Fintech) innovation.  Under the agreement, the FCA and SFC will co-operate on information sharing and referrals of innovative firms seeking to enter one another’s markets. Read more »

Overbond Adds Swap Price Calculator to Corporate Bond Intelligence Toolkit

Overbond, the first end-to-end Capital Markets fintech platform for primary bond origination, has unveiled its new Corporate Bond Intelligence Tool (COBI) Swap Pricing calculator with advanced analytics and visualisation.  The digital tool helps treasurers more effectively evaluate funding costs in multiple currencies and markets simultaneously. Overbond’s COBI Swap, powered by Thomson Reuters data, is the first institutional-grade swap... more Read more »

OCC and EquiLend Clearing Services Partners with CCP Securities Lending

OCC, (Options Clearing Corporation) the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization, and EquiLend Clearing Services (ECS), the global securities finance trading platform and technology provider, have joined forces to bring greater access to central counterparty clearing in the securities finance marketplace. Read more »

Bloomberg and Bats Europe Partner for MiFID II Reporting

Today Bloomberg and Bats Europe have reported they plan to provide Bloomberg customers with the ability to use their respective Approved Publication Arrangements (APA)[1] to fulfil MiFID II transparency reporting requirements. Under MiFID II, market participants are facing a steep increase of reporting tasks they need to manage, for firm quotes as well as executed transactions, across a wide range of asset classes and within very short... more Read more »

Consumer Lending Platform Nava Begins Tech Recruitment Drive

Nava, a next generation consumer lending platform, is continuing its rapid expansion by launching a new office in Milton Keynes. The company, with headquarters in central London, hopes to capitalise on the town’s burgeoning reputation as a leading technology centre in the UK.  Nava will initially recruit five IT developers from a range of levels to help support the growth of its platform. The company secured authorisation from the Financial... more Read more »

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