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7 out of 10 investors to increase P2P portfolios after the crisis

According to a survey conducted by the P2P lending platform Robo.cash, 68% of P2P investors intend to increase their portfolios in the post-crisis period. At the same time, 37% of the respondents are going to explore new platforms to further diversify their investments. Considering the growing demand, most investors expect a change of interest rates on the platforms in this period.     Read more »

Appital deploys desktop application on OpenFin

Appital, the Equity Capital Marketplace, has built and deployed their desktop application on OpenFin, the operating system (OS) of finance.  Appital brings transparency and automation to Equity Capital Markets (ECM). The Appital platform allows buy side firms to gain greater exposure to deal flow opportunities they have not been able to access before, helping portfolio managers and heads of trading build a comprehensive picture of liquidity,... Read more »

P20 publishes its latest report, Payments in a Post-COVID-19 World

P20, the voice of the global payments industry, announces the publication of its latest report, Payments in a Post-COVID-19 World. P20 Board Members featured in the report include Steve Ledford, SVP Product and Strategy at The Clearing House; Sara Castelhano, Managing Director and EMEA Head of Payments and Digital Product at J.P. Morgan; Jim Johnson, EVP and Head of Merchant Solutions for FIS; and Philip McHugh, CEO of Paysafe. Read more »

Survey of IT decision makers exposes the increased pressures IT organisations face amidst COVID-19

Nebulon, Inc.®, the pioneer of Cloud-Defined Storage, released today the results of an independent survey completed by IT decision makers at 500 companies in the IT, financial services, manufacturing, retail, distribution and transport industries across the UK, US, Germany and France. Conducted in June of this year, the survey exposes the biggest challenges enterprises face in transforming their on-premises application storage environments,... Read more »

Prove Sets Standard for Modern Identity Authentication with New Brand, First Major Acquisition, and $100M Investment

Payfone, the modern platform for continuous identity authentication, announced today that it has rebranded as Prove. The rebrand represents the rebirth of the company as the worldwide leader in identity authentication and verification with a plan for rapid growth, including its recent acquisition of Early Warning Services, LLC’s mobile authentication lines of business and $100 million fundraise. Read more »

BestX launches post-trade transaction cost analysis for equities

BestX, State Street’s foreign exchange and fixed income best execution analytics platform, announced today that it has expanded its award-winning execution analytics software and launched a post-trade transaction cost analysis (“TCA”) module for equity markets. Covering global stock markets, the new functionality provides clients with benefits of the unique BestX web interface alongside flexible data analysis, report configuration and generation. Read more »

ESIS numbers surpass pre-pandemic levels for the first time

Mortgage technology expert Mortgage Brain has seen the volume of ESIS generated through its sourcing systems surpass pre-pandemic levels for the first time since Covid-19 struck in the UK. ESIS volumes increased 1.7% last week and are now 1.5% higher than the nine-week average to 16th March. Volumes have been trending up since the housing market opened up on 13th May, and have been within 7% of pre-pandemic levels for the last four consecutive... Read more »

Adroit Trading Technologies partners with GLMX to streamline workflows for global repo markets

Adroit Trading Technologies, LLC (Adroit) and GLMX Technologies, LLC (GLMX) have formed a strategic alliance that integrates Adroit’s multi-asset order and execution management system (O/EMS) with GLMX’S electronic securities financing trading platform. The new connectivity streamlines securities financing workflows, enabling clients to access real-time trading workflow tools on both platforms and delivering unique capabilities and insights. Read more »

Publicis Sapient collaborates with Goldman Sachs to build their new transaction banking platform

Publicis Sapient, the digital business transformation hub of Publicis Groupe, is very excited to have agreed to a multi-year collaboration with Goldman Sachs Bank USA (GS Bank), who has recently launched a cutting edge, digital-native cash, and payments services in the marketplace. Read more »

Elavon with Opayo helps SMEs reopen with new payment solutions and insights into customer journeys

Elavon, a global payments leader, is helping Small to Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) reopen by offering new eCommerce and Point-of-Sale (POS) solutions as consumer behaviour changes in response to COVID-19. According to a recent Elavon-commissioned survey with Ipsos Mori, spending habits and customer journeys are evolving with more people seeking contactless payments and shopping online. Read more »

NICE Actimize launches advanced SURVEIL-X Conduct risk capabilities to uncover employee misconduct and market abuse

With more employees working from home or remote sites, financial services organizations (FSOs) are facing new compliance and regulatory challenges. Read more »

Accountancy firms on the brink of ‘positive disruption’, Sage research says

Sage (LON: SGE), the market leader in cloud business management solutions, today released its fourth annual Practice of Now research report. The survey of 3,298 accountants in practice from across the globe, reveals that accountants are rapidly evolving their roles to become ‘change makers’, as digitalisation and growing client demands drive disruption and innovation across the industry.  Read more »

BBVA Bank selects Fujitsu’s Quantum-Inspired Digital Annealer to explore customers’ investment portfolios

Fujitsu today announces that it is collaborating with BBVA, Spain’s second largest bank, on a proof of concept (PoC) of its quantum-inspired optimisation solution Digital Annealer. The bank wants to determine whether the Digital Annealer could outperform traditional computing techniques in optimising asset portfolios, helping minimise risk while maximising returns, based on a decade’s worth of historical data.   Read more »

EPA publishes review paper on FCA's shutdown of Wirecard Card Solutions

The Emerging Payments Association (EPA), which celebrates collaboration and innovation across the emerging payments industry, has today launched a review paper, ‘Avoiding a payments lockdown’, to present to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Treasury following the shutdown of Wirecard Card Solutions Limited. Read more »

COVID-19 accelerates shift in expectations for investment advice, finds DIAMAN survey

Investor perceptions towards investment advice have changed as a result of COVID-19 induced volatility, according to key findings from DIAMAN Partners Ltd. (DIAMAN), the leading investment management fintech, published today. As the UK cautiously returns to aspects of normal life, people’s views on investment advice have altered and are unlikely to return to pre-lockdown attitudes. Read more »

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