Video interview: Michael Zeiler, IT Director, HSBC Private Bank

HSBC has embarked on its DevOps journey, but has key challenges still to address on the way. The Bank’s IT director Michael Zeiler was a keynote speaker at the QA Financial Forum London on April 5th.

Video interview: Henk Kolk, Chief Engineer, ING

ING’s retail bank has transformed the way it delivers software. Henk Kolk, chief engineer, believes that software development must play a central role in any successful bank’s IT risk strategy.

Singapore’s QAssure launches crowd-testing platform

QA TestBox allows customers to engage certified testers with domain specific knowledge across the world.

JPMorgan said to plan tripling size of New York technology hub

JPMorgan Chase & Co., the biggest U.S. lender, is planning to more than triple the size of its technology hub in New York City to increase space for the bank’s coders and data engineers, a person with knowledge of the matter said.

Lloyds Banking Group trials biometrics in user acceptance test

Bank partners with Microsoft in staggered roll-out of new security feature for Windows 10 users.

R3 and ACORD create centre of excellence

Blockchain consortium and industry body partner to develop distributed ledger technologies for the insurance space.

Swift to start suspicious-payment alerts to help defend banks

Swift, the interbank messaging system that hackers used to steal $81 million from Bangladesh last year, is developing a payment-screening service that will allow small member banks to automate the flagging of suspicious payments.

It looks like JPMorgan is building a robo adviser

Investment bank CEO confirms it is developing the automated technology, which will be provided to customers as an extra feature.