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

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

Cultural challenges banks face in the transition to DevOps have been as important as technological barriers said Michael Zeiler, IT director at HSBC in this video. »

Video interview: Henk Kolk, Chief Engineer, ING

Video interview: Henk Kolk, Chief Engineer, ING

ING’s Henk Kolk, chief engineer and DevOps guru, explains why software engineers must take on a central role in IT risk management. »

Singapore’s QAssure launches crowd-testing platform

Singapore-based testing firm QAssure Technologies has launched QA TestBox, an enterprise crowd-testing platform. The cloud-based solution allows firms to engage geographically dispersed professionals to test an application or product. All testers are trained and certified by QAssure Technologies. According to QAssure Technologies, the solution is ideal for financial firms, because it includes a sa... »

Nationwide prepares for GDPR rules with centralised data management

Nationwide prepares for GDPR rules with centralised data management

In May 2018, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force, mandating that all data used within firms, including data used in testing, is anonymised and secure. The Nationwide Building Society has centralised its data management capabilities to meet the regulatory challenge, said Richard Jordan, testing services practice manager. As long… »

JPMorgan said to plan tripling size of New York technology hub

The firm is in discussions with Brookfield Property Partners LP to lease an additional 300,000 square feet on the upper levels of 5 Manhattan West near Hudson Yards, said the person, who asked not to be identified because the plans aren’t public. The bank currently occupies about 125,000 square feet in the building. The talks… »

Lloyds Banking Group trials biometrics in user acceptance test

Lloyds Banking Group will collaborate with Microsoft to test biometric authentication for customer logging into the Lloyds Bank, Halifax, and Bank of Scotland online portals. The pilot will start in the second half of 2017. Biometric technology uses unique markers, such as fingerprints or iris patterns, to verify the identity of the user of a… »

R3 and ACORD create centre of excellence

R3, a consortium of more than 80 financial firms and regulators that have pooled resources to develop Blockchain technology, has partnered with the Association for Cooperative Operations Research and Development (ACORD) to create a virtual centre of excellence for distributed ledger technology in the insurance sector. The R3 consortium counts a number of insurance companies… »

Swift to start suspicious-payment alerts to help defend banks

The new service is part of a series of measures from the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication to defend against cyberattacks that aim to fraudulently use banks’ connections to the messaging system. It will place a “red flag” on payment messages that appear risky and spot anomalies, provide real-time alerts and allow customers to put… »

It looks like JPMorgan is building a robo adviser

In the summer of 2016, JPMorgan Chase & Co. CEO Jamie Dimon said his firm could give clients a free, automated investment service as part of a future bundle of digital-banking products. Well, he just revealed the bank is following through on that promise and building one. “We are currently developing some exciting new products… »

Big banks poised to scoop up fintech startups, report finds

Almost 50 percent of financial services firms around the world plan to acquire fintech startups in the three to five years, according to a report Thursday by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. And eight out of 10 institutions foresee making strategic partnerships with peer-to-peer lenders, digital money transfer platforms, and myriad other firms that are reshaping the business… »

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