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JPMorgan’s head of new technologies gets hired by LendingClub

Santiago Suarez will join the San Francisco-based company as Head of Strategy and Mergers and Acquisitions, he said on Twitter. He was previously JPMorgan’s head of new product development and emerging technologies, a group he co-founded and which has helped the biggest U.S. bank experiment with the digital ledger known as blockchain as well as… »

Buy side gains edge in bond trading by turning data on banks

His confidence comes from having analyzed more than 100,000 debt transactions made by Pictet Asset Management, the $165 billion investment firm he works for as global head of fixed-income trading. James used the data to create profiles of banks, helping his firm avoid dealers that are expensive or difficult to trade with and instead prioritize those that are… »

SQS consultancy makes deal with TestPlant to deliver testing solution

London-listed quality assurance consultancy SQS has entered an agreement with testing tool specialist TestPlant to make use of its eggPlant testing tool. Under the terms of the agreement SQS will have access to the full range of eggPlant tools, including its mobile cloud solution, as well as technical support from experts at TestPlant. Ralph Gillessen,… »

Square boosts global payments ambitions with U.K. Expansion

Though Square has already planted a flag in Canada, Japan and Australia, the U.K. represents its best opportunity to sign on new merchants and increase sales volume. The world’s fifth-largest economy has a high concentration of small and medium-sized businesses that are Square’s target customers. The U.K. has “always been an example of entrepreneurship and… »

Century-old bank plans digital revamp to fight fintech risk

Century-old bank plans digital revamp to fight fintech risk

The lender is working with companies including Accenture Plc, Microsoft Corp. and International Business Machines Corp. on the project, Chief Executive Officer Arthid Nanthawithaya said in an interview. The long-term goal is an app that allows customers to search and pay for entertainment options such as restaurants and cinemas, going beyond just day-to-day banking, he said.… »

UK’s Financial Conduct Authority extends partnership with Cognizant

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has signed a new deal with with Cognizant, extending a business relation that started in 2011. The technology consultancy will work with the regulator to enhance core applications and improve the quality assurance process. The three year partnership agreement will expand the scope of the Cognizant’s work with the… »

StanChart Says Almost `Over Hump’ on Costly Compliance Upgrades

The London-based bank spent 60 percent of its $1 billion technology budget on compliance-related systems last year and plans a similar allocation for 2017, Chief Information Officer Michael Gorriz said in an interview in Singapore. The remainder is for other investments to improve products and services, he said. “We hope that we are over the… »

ING’s Henk Kolk: Re-thinking IT risk management

ING’s Henk Kolk: Re-thinking IT risk management

If banks really do want to shift left and automate software development, there’s really only one way for them to do it, says Henk Kolk, ING's chief engineer and Agile evangelist. “IT risk management has to be owned by the software engineers,” he says. Kolk will detail his argument in presentation at the QA Financial… »

PSD2 creates a cyber risk headache for banks

A report created by banking software specialist Temenos in cooperation with The Economist Intelligence Unit shows that banks are wary of the cyber risks associated with European Union’s Payments and Services Directive (PSD2). The directive, which will come into force in 2018, forces banks to open up their APIs to third parties so that information… »

Bank code quality is below par, according to CAST app data

Bank code quality is below par, according to CAST app data

 Software coding in the financial services industry is less secure than in other industries, and also ranks lower on other benchmarks for structural quality, according to a database gathered by CAST Software, the New York-based software vendor, from its client firms. In total, the results from 1.3 billion lines of code are in the CAST… »

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