Companies & Products

LSEG releases reporting functionality for incoming EU regulation

UnaVista, a reporting platform developed by the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) for the EMIR and MiFID reporting regimes, has made MIFIR transaction reporting available for user acceptance testing. The feature comes 17 months before reporting obligations come into force. UnaVista facilitates transaction reporting helping firms speed up the process by collecting information that is »

Canadian exchange chooses Inceptrum for automated testing

The Toronto-based Canadian Securities Exchange will use FIX Testbench, a product developed by Canadian FIX solutions provider Inceptrum, to test its trading infrastructure. The testbench is a solution for automated functional, performance, and stress testing. David Timpany, Vice President, Technology & Operations, CSE said that the exchange chose Inceptrum because it had provided flexible and »

The QA Financial expert interview: Maksim Evdokimov, Tinkoff Bank

The QA Financial expert interview: Maksim Evdokimov, Tinkoff Bank

Maksim Evdokimov is the vice president of mobile services at Tinkoff Bank, which was launched ten years ago as Russia’s first digital bank. Based on the model of Capital One in the US, Tinkoff now claims more than five million customers and offers a range of financial products including cards, current accounts, and e-wallets. Evdokimov »

Infosys loses contract as RBS scraps Williams & Glyn plan

RBS has announced that it will not go ahead with the divestment of the Williams & Glyn (W&G) network, and as a result, it will scrap W&G’s contract with Indian technology services provider Infosys. The announcement comes after RBS reported a £2 billion half-year loss. Infosys was meant to provide W&G with consulting, application delivery, »

Technology news round-up: Financial deals and product launches

Fidor Bank Card

Groupe BCPE acquires Fidor Fidor, a German online challenger bank founded in 2009, has been acquired by French banking group BPCE, comprising the Banque Populaire and Caisse d’Epargne networks. The acquisition, industry analysts say, is yet another example of a traditional financial firm co-opting a technologically-savvy challenger to further its own digital transformation. Groupe BPCE »

IBM Blockchain supports testing feature

IBM has released a new testing functionality on IBM Blockchain; the service delivered via IBM’s Bluemix platform providing tools for Blockchain developers. IBM Blockchain was first launched on April 29th, and is based on the Linux Foundation’s open-source Hyperledger project. Rashik Parmar, lead cloud advisor for Europe at IBM, said that IBM Blockchain allows firms »

Round-up: Company News

SmartBear and Cognizant announce alliance The US testing software provider SmartBear Software and NASDAQ-listed consultancy Cognizant Technology Solutions have announced a strategic partnership. According to SmartBear, the companies hoped to combine SmartBear’s test automation and API quality tools with Cognizant’s delivery expertise to provide faster time to market for customers. Tricentis will i... »

Velocimetrics launches market data recording service for algo testing

London-based provider of trading analytics technology, Velocimetrics, has announced the launch of its mdPlay service, allowing market participants to record and store market data in real time. The data is recorded using a server that sits in the firm’s data centre. The data can then be re-used to test trading algorithms. The firm says the »

New UK bank outsources platform to Sopra Steria

A new UK bank which plans to offer financial services to military veterans and “blue light” police and emergency services professional, says it will outsource the management of its IT platform to French-based Sopra Steria. The Services Family, as the bank will be called, will initially offer mortgage loans but plans to establish full retail »

Iosif Itkin, Exactpro, on how automation is going to revolutionise testing

Iosif Itkin, Exactpro, on how automation is going to revolutionise testing

1/ How did you build your business originally and how did the acquisition of Exactpro by LSEG come about?  At the end of 2009, Alexey Zverev and I launched Exactpro by recruiting ten core specialists who we had previously worked with, and who had very strong technical and subject matter backgrounds. The team had a »

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