Features & Interviews

AWS fights to keep its lead in Cloud with serverless architecture, new tools

AWS fights to keep its lead in Cloud with serverless architecture, new tools

More financial firms are running their software from the Cloud, lowering their overhead costs by cutting their internal server, network and other hardware requirements. The Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) revolution has been supported by key financial regulators – including the Monetary Authority of Singapore, the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority and DNB, the Netherlands central »

RenovITe launches REXA: automated test tool for payments platforms

RenovITe launches REXA: automated test tool for payments platforms

RenovITe, a California and India-based firm, which opened for business just 18 months ago, has developed automated testing tools in parallel with its core RIPPS processing system. The firm’s latest launch is REXA, a test automation tool for banks and other financial firms looking to automate their payments apps in an agile environment. We spoke to »

Three predictions for 2017 — with best wishes — from QA Financial

Three predictions for 2017 — with best wishes — from QA Financial

“Prediction is very difficult, especially if it is about the future,” said Niels Bohr, the Danish physicist. Predictions are, however, a journalistic tradition at this time of year, and it we feel it’s our duty to do our best to summarise what we believe 2017 will hold for our readers. We’ve settled on three. 1 – Automation will »

CA Technologies: Virtualization will be the key to continuous delivery

CA Technologies: Virtualization will be the key to continuous delivery

CA Technologies, the New York software firm that provides tooling for continuous delivery, counts all of the UK’s tier one banks, and many of its tier two banks among its customers, according to Robert Coleman, the firm’s chief technology officer for the UK and Ireland. In an interview with QA Financial, Coleman said that an »

The QA Financial expert interview: David Young, Metro Bank

The QA Financial expert interview: David Young, Metro Bank

When the UK’s Metro Bank moved its app development and testing to the Cloud, it hired Rackspace and dropped AWS, the global market leader in cloud services. David Young, Metro Bank’s CTO, explains why. Metro Bank, a UK commercial and retail bank founded in 2010, has achieved significant operational efficiencies, as well as enhanced its »

EU ready to set laws for accessibility testing

EU ready to set laws for accessibility testing

The EU parliament is drafting a directive that will force private sector companies to accommodate disabled people when offering their goods and services. It has already adopted a directive requiring all public sector websites to adhere to accessibility guidelines. The draft directive will specifically describe the standards banks and other financial services firms have to »

Luxoft signs three-year deal with UBS for $100 million to $300 million per year

Luxoft, a Zurich-based provider of software development tools and testing services listed on the New York Stock Exchange, has made a deal with UBS. The Swiss bank has signed a three-year agreement with the Luxoft, and has agreed to an average minimum spend of $100 million to $300 million a year. The technology service provider »

DevOps and continuous delivery: How much is hype versus reality?

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The topics of DevOps and continuous app delivery have made it onto the agenda at SIBOS, organised by Swift, the bank payments consortium and by some measures the leading financial technology conference in the world. Reflecting the wariness banks hold for new technologies, the panel QA Financial was asked to chair at SIBOS was titled: »

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