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Video interview: Jeremy Norwood, PMO Director, Tradition

Video interview: Jeremy Norwood, PMO Director, Tradition

Tradition has partnered with ExactPro, the testing arm of the London Stock Exchange, for non-functional testing. Jeremy Norwood, project management director at the inter-dealer broker, explains why accurately simulating market conditions is key for effective non-functional testing. »

Synechron bets large on AI in testing

Synechron bets large on AI in testing

Synechron, a New York-based IT consulting company focused on the financial services, is investing in artificial intelligence technologies in testing. The technology firm hopes to use the technology to power predictive analytics and natural language processing to achieve savings of 30% for clients of their testing services, said Ashish Nangla, senior director at Synechron. While… »

U.S. agency invites fintech firms into special bank charter

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency will open its doors to non-traditional financial companies that are willing to meet some of the rigors of regulated banking, including capital, liquidity and consumer-protection rules, according to a draft policy statement released Wednesday. “Providing a path for fintech companies to become national banks can make the financial… »

Divisive `Bitcoin Unlimited’ solution crashes after bug exploit

Bitcoin Unlimited, which had been attracting support from the digital currency’s biggest miners, was attacked after developers brought the bug to light. The numbers of "nodes" hosting Unlimited fell to about 300 from 800 following the attacks, the lowest level since October, according to website coin.dance which tracks industry data. Nodes make up the core… »

SocGen taps Amazon, Microsoft for cloud as banks target costs

The Paris-based bank is working with Microsoft Corp. and Amazon.com Inc. to become one of the first large European banks to adopt cloud computing for the bulk of its operations. Societe Generale will start using external cloud services by June for some non-client content, such as financial research and marketing data, said Carlos Goncalves, the… »

Vista to buy DH Corp to combine with financial tech firm Misys

Vista plans to combine DH Corp. with Misys Ltd., which it bought in 2012, according to a statement Monday. The deal values DH Corp. at about $C2.73 billion ($2.03 billion), according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Including debt, the transaction is valued at $C4.8 billion. DH Corp. shares closed at $C23.04 on Friday, giving the company… »

Big-data disruption gets real for car insurers as O2 expands

Telefonica SA’s O2 unit -- one of the first mobile operators in Britain to offer car insurance -- expanded its product line in February to include telematics boxes, which track people’s driving habits and can lead to cheaper premiums for youngsters. That’s stoking speculation that a wave of fintech companies will push into the market and disrupt the way… »

Announcing the 2017 European Software and App Awards

Announcing the 2017 European Software and App Awards

QA Financial -- the information source dedicated to quality assurance, testing and IT risk management for financial software -- is pleased to announce the launch of a unique awards programme for 2017. The European Software and App Awards are dedicated to recognising innovation and excellence in software quality assurance, testing, delivery and IT risk management… »

JP Morgan marshals an army of developers to automate high finance

The program, called COIN, for Contract Intelligence, does the mind-numbing job of interpreting commercial-loan agreements that, until the project went online in June, consumed 360,000 hours of lawyers’ time annually. The software reviews documents in seconds, is less error-prone and never asks for vacation. While the financial industry has long touted its technological innovations, a… »

RBC, Scotiabank get highest rankings on Canada fintech efforts

The two banks scored the highest overall ranking -- four checkmarks out of five -- with top ratings in areas such as willingness to tackle fintech issues and establishing digital development hubs, according to the report by research firm International Data Corp. Toronto-based Royal Bank also received the highest ratings for acquiring expertise, funding external… »

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