Features & Interviews

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: »

Special Preview: The QA Financial Forum New York, November 29th

Capital One's Adam Auerbach

When Capital One’s co-founder and CEO Richard Fairbank launched his digital banking strategy in earnest with a $9.9 billion acquisitions of ING’s online banking business in the US back in 2009, he noted that the US had more bank branches that gas stations. While he could see the need for gas stations, he couldn’t see »

QA Forum launches with a focus on quality

QA Forum launches with a focus on quality

More than 100 senior quality assurance, test and IT risk management specialists attended the QA Financial Forum held in Canary Wharf on June 28th. Hosted by QA-Financial.com at Level39, London’s leading fintech accelerator and conference venue, the QA Financial Forum featured speakers from leading banks and testing firms. To start the conference, Nevin Thomson, Head »

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 »

Banks take a cautious step to crowd-sourced testing

Banks take a cautious step to crowd-sourced testing

In the race to speed up app delivery times, some retail banks and insurance companies are turning to crowd-sourced testing, which makes use of a geographically distributed network of freelancers to test customer-facing applications and websites. But while the crowd-sourced specialists report growing interest from the financial sector, there are understandable reservations about the privacy »

The QA expert interview: Mike Salsbury, Caplin

Mike Salsbury is head of product development at Caplin, the London-based software vendor which designs trading technology for banks and other financial firms. Caplin specialises in web-based trading platforms for cross-asset trading, though the firm has carved an especially strong position in electronic FX markets. QA Financial met Salsbury at Caplin’s London headquarters. Q: Mike, »

The QA expert interview: Dale Bulmer, Markit

Data is the fuel for financial markets. Since its launch in 2003, Markit has grown to challenge the leading suppliers, Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters in its core markets, such as credit benchmarks. We met up with Dale Bulmer to discuss the key trends in mobile, security and vendor risk management, and how those trends translate »

DDoS cyber attacks: Europe’s banks need a plan

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It’s an arms race and – right now – banks are losing. A recent casualty was HSBC, which on January 29th saw its online banking system brought down for several hours by a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack. DDoS attacks are getting larger, and better organised. According to a recent report by Massachusetts-based security consultant Arbor »

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