Testing & QA Standards

Australian bank moves towards continuous delivery

The Australian Bendigo and Adelaide Bank has chosen TestPlant’s eggPlant tool to implement automated testing. The test automation project, which began in Q2 of this year, was conducted in cooperation with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). The implementation enabled Bendigo and Adelaide Bank to move from manual testing to automated testing and continuous delivery. The eggPlant »

Round-up: Regulatory and Company News

MAS opens fintech lab to foster innovation and help start-ups The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has announced that it will open a FinTech Innovation Lab inside the MAS building. The regulator said that the lab, called Looking Glass @ MAS after the novel by Lewis Caroll, will help the foster fintech solutions in cooperation »

CREST opens Singapore branch

The UK’s Council for Registered Ethical Security Testers (CREST), which provides accreditation for vendors of digital security services, has established a branch in Singapore in association with the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) and Singapore’s Association of Information Security Professionals (AISP). The project, which marks CREST’s first branch in Asia, was undertaken in collaboration »

Bank apps need finesse with function – lessons from the gaming business

Bank apps need finesse with function – lessons from the gaming business

If you read recent customer reviews of banking apps, or the latest rankings published by tech blogs, then you will probably agree with the following sentiment: A good banking app doesn’t necessarily do more than a bad one, but it does things better. This idea that app quality is about finesse as much as function »

Regulators say systems must be up and running two hours after attack

The Bank of International Settlement’s Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI), together with the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), has published a report advising financial markets infrastructure (FMIs, a category that includes important payments systems and clearing houses) on how to improve their cyber resilience. The joint working group advises finan... »

Are you paid what you are worth?

It should be a great time to be a testing specialist working for a financial firm. Competition among firms to acquire the right skill-sets has never been more fierce. But are you getting the raise and bonus you deserve this year? QA-Financial.com has partnered with Emolument.com – the leading salary database – to provide its »

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 »

Feature: Modelling dark pools with maths

Dark pool trading venues and other highly complex markets are worrying regulators. How can the firms that run those venues calculate where things might start to go wrong? What might prompt those markets to mis-behave? A rising star among fintech firms is Aesthetic Integration, a firm based in London, which believes it has the answer to that challenge in the »

CISQ creates definitions for IT quality

The Consortium for IT Software Quality (CISQ) has announced new standards for measuring structural quality of software. The US industry body said these are quantitative criteria that can be used to evaluate the performance of an IT system according to four different measures: reliability, security, performance efficiency, and maintainability. The standards were created by compiling a »

Swift bets on cloud for ISO 20022 testing

ISO-22022

The clear priority for the 8,000 delegates at Sibos 2015 – held in Singapore last October  – was ISO 20022. That’s the standard that describes the metadata repository of descriptions for transactions messages for interbank and corporate treasury payments, securities and derivatives trades and — at some point in the future — retail payments. Although ISO »

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