How Blockchain Could Disrupt Banking

Blockchain is transforming everything from payments transactions to how money is raised in the private market. As it picks up momentum, will the traditional banking industry embrace this new technology or be replaced by it? Last September, JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie...

Asset managers fear disruption as digital technology comes of age

Typically sluggish adopters of new technology, asset managers are slowly waking up to the threats posed by the emergence of faster and cheaper digital rivals, with fully 80% of industry participants expecting significant disruption in the industry over the next ten...

Misys and D+H combine as Finastra

Misys and D+H have revealed details of their planned merger, creating a global behemoth in the market for financial software under a new brand name Finastra. The combination will create the third largest financial services technology company in the world. The company...

Misys boss to lead fintech giant after merger with DH

The boss of banking software firm Misys is to take the helm of a new £1.7bn company called Finastra that has been formed from the British company's merger with Canadian rival DH Corp. Nadeem Syed has been named chief executive of the giant fintech business, which is...

Euronext and Algomi to build corporate bond trading network

Euronext is to invest $2.3 million to create a joint venture company with fixed income technology outfit Algomi aimed at improving liquidity discovery in pan-European corporate bond trading. The JV will license Algomi’s technology on a pan-European exclusive basis to...

Fintech firms making inroads with consumers

More than half of all banking customers have turned to fintech startups to cater for their financial needs, according to a global survey by Capgemini. But despite the considerable momentum enjoyed by niche providers, overall trust remains a key barrier to more...

Bats buys Javelin SEF

Bats Global Markets, Inc. (BATS) today completed its acquisition of Javelin SEF, LLC (Javelin), a swap execution facility (SEF). The deal was announced on August 11, 2016 and received approval from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on October 23, 2016....

Switzerland looks to ease rules for fintech firms

Switzerland's Federal Council is calling for regulations on fintech firms to be eased in an effort to boost the competitiveness of the country's financial sector. As Switzerland bids to catch up with fintech leaders such as London, the council - a seven member group...

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