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IBMs global blockchain payment network goes live

The blockchain-based network will settle cross-border payments using Stellar Lumens (XLM) and the US dollar stable coin IBM has announced that its global payments network IBM Blockchain World Wire is now in limited production. The announcement was made at financial services and FinTech conference Money20/20 Asia. IBM Blockchain World Wire is a real-time global payments… Read More


NatWest piloting biometric card payments with 200 customers

The bank said it is piloting biometric fingerprint technology with 200 customers, potentially signalling the end of Chip & Pin NatWest customers will be able to verify card payments using the touch of a finger in a trial taking place in the coming weeks. The bank said it is piloting a “cutting edge” biometric fingerprint bank… Read More


It’s no surprise that some legacy banks are neglecting back-office IT, says ECS Cloud Chief
Cloud is enabling retail banks to pursue a fertile innovation agenda, but they may be too preoccupied with time-to-market and customer retention at the expense of backend and back-office systems, says Allan Brearley Despite initial hesitancy over the regulatory and security risks, most retail banks are now one way or another onboard with cloud. Over the... Read More

Revolut shores up cyber defences with new hacking unit

The fintech start-up is looking to hire a team that will hack into its IT system and search the dark web for potential threats Revolut is recruiting a team of hackers to strengthen its cyber defences as the bank continues its rapid growth. The start-up fintech firm is looking to recruit five computer experts that… Read More


How Lloyds’ software dept. is engineering the bank of the future
To achieve the full potential of what financial services can offer society, we need to unlock the full engineering power of all the great minds sitting in retail banking engineering teams, James McLeod, software engineering lead at Lloyds Banking Group tells John Bensalhia “We’re moving so fast it’s important to look back to see just... Read More


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