16 Sep

CoCoNet to officially launch MULTIVERSA IFP 4.0 at Sibos on 23 September

CoCoNet to officially launch MULTIVERSA IFP 4.0 at Sibos on 23 September
Source: CoCoNet

The enhanced features of MULTIVERSA IFP 4.0 have been extremely well received by members of the international user group.

At a meeting in Düsseldorf, members of the User Group enjoyed a pre-launch presentation on the newest version of MULTIVERSA IFP. The payment and cash management solution is CoCoNet’s successful online and mobile access channel for banks’ corporate customers.

MULTIVERSA IFP 4.0 brings next generation payment and cash management services to banks’ corporate customers. New features, such as smart payments and app-based security tokens, will enable banks’ customers to bank more efficiently. They will also benefit from an enhanced user experience with brand new user interfaces.

The MULTIVERSA IFP User Group consists of representatives from CoCoNet’s international banking clients. CoCoNet shares the latest developments regarding the MULTIVERSA IFP product with the User Group at regular meetings.

Apart from having an overview of Version 4.0, the User Group discussed numerous other topics relating to MULTIVERSA IFP. Among these were the integration of photoTan security features from OneSpan and opportunities to optimise the onboarding process for new customers.


15 Sep

Singapore’s Hong Leong Finance is The Latest to Seek Digital Banking License

Singapore’s Hong Leong Finance is The Latest to Seek Digital Banking License
Source: Fintech News
Hong Leong Finance Ltd is the latest entity seeking to apply for Singapore’s digital banking license, according to Bloomberg.

Hong Leong who still uses fax machines as part of its application process said that they see this as an “opportunity to find new customers and re-invent itself as a tech-savvy lender to the nation’s new businesses.”

Its president Ang Tang Chor, also said to Bloomberg that they are in talks with a fintech firm to jointly apply for the license but declined to name the firms they have been talking to.

Not to be confused with its namesake in Malaysia, Hong Leong Finance is a separate entity from Malaysia’s Hong Leong Bank. Hong Leong Finance was founded in Singapore in 1961 and has grown to be a prominent finance company since.

The application for Singapore digital banking license has opened up since August 29th, MAS has given interested parties until 31st December 2019 to submit their application.

MAS expects to announce the successful applicants in mid-2020. Successful applicants will be expected to commence business by mid-2021.

Link: http://fintechnews.sg/33601/virtual-banking/hong-leong-finance-digital-banking-license/

26 Aug

Market Intel & Client Intel – 27.Aug.2019

Market Intel

  • A new US-based challenger bank, booyah! has launched to provide mobile and online banking – The booyah! debit card is issued by Surety Bank pursuant to a licence from Discover Financial Services and may be used where booyah! Discover Debit Cards are accepted. Read More
  • The rise of Fintech – over a third of Brits use finance apps – New data has been released that gives a snapshot of how Brits use Fintech apps – as well as the reasons why some people avoid them. The study shows that overall, 76% of people surveyed use a finance app. 27% of women use an app every day vs. 20% of men Read More
  • Digital banks are coming to Southeast Asia – Five years ago, the idea of parking your money with a bank that has no physical branch whatsoever would have been considered crazy—but that’s changing as consumers throughout Asia Pacific are becoming familiar with digital banking. Read More
  • N26 officially launches in the US – Following a successful recent beta phase, German challenger bank N26 has officially launched in the US with open registration, writes Jane Connolly. N26 has also unveiled a new sub-account sharing feature called Shared Spaces. This is an extension of the existing Spaces feature. Read More
  • India to decide fate of crypto entities within two weeks – In an ongoing case related to the banking ban of crypto-currency in India, the country’s top court has said that it will pass judgement with or without a response from the banking regulator Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Read More

Client Intel

  • Barclays customers suffer most internet banking incidents – Barclays current account holders endured the most incidents that affected their use of internet banking over a year, writes Jane Connolly. Barclays reported 21 such incidents to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) between 1 July 2018 and 30 June 2019. Read More
  • HSBC becomes first bank to complete financing transaction on we.trade blockchain platform – HSBC has financed a transaction on we.trade, a blockchain-based platform for open account trade in Europe, becoming the first to do so since the banks behind the solution started live pilots in July last year. Read More
  • BookMyForex and YES BANK launch co-branded forex card on Visa – Indian FinTech startup for foreign exchange and remittances BookMyForex.com (BMF) has tied up with private lender YES BANK to launch a co-branded multi-currency forex travel card. Read More
  • JP Morgan to shut down Chase Pay app in early 2020 – JP Morgan Chase has notified customers of its Chase Pay mobile payments solution that the service will soon be unavailable for in-store use. The bank began to notify existing customers of the change via email. Read More
  • Federal Bank Ties Up with Lulu Money, Hong Kong to Offer Instant Money Transfer to India – Federal Bank has entered into a tie-up with LuLu Money to facilitate instant money transfer to India from Hong Kong. LuLu Money is part of the Abu Dhabi based LuLu Financial Group. Read More
  • Emirates NBD to leverage SAP Financial Services Data Platform – Emirates NBD has partnered with SAP to implement SAP Financial Services Data Platform. SAP HANA and can now deliver customer intelligence across all Emirates NBD Group market segments, entities and countries. Read More
  • Bank Indonesia launches single QR Standards to power payments – Bank Indonesia has recently launched a Quick Response (QR) Code standard for payments, to power its payment technology. The nationwide QR Code Indonesian Standard (QRIS) implementation will be effective from January 1st, 2020. Read More
  • Westpac debuts cloud-based procurement via Coupa – Westpac has delivered an Australian first in e-procurement, by partnering with Coupa, a leader in Business Spend Management (BSM), to help businesses more efficiently manage their spending within a comprehensive cloud platform. Read More

Competition Intel

  • Banque Morval and Intesa Sanpaolo unite on Avaloq’s core banking tech – The core banking solution, provided on a Business-Process-as-a-Service (BPaaS) basis by Swiss vendor Avaloq, replaced the Ambit Private Banking system from another Swiss vendor, New Access, FinTech Futures understands. Read More
  • Raiffeisenverband Südtirol Depends on Advisory Software From Crealogix – Crealogix has successfully rolled out its Financial Advisory Workbench to the regional banks of Raiffeisen Landesbank Südtirol AG in the South Tyrol region. The software will be used across its retail and private banking consulting service. Read More
  • Alterna Bank partners with nCino – Alterna Bank and nCino has formed a new partnership to enable small businesses in Canada to take advantage of a their digital banking solutions, as reported by Finovate‘s, David Penn. The agreement marks nCino’s first Canadian credit union customer. Read More
  • Oracle to help UK banks, building societies in mortgage origination process – Oracle Financial Services has announced the availability of its Oracle Banking Enterprise Originations solution to the UK market. The new solution is expected to assist banks and building societies. Read More
  • Major South Africa Bank Upgrades to Surecomp’s IMEX 8 – Surecomp announced that a major pan-African bank has entered into an agreement to upgrade of its trade finance back-office system to IMEX® 8 as part of their preparations for SWIFT 2020 messaging standard changes and ongoing digitalization. Read More
  • NEFCU Moves to Fiserv to Accelerate Digital Transformation – Fiserv announced that Long Island, New York-based NEFCU has selected Fiserv to help transform the credit union’s member experience and drive innovation in an increasingly digital banking environment. Read More
  • Shift Technology Joins Guidewire PartnerConnect Alliance Program – Shift Technology, a provider of AI-native solutions for the global insurance industry, and Guidewire Software announced that Shift has joined Guidewire PartnerConnect™ as a Solution partner. Read More
26 Aug

Barclays customers suffer most internet banking incidents

Barclays customers suffer most internet banking incidents

Barclays current account holders endured the most incidents that affected their use of internet banking over a year, writes Jane Connolly.

According to a report by Money Saving Expert, Barclays reported 21 such incidents to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) between 1 July 2018 and 30 June 2019.

Next in line were Lloyds Bank and Santander, who both reported 15 incidents. The FCA’s figures revealed that 24 banks had at least one ‘operational and security incident’ related to online banking.

Banks must report online banking glitches to the FCA if they meet certain criteria. These include incidents that, at the lower impact level, affect more than 10% of the payment service provider’s regular level of transactions, or 25% at the higher impact level.

A Barclays spokesperson tells Money Saving Expert that the bank welcomes transparency and reports every incident to the regulator, even minor glitches. They add that incident numbers have fallen quarter-on-quarter for the last four reporting periods.

Barclays says: “We are pleased to have seen a consistent reduction in our operational and security incidents throughout the course of the last year, and remain focused on continuing this progress.”


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