April IBS Journal out now!
Featuring a round-up of the banking tech space happenings, including positive achievements as well projects that vendors and banks would rather forget. Major takeovers, new signings and the latest gossip are on the pages too. Detailed case studies include Swedbank, BNP Paribas Securities Services, British Caribbean Bank and Farm Credit Bank of Texas.
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What are the pitfalls of running a core banking project? Who should take the responsibility and how can the problems be mitigated? We talk to industry participants to get their take and practical advice on this thorny matter. They have got scars to show from previous projects and don’t mince their words, and are surely worth listening to.
2015 Core Banking Systems Market Dynamics Report
Our Core Banking Systems Market Dynamics Report 2015 is now available. It provides valuable information and insight into the core banking systems market, covering universal, wholesale, retail, private and lending.
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IBS Sales League Table 2015 out now
The wait is over! The IBS Sales League Table results are unveiled and analysed. providing a comprehensive assessment of which banks have been buying which systems across the globe during the last year, spanning universal, retail, corporate, lending, wealth management and treasury/capital markets.
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Our first series of white papers feature Avaloq, Sopra Banking Software, TCS Financial Solutions and Temenos. The papers include a write-up of each vendor, its system, evolution, strategy, functionality, technology, user experiences and product roadmap, plus an extensive user list. Further series will be released soon.
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Banking technology news from across the globe
Santander's GBP 3.8bn acquisition of a 25% stake in Banco Santander Brasil proved to be the largest deal in the financial services sector last month, and the only significant transaction fronted by a European company, according to Mergermarket data.
Chief (Cambodia) Specialised Bank, a start-up bank in Cambodia, has gone live with the Intellect core offering from Indian vendor, Polaris.
US-based asset manager, SEI, has enlisted Smartstream to revamp its outsourcing offering with a new reconciliations system. The vendor will install the latest version of its TLM Reconciliations Premium offering, which will integrate to SEI's main accounting platform, TCS's Bancs.
A new release of SAP's Payment Engine, 8.0, points to the supplier's seriousness in offering the platform for international and domestic payments, both as a standalone solution and within wider SAP application roll-outs.
One man's KYC regime is another man's foreign policy. Indeed, it seems to be the US's main weapon at present: the sanctions against Russian individuals and companies which were expanded by the EU and US in the last week of April have echoes of an earlier controversy about whether Iranian banks should have been expelled by Swift in 2012.
As the regulators press for greater controls around outsourcing, what is likely to be the impact for asset managers and their service providers? Are the concerns reasonable and will they cause customers to revert to in-house solutions or give up on the market entirely?
Outsourcing is preoccupying regulators at present. In particular, the UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has the asset management sector in its sights, with concerns about what it feels are inherent risks around resilience and oversight. Other regulators are showing signs of following the FCA lead. How will service providers and their customers need to adapt and, ultimately, will the concerns put a dampener on the outsource market? ... continues (login/subscribe to read in full).