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SWIFT Board Gains First Russian Member - 17 April 2015

For the first time in history, a representative of Russia will join the highest executive body of SWIFT. Eddie Astanin, Chairman of the Executive Board of National Settlement Depository (NSD), Russia’s central securities depository, has been elected as a candidate for the board of directors of the international SWIFT system by Russia financial institutions ...

Canada Includes Mobile Payments in Code of Conduct - 17 April 2015

Canadian Finance Minister Joe Oliver announced this week that the code of conduct that governs credit and debit card transactions in Canada is being extended to apply to mobile and contactless payments. Additionally, mobile users must also be granted full control of the default settings on their virtual wallets ...

FS-ISAC Launches New European Operations Center - 16 April 2015

FS-ISAC, the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center, announced this week that it is launching a new European-based security operations center (SOC) to provide follow-the-sun security operations services for members ...

ebpSource Partners with Thailand’s SSC Solutions to Expand - 15 April 2015

ebpSource, a provider of high-volume electronic billing and payment (EBP) and electronic invoicing and payment (EIP) services for tier 1 banks, telecoms and payment processors, has announced a new strategic partnership with SSC Solutions (SSCS) of Thailand ...

RBC Completes First Cross-Border Payment on New RMB Hub - 15 April 2015

Royal Bank of Canada announced Wednesday that it has completed of the first cross-border renminbi (RMB) payment on Canada’s new RMB trading hub through the hub’s designated clearing bank, Industrial & Commercial Bank of China (Canada) ...

Payments Security Guide Provides Insights for Fighting Fraud - 15 April 2015

Incidents of payments fraud are escalating at an alarming rate as fraudsters continue to outpace technology developers and law enforcement in their level of sophistication. Risk mitigation and the institution of greater controls remain a top initiative for all organisations ...

US CEO Pay Climbs Nearly 13% Among Early Filers - 14 April 2015

ISS Corporate Solutions Inc., a provider of compensation and governance tools and advisory services, has announced findings from an analysis of US CEO pay figures for companies reporting their financials through April 13, 2015 ...

Bondcube Fixed Income Trading Platform Goes Live - 14 April 2015

Bondcube, the Fixed Income trading platform, announced Tuesday that it has gone live in Europe and the US with full match, negotiation and trading functionality for all to all bond trading ...

Gilbert Named Chief Executive of BPL Global in Singapore - 14 April 2015

Berry Palmer & Lyle Ltd (BPL Global), the specialist credit and political risk insurance (CPRI) broker, announced that, following approval by the Monetary Authority of Singapore, Peter Gilbert is to become chief executive of the company’s Singapore subsidiary ...