Articles with tag: swiss

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BIS, central banks publish CBDC report laying out key requirements

12 Oct 2020 | Cryptocurrencies

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) together with a group of seven central banks have published a central bank digital currency (CBDC) report laying out key requirements for CBDC.

CBDC, BIS, Bank of Canada, Bank of England, Bank of Japan, European Central Bank, Federal Reserve, Sveriges Riksbank, Swiss National Bank

Credit Suisse to roll out digital banking app

10 Sep 2020 | Online & Mobile Banking

Credit Suisse has announced plans to launch a digital banking app in October 2020 to challenge fintechs like Revolut in the Swiss bank’s home market.

Credit Suisse, digital banking, digital banking app, Revolut, N26, Switzerland, Swiss, banks, fintechs, challenger, digital wealth management, foreign transactions, CSX, banking app, online banking, traditional banking, incumbents

Waterdrop secures USD 230 mln for its insurance platform

21 Aug 2020 | Payments General

China-based Waterdrop has announced a USD 230 million round of funding jointly led by two strategic investors, Swiss Re and returning investor Tencent.

Waterdrop, China, insurance platform, investors, funding, Swiss Re, Tencent, IDG Capital, Wisdom Choice Global Fund, series D, valuation, platform, partnership, healthcare, Haoyaofu

Payless relaunches in North America

19 Aug 2020 | Ecommerce

Footwear retailer Payless has announced its relaunch into the North American market, unveiling an ecommerce platform and new brick-and-mortar retail concept stores. 

Payless, retailer, retailers, ecommerce, relaunch, North American, brick-and-mortar, US, AirWalk, American Eagle, K-Swiss, Kendall + Kylie, Aerosoles, customer experience, omnichannel

SwissBorg partners with Onfido

05 Aug 2020 | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud

SwissBorg has partnered with Onfido to verify applicant identities for its wealth management platform. 

SwissBorg, onboarding, digital, digital identity, Onfido, partnership, wealth management, AI, artificial intelligence, technology, KYC, data, SDK

SEBA Bank to offer asset securitisation on the public Corda Network using DASL

16 Jul 2020 | Payments General

SEBA Bank, a FINMA licenced Swiss Bank, has announced plans to team up Digital Asset Shared Ledger (DASL), a liquidity network for digital assets.

SEBA Bank, FINMA licence, Swiss Bank, Switzerland, digital assets, Corda, Digital Asset Shared Ledger, DASL, tokenisation

Google Pay added to mobile payment offering of Credit Suisse users

07 Jul 2020 | Mobile Payments

Switzerland-based Credit Suisse has announced that Google Pay will be added to the bank’s existing mobile payment options.

Credit Suisse, Google Pay, mobile payments, NFC payments, Google, Switzerland, prepaid card, Swiss Bankers, Europe

Millennium Banque Privée outsources its banking software operations to Swisscom

01 Jul 2020 | Online & Mobile Banking

Switzerland-based Millennium Banque Privée has outsourced the operation of its banking software to Swisscom.

Millennium Banque Privée, OLYMPIC Banking System, banking, Swisscom, software, banks, Avaloq, Finnova, retail, ERI Bancaire

BIS Innovation Hub to expand to new locations in Europe and North America

01 Jul 2020 | Payments General

BIS Innovation Hub has announced plans to extend its reach with new centres over the next two years in collaboration with central banks from Europe and North America.

BIS Innovation Hub, Europe, North America, central banks, BIS Innovation Hub, fintech, Bank of Canada, Bank of England, European Central Bank, Eurosystem, Danmarks Nationalbank, Central Bank of Iceland, Central Bank of Norway, Sveriges Riksbank, Federal Reserve System, Hong Kong Monetary Authority, Monetary Authority of Singapore, Swiss National Bank

Falcon Private Bank to exit private banking in 2021

13 May 2020 | Payments General

Switzerland-based Falcon Private Bank has changed its name after confirming it will cease its core activities in 2021 after a strategic review of the business.

Switzerland, private banks, banks, banking, Falcon Private Bank, Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority, Finma, Monetary Authority of Singapore, MAS, Singapore, 1MDB, money-laundering

Apian raises EUR 11.5 mln in Series A funding

06 May 2020 | Online & Mobile Banking

Switzerland-based challenger bank, Alpian, has closed a Series A funding round worth EUR 11.5 million. 

Switzerland, fintech, startup, Apian, challenger bank, banking license, Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority, FINMA, digital, disruptive technology

Adyen partners with the WHO COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund

06 May 2020 | Online Payments

Netherlands-based payments platform Adyen has announced a partnership with the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization (WHO). 

Adyen, World Health Organisation, WHO, United Nations Foundation and the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation, COVID-19, coronavirus, online payments, payments processing

Swisscom Trust Services, Cryptomathic to deliver flexible remote e-Signature service

06 May 2020 | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud

Cryptomathic, a remote e-signature provider, and Swisscom Trust Services have announced a joint new signature service.

Cryptomathic, e-signature, digital signature, partnership, authentication, trust, identification, Switzerland, Swisscom Trust Services

Bank Hapoalim pleads guilty for helping its clients hide USD 7.6 billion

04 May 2020 | Payments General

Israel-based Bank Hapoalim has pleaded guilty in Manhattan's federal court on April 30 for helping its US clients hide USD 7.6 billion from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Israel, bank, IRS, Bank Hapoalim, US, fraud, Swiss Bank Program, Switzerland

Sygnum Bank rolls out stablecoin tied to Swiss franc

25 Mar 2020 | Cryptocurrencies

Sygnum Bank, a licensed digital asset bank, has launched Sygnum Digital CHF (DCHF) – a stablecoin  tied to the Swiss Franc (CHF). 

Sygnum Bank, DCHF, tokenization, stablecoin, Swiss franc, cryptocurrency, Ethereum, Bitcoin, banking, DCHF, transactions, Switzerland, Swiss National Bank, CHF, EUR, SGD, USD

Digital bank Yapeal receives fintech license in Switzerland

18 Mar 2020 | Online & Mobile Banking

Digital bank Yapeal has received the first fintech license in Switzerland.

Financial Market Supervisory Authority, Yapeal, digital bank, Switzerland, Swiss Parliament, fintech, financial technology, FINMA

FINMA sanctions the Swiss bank for corruption

24 Feb 2020 | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud

Switzerland-based Financial Market Authority (FINMA) has banned Julius Baer Bank, a Swiss multinational private bank, from conducting any significant acquisitions.

Swiss Bank, sanction, corruption, Switzerland, FINMA, banks, AML, PDVSA, KYC, irregularities, data, breaches, financial services, transactions

Bank of Lithuania on the potential of central bank digital currencies

30 Jan 2020 | Cryptocurrencies

The Paypers has sat with Aistė Juškaitė, principal economist at the Market Infrastructure Department, Bank of Lithuania to discuss about the potential behind CBDC

CBDC, cryptocurrency, digital currency, monetary laws, Bank of Lithuania, Bank of Canada, Bank of England, Bank of Japan, European Central Bank, Sveriges Riksbank, Swiss National Bank, central bank digital currencies

Central banks team up to assess CBDC use cases, and more

23 Jan 2020 | Cryptocurrencies

Some of the world’s largest central banks have decided to team up to assess the potential of developing their own digital currencies (central bank digital currencies - CBDC).

Bank of England, Bank of Canada, BOE, Bank of Japan, European Central Bank, Riksbank, Swiss National Bank, CBDC, digital currency, central bank

Swiss Blockchain Federation releases guidance on digital equity issuing

12 Dec 2019 | Cryptocurrencies

Fraud Prevention and Online Authentication Report 2019/2020

The Swiss Blockchain Federation has published guidelines for issuers of digital equity and related tokens.

Swiss Blockchain Federation, digital equity, digital bonds, tokens, blockchain, shares, Switzerland, financial technology