Oman Housing Bank issues core banking system RFP

by jonraeside on February 13, 2013

State-owned housing lender, Oman Housing Bank (OHB), is looking for a new core banking system and related infrastructure. The deadline for bids is set for 17th April 2013. More information is available on the IBS Intelligence here: http://www.ibsintelligence.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=17095:oman-housing-bank-issues-core-banking-system-rfp-&catid=2:news&Itemid=12

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January cut a lean figure as 2013 swept into play compared to 12 months ago, mergermarket data shows. The top five financial services deals last month totaled GBP 3.6bn compared to GBP 6.7bn 12 months earlier. Read more on the IBS Intelligence website: http://www.ibsintelligence.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=17088:top-20-financial-services-deals-from-01-january-to-31-january-2013-by-value&catid=223:mergers-a-acquistions&Itemid=98

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IBS Journal Direct Banking Focus Case Study: ZUNO – ‘less bank, more life’

January 24, 2013

ZUNO, a pure-play bank unveiled by the Raiffeisen group two years ago, has surpassed the €1 billion mark in deposits. Its operations are underpinned by Finacle core system from Infosys. The system’s launch, says ZUNO’s CIO and COO, was a complex and challenging project. To read this case study free on the IBS Intelligence website, […]

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Fiserv believed to be in line to buy Open Solutions

January 14, 2013

Fiserv is believed to be the latest company in takeover talks with fellow US core banking systems supplier, Open Solutions. While an announcement is expected shortly, the same had been the case with Infosys towards the end of last year. Read the full story on the IBS Intelligence website: http://www.ibsintelligence.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=17045:fiserv-believed-to-be-in-line-to-buy-open-solutions&catid=2:news&Itemid=12

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Wall Street Systems acquires rival, IT2

January 14, 2013

IT2, a London-based treasury management system (TMS) provider, has been sold to Wall Street Systems. The former’s private equity firm owner, CapMan Technology, has agreed to relinquish 100 per cent of the company. Read the full story on the IBS Intelligence website here: http://www.ibsintelligence.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=17044:wall-street-systems-acquires-rival-it2&catid=2:news&Itemid=12

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CCK signs fifth taker in the Philippines, PBB

December 21, 2012

Philippine Business Bank (PBB) is the latest institution in the Philippines to set about overhauling its treasury operations with the Guava system from CCK. It is the Australian supplier’s fifth win in the country and, says CCK managing director, Joseph Wong, was gained against Misys (with Opics and Kondor+) and Sungard. The system will cover […]

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IBS Journal End of Year Review

December 21, 2012

As 2012 draws to a close, IBS Journal rounds up the significant developments of the international banking software industry, highlighting major achievements, dubious accomplishments, key mergers and acquisitions, as well as regulatory changes that are affecting the sector. Read the extensive IBS Journal End of Year Review 2012 on the IBS Intelligence website at the […]

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Core Banking Skills in South East Asia – 2012 Report

January 5, 2012

Welcome to the latest post! The focus of this post is employment opportunities in South East Asia for core banking solution specialist. As readers of the blog would already know, experience in implementing core banking systems are highly valued. I have asked an experienced recruiter in region about what the employment prospects are? William Broughton (Will’s […]

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Buy Facebook credits from your bank and they will become your friend!

November 5, 2011

I am not sure you can get laughed off the Internet!, but this post might come close. I am going to explore the possibility of banks using Internet Banking portals to sell Facebook credits. So what is a Facebook credit? Facebook credits are a form of virtual currency that enables the purchase of items within […]

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So what is Person 2 Person (P2P) Lending? And is this an opportunity for Core Banking Vendors?

October 5, 2011

So what is P2P lending (or Social Lending)? It is a type of lending that does not include a financial intermediary such as Banks and Credit Unions. The advances in technology has enabled platforms for lending between individuals. This type of technology platform is similar to eBay by placing Borrower (people looking for finance) and […]

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