Fireblocks and METACO Join Forces with BNP Paribas to Develop Digital Asset Custody Capabilities

Key Insights and Signals in Banking & Financial Services

Center Setup and Expansion
Santander bank to open a technology development Centre in Malaga
The banking giant is preparing to open a technology center that will support its investment banking division. Banco Santander is to join the list of multinational companies that have chosen Malaga as an operations center. Read More>>
Zions Bancorp opens a sustainable technology center
The company hosted a ribbon-cutting celebration at its new 400,000-square-foot technology campus in Midvale, Utah. This sustainably built campus will be the company’s primary technology and operations center. Read More>>
DCB Bank inaugurates branch at Amravati, Maharashtra
The new addition will accelerate DCB Bank’s goal of expanding its branch network across the state and reaching out to a larger number of MSMEs and traders. Read More>>
BNP Paribas Securities selects Fireblocks and METACO for digital asset custody
BNP Paribas Securities Services (BNP SS) confirmed its developing digital asset custody capabilities by partnering with both Fireblocks and METACO. Read More>>
Credit Suisse signs Mexico alliance agreement with Actinver
Under the arrangement, Credit Suisse will transfer to Actinver clients with predominantly domestic needs along with a team of relationship managers. Read More>>
Mergers and Acquisition
Federated Hermes acquires C.W. Henderson
Based in Chicago, C.W. Henderson is the adviser to about USD 3.63 Bn in direct accounts, dual contract separately managed accounts and sub-advised separately managed account portfolios. Read More>>
ANZ agrees to buy Suncorp’s Bank operations for USD 3.3 Bn
The deal hands the lender control of one of the country’s largest retail banks that’s also based in the fastest-growing state by population, at a time when investor focus is shifting to expansion and away from cost-cutting. Read More>>
Metrobank expands partnership with PERA HUB
The aim of the partnership is to boost Metrobank’s remittance channels nationwide. Metrobank and PERA HUB have been providing Filipinos with accessible remittance channels to help them send money to their loved ones wherever they may be. Read More>>
Mastercard partners with MCB Bank to empower SMEs in Pakistan
The partnership allows businesses to sign up for an innovative and cost-effective application that will enable them to quickly embrace electronic acceptance. Read More>>
Executive Movement
Banking Veteran Nakul Jain joins as CEO of Paytm Payments Services Ltd (PPSL)
Prior to this, Jain worked as the MD at Standard Chartered Bank. He holds over 22 years of experience in retail banking and has worked in sub-sectors such as branch banking, wealth management, product and segments, distribution, retail assets, and acquisition. Read More>>
FX firm Monex Europe hires former Mastercard exec as new CTO
John Gallagher brings over 25 years of experience managing global tech teams and delivering IT strategies for large financial organizations. In his new role, Gallagher will be responsible for developing new technology and API capabilities and working with de Villiers to build new product offerings. Read More>>
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Latest Industry Insights from Draup Braindesk

  • Commerzbank focuses on leveraging cloud technology to bring new products and customer experiences to life while reducing operating costs and strengthening performance. 
  • Frankfurt Am Main Area, Germany, serves as the critical location for Commerzbank. Singapore is the prominent buying location focused on Software Testing, Application Development & Maintenance-related engagements. 
  • Application Development & Maintenance is the major outsourced segment, which holds 47%.  
  • Accenture is the critical strategic outsourcing partner for Commerzbank.

Funding Alert

HDFC plans to raise up to USD 1.37 Bn via bonds issue  
The proceeds of the present issue would be utilized for financing/refinancing the housing finance business requirements of the corporation. The interest rate on the secured redeemable non-convertible debentures (NCDs) will be 8%, with yearly coupon payments. Read more>>

Startup Spotlight

Company – Kevin.
Total Funding  USD 78.88 Mn
About: Kevin. is a fintech company that provides an advanced account-to-account payment infrastructure to replace card transactions. It aims to evolve traditional cards, pay by link, POS, direct debit, and online payments by offering fully customizable solutions which scale to the size of any business. Read more>>

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Capital One Financial Corporation is eager to provide an entirely new cash management experience for its commercial clients through multi-bank API data aggregation. Read More>>
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