660 results about this entity

Period: 17 May 2007 - 24 May 2024

HSBC sells Marbles and Beneficial card units

UK banking group HSBC says it has sold its Marbles and Beneficial credit card businesses to SAV Credit for £385 million.

Nyse Euronext partners HSBC and BNP Paribas for European block trading venture

Transatlantic exchange operator Nyse Euronext is teaming with investment banks HSBC and BNP Paribas to establish an electronic block trading platform for European listed stocks, dubbed Project SmartPool.

HSBC to sell off online credit card outfit Marbles

British banking group HSBC is looking to sell off its online credit card business, Marbles.

First direct adapts Web banking for iPhone

British virtual bank first direct has adapted its online banking service to work seamlessly with Apple's iPhone, which is set to launch in the UK in November.

STAC sets up benchmark council for trading technology

The Securities Technology Analysis Center (STAC) has recruited seven top Wall Street firms to kick-start a programme for measuring the performance of trading technology solutions.

Lloyds TSB launches SMS 'limit alert' service

Lloyds TSB is introducing a new text message service that will alert current account customers if they are close to, or over, their overdraft limit.

HSBC investigates 'out of band' authentication for Web users

HSBC is investigating 'out of band' authentication security for online banking - in which unique ID log-in codes are communicated by telephone - as a possible alternative to the two factor card reader programme backed by UK payments association Apacs.

HSBC cash machines to alert customers who go into the red

HSBC is programming its ATMs to tell customers when a cash withdrawal would cause them to exceed their overdraft limit.

HSBC launches SMS banking for business

HSBC has launched a text message banking service that offers business customers secure access to mini-statements and balance enquiries for up to five accounts.

Boat gears up for November launch; Turquoise board appointed

Project Boat, the European trade reporting platform that is being established by nine City investment banks, will start reporting two-thirds of the EU's off-exchange share trades when it launches in November.

Hungate quits Reuters for HSBC

Alex Hungate is to leave Reuters after 14 years and join HSBC as head of personal financial services and marketing globally.

UK banks tap passport validation service

UK financial services firms are saving hundreds of thousands of pounds a year by using a passport validation service to screen and security check their customers, according to a Financial Times report.

UK Web banks come out top for customer satisfaction - study

The UK's direct banks are outperforming their high street rivals when it comes to customer satisfaction, according to a survey conducted by consumer group Which?

HSBC to roll out Aperture Vista for data centre management

British banking group HSBC is implementing a data centre management system from Connecticut-based Aperture Technologies across its global facilities.

HSBC and Barclaycard talk up 'green' initiatives

In the latest in a series of environmental initiatives by banks in the UK, HSBC has added a 'green option' on its current account which will allow customers to opt out of receving paper-based bank documents, while Barclaycard has launched the Breathe credit card which offers environmentally friendly shopping incentives to cardholders.

Experian buys majority stake in Brazilian credit bureau Serasa

Credit information agency Experian has acquired an initial 65% stake in Serasa, a bank-owned credit bureau based in Brazil, for $1.2 billion.

Channel management big challenge for banks - Booz Allen Hamilton

The majority of customers still prefer to do their banking and buy financial products at branches because of poor performance of Internet and telephone channels, according to a global retail banking study conducted by management consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton.

HSBC sees surge in online sales

Online sales at HSBC increased by 55% in 2006 as more personal and business customers tuned into the benefits of banking on the Web.

HSBC to pilot Visa contactless payments cards

British banking group HSBC is launching a UK trial of Visa's contactless payment cards ahead of a public launch later this year.

HSBC defends two factor authentication opt out

HSBC has defended its decision not to follow other UK banks in rolling out handheld chip and PIN devices to its Internet banking customers, saying its existing monitoring procedures and customer education initiatives are already effective in detecting and preventing fraud.