In the transaction on the blockchain platform, Credit Suisse and ING swapped securities totaling €25 million using the HQLAx Corda collateral lending application; doing transactions in this way increases regulatory transparency, reduces systemic and operational risk and helps companies manage capital efficiently. Source
ABN Amro, ING and Rabobank were the victims of DDoS cyber attacks this past weekend; all the banks saw their websites become unavailable or would run extremely slow; the companies have released statements that their services are now fully restored and that clients’ details were not compromised. Source.
The pilot occurs after a successful proof of concept in September with BNP, Commerzbank and ING; they hope to expand later this year with more banks, credit insurers and enterprise planning and logistics providers; they are looking to address risk mitigation, payables finance and receivables finance; “The technology ran fast and smoothly and the positive results showed us we are on the right track and ready to take the next step by entering into a pilot," said Ivar Wiersma, head of innovation at ING Wholesale Banking, to CoinDesk. Source.
The new client house branch will allow retail, business and private banking customers to enjoy coffee and receive personal service; “A client house to me should feel like home,” comments Erik Van Den Eynden, CEO of ING Belgium, to Banking Technology; the branch has all the banks’ typical functions and meeting rooms complete with screens for video conferencing; the company will attempt to open about 15 by end of 2020. Source.