April 01, 2005

Abbey Consolidates Onto Unisys Mainframes

Abbey (London; $316 billion in assets) has consolidated existing applications onto two ClearPath Plus Dorado 180 mainframes from Unisys (Blue Bell, Pa.). One will support Abbey's primary data center and the other will handle development, testing and disaster recovery.

ICBA Names Triton ATM As Preferred Provider

The Independent Community Bankers of America announced that Triton ATM (Long Beach, Miss.) has been selected as a preferred service provider to ICBA's members, citing reliability and interoperability.

Northwest Selects AT&T

Northwest Bancorp (Warren, Pa.; $5.8 billion in assets) selected AT&T (Bedminster, N.J.) networking solutions to integrate Northwest's 152 branches.

Commerce of Missouri Taps RDM for Check 21

Commerce Bank (Kansas City, Mo.; $14.3 billion in assets) tapped RDM Corp. (Waterloo, Ontario) to provide ARC, ACH and Check 21 services to the bank's business customers.

Experian Signs Contracts In Mexico and Ecuador

Experian (Costa Mesa, Calif.) will provide anti-money laundering and compliance software to Banca Afirme (Mexico) and Banco del Pichincha (Ecuador).

HP Modernizes National Bank Infrastructures

HP (Palo Alto, Calif.) is helping the National Bank of Macedonia, the Central Bank of Montenegro and the National Bank of Serbia to update their core IT infrastructures to support real-time transactions. HP is providing managed services, consulting and integration, and technology services.

Webster Bank Signs With Fidelity for Item Processing

Webster Bank (Farmington, Conn.; $17 billion in assets) signed a five-year item processing outsourcing contract with Fidelity Information Services (Jacksonville, Fla.) for item processing, including remote capture of items, back-office balancing and statement rendering.

Standard Selects SunGard

Standard Bank Group (Johannesburg) selected SunGard Trading and Risk Systems' (New York) Adaptiv Credit Risk application as part of a common platform for credit risk processing for corporate and investment banking activity.

Wal-Mart Offers GE Card

Wal-Mart (Bentonville, Ark.) launched a co-brand credit card issued on the Discover network with GE Consumer Finance (Stamford, Conn.).

Jack Henry Adds Tangent

Jack Henry & Associates (Monett, Mo.) acquired Tangent Analytics, LLC (Winston-Salem, N.C.) , a business intelligence software firm, following an existing strategic alliance between the two companies.