January 10, 2001

Bayerische Landesbank, Germany, has selected Asset Control, London, to provide an enterprise data management solution for the bank's riskcontrol and other middle office functions.

ABN AMRO Bank, Netherlands, will use content management software from Interwoven, Sunnyvale, Calif., and peer-to-peer networking software from NextPage, San Francisco, to manage its Web content and enhance communications among its 19,000 North American employees.

Istrobanka, Slovakia, has chosen Digipass security technology from VASCO, Oakbrook Terrace, Ill., to safeguard its customers' remote access transactions.

Barclaycard, a credit card subsidiary of Barclays Bank, United Kingdom, has launched an Internet shopping portal in collaboration with Nomura International, Japan, an investment bank.

Union Financiere de France has chosen e-business applications software from Siebel Systems, San Mateo, Calif., to create a multichannel customer information management system.

A group of banks in Turkey has contracted with Pathways Group, Woodinville, Wash., to establish a processing center for credit, debit and smart card transactions.

Sistema, Spain, the nation's largest e-payment processor, has licensed the PRISM risk management solution from NestorCommerce, Providence, R.I.