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The FST Awards 2011 Shortlist

Most innovative solution of the year

This award will recognise a technology supplier that has delivered innovation to the financial sector, through a solution. This is a new category, designed to recognise those firms that have responded to market pressures with originality and creativity. Details of product development should be provided as far as possible, and applicants should demonstrate implementation and performance of the product.

BT Group plc

Debatescape adds a new dimension to customer relationship management, extending it into the Web 2.0 world of social networking sites, price and product comparison sites and so on. It’s designed specifically to meet the needs of retail banks and other financial services organisations that serve significant customer communities.

Business Systems (UK) Ltd - Vocal Mobile

As a leading emerging technology, Vocal Mobile meets FSA mobile taping requirements using a patented, compliant mobile phone recording solution. With automated compulsory recording of calls, voicemail and SMS texts, it can be deployed either as a hosted or on-premise solution and large scale deployments are already underway across Europe.

Actiance (formerly FaceTime Communications)

Socialite provides granular control of applications such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, and is available as a software-as-a-service deployment (SaaS) or as an on-premises solution as a module of FaceTime's Unified Security Gateway. Socialite ensures that financial organisations stay in control of their social media strategy and remain compliant.

Fundtech, Ltd

In October 2010 Fundtech introduced the first mobile corporate banking platform and three applications. The system offers banks a timely and compelling competitive differentiator that is provisioned in a service bureau, and handles thorny issues such as device operating systems, security, mobile networks and back office connectivity. It is an extension of Fundtech’s Services Platform – the SOA-based transaction banking platform.

Infosys Technologies Ltd

For retail and corporate banking customers - provides secure and multichannel access to banking, personal finance management and m-commerce services enables banks to innovate and provide value-add services - compatible with 8000+ device types and all major platforms can be implemented in as little as 30 days well received by market with an encouraging customer base in year one


xanite Wave is peterevans’ new white label solution for stockbrokers and wealth managers supporting mobile share trading through an App. This market first enables stocks to be bought and sold on devices such as the iPhone and iPad and uses encrypted connections to provide and display data in real time.


80% of enterprises consider security the number one inhibitor to cloud adoption. Through Access:One, Pirean have developed an innovative approach to these challenges; designed to secure Cloud environments through leveraging an organisations existing security infrastructure. Access:One increases security, reduces cost and simplifies the complex task of Identity and Access management.


Increased volatility in the credit markets has cast the spotlight on Credit Value Adjustment (CVA) as a tool to manage counterparty risk. In response to market needs, SunGard’s Adaptiv Optimal Counterparty Selector helps enable risk-takers to maximize profitability while reducing credit risk, exposure and costs. This upgrade is a convergence of methodologies that clearly demonstrates how automation helps institutions improve their profitability.

The Bunker

In September 2010 The Bunker launched its Secure Hybrid Cloud solution. Designed by renowned security experts to meet the needs of the UK financial service sector and other security conscious industries, this unique cloud solution provides all the benefits of cloud computing and removes the security flaws found in public clouds.