Ripple signed agremeents with new financial institutions,

Ripple announced yesterday that It has signed up with 13 financial institutions for the company’s payment network RippleNet.These companies are : Euro Exim Bank, SendFriend, JNFX, FTCS, Ahli Bank of Kuwait,Transpaygo, BFC Bahrain, ConnectPay, GMT, WorldCom Finance, Olympia Trust Company, Pontual/USEND and Rendimento.
With these agreements Ripple reached now more than 200 customers.
Insititutions that use XRP for liquidity  will have the possibility to make faster, lower cost and more transparent payments than they can through traditional banking system.

For more info see Ripple.com