Most software stocks are trading higher today. HCL Tech and Wipro are among the stocks leading the gainers. India's fourth largest software firm, HCL Tech, has tied up with a UK government firm, Student Loan Company (SLC), to develop its lending and payment services. HCL Tech will execute this project with two partners, Deloitte and Misys. As per this deal, HCL Tech will execute the Systems Integration (SI) part of the contract, whereby it will replace the core IT infrastructure of SLC. Deloitte will be the implementation partner while Misys will provide the core banking suite. The financial details of the contract were not disclosed by the company. HCL Tech is trading up 1.2% today.