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UK regulators to form post-trade technology working group

UK regulators are to convene an industry-led ‘Technology Working Group’ to drive reforms in post-trade processing in a bid to encourage innovation, reduce complexity and increase systemic resilience. The aim of the Group, which will be overseen by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Bank of England, will be to stocktake current and emerging post-trade…
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17th May 2019 0

The Innovation Race With Fraudsters Worldwide

For every innovation in payments and commerce worldwide – faster payments, marketplace-based commerce, self-service retail – there always seems to be a fraudster waiting in the wings. And while the opportunities for innovative advancements are many, the costs of fraud are high and growing. Which is why the new race in the market is applying next-generation…
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13th May 2019 0

Banking regulations and fintech compliance: A two-fold approach to risk management

Financial technology, or fintech, companies are revolutionizing the services offered by financial institutions. However, innovation isn’t without risk. We break down the risks and how to approach your risk management program for all parties. Fintech companies are on the rise and rapidly replacing traditional banking functions with smart technology. Banks and credit unions are collaborating…
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9th May 2019 0

Why Fintech Should Embrace The Fourth Industrial Revolution

A recent report from the World Economic Forum highlighted why financial services should welcome what has been dubbed the “fourth industrial revolution” after the impact it has had on a range of sectors such as healthcare, retail and agriculture. With the development of digital technology, automation and personalization have been put on a pedestal in…
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1st May 2019 0

Thales Enables the Future of Digital Payment Innovations with Next-Generation Payment Hardware Security Module

Thales, a leader in critical information systems, cybersecurity and data protection, announces the availability of a next-generation payment hardware security module (HSM), payShield 10K, enabling customers to adopt new innovative digital payment technologies easily and securely. The new payment HSM secures digital payments at lower processing costs by using a fraction of the energy. It…
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30th April 2019 0

Coinbase Launches Crypto Visa Debit Card for UK and EU Customers

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has launched a Visa debit card allowing customers in the U.K. and EU to spend their cryptocurrencies directly from their Coinbase accounts. The San Francisco-based firm announced the news in a blog post on Wednesday, saying that with the “Coinbase Card,” customers will be able to spend their bitcoin (BTC), ether (ETH),…
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29th April 2019 0

Blockchain Front Page: Can Crypto Debit Cards turn Bitcoin into Real Money?

At the end of February, Shift announced it was shutting down its Coinbase debit card. In a message to customers, it explained that it hopes to relaunch in the future, but for now U.S. residents are left with few crypto debit card options. A few days ago, Coinbase announced they were partnering with PaySaf, to…
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17th April 2019 0

Cappitech launches new tool to support MiFID II compliance

Regulatory reporting and intelligence solution developer Cappitech has released its new RTS 28 Market Intelligence solution. The new service gives financial institutions the power to leverage compliance data with electronic surveillance and analytics tools to assess its best execution capabilities in all asset classes and benchmarks performance to the industry average. MiFID II reporting standard…
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16th April 2019 0

Regtech firms look to help shoulder compliance demands

As regulators globally continue to demand that firms strengthen their risk management systems, regtech entrepreneurs see technology as the answer to rising compliance costs and an opportunity to boost trust with clients. Regulated entities support their ambitions, but the slow pace of adoption is a concern. The global wave of regulation is expected to continue…
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15th April 2019 0

Varo Money gets NICE anti-fraud tech

Varo Money, the US challenger bank, has selected NICE Actimize to implement its financial crime strategy for anti-money laundering (AML) protections, including know-your-customer (KYC) requirements, sanctions screening and transaction monitoring capabilities. Varo will integrate NICE Actimize’s AML Essentials, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) AML solution that detects and scores a range of banking activities, including customer due…
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10th April 2019 0