Category: innovations

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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

London unshakable as top financial destination, even New York trails behind

Britain is now the world’s number 1 destination for all types of the financial market investment. Here is our detailed report There have over the years been many a dubious speculation relating to where the majority of the world’s financial investment transactions take place, however, when a genuine report is generated by a respected multi-national…
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14th 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

Cloud security platform DivvyCloud nets $19m in growth funding round

DivvyCloud, a security and compliance automation developer for cloud infrastructure, has netted $19m in a growth funding round. The capital injection was led by Providence Strategic Growth, with participation also coming from existing backers MissionOG and RTP Ventures. Following this latest funding, the company has raised a total of $29m in equity. With these new…
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3rd May 2019 0

Mercury Payment Solutions and Arion Bank Select Fiserv Anti-Money Laundering Technology

(NASDAQ: FISV), a leading global provider of financial services technology solutions, today announced that a payment scheme in the Middle East and a universal bank in Iceland have chosen Fiserv technology to streamline anti-money laundering (AML) processes and effectively manage fraud risk. Mercury Payment Services and Arion Bank were seeking a provider with proven expertise and join more than 1,200 organizations worldwide that rely…
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2nd May 2019 0

Will The BigTech Empire Capture LegalTech? The Exari Example

Exari, the well-known document automation platform and contract lifecycle management system, has been bought out by US-based and NASDAQ-listed business spend management company, Coupa Software. Importantly, Coupa works across all sectors. The key thing for the California-based Coupa was not the legal bit, instead it was the connectivity between its data analysis strategy and Exari’s…
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25th April 2019 0

French Lender Societe Generale Issues $112 Million Bond on Ethereum

French financial services giant Societe Generale Group has issued about $112 million worth of bonds in the form of a security token on the public ethereum blockchain. Announced today, a subsidiary called Societe Generale SFH used the OFH token (obligations de financement de l’habitat, or home financing obligations) to represent 100 million euros of covered bonds, a…
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24th April 2019 0

Four Major Trends For Compliance Professionals In 2019

Accenture recently issued its annual Compliance Risk Study to gain insight into the different strategies that firms are pursuing to create compliance functions that meet the demands of a rapidly changing financial services industry. Facing regulatory pressure and seeking to regain customers’ trust, financial institutions have spent heavily on compliance in the ten-plus years since…
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23rd April 2019 0

Fintech innovations are transforming every aspect of the financial sector

As the concept of fintech has come to symbolize the growing importance of technology in the financial sector, innovations are continuously being developed around the globe. Financial technology, often called fintech, now covers a wide range of technological innovations in the financial sector affecting virtually every industry that can be so categorized. At this point,…
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22nd April 2019 0