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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

Over a million UK businesses see Brexit as major obstacle to success

The number of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that view Brexit as a major obstacle to success has increased significantly since the referendum, according to research published in the journal Regional Studies by Ross Brown and John Wilson from the Centre for Responsible Banking & Finance at the University of St Andrews and Jose Liñares-Zegarra,…
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12th 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

Apr FCA, SEC sign MoUs to reaffirm cooperation after Brexit

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have signed two memoranda of understandings (MoU) to reaffirm cooperation following Brexit. These agreements will cement the two countries cooperation, consultation and information sharing following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, to ensure efficient oversight of regulated entities across borders. During their…
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2nd April 2019 0

Regulatory change products – Our market assessment

RegTech Associates newly launched RegTech product directory covers nearly 500 different RegTech products, categorised according to the type of regulatory problem they address. This year, we are extending our research to further understand the market.  We will create market maps of each category and provide insights on the current state of each market segment. In March, our focus…
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29th March 2019 0

Is AI the Next Frontier for National Competitive Advantage?

Artificial intelligence (AI) presents limitless opportunity, but not without potential pitfalls and risks. This paradox has become increasingly evident for government leaders. They want to give domestic companies an edge over the competition, but are also expected to protect their citizens and use AI for social good. They want to support innovation, while still maintaining…
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21st March 2019 0

Regulatory compliance – The new business enabler

Leila Szwarc, global head of compliance and strategic regulatory services at TMF Group, explains how Asia-Pacific organisations can cultivate a more robust approach to compliance amid data privacy concerns and the changing local and international regulatory landscape Leila Szwarc, TMF Group According to a recent Risk.net/TMF Group survey, 56% of Asia‑Pacific (Apac) organisations currently see…
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20th March 2019 0

Risk, finance and regulatory reporting: adopting an integrated approach

Certain features are essential for handling the soaring amounts and types of data demanded by regulators, but others depend on each firm’s particular circumstances. That’s according to Jeroen Van Doorsselaere, VP, global risk and finance, for Wolters Kluwer’s finance, risk and reporting business. The financial services industry has gotten used to the idea that regulators…
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6th March 2019 0

Data breaches reported by UK financial services increases by 480%

The amount of data breaches reported by UK financial services to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) increased by 480 per cent last year, a study from RPC claims. Figures increased to 145 in 2018 up from 25 in 2017, of which, the retail banking space seeing the largest percentage growth in breaches. In 2017, there…
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5th March 2019 0