Category: payments systems

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Ping Identity reveals IPO for the New York Stock Exchange

Ping Identity, an IT security and identity authentication platform, has revealed the initial public offering of its common stock on the New York Stock Exchange under the name PING. The company will issue 12.5 million shares at a price expected to be between $14 and $16 per share. Ping Identity anticipates it will grant the…
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16th September 2019 0

Navigating the Fog of RegTech Innovation

As with all markets, the RegTech market comprises buyers and sellers – buyers being the regulated institutions dealing with the challenges of ever-increasing regulation and the sellers are the RegTech vendors, offering innovative technological solutions to help regulated firms meet those challenges. Sitting between both sides of the market, here at RegTech Associates we are…
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12th September 2019 0

Payments modernization: Addressing threats and assessing new opportunities

Payments modernization initiatives around the globe have long been a topic of huge interest and are at different stages of implementation in different countries. Time and again, it has proven to be a catalyst for the transformation that has fueled innovation. Canada is now completely into this modernization party, driven by the modernization agenda and…
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9th September 2019 0

FCA working with HM Treasury to finalise rules on SM&CR extension

The Financial Conduct Authority is working with HM Treasury to publish its final rules on the extension to the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SM&CR). SM&CR was initially introduced by the FCA in 2016, with a goal of lowering harm to consumers and boosting market integrity. The regulation encourages a culture of all levels of…
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16th July 2019 0

Swift to test real-time cross border payments in Europe

Banks from France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Russia and Spain have joined with Swift to test real-time gpi cross-border payments through the Eurosystem’s Target Instant Payment Settlement (Tips). While payment messages cross the Swift network in real-time, the settlement and receipt of funds in the beneficiary account can lag by several days when entering national domestic…
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5th July 2019 0

A credit solution for the underbanked

According to the FDIC, a shocking 25% of U.S. households are underbanked or outright unbanked – meaning they either lack sufficient access to banking services or don’t use banking services at all. In the case of the unbanked, most people simply don’t trust the intentions and internal process of big banks and refuse to use…
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1st July 2019 0

FCA outlines new rules for the buy now, pay later market

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has released new rules for the buy now, pay later (BNPL) market, to better protect consumers. With these new rules, the FCA hopes it can save consumers around £40m – £60m a year. These changes will include the banning firms from charging backdated interest on money that has been…
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17th June 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