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Revolut Launches in USA

Revolut launched its Financial App and debit card in the United States. Since hinting at the launch last year, Revolut claims it already attracted tens of thousands of U.S. customers. Revolut launched in 2015 with a vision to build a Financial Super App – a single app where consumers can manage all aspects of their…
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26th March 2020 0

FCA issues coronavirus cryptocurrency scam warning

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has warned investors to avoid coronavirus-related cryptocurrency schemes that may seem too good to be true. Crypto scams are on the rise to exploit investors In a warning published on its website, the regulator says criminals and scammers are trying to take advantage of confusion and market instability in…
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17th March 2020 0

Bain & Co: Banks are Losing Customers to Fintech and Tech Giants

Traditional banks are losing customers to nonbank competitors because they still lag the digital experience offered by leading fintechs, established specialist companies and major technology companies. In order to stay in the game, retail banks must improve their digital channels’ interface and functionality, according to research by Bain & Company. In a report titled As…
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11th March 2020 0

Deutsche Bank’s latest compliance failures risk post-Brexit ‘passport’: FT

Bank of England officials have voiced concerns that Deutsche Bank is failing to improve its anti-money laundering (AML) and compliance controls and have warned the German lender that it could lose access to the UK market following Brexit, the Financial Times reported Monday. The bank’s latest compliance troubles come four years after it was first…
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5th March 2020 0

The impact of Brexit on the AML KYC Compliance and trade in the UK

AML/KYC screening is a mandatory part of the compliance operations of businesses. Nowadays every business is liable for some sort of KYC and AML compliance, and heavy non-compliance fines and penalties have left no choice but to invest in compliance. The regulations have changed and are more strict for financial institutions. Recently the EU implemented…
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3rd March 2020 0

Sweden is now testing its digital version of cash, the e-krona

The Riksbank, Sweden’s central bank, has announced the launch of a year-long pilot project of its proposed e-krona. The project will use distributed ledger technology inspired by the blockchains that run cryptocurrencies. Cashless in Sweden: Physical cash is headed toward obsolescence in Sweden. Nearly everyone uses a mobile payment application called Swish, and it’s been…
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28th February 2020 0

Mode deploys selfie biometrics and ID document checking from Onfido for top compliance and user experience

Onfido has been selected by Mode, a fintech app that allows users to trade bitcoin, to provide automated identity verification with document analysis and facial biometrics to ensure full compliance with KYC requirements and seamless user experience for European citizens using the service, the company announced. Mode is leveraging Onfido’s AI-enabled identity verification technology during…
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18th February 2020 0

Big Tech will push deeper into finance this year

Technology giants from Google to Apple are looking to take on the financial services industry. Last year, Apple debuted its credit card; in 2020, Google is set to launch consumer bank accounts. But Big Tech companies share one thing in common: they don’t want to be regulated like banks. Big Tech may want to get…
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28th January 2020 0

Former U.S. regulator leads effort to create digital dollar

The project will explore how a cryptocurrency could produce a more efficient and safer means of cross-border trade, clearance and settlement. The former chair of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has partnered with Accenture to create the non-profit Digital Dollar Project, which plans to explore the creation of a U.S. Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC).…
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27th January 2020 0

Tech Entrepreneurs to Face More Regulatory Scrutiny in 2020

When Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress last month, he claimed that Libra as a global currency would solve major problems including banking the unbanked, lowering the costs of international payments and speeding up transactions. However, most politicians in the U.S. and abroad are resisting Facebook’s proposed payment system, calling it a threat to national sovereignty,…
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16th December 2019 0