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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

Glasgow-based AutoRek Partners with Nationwide to Offer Data Management and Cloud-powered Financial Controls

Glasgow-headquartered AutoRek, a firm that provides financial controls and regulatory reporting software, has teamed up with Nationwide to offer a data management solution and cloud-powered financial controls for a three-year period, with a two-year extension plan. Gordon McHarg, managing director at AutoRek, stated: “I am really pleased to welcome an organisation of Nationwide’s calibre to…
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13th 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

Lithuania’s fintech sector now fastest growing in EU

Lithuania is home to the fastest-growing fintech sector in the European Union, and the second-fastest growing in Europe, behind only the UK. A study carried out by Invest Lithuania and Rockit Vilnius, which looked at the state of fintech in 2019, reveals an impressive 24 per cent increase in the number of Lithuanian companies operating in…
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20th February 2020 0

Starling Bank raises £60 million

Starling Bank, “the leading UK digital bank,” has raised £60 million from its existing investors, Merian Global Investors and JTC. The investment will bring the total raised by Starling to £323 million and follows two funding rounds of £105 million in aggregate led by Merian in 2019. Starling has opened 1.25 million accounts for consumers…
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13th February 2020 0

Revolut rolls out Open Banking tool

Revolut has launched an Open Banking feature, giving UK customers the ability to see their bank accounts from other providers from within the challenger’s app. Revolut teamed up with financial API specialist TrueLayer to enable all of its retail and business customers to see balances and transactions from other high street and challenger banks. Retail…
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12th February 2020 0

PayPal highlights Venmo profit strategy

PayPal reports that peer-to-peer payments tool Venmo is on a path to profitability. In a fourth-quarter earnings report Wednesday, PayPal CEO Dan Shulman told investors the company is pushing ahead on its Venmo monetization strategy. Key enablers include Pay with Venmo, which allows consumers to use the tool to pay at millions of e-commerce sites.…
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4th February 2020 0