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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

Giant Financial Institution, the BBVA, Asks Fintech Firms to Develop Regtech and Finance Solutions via its Open Talent Program

BBVA (Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A)., a Spanish multinational financial services company, is making changes to its Open Talent competition for early-stage firms and startups, in order to work cooperatively with Fintech businesses. BBVA is one of the world’s largest financial institutions. It offers services in Spain, South America, North America, Turkey, and Romania. The…
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16th 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

Right Here, Right Now: Taking Action On Financial Crime

If there is one truism about financial crime, it’s that the perpetrators are ever-present and ever-evolving. Just as technology has revolutionized banking and finance, so too has it given criminals more sophisticated tools. Indeed, as financial institutions work to keep pace with exponential technology advances, criminals seem to be pulling even—and in some cases, maybe…
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2nd 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

European Union unsure how to regulate Facebook’s Libra

The EU cannot work out exactly what Libra is according to a memo by European Commission executive vice-president, Valdis Dombrovskis. Dombrovskis refers to the “need to ensure clarity” about what Libra is, but that the information provided by Facebook is not sufficient. Libra is described as a “moving target” that does not easily within existing…
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26th February 2020 0

ZignSec launches new anti-money laundering product as the RegTech company views global markets

The Swedish RegTech company ZignSec has rolled out a new anti-money laundering (AML) product as the Nordics are still dealing with the fallout of a massive banking scandal. The identity verification venture, which went public in 2019, made the announcement at an event hosted by Sthlm Fintech Week on Monday, February 10. “This product will…
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21st February 2020 0