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Banking software company Temenos acquires Logical Glue for £12m

By scooping up London-based Logical Glue, Temenos is strengthening the legal compliance of its banking platform. Launched in 2012, Logical Glue uses artificial intelligence (AI) to inform better decisions through huge data sets. This is particularly useful for banks as global regulators are increasingly mandating that customers have the right to know how automated decisions…
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19th July 2019 0

5 Dreaded Events that Threaten Information Assets Compliance

  Life has never been harder for governors of financial services records and data. It was tough enough, in the days before data privacy regulation got brutal, keeping pace with the “What?”, “How?”, “Where?” and “Who?” of records management, alongside the monitoring and maintenance of effective security and retention processes. Today, complexities arising from the…
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18th July 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

European Supervisory Authorities calls for improved clarity on cross-border activities

The Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) calls for more clarity on activities carried out through digital means, in the new report. In a new report on the cross-border supervision of retail financial services, the ESAs has identified the main issues national competent authorities (NCAs) face with supervising financial institutions that provide cross-border…
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11th July 2019 0

4 Key Strategies To Create a Future-Proof Digital Bank

Deploying a digital-first banking platform is not only now possible but mandatory for financial institutions of all sizes. To compete effectively in the future, every bank and credit union must understand the four facets of a digital platform strategy — omnichannel capability, modular structure, open API architecture, and smart technologies. Consumers used to shop around,…
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9th July 2019 0

Fintech game is now global

Historically, financial services was a local player’s game. Just look at the top 5 banks in Canada, US, UK, Canada, France and China in the chart below, ranked by total assets. There is nearly no overlap. US UK Canada France China JP Morgan Chase HSBC Royal Bank of Canada BNP Paribas Industrial and Commercial Bank…
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4th July 2019 0

Technology Overtakes Regulation as Key Driver of Change in Compliance

Compliance and the role of the compliance officer have changed significantly over the past decade as a result of escalating regulation, technology development, an increasing focus on culture and conduct risk, and the ever closer relationship between compliance and the business. Automation has also come to the fore as compliance departments working with rising volumes…
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3rd 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

Is ‘Brexit effect’ to blame for drop in UK data management investments?

  Research from data backup software supplier Veeam suggests UK C-suite is set to invest much less in data management over the course of the next 12 months than the rest of the world, prompting concerns that Brexit might be to blame  The economic uncertainty surrounding the UK’s exit from the European Union could be…
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21st June 2019 0

Tip of the ice-berg for tech regulation: automated facial recognition technology

The judgment of the High Court is awaited in relation to a judicial review claim brought by Ed Bridges against the Chief Constable of South Wales, alleging that the police force’s use of automated facial recognition technology (‘AFR’) breached his human rights and data protection legislation. The case represents a microcosm of the debate on…
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19th June 2019 0