Category: Fintech

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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

How Regulated Industries Can Put Their Compliance On Autopilot

Corporate compliance is a hot topic these days. From the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)’s the big introduction in the EU last year to the daily headlines about data breaches, we’re constantly reminded of the impact and costs of noncompliance. For example, in 2017, Nissan Co. lost its ISO 9001 certificates on quality management for domestic…
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28th June 2019 0

TypingDNA partners with XTN Security to help banks comply with PSD2

TypingDNA has partnered with cybersecurity startup XTN Security to help banks better defend themselves from fraud threats. As part of the deal, TypingDNA’s typing biometrics will integrate with XTN’s behavioural fraud prevention software to passively recognise users based on their typing patterns. With increased threats of cybercrime and regulations such as PSD2 and its strong…
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26th June 2019 0

Coinbase launches its cryptocurrency debit card in six more countries in Europe

Digital currency exchange Coinbase announced Wednesday its Visa debit card is to launch in six more European countries after debuting in the U.K. in April. The card allows users with Coinbase accounts to spend cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, ethereum and litecoin in stores and online at any merchant that accepts Visa. Coinbase U.K. CEO Zeeshan Feroz…
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18th June 2019 0

Compliance embraces tech to drive competitive advantage

Emerging technologies are revolutionising legacy systems and taking the brunt of the heavy lifting for compliance teams Once viewed as a straitjacket by many financial services firms, compliance is undergoing a metamorphosis driven by new technology. Compliance departments, galvanised by customers and amplified by technology, are changing for the benefit of everyone. Driven by regulation…
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14th June 2019 0

equensWorldline helps 25 European banks reach first PSD2 compliance milestone

equensWorldline, a European card and payment processor, has helped 25 European banks reach the first milestone of PSD2 compliance. These financial institutions have become some of the first to get their testing facilities ready for the PSD2 deadline, being on track with the European Banking Authority (EBA) and corresponding National Competent Authorities timetables. The 25…
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12th June 2019 0

Visa says payment industry can move away from using passwords

World Password Day was “observed” last month and there is no better time to acknowledge that the computer password is over 50 years old. It was invented by Fernando Corbato in the 1960s. Since then, other ways for consumers to authenticate their identity have been developed and according to a Euromonitor study, occurred 52 trillion…
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6th June 2019 0

Regulators struggling to oversee crypto assets

The International Organization of Securities Commissions (Iosco)’s attempt to harmonize crypto regulation will have no immediate impact, as national regulators are still failing to understand jurisdictional governance, says a lawyer. While the CEO of a crypto exchange says the lack of adoption of current regulation to crypto, has created a bottleneck effect. “While efforts to…
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4th June 2019 0

ClauseMatch closes $2.5m venture debt from Silicon Valley Bank

Document management company ClauseMatch has received $2.5m in venture debt funding from Silicon Valley Bank. This debt facility will be used to support ClauseMatch’s growth in Europe and Asia. The RegTech 100 company recently began operations in South East Asia, with Singapore as its base, and is already serving multiple companies in the region. To…
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29th May 2019 0

The Real Value of RegTech

The number of startups in the field of regulatory technology (RegTech) is growing steadily and for good reason. As regulatory complexity increases, so does the need for technology-enabled solutions that allow regulatory requirements to be met more efficiently. But that’s not all. It is also the proliferation of digital services and products that require new…
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21st May 2019 0