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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

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

Major Storm Clouds On The Digital Banking Horizon

All of the major trends and predictions move traditional banking organizations towards the ultimate goal of digital transformation. The need to ‘become digital’ is not a matter of ‘if’, but ‘when’. The challenge is that, while the consumer expects the banking industry to follow the lead of technology and fintech leaders, most banking organizations fall…
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15th July 2019 0

Voya Launches Human-Tech Hybrid Investing Platform

The new tool will bring automated investing to retail wealth management clients, with support from human advisors. Voya Financial Advisors, the retail wealth management arm of Voya Financial, is launching a new digital advice platform to support its advisors and retail clients, according to an announcement. Called Voya Digital Adviser, the application provides investors with automated,…
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12th July 2019 0

Swift to test real-time cross border payments in Europe

Banks from France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Russia and Spain have joined with Swift to test real-time gpi cross-border payments through the Eurosystem’s Target Instant Payment Settlement (Tips). While payment messages cross the Swift network in real-time, the settlement and receipt of funds in the beneficiary account can lag by several days when entering national domestic…
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5th 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

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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2nd 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

Top 5 ways GDPR has impacted digital banking

In its first year of operations, GDPR has created a more challenging regulatory landscape. However, it also presents new opportunities for the digital banking sector Having reached the one-year anniversary of the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we can now begin to assess how the past 12 months have marked a transition…
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27th June 2019 0

Creating Explainable AI With Rules

There’s a fascinating dichotomy in artificial intelligence between statistics and rules, machine learning and expert systems. Newcomers to artificial intelligence (AI) regard machine learning as innately superior to brittle rules-based systems, while the history of this field reveals both rules and probabilistic learning are integral components of AI.This fact is perhaps nowhere truer than in establishing…
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20th June 2019 0