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FCA takes control over AML and CTF supervision of UK cryptoasset activities

UK businesses conducting cryptoasset activities must register with the FCA. The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has become the anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing (AML/CTF) supervisor for businesses engaging in certain cryptoasset activities under the amended Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds Regulations 2017 (MLRs). Any UK business conducting specific cryptoasset activities falls…
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17th January 2020 0

UK Financial Watchdog Now Supervises AML/CTF Compliance For Businesses

The well known and popular UK financial watchdog which is the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is now actively supervising the anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorist financing (CTF) compliance for companies which are carrying out crypto-related activities. The Bitcoin and altcoin news feature an official announcement published on January 10 which outlines that FCA will supervise…
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13th January 2020 0

ESMA’s new responsibilities for 2020

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has revealed an increased focus on supervisory convergence in 2020. Outlined in its new ‘Strategic Orientation for 2020-22’, the regulator has revealed the new responsibilities and powers it will have over the next couple of years following the ESA Review and EMIR 2.2. Last year, the Joint Committee…
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10th January 2020 0

Spotting suspicious transactions: Why automation is the future of compliance

The compliance side of Fintech is Regtech, and the same automation technology can drive the growth of safe, legal digital payments. Southeast Asia’s Internet economy—the fastest and largest growth in the world—is primed for explosive growth. A report by Google, Temasek and Bain & Company found the region’s Internet economy to have crossed the US$100…
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9th January 2020 0

US blockchain firm Securrency secures $17m funding

Fintech and regtech infrastructure firm Securrency has picked up Series A funding of $17.65 million for its blockchain-fuelled ambitions. WisdomTree Investments led the round. Other participants include the Abu Dhabi Investment Office through its Ventures Fund, Japanese financial services company, Monex Group, and venture capital firms RRE Ventures, Strawberry Creek Ventures, and Panthera Capital Investments,…
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8th January 2020 0

Tech Entrepreneurs to Face More Regulatory Scrutiny in 2020

When Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress last month, he claimed that Libra as a global currency would solve major problems including banking the unbanked, lowering the costs of international payments and speeding up transactions. However, most politicians in the U.S. and abroad are resisting Facebook’s proposed payment system, calling it a threat to national sovereignty,…
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16th December 2019 0

For data compliance, banks and payment firms show signs of ‘getting it’

New data protection laws are changing marketing forever for merchants, payment firms and other companies. It started with GDPR, the EU’s landmark privacy regulation that ensured consumers must consent to receive digital communications from corporations. California is next: The California Consumer Privacy Act, modelled largely after GDPR, will go into effect Jan. 1, 2020. As…
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4th December 2019 0

Revolut launches GBP Direct Debits, providing another key service to customers

Revolut has today launched GBP Direct Debits for all EEA customers with local UK account details, the latest feature added to its global financial retail and business platforms, as it continues to scale and build towards becoming a global bank. The new functionality will utilise Modulr’s Direct Debits Mandate service, adding another essential feature that…
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29th November 2019 0

Regtech can help mitigate risk in the property sector

If estate agents want to defeat criminal activity, they must be willing to incorporate more specialised regulatory technology (regtech) into their processes. Regtech that features advanced ‘augmented intelligence’ solutions can significantly ease the legislative burden for businesses. These solutions use hundreds of terms in multiple languages to perform real-time searches on the surface and deep…
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27th November 2019 0

Protiviti and International RegTech Association study sets out roadblocks to effective KYC

Protiviti and the International RegTech Association (IRTA) have released the findings of a global market study they conducted to investigate the effectiveness of current ‘Know Your Customer’(KYC) processes. The study reveals an urgent need for more effective industry alignment to accelerate the digitizing of KYC processes and greater use of shared platforms. KYC processes involve…
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25th November 2019 0