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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

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

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

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

Identity custodians needed in digital era

Digital identity systems will fail if they do not take humans into account, warns identity innovator, suggesting that a ‘digital guardian’ could help overcome most of these challenges Most people would like to have a single, verified and validated digital identity that can be used to access all services, according to John Erik Setsaas, vice-president…
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25th 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

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

FCA outlines new rules for the buy now, pay later market

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has released new rules for the buy now, pay later (BNPL) market, to better protect consumers. With these new rules, the FCA hopes it can save consumers around £40m – £60m a year. These changes will include the banning firms from charging backdated interest on money that has been…
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17th June 2019 0

Regulation is the biggest barrier to digital innovation for UK financial institutions

New research released  by financial services technology leader FIS™ (NYSE: FIS) reveals that the greatest barrier to UK financial institutions developing digital products, services and operations is regulatory compliance risk. The findings are from FIS’ global Readiness Report, which shows that, by comparison, the biggest barrier to digital innovation for US firms is complex legacy…
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13th June 2019 0