Category: management

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The Process of KYC and its Future in an Evolving World

Complying with KYC does not entail one single check, but rather, is a series of processes that combine to ensure the verification of an individual’s identity and the analysis of their suitability to use financial services. The main stages that make up this process are identification, Customer Due Diligence (CDD) and Enhanced Due Diligence (EDD).…
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21st January 2020 0

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

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

5 data trends for 2020

The company of the future will make most of its major decisions with a little help from data analytics. From a staffing firm looking for the right software vendor to a pharma company in search of the next miracle drug or a retailer working to streamline its supply chain, industries turn to machine learning and artificial…
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6th January 2020 0

BIS wants central banks at center of digital cash revolution

Central banks must embrace the revolution underway in digital money to ensure they remain at the heart of the global payments system, according to the head of the Bank of International Settlements. Agustin Carstens’s argument is that while the private sector “excels at customer-facing activity,” central banks provide the basis for trust, ensure liquidity and…
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12th December 2019 0

Inequality, Climate Change And The Role Of Central Banks

What do interest rates and bank regulations have to do with social justice and environmental decay? Potentially, quite a bit. Central banks can and should pay close attention to key issues like income inequality and climate change even if these fall outside their traditional mandates, argues Patrick Honohan, former governor of the Central Bank of Ireland, in a recent…
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10th December 2019 0

Welcome to the Google Bank – Your Everyday Banking from Google, NOT a Bank.

Google is the latest tech company trying to get a stronger footprint into financial services. The project is codenamed Cache, and the Alphabet subsidiary is expected to launch a checking account sometime next year. The accounts will be managed by Citibank, and a small credit union at Stanford University. According to Google, Citibank will handle the financial plumbing. In this regard, is…
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9th 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

HSBC picks MuleSoft’s open-banking solutions in push to comply with PSD2 rules

Big lender HSBC has taken another step towards re-imagining its offering for the 21st century by leveraging MuleSoft’s application-building platform. The new partnership will see HSBC use the Anypoint Platform to build a digital banking platform with APIs that create better solutions for customers. Thanks to the partnership with the Salesforce company, HSBC has been…
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26th November 2019 0