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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

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

4 Key Strategies To Create a Future-Proof Digital Bank

Deploying a digital-first banking platform is not only now possible but mandatory for financial institutions of all sizes. To compete effectively in the future, every bank and credit union must understand the four facets of a digital platform strategy — omnichannel capability, modular structure, open API architecture, and smart technologies. Consumers used to shop around,…
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9th 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

How to Spring Clean Your Digital Clutter to Protect Yourself

You’re using strong and unique passwords. You’re on the lookout for phishing emails. And you’ve set up two-factor authentication on every account that offers it. Basically, you’re acing Personal Cybersecurity 101. But with new threats popping up all the time, you may be looking for other steps you can take to protect yourself. Here’s an…
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24th 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

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