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Red Deer and Cappitech combine MiFID II and MAR services for the buy-side

Compliance technology providers Red Deer and Cappitech will offer each other’s services to their respective clients for a more integrated solution. Technology providers Red Deer and Cappitech have teamed up to combine their services to provide investment firms with a holistic regulatory compliance solution. The partnership will see Red Deer and Cappitech offer each other’s…
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22nd 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

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

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

Apple offers $1million prize to hackers who can find security holes in Apple Watch, iCloud, and other devices

Apple has officially launched an its-device wide hacking bounty The program offers a range of cash prizes for people who find security flaws  Covered devices will include Apple Watch, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and iCloud Today, Apple officially opened a hacking program that will pay people who discover bugs and security holes in the company’s…
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23rd December 2019 0

Future Compliance Careers: The Artificial Intelligence Compliance Officer

Innovative technologies transform the financial industry at all levels and the role of the compliance officer is no different. We have covered the subject of the Future of Compliance Jobs on several occasions over the years and the bottom line is fairly simple: while less complex jobs would be replaced by automated systems, other aspects…
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6th December 2019 0

The 7 Biggest Technology Trends To Disrupt Banking & Financial Services In 2020

Even though banking and financial services have been slower than other industries to adopt the latest technology into their operations, financial organizations are trying to catch up by incorporating artificial intelligence, blockchain, and other technology to benefit their customers, remain competitive and improve business results. Here are the 7 biggest technology trends that will disrupt…
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5th December 2019 0

Kaspersky Eyes to Tackle Crypto Crimes That Are Costing the Industry Billions

With the total market capitalization of cryptocurrencies estimated to be more than US$200 billion, it’s evident to industry observers that the crypto industry has been rapidly on the rise in recent times. Inevitably, with the rise, comes bad actors who see it as an opportunity profit from it in unscrupulous ways. In the first half…
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3rd 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

Increased RegTech investments among chief FinTech trends to expect in 2020

FinTech is going to explode next year, with several new solutions hitting the market, Ecosystm, the tech research firm, suggests in a new report. “FinTech is poised to have a much greater impact in 2020 than many people realize,” said Paul Gestro, report co-author and principal adviser at Ecosystm. “As well as improving the experience…
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20th November 2019 0