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Major Storm Clouds On The Digital Banking Horizon

All of the major trends and predictions move traditional banking organizations towards the ultimate goal of digital transformation. The need to ‘become digital’ is not a matter of ‘if’, but ‘when’. The challenge is that, while the consumer expects the banking industry to follow the lead of technology and fintech leaders, most banking organizations fall…
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15th 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

Few UK firms are cyber insured despite financial losses

More than one-fifth of UK firms have been impacted financially by cyber attacks, yet potentially more than three-quarters of companies polled have never been insured for cyber-related losses  Some 22% of UK businesses have suffered a cyber attack that has cost them financially, according to a survey of more than 1,000 senior decision-makers from UK…
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8th July 2019 0

Swift to test real-time cross border payments in Europe

Banks from France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Russia and Spain have joined with Swift to test real-time gpi cross-border payments through the Eurosystem’s Target Instant Payment Settlement (Tips). While payment messages cross the Swift network in real-time, the settlement and receipt of funds in the beneficiary account can lag by several days when entering national domestic…
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5th July 2019 0

Fintech game is now global

Historically, financial services was a local player’s game. Just look at the top 5 banks in Canada, US, UK, Canada, France and China in the chart below, ranked by total assets. There is nearly no overlap. US UK Canada France China JP Morgan Chase HSBC Royal Bank of Canada BNP Paribas Industrial and Commercial Bank…
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4th July 2019 0

TypingDNA partners with XTN Security to help banks comply with PSD2

TypingDNA has partnered with cybersecurity startup XTN Security to help banks better defend themselves from fraud threats. As part of the deal, TypingDNA’s typing biometrics will integrate with XTN’s behavioural fraud prevention software to passively recognise users based on their typing patterns. With increased threats of cybercrime and regulations such as PSD2 and its strong…
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26th June 2019 0

Is ‘Brexit effect’ to blame for drop in UK data management investments?

  Research from data backup software supplier Veeam suggests UK C-suite is set to invest much less in data management over the course of the next 12 months than the rest of the world, prompting concerns that Brexit might be to blame  The economic uncertainty surrounding the UK’s exit from the European Union could be…
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21st 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

equensWorldline helps 25 European banks reach first PSD2 compliance milestone

equensWorldline, a European card and payment processor, has helped 25 European banks reach the first milestone of PSD2 compliance. These financial institutions have become some of the first to get their testing facilities ready for the PSD2 deadline, being on track with the European Banking Authority (EBA) and corresponding National Competent Authorities timetables. The 25…
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12th June 2019 0

PayPal invests in and partners with open banking platform Tink

Open banking API developer Tink has received an investment from online payments giant PayPal. The value of the transaction was not disclosed. Funds from the investment will be used to support Tink’s expansion across Europe and extending the reach of its open banking services, as well as build the next generation of financial services, it…
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7th June 2019 0