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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

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

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

Retailers can’t get enough data scientists

As the retail apocalypse continues – with an estimated 8,600 closing their doors in 2019 – other retail survivors are upping their game with hard-to-find data scientists Retailers are on the hunt for data scientists, now more than ever. Given the rise in online shopping and the cut-throat competition from e-commerce giant Amazon, smaller retailers…
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5th November 2019 0

Coinfirm partners with Kroll to help users recover lost or stolen crypto

Pawel Kuskowski, CEO at London-based Coinfirm, a company focused on developing regulations technology, or Regtech, for blockchain-based financial assets, estimates that there’s $10 billion in stolen cryptocurrencies. In order to help victims recover their funds, Coinfirm has partnered with cybersecurity firm Krollwire to launch ReclaimCrypto.com. There’s usually no recourse for people who’ve lost their crypto…
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4th November 2019 0

National Cyber Security Centre stops over 600 cyber-attacks in the UK across the year

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has revealed it has protected the UK from more than 600 cyber-attacks in the past year This announcement comes as the NCSC releases its third annual review where it also explains other actions it has taken to protect the public. This includes an initiative to stop hundreds of thousands of people…
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25th October 2019 0

Firms lagging in choosing SFTR systems

A large portion of the market is yet to choose systems for Securities Financing Transactions Regulations (SFTR) compliance due to uneasiness around interpretations of the rules, according to Herve Carrere, director of post-trade product management at Finastra. “We can see that several firms are still in the phase of considering choosing a system, or to…
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23rd October 2019 0

GDPR non-compliance worse than feared

Over half of UK businesses do not yet appear to be fully GDPR-compliant, and many have de-prioritised their compliance efforts  As the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation nears its 18 month anniversary, research by security software supplier Egress has suggested that 52% of UK businesses are not fully compliant with the rules,…
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17th October 2019 0