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HSBC launches real-time payments for business clients

HSBC is improving payments for its business clients through a suite of tools launched last week called Treasury APIs, which are designed to speed up payments for small businesses and large corporate clients alike.  HSBC’s Treasury APIs embed payment capabilities into other workflows. According to the bank, this allows treasurers to make payments from their own workstations without logging into a…
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23rd 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

How to build a culture of compliance

Regulated financial institutions need to ensure that they are putting policies and procedures in place to effectively mitigate their exposure to risk. With scrutiny around regulatory compliance increasing, regulated financial institutions need to ensure that they are putting policies and procedures in place to effectively respond to, and mitigate, their exposure to risk; with substantial…
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16th January 2020 0

Spotting suspicious transactions: Why automation is the future of compliance

The compliance side of Fintech is Regtech, and the same automation technology can drive the growth of safe, legal digital payments. Southeast Asia’s Internet economy—the fastest and largest growth in the world—is primed for explosive growth. A report by Google, Temasek and Bain & Company found the region’s Internet economy to have crossed the US$100…
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9th January 2020 0

13 Changes Coming To The Banking Industry

Very few industries have a long history and stability the banking industry has enjoyed. Banks depend on the firm trust of their customers, and as a result, change usually takes a long time. However, in recent years, members of the banking sector have realized that evolution is necessary if they are to remain relevant in…
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7th 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

Temenos adds wealth management apps to Temenos Infinity for Retail Banking

Temenos adds wealth management apps to Temenos Infinity for Retail Banking, broadening services to increase retail banks’ competitiveness Robo-Advisor and Goal-Based Investing bring a fast-to-market, personalized, digital wealth experience to retail banking customers GENEVA, Switzerland – December 18, 2019 – Temenos (SIX: TEMN), the banking software company, has strengthened its cloud-native, cloud-agnostic Temenos Infinity for…
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19th December 2019 0

Are the fintech bridges working?

Following the launch of the UK’s first international partnerships aimed at kickstarting fintech growth, industry leaders question whether they have lived up to expectations. When the UK government announced a series of so-called fintech bridge agreements, it hoped to help firms do business in other international financial technology hubs. Three years later and fintech bridges…
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17th December 2019 0

Tech Entrepreneurs to Face More Regulatory Scrutiny in 2020

When Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress last month, he claimed that Libra as a global currency would solve major problems including banking the unbanked, lowering the costs of international payments and speeding up transactions. However, most politicians in the U.S. and abroad are resisting Facebook’s proposed payment system, calling it a threat to national sovereignty,…
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16th 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