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Why Prioritizing Cybersecurity Makes Compliance Easier

Every month in 2019, a new high-profile data breach made headlines. More than a billion customers of various companies had their private information stolen by hackers or exposed to unsecured servers. This poor management of private data angered many – including lawmakers. New data privacy laws in California and New York take effect this year– and…
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15th January 2020 0

Mastercard turns to AR to visualize loyalty benefits

Payments giant Mastercard launched a new augmented reality (AR) app this month that lets cardholders get a bird’s-eye view of their benefits. It’s a move that the company hopes will drive engagement and loyalty, and add value to the offerings of its partner financial institutions. “At Mastercard, we’re using our technology and solutions to deliver multisensory…
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14th 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

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

EU Agrees Steps Toward Tighter Money-Laundering Supervision

European Union finance ministers on Thursday backed plans for greater powers to combat money laundering after a series of revelations about large amounts of dirty money flowing through European banks. The EU last year experienced its largest money-laundering scandal when it emerged that 200 billion euros ($220 billion) in suspicious payments were made between 2007…
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13th December 2019 0

Welcome to the Google Bank – Your Everyday Banking from Google, NOT a Bank.

Google is the latest tech company trying to get a stronger footprint into financial services. The project is codenamed Cache, and the Alphabet subsidiary is expected to launch a checking account sometime next year. The accounts will be managed by Citibank, and a small credit union at Stanford University. According to Google, Citibank will handle the financial plumbing. In this regard, is…
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9th December 2019 0

For data compliance, banks and payment firms show signs of ‘getting it’

New data protection laws are changing marketing forever for merchants, payment firms and other companies. It started with GDPR, the EU’s landmark privacy regulation that ensured consumers must consent to receive digital communications from corporations. California is next: The California Consumer Privacy Act, modelled largely after GDPR, will go into effect Jan. 1, 2020. As…
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4th 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

Top Fintech Trends Entrepreneurs Must Watch in 2020

Financial technology (fintech), for all of its faults, helps us get more things done more efficiently. Artificial Intelligence (AI) takes it even further, allowing us to conduct business and have conversations when there isn’t even another human involved. We can have online chats with bots, for example, to accomplish or learn a myriad things. Innovation is always on the…
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2nd December 2019 0

HSBC picks MuleSoft’s open-banking solutions in push to comply with PSD2 rules

Big lender HSBC has taken another step towards re-imagining its offering for the 21st century by leveraging MuleSoft’s application-building platform. The new partnership will see HSBC use the Anypoint Platform to build a digital banking platform with APIs that create better solutions for customers. Thanks to the partnership with the Salesforce company, HSBC has been…
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26th November 2019 0