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Ping Identity reveals IPO for the New York Stock Exchange

Ping Identity, an IT security and identity authentication platform, has revealed the initial public offering of its common stock on the New York Stock Exchange under the name PING. The company will issue 12.5 million shares at a price expected to be between $14 and $16 per share. Ping Identity anticipates it will grant the…
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16th September 2019 0

Axonius nets $20m to support of cybersecurity asset management platform

Cybersecurity Asset Management company Axonius has netted $20m in its Series B round which was led by new investor OpenView. Existing backers of Axonius including Bessemer Venture Partners, YL Ventures, Vertex, WTI, and Emerge, also contributed funds to the round. The new proceeds bring Axonius’ total equity raised to $37m. The funding comes just months…
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30th August 2019 0

The one job in banking the robots can’t take

Regulators, frustrated with the slow speed of change, have encouraged banks to deploy more technology. Picture: Shutterstock When HSBC thwarted a $500 million central-bank heist, sophisticated computer software didn’t raise the alarm. The funds flowed undetected from Angola’s reserves to a dormant company’s account in London. It was a teller at a suburban bank branch…
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28th August 2019 0

Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan have jointly launched the ‘APAC RegTech Network

The regtech committees of the fintech associations of Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan have jointly launched the ‘APAC RegTech Network’, an initiative to enhance cross-border collaboration on regtech education and implementation across the Asia Pacific region. Under the initiative, the regtech committees of the FTAHK (Fintech Association of Hong Kong), SFA (Singapore Fintech Association) and…
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27th August 2019 0

Luxembourg regulator highlights hard Brexit implications for UK firms

Luxembourg’s financial regulator has called for UK asset managers to notify it as soon as possible if they want to be able to conclude new contracts in the country following a potential “hard Brexit”. In a press release, CSSF reiterated that, if the UK exits the EU without ratifying a withdrawal agreement, it would become a…
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21st August 2019 0

What is strong customer authentication and why should you care?

The EU is enforcing new rules for online payments on September 14. For creative RegTech and FinTech businesses, the new legislation could present massive opportunities. Things are about to change in a big way for financial services companies. On September 14, 2019, the EU’s Revised Payment Service Directive (PSD2) will be fully implemented. Parts of…
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16th August 2019 0

The European Commission’s latest move means the UK will face stricter finance regulations after Brexit

Europe’s political top dogs have laid out the EU’s regulations regarding cross-border financial services trade. For Britain, this could mean stricter rules when the country leaves the EU. The European Commission has announced it is taking stock to its rules regarding equivalence in the area of financial services. In short, equivalence means ensuring that the…
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2nd August 2019 0

Why is RegTech investment around the world growing?

Investment in RegTech companies has reached record levels in the first six months of 2019. The question is why that is and if the growth will continue. The RegTech sector is booming. The industry has just experienced a record-breaking first six months of the year with $3.7bn having already been injected into the industry. That’s…
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29th July 2019 0

European Central Bank Exec: Libra Won’t Launch Until Regulators Are Satisfied

Benoit Coeure, a board member of the European Central Bank, said that Facebook’s Libra coin will not launch until global regulators are satisfied. Speaking to Reuters at the G7 summit in Chantilly, France on July 18, Coeure said that the proposed stablecoin must be guaranteed to be safe for users before it can launch: “You’ve got…
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24th July 2019 0

Banking software company Temenos acquires Logical Glue for £12m

By scooping up London-based Logical Glue, Temenos is strengthening the legal compliance of its banking platform. Launched in 2012, Logical Glue uses artificial intelligence (AI) to inform better decisions through huge data sets. This is particularly useful for banks as global regulators are increasingly mandating that customers have the right to know how automated decisions…
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19th July 2019 0