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Thoughts on the market rout, compliance and working from home

  Having worked in the financial industry for 20 years, I always found it interesting how stock markets have been the proxy for gauging public fear. My first job was working as a trader at a Wall Street firm. The first taste I got about the connection between the markets and panic was during the…
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23rd March 2020 0

SentinelOne hits unicorn status after funding round

SentinelOne, an autonomous endpoint protection company, has secured $200m in its Series E, pushing its valuation to $1.1bn. Venture capital and private equity firm Insight Partners led the round. Other investments to the round came from Tiger Global Management, Qualcomm Ventures LLC, Vista Public Strategies of Vista Equity Partners, Third Point Ventures and several previous…
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24th February 2020 0

PayPal highlights Venmo profit strategy

PayPal reports that peer-to-peer payments tool Venmo is on a path to profitability. In a fourth-quarter earnings report Wednesday, PayPal CEO Dan Shulman told investors the company is pushing ahead on its Venmo monetization strategy. Key enablers include Pay with Venmo, which allows consumers to use the tool to pay at millions of e-commerce sites.…
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4th February 2020 0

Taxman unearths £200m in joint operation

M Revenue & Customs has helped uncover £200m worth of suspected tax evasion and money laundering in the UK. The action — which occurred as part of a series of investigations in Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, the US and the UK — is centred around a Central American financial institution whose products and services are…
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3rd February 2020 0

The Process of KYC and its Future in an Evolving World

Complying with KYC does not entail one single check, but rather, is a series of processes that combine to ensure the verification of an individual’s identity and the analysis of their suitability to use financial services. The main stages that make up this process are identification, Customer Due Diligence (CDD) and Enhanced Due Diligence (EDD).…
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21st January 2020 0

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

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

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

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

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