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Fintech game is now global

Historically, financial services was a local player’s game. Just look at the top 5 banks in Canada, US, UK, Canada, France and China in the chart below, ranked by total assets. There is nearly no overlap. US UK Canada France China JP Morgan Chase HSBC Royal Bank of Canada BNP Paribas Industrial and Commercial Bank…
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4th July 2019 0

Tip of the ice-berg for tech regulation: automated facial recognition technology

The judgment of the High Court is awaited in relation to a judicial review claim brought by Ed Bridges against the Chief Constable of South Wales, alleging that the police force’s use of automated facial recognition technology (‘AFR’) breached his human rights and data protection legislation. The case represents a microcosm of the debate on…
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19th June 2019 0

Coinbase launches its cryptocurrency debit card in six more countries in Europe

Digital currency exchange Coinbase announced Wednesday its Visa debit card is to launch in six more European countries after debuting in the U.K. in April. The card allows users with Coinbase accounts to spend cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, ethereum and litecoin in stores and online at any merchant that accepts Visa. Coinbase U.K. CEO Zeeshan Feroz…
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18th June 2019 0

FCA outlines new rules for the buy now, pay later market

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has released new rules for the buy now, pay later (BNPL) market, to better protect consumers. With these new rules, the FCA hopes it can save consumers around £40m – £60m a year. These changes will include the banning firms from charging backdated interest on money that has been…
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17th June 2019 0

Compliance embraces tech to drive competitive advantage

Emerging technologies are revolutionising legacy systems and taking the brunt of the heavy lifting for compliance teams Once viewed as a straitjacket by many financial services firms, compliance is undergoing a metamorphosis driven by new technology. Compliance departments, galvanised by customers and amplified by technology, are changing for the benefit of everyone. Driven by regulation…
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14th June 2019 0

Protecting Data Flow in Shifting Privacy Regulations

In the face of political uncertainty, organizations are challenged every day to keep the personal data they hold safe across their entire ecosystem. They must be sure that their partners, suppliers and other third parties are also keeping the organization’s data safe. As well, the growth of technologies such as machine learning and artificial intelligence…
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11th June 2019 0

IDEX Biometrics partners with Tongxin Microelectronics to create biometric card

IDEX Biometrics fingerprint identification and authentication solution builder, is collaborating with Tongxin Microelectronics (TMC) to create a biometric card. TMC, a China-based smart card builder, will work with IDEX to build a biometric smart card solution for end-customer implementation. The card will be a dual-interface solution which combines the biometric sensor of IDEX with the…
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10th June 2019 0

ClauseMatch closes $2.5m venture debt from Silicon Valley Bank

Document management company ClauseMatch has received $2.5m in venture debt funding from Silicon Valley Bank. This debt facility will be used to support ClauseMatch’s growth in Europe and Asia. The RegTech 100 company recently began operations in South East Asia, with Singapore as its base, and is already serving multiple companies in the region. To…
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29th May 2019 0

MistNet closes $7m Series A alongside new product launch

Threat detection and response platform MistNet has closed its $7m Series A, alongside the launch of a new service. Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm Foundation Capital led the investment, which also received support from WestWave Capital and an unnamed networking and security company. These fresh funds will be used to support MistNet’s rapid growth in…
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27th May 2019 0