Month: April 2019

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Thales Enables the Future of Digital Payment Innovations with Next-Generation Payment Hardware Security Module

Thales, a leader in critical information systems, cybersecurity and data protection, announces the availability of a next-generation payment hardware security module (HSM), payShield 10K, enabling customers to adopt new innovative digital payment technologies easily and securely. The new payment HSM secures digital payments at lower processing costs by using a fraction of the energy. It…
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30th April 2019 0

Coinbase Launches Crypto Visa Debit Card for UK and EU Customers

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has launched a Visa debit card allowing customers in the U.K. and EU to spend their cryptocurrencies directly from their Coinbase accounts. The San Francisco-based firm announced the news in a blog post on Wednesday, saying that with the “Coinbase Card,” customers will be able to spend their bitcoin (BTC), ether (ETH),…
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29th April 2019 0

MiFID II Compliance and Transaction Reporting Reviews Featured in FCA 2019/20 Business Plan

The FCA has published its 2019/20 Business Plan. The document features the regulator’s focus of supervisory priorities for this year and next. Included are eight priorities across the seven sectors that the FCA regulates. Not surprising, MiFID II compliance and review of data was included in areas the FCA will be focusing on. Specifically, the…
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26th April 2019 0

Will The BigTech Empire Capture LegalTech? The Exari Example

Exari, the well-known document automation platform and contract lifecycle management system, has been bought out by US-based and NASDAQ-listed business spend management company, Coupa Software. Importantly, Coupa works across all sectors. The key thing for the California-based Coupa was not the legal bit, instead it was the connectivity between its data analysis strategy and Exari’s…
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25th April 2019 0

French Lender Societe Generale Issues $112 Million Bond on Ethereum

French financial services giant Societe Generale Group has issued about $112 million worth of bonds in the form of a security token on the public ethereum blockchain. Announced today, a subsidiary called Societe Generale SFH used the OFH token (obligations de financement de l’habitat, or home financing obligations) to represent 100 million euros of covered bonds, a…
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24th April 2019 0

Four Major Trends For Compliance Professionals In 2019

Accenture recently issued its annual Compliance Risk Study to gain insight into the different strategies that firms are pursuing to create compliance functions that meet the demands of a rapidly changing financial services industry. Facing regulatory pressure and seeking to regain customers’ trust, financial institutions have spent heavily on compliance in the ten-plus years since…
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23rd April 2019 0

Fintech innovations are transforming every aspect of the financial sector

As the concept of fintech has come to symbolize the growing importance of technology in the financial sector, innovations are continuously being developed around the globe. Financial technology, often called fintech, now covers a wide range of technological innovations in the financial sector affecting virtually every industry that can be so categorized. At this point,…
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22nd April 2019 0

New tools in the battle against online data misuse

Advances in digital technology are challenging our concept of privacy. In today’s world, huge volumes of data are being collected, shared and stored in unprecedented ways and at tremendous speeds. Everything we do with our connected devices generates data that can be used or misused without our knowledge. Controlling when and how our personal data…
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19th April 2019 0

European Supervisory Authorities gives advice on risk management and cybersecurity

The European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) has published its joint advice in relation to improving communication risk management and cybersecurity. Last year, the European Commission requested the ESA to map the existing supervisory practices across financial sectors around IT security and governance requirements. Its aim was for the ESA to issue guidelines aimed at supervisory convergence…
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18th April 2019 0

Blockchain Front Page: Can Crypto Debit Cards turn Bitcoin into Real Money?

At the end of February, Shift announced it was shutting down its Coinbase debit card. In a message to customers, it explained that it hopes to relaunch in the future, but for now U.S. residents are left with few crypto debit card options. A few days ago, Coinbase announced they were partnering with PaySaf, to…
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17th April 2019 0