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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

Regulation is the biggest barrier to digital innovation for UK financial institutions

New research released  by financial services technology leader FIS™ (NYSE: FIS) reveals that the greatest barrier to UK financial institutions developing digital products, services and operations is regulatory compliance risk. The findings are from FIS’ global Readiness Report, which shows that, by comparison, the biggest barrier to digital innovation for US firms is complex legacy…
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13th June 2019 0

equensWorldline helps 25 European banks reach first PSD2 compliance milestone

equensWorldline, a European card and payment processor, has helped 25 European banks reach the first milestone of PSD2 compliance. These financial institutions have become some of the first to get their testing facilities ready for the PSD2 deadline, being on track with the European Banking Authority (EBA) and corresponding National Competent Authorities timetables. The 25…
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12th 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

PayPal invests in and partners with open banking platform Tink

Open banking API developer Tink has received an investment from online payments giant PayPal. The value of the transaction was not disclosed. Funds from the investment will be used to support Tink’s expansion across Europe and extending the reach of its open banking services, as well as build the next generation of financial services, it…
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7th June 2019 0

Visa says payment industry can move away from using passwords

World Password Day was “observed” last month and there is no better time to acknowledge that the computer password is over 50 years old. It was invented by Fernando Corbato in the 1960s. Since then, other ways for consumers to authenticate their identity have been developed and according to a Euromonitor study, occurred 52 trillion…
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6th June 2019 0

85% of EU consumers are unaware of PSD2 – Mastercard study

A study from Mastercard has revealed 85 per cent of consumers in the EU are not aware of PSD2 or have very little knowledge of it. The final deadline of PSD2 is in September and with it will come a range of new financial services for consumers to improve their financial experiences. When an act…
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5th June 2019 0

Regulators struggling to oversee crypto assets

The International Organization of Securities Commissions (Iosco)’s attempt to harmonize crypto regulation will have no immediate impact, as national regulators are still failing to understand jurisdictional governance, says a lawyer. While the CEO of a crypto exchange says the lack of adoption of current regulation to crypto, has created a bottleneck effect. “While efforts to…
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4th June 2019 0