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Retailers can’t get enough data scientists

As the retail apocalypse continues – with an estimated 8,600 closing their doors in 2019 – other retail survivors are upping their game with hard-to-find data scientists Retailers are on the hunt for data scientists, now more than ever. Given the rise in online shopping and the cut-throat competition from e-commerce giant Amazon, smaller retailers…
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5th November 2019 0

ESMA and the FCA respond to yet another Brexit delay

Brexit has been delayed again, with the EU granting the UK another three-month extension to sort out its divorce from the other member states. The EU granted the extension until January 31 on Monday this week. Donald Tusk, the EU council president, warned that this delay “may be the last one”. Now, both British and…
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1st November 2019 0

Payments Regulation – Restriction or Growth Opportunity?

The platform economy and cryptocurrency spaces are booming global industries. But as a result of regulatory changes, they’re not easy spaces to penetrate. PSD2 was introduced in January 2018, dictating that non-regulated businesses who held customer funds were no longer acting compliantly. Prior to this, businesses had been able to hold funds citing the Commercial…
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29th October 2019 0

GDPR non-compliance worse than feared

Over half of UK businesses do not yet appear to be fully GDPR-compliant, and many have de-prioritised their compliance efforts  As the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation nears its 18 month anniversary, research by security software supplier Egress has suggested that 52% of UK businesses are not fully compliant with the rules,…
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17th October 2019 0

Beyond the Horizon

As the number of financial advisors continues to decrease, firms must think creatively to breathe new life and excitement into the financial services profession. As the number of financial advisors continues to decrease year after year due to planned retirements, unforeseen events, or simply the frustration of increased regulation, firms must think creatively to breathe…
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11th October 2019 0

How regtech is changing compliance at financial firms

Regulation technology spurring changes within departments aimed at meeting financial rules Just as digital technology is forcing advisers to evolve their business, it’s also impacting compliance departments across the financial services industry. At a recent technology event in New York hosted by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, regulatory and compliance experts discussed the…
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7th October 2019 0

New Zealand just became the first country to legalize salary payments in cryptocurrencies

New Zealand now legally allow companies to pay salaries in cryptocurrency starting September 1, becoming the first nation to do so, according to a Financial Times report. The country requires the preferred cryptocurrency to be pegged to a standard currency and directly convertible into a normal form of payment. This stipulation allows bitcoin to replace…
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4th October 2019 0

Crypto exchange and wallet platform Edge expands to Australia, Israel and Nordic Countries

Non-custodial crypto exchange and wallet platform Edge has released its 1.9.1 version which includes integrations with new partners: Banxa, Bits of Gold, CoinSwitch, FIO, Safello, and Tezos. The latest update enables full-service offering usage and payment methods in new regions, allowing users to effortlessly access and trade different digital currencies. According to a press release…
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5th 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 Bank of the Future: What Will It Be?

The bank of the future will essentially be a “data company that is inclusive and leverages technology and ecosystem partnerships to deliver value for the customer’s financial and non-financial digital ecosystem in a seamless manner.” The banking organization of the future will be a value aggregator, advice provider, and access facilitator – all in one.…
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29th August 2019 0