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Estonian e-Residency MD: No deal Brexit is no problem thanks to digital identity

Digital residency could nullify the worst-case scenario of a no-deal Brexit for small companies and entrepreneurs, according to Ott Vatter, managing director of Estonia’s e-Residency programme. “E-residency can be a solution for some companies due to the uncertainty,” he tells Finextra Research. While much of the uncertainty around Brexit has lifted in recent months since…
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6th March 2020 0

Deutsche Bank’s latest compliance failures risk post-Brexit ‘passport’: FT

Bank of England officials have voiced concerns that Deutsche Bank is failing to improve its anti-money laundering (AML) and compliance controls and have warned the German lender that it could lose access to the UK market following Brexit, the Financial Times reported Monday. The bank’s latest compliance troubles come four years after it was first…
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5th March 2020 0

European Union unsure how to regulate Facebook’s Libra

The EU cannot work out exactly what Libra is according to a memo by European Commission executive vice-president, Valdis Dombrovskis. Dombrovskis refers to the “need to ensure clarity” about what Libra is, but that the information provided by Facebook is not sufficient. Libra is described as a “moving target” that does not easily within existing…
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26th February 2020 0

Lithuania’s fintech sector now fastest growing in EU

Lithuania is home to the fastest-growing fintech sector in the European Union, and the second-fastest growing in Europe, behind only the UK. A study carried out by Invest Lithuania and Rockit Vilnius, which looked at the state of fintech in 2019, reveals an impressive 24 per cent increase in the number of Lithuanian companies operating in…
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20th February 2020 0

Apple Pay is on pace to account for 10% of all global card transactions

Apple’s mobile wallet is gobbling up a growing chunk of card payments around the world. As the service grows, it’s becoming a greater challenge to rivals like PayPal and attracting the attention of competition watchdogs. Apple Pay accounts for about 5% of global card transactions and is on pace to handle 1-in-10 such payments by…
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19th February 2020 0

Fenergo raises $80M at an $800M valuation for compliance and other fintech services aimed at banks

Europe has emerged as a key region for hatching and scaling fintech companies. And today, one of the more prominent fintech startups is announcing a large round of funding, from a mix of strategic investors, to keep growing its business. Dublin-based Fenergo builds solutions for banks and other financial management companies to help with regulatory…
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14th February 2020 0

Starling Bank raises £60 million

Starling Bank, “the leading UK digital bank,” has raised £60 million from its existing investors, Merian Global Investors and JTC. The investment will bring the total raised by Starling to £323 million and follows two funding rounds of £105 million in aggregate led by Merian in 2019. Starling has opened 1.25 million accounts for consumers…
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13th February 2020 0

InfoComply Launches Compliance and Data Privacy software Platform2.0 to Address New Regulations Worldwide

Consumer data privacy and corporate compliance management firm InfoComply announced today a new version of the company’s software platform, providing upgraded tools for companies seeking compliance with international security and privacy regulations, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), and Brazil’s New General Data Protection Law (LGPD). ___________________________________________________________ Consumer data…
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10th February 2020 0

Red Deer teams up with Cappitech to improve MiFID II compliance

Research platform Red Deer has teamed up with Cappitech, a regulatory reporting and intelligence solution for financial services has formed a partnership to improve MiFID II and MAR compliance. As part of the deal, the company will offer the other’s services to its respective clients, providing an integrated solution which helps manage regulation. Red Deer’s…
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6th February 2020 0

Mitratech acquires ClusterSeven so it can offer an end-to-end data privacy solution

Legal and compliance software builder has acquired ClusterSeven so it can offer an end-to-end solution suite for easing data privacy and information governance efforts. Mitratech offers a compliance suite which enables GRC professionals to meet obligations of regulations including SOX, MiFID II, GDPR, Volker and more. To ease compliance burdens, the company offers management tools…
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31st January 2020 0