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Sweden aims to become a FinTech superpower

The Nordics in general and Sweden, in particular, are experiencing a FinTech boom. However, new regulations and investment worries could slow down growth. Sweden’s future is digital. Swedish entrepreneurship is about more than IKEA, H&M and Volvo. In the last three decades, the nation has remade itself into an innovative technology hotbed. Spotify, Skype and iZettle are…
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30th January 2020 0

Temenos and Google Cloud Announce Global Strategic Partnership to Accelerate Banks’ Digital Transformation in the Cloud

Temenos showcases leadership in the cloud delivering its software across hybrid and multi-cloud environments; will be the first global banking software provider to run on Google Cloud Anthos Temenos and Google Cloud will jointly go-to-market with leading-edge financial services offerings in the cloud to drive scalability, operational efficiency, time-to-market, and innovation Temenos will make its…
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29th January 2020 0

Big Tech will push deeper into finance this year

Technology giants from Google to Apple are looking to take on the financial services industry. Last year, Apple debuted its credit card; in 2020, Google is set to launch consumer bank accounts. But Big Tech companies share one thing in common: they don’t want to be regulated like banks. Big Tech may want to get…
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28th January 2020 0

Former U.S. regulator leads effort to create digital dollar

The project will explore how a cryptocurrency could produce a more efficient and safer means of cross-border trade, clearance and settlement. The former chair of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has partnered with Accenture to create the non-profit Digital Dollar Project, which plans to explore the creation of a U.S. Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC).…
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27th January 2020 0

Regtech is Ready for a Breakthrough in Latin America

Craig Dempsey is the CEO and Co-Founder of Biz Latin Hub, a firm that helps both local and foreign companies establish and operate their businesses successfully in Latin America through a full suite of back-office services. Before becoming a business owner and entrepreneur, Craig served as an Australian military officer. He is a professional mechanical engineer…
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24th January 2020 0

The Process of KYC and its Future in an Evolving World

Complying with KYC does not entail one single check, but rather, is a series of processes that combine to ensure the verification of an individual’s identity and the analysis of their suitability to use financial services. The main stages that make up this process are identification, Customer Due Diligence (CDD) and Enhanced Due Diligence (EDD).…
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21st January 2020 0

How to build a culture of compliance

Regulated financial institutions need to ensure that they are putting policies and procedures in place to effectively mitigate their exposure to risk. With scrutiny around regulatory compliance increasing, regulated financial institutions need to ensure that they are putting policies and procedures in place to effectively respond to, and mitigate, their exposure to risk; with substantial…
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16th January 2020 0

Why Prioritizing Cybersecurity Makes Compliance Easier

Every month in 2019, a new high-profile data breach made headlines. More than a billion customers of various companies had their private information stolen by hackers or exposed to unsecured servers. This poor management of private data angered many – including lawmakers. New data privacy laws in California and New York take effect this year– and…
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15th January 2020 0

Mastercard turns to AR to visualize loyalty benefits

Payments giant Mastercard launched a new augmented reality (AR) app this month that lets cardholders get a bird’s-eye view of their benefits. It’s a move that the company hopes will drive engagement and loyalty, and add value to the offerings of its partner financial institutions. “At Mastercard, we’re using our technology and solutions to deliver multisensory…
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14th January 2020 0

UK Financial Watchdog Now Supervises AML/CTF Compliance For Businesses

The well known and popular UK financial watchdog which is the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is now actively supervising the anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorist financing (CTF) compliance for companies which are carrying out crypto-related activities. The Bitcoin and altcoin news feature an official announcement published on January 10 which outlines that FCA will supervise…
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13th January 2020 0