Category: global markets

Explore the RegTech Revolution

Jumio joins NICE Actimize’s X-Sight Marketplace to assist companies with AML

Digital identity startup Jumio has joined NICE Actimize’s X-Sight Marketplace, an ecosystem designed to assist in financial crime management. The X-sight Marketplace is an extension of NICE Actimize’s X-Sight platform-as-a-service, a single, and unified system helping financial services innovate and implement new tools for financial crime, risk, and compliance management. Through its X-Sight Marketplace, financial…
Read more


22nd August 2019 0

Luxembourg regulator highlights hard Brexit implications for UK firms

Luxembourg’s financial regulator has called for UK asset managers to notify it as soon as possible if they want to be able to conclude new contracts in the country following a potential “hard Brexit”. In a press release, CSSF reiterated that, if the UK exits the EU without ratifying a withdrawal agreement, it would become a…
Read more


21st August 2019 0

What is strong customer authentication and why should you care?

The EU is enforcing new rules for online payments on September 14. For creative RegTech and FinTech businesses, the new legislation could present massive opportunities. Things are about to change in a big way for financial services companies. On September 14, 2019, the EU’s Revised Payment Service Directive (PSD2) will be fully implemented. Parts of…
Read more


16th August 2019 0

5 ways how to resolve the regulatory banking puzzle

Koen Vanderhoydonk from Blanco, a scaling regtech company founded in The Netherlands shares his insights on the current regulatory challenges in the financial industry and how regtech can help. Following the 2008 financial crisis, the financial sector has experienced an increase in regulation and in the disruptive use of technology in the field. Traditional banks…
Read more


13th August 2019 0

The European Commission’s latest move means the UK will face stricter finance regulations after Brexit

Europe’s political top dogs have laid out the EU’s regulations regarding cross-border financial services trade. For Britain, this could mean stricter rules when the country leaves the EU. The European Commission has announced it is taking stock to its rules regarding equivalence in the area of financial services. In short, equivalence means ensuring that the…
Read more


2nd August 2019 0

ACI Worldwide announces new RegTech tools to comply with upcoming strong customer authentication rules

Florida-based ACI Worldwide is releasing a new suite of tools to ensure businesses are prepared for the final parts of the EU’s Revised Payment Service Directive (PSD2) snapping into action in September. The new rules will introduce regulations regarding strong customer authentication, or SCA. This means customers will have added protection when paying online. When…
Read more


30th July 2019 0

Why Regulatory Compliance Can Be Complicated And How AI Can Simplify It

Every industry — from healthcare to entertainment — is overlooked by some or another form of the regulatory body. In fact, in some key sectors such as finance, multiple regulators control different aspects of the sector. For instance, just in the US, there are at least ten different financial regulators such as the Securities and…
Read more


26th July 2019 0

How Wealth Managers Are Using Technology To Understand Their Clients Better

The dynamic playing out across the banking landscape—from retail to private wealth management—is one where technology-driven offerings and platforms increasingly define the brand and the personal relationships underlying the business. Services have been changing since the arrival of digital platforms and the deployment of technologies like artificial intelligence. Now it’s vital for wealth managers to…
Read more


25th July 2019 0

Kalyera and Epiphany join forces in new partnership ahead of the September PSD2 deadline

The final rules of the EU’s Revised Payment Service Directive (PSD2) snap into action in September. Now Kaleyra, an in-mobile messaging service for banks and companies, and Epiphany, a RegTech startup specializing in PSD2 compliance have joined forces to ensure financial services businesses can comply with the changes. However, the two will do more than…
Read more


23rd July 2019 0

Fintech game is now global

Historically, financial services was a local player’s game. Just look at the top 5 banks in Canada, US, UK, Canada, France and China in the chart below, ranked by total assets. There is nearly no overlap. US UK Canada France China JP Morgan Chase HSBC Royal Bank of Canada BNP Paribas Industrial and Commercial Bank…
Read more


4th July 2019 0