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5 Dreaded Events that Threaten Information Assets Compliance

  Life has never been harder for governors of financial services records and data. It was tough enough, in the days before data privacy regulation got brutal, keeping pace with the “What?”, “How?”, “Where?” and “Who?” of records management, alongside the monitoring and maintenance of effective security and retention processes. Today, complexities arising from the…
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18th July 2019 0

The old rules no longer apply: Risk management and regulatory reporting in the cloud

Deploying new applications on the cloud is now the default. The question is not if applications should be built in the cloud or existing workloads should be migrated, but how fast can financial institutions (FIs) remove traditional IT constraints in the age of digitalisation. In the race to innovate, FIs are already missing opportunities to…
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17th July 2019 0

FCA working with HM Treasury to finalise rules on SM&CR extension

The Financial Conduct Authority is working with HM Treasury to publish its final rules on the extension to the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SM&CR). SM&CR was initially introduced by the FCA in 2016, with a goal of lowering harm to consumers and boosting market integrity. The regulation encourages a culture of all levels of…
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16th July 2019 0

Voya Launches Human-Tech Hybrid Investing Platform

The new tool will bring automated investing to retail wealth management clients, with support from human advisors. Voya Financial Advisors, the retail wealth management arm of Voya Financial, is launching a new digital advice platform to support its advisors and retail clients, according to an announcement. Called Voya Digital Adviser, the application provides investors with automated,…
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12th July 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

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

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

The Real Value of RegTech

The number of startups in the field of regulatory technology (RegTech) is growing steadily and for good reason. As regulatory complexity increases, so does the need for technology-enabled solutions that allow regulatory requirements to be met more efficiently. But that’s not all. It is also the proliferation of digital services and products that require new…
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21st May 2019 0

Will KYT drive technology innovation in banking compliance?

From KYC to KYT: the need to “know your transaction” Know your customer (KYC) forms the bedrock of financial crimes compliance, from customer identification and acceptance to monitoring customers’ transactions against their recorded profile, expected behaviour and peer group behaviour. So understandably, customer profile creation and risk classification become the starting point of banking compliance.…
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15th May 2019 0

What is Sustainable Finance and how will impact the EU’s new rules impact financial services?

What is sustainable finance and what are the consequences for the existing or future governance framework of financial institutions? While the EU’s fight against climate change through changes to the regulatory structure is in full swing, the financial services industry is only at the beginning of the paradigm shift that will change the way it…
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10th May 2019 0