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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

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

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

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

Temenos adds wealth management apps to Temenos Infinity for Retail Banking

Temenos adds wealth management apps to Temenos Infinity for Retail Banking, broadening services to increase retail banks’ competitiveness Robo-Advisor and Goal-Based Investing bring a fast-to-market, personalized, digital wealth experience to retail banking customers GENEVA, Switzerland – December 18, 2019 – Temenos (SIX: TEMN), the banking software company, has strengthened its cloud-native, cloud-agnostic Temenos Infinity for…
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19th December 2019 0

Security in the supply chain – a post-GDPR approach

A year and a half after the introduction of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, Fieldfisher’s James Walsh reviews the fundamentals of supply chain security. Not that long ago, businesses were rushing to put in place contractual terms with their processors to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation’s (GDPR’s) requirements for the appointment of…
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18th December 2019 0

Tech Entrepreneurs to Face More Regulatory Scrutiny in 2020

When Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress last month, he claimed that Libra as a global currency would solve major problems including banking the unbanked, lowering the costs of international payments and speeding up transactions. However, most politicians in the U.S. and abroad are resisting Facebook’s proposed payment system, calling it a threat to national sovereignty,…
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16th December 2019 0

Inequality, Climate Change And The Role Of Central Banks

What do interest rates and bank regulations have to do with social justice and environmental decay? Potentially, quite a bit. Central banks can and should pay close attention to key issues like income inequality and climate change even if these fall outside their traditional mandates, argues Patrick Honohan, former governor of the Central Bank of Ireland, in a recent…
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10th December 2019 0