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Top Fintech Trends Entrepreneurs Must Watch in 2020

Financial technology (fintech), for all of its faults, helps us get more things done more efficiently. Artificial Intelligence (AI) takes it even further, allowing us to conduct business and have conversations when there isn’t even another human involved. We can have online chats with bots, for example, to accomplish or learn a myriad things. Innovation is always on the…
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2nd December 2019 0

Mastercard Launches Fintech Express

MasterCard today launched Fintech Express during the Singapore Fintech Festival 2019. According to their press release, through Mastercard’s Fintech Express, fintechs get access to a suite digital-first products, flexible commercial agreements and global licensing support for fintech looking to scale globally. They have on-boarded their first partner Rapyd, a Fintech-as-a-Service platform who has recently raised…
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11th November 2019 0

European Central Bank Exec: Libra Won’t Launch Until Regulators Are Satisfied

Benoit Coeure, a board member of the European Central Bank, said that Facebook’s Libra coin will not launch until global regulators are satisfied. Speaking to Reuters at the G7 summit in Chantilly, France on July 18, Coeure said that the proposed stablecoin must be guaranteed to be safe for users before it can launch: “You’ve got…
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24th 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…
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23rd 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

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…
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4th July 2019 0

ThreatLocker to supply cybersecurity tools to ConnectWise under new deal

ConnectWise deploys business management technology to improve a range of business operations ranging from sales and services through to project tracking and back-office functions. With the integration of ThreatLocker, the clients that use managed IT service providers will be able to access new solutions such as application whitelisting, ringfencing and storage device control. ThreatLocker gives…
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30th May 2019 0

UK Government to set up cash strategy group

The UK Government is to set up a ‘Joint Authorities Cash Strategy Group’ to ensure continued access to notes and coins as the country drifts towards a digital economy. The ongoing removal of bank branches and ATMs from Britain’s high streets has led to a rowdy debate about the consequences for a disenfranchised segment of…
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28th May 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

The Innovation Race With Fraudsters Worldwide

For every innovation in payments and commerce worldwide – faster payments, marketplace-based commerce, self-service retail – there always seems to be a fraudster waiting in the wings. And while the opportunities for innovative advancements are many, the costs of fraud are high and growing. Which is why the new race in the market is applying next-generation…
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13th May 2019 0