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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…
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21st August 2019 0

Digital Transformation: Beware the Legal Details

Digital transformation can be a prime opportunity for a company’s growth and development, however, it can also be a prime opportunity for cybercriminals, according to Dan Hanson, SVP of management liability & client experience with Marsh & McLennan Agency. Cybercriminals have found that targeting companies when they are in a state of flux, such as…
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20th 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…
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16th August 2019 0

Regtech start-up doubles staff, opens London and New York offices

ComplyAdvantage said its move ‘services the growing demand for modern compliance solutions’. Regtech start-up ComplyAdvantage has opened offices in London and New York to “strengthen its foothold in major global financial markets”. The firm has just moved to new headquarters in London’s Covent Garden and opened a new office in Bryant Park, New York, with…
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14th August 2019 0

Is RegTech encouraging a cloud revolution?

The deployment of new applications and the migration of core systems onto the cloud is in full swing, and financial institutions (FIs) could arguably soon be free of the legacy shackles that prevent them from moving forward into the age of digitalisation. However, before this can happen, FIs must identify the operational risks involved with…
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1st 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…
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30th 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

Few UK firms are cyber insured despite financial losses

More than one-fifth of UK firms have been impacted financially by cyber attacks, yet potentially more than three-quarters of companies polled have never been insured for cyber-related losses  Some 22% of UK businesses have suffered a cyber attack that has cost them financially, according to a survey of more than 1,000 senior decision-makers from UK…
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8th July 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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2nd July 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