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FCA outlines new rules for the buy now, pay later market

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has released new rules for the buy now, pay later (BNPL) market, to better protect consumers. With these new rules, the FCA hopes it can save consumers around £40m – £60m a year. These changes will include the banning firms from charging backdated interest on money that has been…
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17th June 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

Regulation is the biggest barrier to digital innovation for UK financial institutions

New research released  by financial services technology leader FIS™ (NYSE: FIS) reveals that the greatest barrier to UK financial institutions developing digital products, services and operations is regulatory compliance risk. The findings are from FIS’ global Readiness Report, which shows that, by comparison, the biggest barrier to digital innovation for US firms is complex legacy…
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13th 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

Protecting Data Flow in Shifting Privacy Regulations

In the face of political uncertainty, organizations are challenged every day to keep the personal data they hold safe across their entire ecosystem. They must be sure that their partners, suppliers and other third parties are also keeping the organization’s data safe. As well, the growth of technologies such as machine learning and artificial intelligence…
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11th June 2019 0

85% of EU consumers are unaware of PSD2 – Mastercard study

A study from Mastercard has revealed 85 per cent of consumers in the EU are not aware of PSD2 or have very little knowledge of it. The final deadline of PSD2 is in September and with it will come a range of new financial services for consumers to improve their financial experiences. When an act…
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5th 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

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

EBO.ai launches Oliver, a GDPR-focused virtual assistant

EBO.ai, which develops AI solutions for customer interactions, has launched its new GDPR-focused virtual assistant ‘Oliver’. The goal of this solution is to boost the public’s understanding of the ins and outs of GDPR by making knowledge more accessible. Oliver can answer complex questions 24/7 and empowers users to easily get information about GDPR. It…
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24th May 2019 0

Securities Commission Malaysia publishes principles on continuity in capital markets

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) has published its Guiding Principles on Business Continuity for capital market entities. These principles set out SC’s expectations of the business continuity management within capital markets, in order to ensure quick continuity of critical services and fulfilment of business obligations when there are disruptions. This comprehensive approach will help to…
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16th May 2019 0