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Thoughts on the market rout, compliance and working from home
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Thoughts on the market rout, compliance and working from home

  Having worked in the financial industry for 20 years, I always found it interesting how stock markets have been the proxy for gauging public fear. My first job was working as a trader at a Wall Street firm. The first taste I got about the connection between the markets […]

ESMA Issues Statement of De-Facto Postponement of SFTR Go-Live
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ESMA Issues Statement of De-Facto Postponement of SFTR Go-Live

As the world deals with the Covid-19 virus, SFTR is set to go live with its first phase on April 13th in the EU. However, due to shutdowns across Europe and difficulties preparing for the regulation, banks and industry associations have approached ESMA about postponing the start of SFTR. Today, […]

Cyber, cyber everywhere
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Cyber, cyber everywhere

Is your cyber strategy everywhere too? Organizations are embedding connected digital technologies in their information technologies, operational technologies, and end products, making cyber a top organizational priority. Innovating fast is now contingent on a well-orchestrated cyber program. IN the 21st century, the connective power of technology is giving rise to […]

FCA issues coronavirus cryptocurrency scam warning
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FCA issues coronavirus cryptocurrency scam warning

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has warned investors to avoid coronavirus-related cryptocurrency schemes that may seem too good to be true. Crypto scams are on the rise to exploit investors In a warning published on its website, the regulator says criminals and scammers are trying to take advantage of […]

Giant Financial Institution, the BBVA, Asks Fintech Firms to Develop Regtech and Finance Solutions via its Open Talent Program
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Giant Financial Institution, the BBVA, Asks Fintech Firms to Develop Regtech and Finance Solutions via its Open Talent Program

BBVA (Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A)., a Spanish multinational financial services company, is making changes to its Open Talent competition for early-stage firms and startups, in order to work cooperatively with Fintech businesses. BBVA is one of the world’s largest financial institutions. It offers services in Spain, South America, North […]

Glasgow-based AutoRek Partners with Nationwide to Offer Data Management and Cloud-powered Financial Controls
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Glasgow-based AutoRek Partners with Nationwide to Offer Data Management and Cloud-powered Financial Controls

Glasgow-headquartered AutoRek, a firm that provides financial controls and regulatory reporting software, has teamed up with Nationwide to offer a data management solution and cloud-powered financial controls for a three-year period, with a two-year extension plan. Gordon McHarg, managing director at AutoRek, stated: “I am really pleased to welcome an […]

Financial regulators address the economic & operational effects of COVID-19
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Financial regulators address the economic & operational effects of COVID-19

Financial regulators across the globe have issued statements announcing precautionary measures to address the economic impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19), signalling a growing willingness to intervene. The Bank of Japan (BoJ), European Central Bank (ECB), UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the US Federal Reserve have all announced a range […]

Bain & Co: Banks are Losing Customers to Fintech and Tech Giants
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Bain & Co: Banks are Losing Customers to Fintech and Tech Giants

Traditional banks are losing customers to nonbank competitors because they still lag the digital experience offered by leading fintechs, established specialist companies and major technology companies. In order to stay in the game, retail banks must improve their digital channels’ interface and functionality, according to research by Bain & Company. […]

SIX Group Selects Know Your Customer’s Solutions for Supplier Due Diligence
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SIX Group Selects Know Your Customer’s Solutions for Supplier Due Diligence

IX Group has selected Ireland and Hong Kong-based RegTech provider Know Your Customer to strengthen its procurement process and better assess the risk associated with its international suppliers. By utilising Know Your Customer’s due diligence platform, SIX Group is looking to increase the accuracy of its risk calculations on suppliers that […]

Estonian e-Residency MD: No deal Brexit is no problem thanks to digital identity
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Estonian e-Residency MD: No deal Brexit is no problem thanks to digital identity

Digital residency could nullify the worst-case scenario of a no-deal Brexit for small companies and entrepreneurs, according to Ott Vatter, managing director of Estonia’s e-Residency programme. “E-residency can be a solution for some companies due to the uncertainty,” he tells Finextra Research. While much of the uncertainty around Brexit has […]