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European Supervisory Authorities gives advice on risk management and cybersecurity
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European Supervisory Authorities gives advice on risk management and cybersecurity

The European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) has published its joint advice in relation to improving communication risk management and cybersecurity. Last year, the European Commission requested the ESA to map the existing supervisory practices across financial sectors around IT security and governance requirements. Its aim was for the ESA to issue […]

Acuris acquires investigative research firm Blackpeak
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Acuris acquires investigative research firm Blackpeak

Acuris, the BC Partners and GIC-backed provider of global data, intelligence, research and analysis has acquired Blackpeak, the investigative research firm.   Co-founded by Jack Clode and Chris Leahy in 2011, Blackpeak has grown to become a premier provider of complex due diligence, research and investigation services, particularly in relation […]

Cappitech launches new tool to support MiFID II compliance
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Cappitech launches new tool to support MiFID II compliance

Regulatory reporting and intelligence solution developer Cappitech has released its new RTS 28 Market Intelligence solution. The new service gives financial institutions the power to leverage compliance data with electronic surveillance and analytics tools to assess its best execution capabilities in all asset classes and benchmarks performance to the industry […]

Regtech firms look to help shoulder compliance demands
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Regtech firms look to help shoulder compliance demands

As regulators globally continue to demand that firms strengthen their risk management systems, regtech entrepreneurs see technology as the answer to rising compliance costs and an opportunity to boost trust with clients. Regulated entities support their ambitions, but the slow pace of adoption is a concern. The global wave of […]

Acuris acquires investigative research firm Blackpeak
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Acuris acquires investigative research firm Blackpeak

Acuris, the BC Partners and GIC-backed provider of global data, intelligence, research and analysis has acquired Blackpeak, the investigative research firm.   Co-founded by Jack Clode and Chris Leahy in 2011, Blackpeak has grown to become a premier provider of complex due diligence, research and investigation services, particularly in relation […]

Over a million UK businesses see Brexit as major obstacle to success
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Over a million UK businesses see Brexit as major obstacle to success

The number of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that view Brexit as a major obstacle to success has increased significantly since the referendum, according to research published in the journal Regional Studies by Ross Brown and John Wilson from the Centre for Responsible Banking & Finance at the University of […]

EU Aims To Improve Fintech Coordination
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EU Aims To Improve Fintech Coordination

Today the European Commission and the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) are launching the European Forum for Innovation Facilitators (EFIF), with the objective to improve cooperation and coordination in support of the application of new technological developments in the EU financial sector. Innovation facilitators usually take the form of ‘innovation hubs’ […]

Varo Money gets NICE anti-fraud tech
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Varo Money gets NICE anti-fraud tech

Varo Money, the US challenger bank, has selected NICE Actimize to implement its financial crime strategy for anti-money laundering (AML) protections, including know-your-customer (KYC) requirements, sanctions screening and transaction monitoring capabilities. Varo will integrate NICE Actimize’s AML Essentials, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) AML solution that detects and scores a range of […]

Big banks’ clampdown on data puts Silicon Valley apps on alert
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Big banks’ clampdown on data puts Silicon Valley apps on alert

Long-simmering tensions between the financial industry and Silicon Valley startups are erupting behind-the-scenes into a battle over the reams of valuable data held inside Americans’ bank accounts Bloomberg File photo by Michael Nagle. The app was quickly becoming a cult favourite among penny-pinching U.S. consumers — and also a bane […]