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The ethical use of data for training machine learning technology
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The ethical use of data for training machine learning technology

Adoption of AI technology is accelerating at a rapid rate. Gartner has forecast that by 2020, AI will be a top-five investment priority for more than 30 % of CIOs. A McKinsey study estimates that tech companies are spending somewhere between $20bn and $30bn on AI, mostly in research and […]

ACI Worldwide announces new RegTech tools to comply with upcoming strong customer authentication rules
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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 […]

Why Regulatory Compliance Can Be Complicated And How AI Can Simplify It
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Why Regulatory Compliance Can Be Complicated And How AI Can Simplify It

Every industry — from healthcare to entertainment — is overlooked by some or another form of the regulatory body. In fact, in some key sectors such as finance, multiple regulators control different aspects of the sector. For instance, just in the US, there are at least ten different financial regulators […]

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

Kalyera and Epiphany join forces in new partnership ahead of the September PSD2 deadline
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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 […]

Banking software company Temenos acquires Logical Glue for £12m
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Banking software company Temenos acquires Logical Glue for £12m

By scooping up London-based Logical Glue, Temenos is strengthening the legal compliance of its banking platform. Launched in 2012, Logical Glue uses artificial intelligence (AI) to inform better decisions through huge data sets. This is particularly useful for banks as global regulators are increasingly mandating that customers have the right […]

FCA working with HM Treasury to finalise rules on SM&CR extension
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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 […]

Voya Launches Human-Tech Hybrid Investing Platform
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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, […]

European Supervisory Authorities calls for improved clarity on cross-border activities
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European Supervisory Authorities calls for improved clarity on cross-border activities

The Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) calls for more clarity on activities carried out through digital means, in the new report. In a new report on the cross-border supervision of retail financial services, the ESAs has identified the main issues national competent authorities (NCAs) face with supervising […]