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Spotting suspicious transactions: Why automation is the future of compliance
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Spotting suspicious transactions: Why automation is the future of compliance

The compliance side of Fintech is Regtech, and the same automation technology can drive the growth of safe, legal digital payments. Southeast Asia’s Internet economy—the fastest and largest growth in the world—is primed for explosive growth. A report by Google, Temasek and Bain & Company found the region’s Internet economy […]

Are the fintech bridges working?
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Are the fintech bridges working?

Following the launch of the UK’s first international partnerships aimed at kickstarting fintech growth, industry leaders question whether they have lived up to expectations. When the UK government announced a series of so-called fintech bridge agreements, it hoped to help firms do business in other international financial technology hubs. Three […]

Increased RegTech investments among chief FinTech trends to expect in 2020
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Increased RegTech investments among chief FinTech trends to expect in 2020

FinTech is going to explode next year, with several new solutions hitting the market, Ecosystm, the tech research firm, suggests in a new report. “FinTech is poised to have a much greater impact in 2020 than many people realize,” said Paul Gestro, report co-author and principal adviser at Ecosystm. “As […]

The Bank of Google
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The Bank of Google

In 1994, Bill Gates said: “We need banking, but we don’t need banks anymore.” So why hasn’t Bill Gates opened a bank? Well, because technology giants don’t really want to be banks. Banking has a lot of the audit and compliance overhead, that tech giants don’t need or want. Big […]

"Muenster, Germany - April 9, 2011: A close up macro shot of a Mastercard credit card. Mastercard is one of the biggest credit card companies in the world."
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Mastercard Launches Fintech Express

MasterCard today launched Fintech Express during the Singapore Fintech Festival 2019. According to their press release, through Mastercard’s Fintech Express, fintechs get access to a suite digital-first products, flexible commercial agreements and global licensing support for fintech looking to scale globally. They have on-boarded their first partner Rapyd, a Fintech-as-a-Service […]

How regtech is changing compliance at financial firms
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How regtech is changing compliance at financial firms

Regulation technology spurring changes within departments aimed at meeting financial rules Just as digital technology is forcing advisers to evolve their business, it’s also impacting compliance departments across the financial services industry. At a recent technology event in New York hosted by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, regulatory […]

Ping Identity reveals IPO for the New York Stock Exchange
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Ping Identity reveals IPO for the New York Stock Exchange

Ping Identity, an IT security and identity authentication platform, has revealed the initial public offering of its common stock on the New York Stock Exchange under the name PING. The company will issue 12.5 million shares at a price expected to be between $14 and $16 per share. Ping Identity […]

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 […]