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Saudi Business Is About to Get More Complicated for EU Banks
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Saudi Business Is About to Get More Complicated for EU Banks

European Union banks will face higher hurdles in dealing with clients from countries including Saudi Arabia as the bloc moves to tighten controls on illicit financial flows. Panama and the U.S. Virgin Islands will also be put alongside Iran and North Korea on a new EU roll call of 23 […]

BankThink Bank regulators are getting serious about innovation
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BankThink Bank regulators are getting serious about innovation

I predict we’ll look back on 2019 as the breakthrough year when the U.S. financial agencies moved, each and all, to begin the digital modernization of regulation and compliance. Regulatory change is slow by nature — by design, really, because getting things wrong can do so much damage. It’s also […]

Fintech Revolution: From Data Management to the New Financial Ecosystem
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Fintech Revolution: From Data Management to the New Financial Ecosystem

The place of technology has transformed in our lifetime, moving from the mainframe to the palm of our hands. Once it meant efficiency, but now it’s enabling our lives, and whole economies, to change. In the 1970s, my mother was a COBOL programmer, working for Hammersmith Council. There were sandbags […]

50% of Hong Kong consumers happy to share financial data with 3rd-parties
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50% of Hong Kong consumers happy to share financial data with 3rd-parties

Half of consumers in Hong Kong are happy to let third-parties access their financial data so they can access more personalised banking services and higher returns, according to a study from Accenture. Accenture, a financial solution developer, conducted an online survey of 2,010 Hong Kong consumers late last year, with […]

FCA outlines proposals for post-Brexit financial services contracts regime
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FCA outlines proposals for post-Brexit financial services contracts regime

The financial services contracts regime aims to ensure that firms can still fulfill their contractual obligations in the UK for a limited period of time, even if they are outside the temporary permissions regime. The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has earlier today published further proposals to prepare its regulations […]

Digital assistants, social media key for banking by 2022
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Digital assistants, social media key for banking by 2022

NEW DELHI: Digital assistants, social media and third-party channels are expected to be the primary channels for banking by 2022, apart from mobile and online, a report said on Wednesday. “After existing digital channels (mobile and online), digital assistants, social media and third-party channels are expected to be the primary […]

UK banking customer satisfaction: promising responses for high street banks
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UK banking customer satisfaction: promising responses for high street banks

UK banking customer satisfaction levels have increased over the past decade and significantly so in the last five years. The banking sector has undergone rapid changes since the 2008 financial crisis and now Brexit poses a similar uncertainty. It’s essential for banks and building societies to ensure strong customer experiences […]