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What is strong customer authentication and why should you care?
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What is strong customer authentication and why should you care?

The EU is enforcing new rules for online payments on September 14. For creative RegTech and FinTech businesses, the new legislation could present massive opportunities. Things are about to change in a big way for financial services companies. On September 14, 2019, the EU’s Revised Payment Service Directive (PSD2) will […]

Regtech start-up doubles staff, opens London and New York offices
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Regtech start-up doubles staff, opens London and New York offices

ComplyAdvantage said its move ‘services the growing demand for modern compliance solutions’. Regtech start-up ComplyAdvantage has opened offices in London and New York to “strengthen its foothold in major global financial markets”. The firm has just moved to new headquarters in London’s Covent Garden and opened a new office in […]

The European Commission’s latest move means the UK will face stricter finance regulations after Brexit
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The European Commission’s latest move means the UK will face stricter finance regulations after Brexit

Europe’s political top dogs have laid out the EU’s regulations regarding cross-border financial services trade. For Britain, this could mean stricter rules when the country leaves the EU. The European Commission has announced it is taking stock to its rules regarding equivalence in the area of financial services. In short, […]

Is RegTech encouraging a cloud revolution?
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Is RegTech encouraging a cloud revolution?

The deployment of new applications and the migration of core systems onto the cloud is in full swing, and financial institutions (FIs) could arguably soon be free of the legacy shackles that prevent them from moving forward into the age of digitalisation. However, before this can happen, FIs must identify […]

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 […]

Why is RegTech investment around the world growing?
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Why is RegTech investment around the world growing?

Investment in RegTech companies has reached record levels in the first six months of 2019. The question is why that is and if the growth will continue. The RegTech sector is booming. The industry has just experienced a record-breaking first six months of the year with $3.7bn having already been […]

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, […]

Regulators struggling to oversee crypto assets
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Regulators struggling to oversee crypto assets

The International Organization of Securities Commissions (Iosco)’s attempt to harmonize crypto regulation will have no immediate impact, as national regulators are still failing to understand jurisdictional governance, says a lawyer. While the CEO of a crypto exchange says the lack of adoption of current regulation to crypto, has created a […]

TypingDNA partners with XTN Security to help banks comply with PSD2
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TypingDNA partners with XTN Security to help banks comply with PSD2

TypingDNA has partnered with cybersecurity startup XTN Security to help banks better defend themselves from fraud threats. As part of the deal, TypingDNA’s typing biometrics will integrate with XTN’s behavioural fraud prevention software to passively recognise users based on their typing patterns. With increased threats of cybercrime and regulations such […]

Identity custodians needed in digital era
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Identity custodians needed in digital era

Digital identity systems will fail if they do not take humans into account, warns identity innovator, suggesting that a ‘digital guardian’ could help overcome most of these challenges Most people would like to have a single, verified and validated digital identity that can be used to access all services, according […]