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UK regulators to form post-trade technology working group
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UK regulators to form post-trade technology working group

UK regulators are to convene an industry-led ‘Technology Working Group’ to drive reforms in post-trade processing in a bid to encourage innovation, reduce complexity and increase systemic resilience. The aim of the Group, which will be overseen by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Bank of England, will be to […]

The Innovation Race With Fraudsters Worldwide
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The Innovation Race With Fraudsters Worldwide

For every innovation in payments and commerce worldwide – faster payments, marketplace-based commerce, self-service retail – there always seems to be a fraudster waiting in the wings. And while the opportunities for innovative advancements are many, the costs of fraud are high and growing. Which is why the new race in […]

What is Sustainable Finance and how will impact the EU’s new rules impact financial services?
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What is Sustainable Finance and how will impact the EU’s new rules impact financial services?

What is sustainable finance and what are the consequences for the existing or future governance framework of financial institutions? While the EU’s fight against climate change through changes to the regulatory structure is in full swing, the financial services industry is only at the beginning of the paradigm shift that […]

Banking regulations and fintech compliance: A two-fold approach to risk management
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Banking regulations and fintech compliance: A two-fold approach to risk management

Financial technology, or fintech, companies are revolutionizing the services offered by financial institutions. However, innovation isn’t without risk. We break down the risks and how to approach your risk management program for all parties. Fintech companies are on the rise and rapidly replacing traditional banking functions with smart technology. Banks […]

How To Avoid Nightmares When Onboarding AI-Powered Regtech
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How To Avoid Nightmares When Onboarding AI-Powered Regtech

The rapidly expanding realm of artificial intelligence (AI) presents a powerful tool for meeting the requirements of regulatory oversight. But like any powerful tool, using it incorrectly can lead to disaster. I have seen firms allocate large budgets to onboard extremely advanced technology to solve a particular challenge, but their […]

Will The BigTech Empire Capture LegalTech? The Exari Example
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Will The BigTech Empire Capture LegalTech? The Exari Example

Exari, the well-known document automation platform and contract lifecycle management system, has been bought out by US-based and NASDAQ-listed business spend management company, Coupa Software. Importantly, Coupa works across all sectors. The key thing for the California-based Coupa was not the legal bit, instead it was the connectivity between its […]

Fintech innovations are transforming every aspect of the financial sector
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Fintech innovations are transforming every aspect of the financial sector

As the concept of fintech has come to symbolize the growing importance of technology in the financial sector, innovations are continuously being developed around the globe. Financial technology, often called fintech, now covers a wide range of technological innovations in the financial sector affecting virtually every industry that can be […]

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 […]

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 […]