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Revolut Launches in USA
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Revolut Launches in USA

Revolut launched its Financial App and debit card in the United States. Since hinting at the launch last year, Revolut claims it already attracted tens of thousands of U.S. customers. Revolut launched in 2015 with a vision to build a Financial Super App – a single app where consumers can […]

Giant Financial Institution, the BBVA, Asks Fintech Firms to Develop Regtech and Finance Solutions via its Open Talent Program
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Giant Financial Institution, the BBVA, Asks Fintech Firms to Develop Regtech and Finance Solutions via its Open Talent Program

BBVA (Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A)., a Spanish multinational financial services company, is making changes to its Open Talent competition for early-stage firms and startups, in order to work cooperatively with Fintech businesses. BBVA is one of the world’s largest financial institutions. It offers services in Spain, South America, North […]

The impact of Brexit on the AML KYC Compliance and trade in the UK
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The impact of Brexit on the AML KYC Compliance and trade in the UK

AML/KYC screening is a mandatory part of the compliance operations of businesses. Nowadays every business is liable for some sort of KYC and AML compliance, and heavy non-compliance fines and penalties have left no choice but to invest in compliance. The regulations have changed and are more strict for financial […]

Right Here, Right Now: Taking Action On Financial Crime
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Right Here, Right Now: Taking Action On Financial Crime

If there is one truism about financial crime, it’s that the perpetrators are ever-present and ever-evolving. Just as technology has revolutionized banking and finance, so too has it given criminals more sophisticated tools. Indeed, as financial institutions work to keep pace with exponential technology advances, criminals seem to be pulling […]

Sweden is now testing its digital version of cash, the e-krona
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Sweden is now testing its digital version of cash, the e-krona

The Riksbank, Sweden’s central bank, has announced the launch of a year-long pilot project of its proposed e-krona. The project will use distributed ledger technology inspired by the blockchains that run cryptocurrencies. Cashless in Sweden: Physical cash is headed toward obsolescence in Sweden. Nearly everyone uses a mobile payment application […]

European Union unsure how to regulate Facebook’s Libra
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European Union unsure how to regulate Facebook’s Libra

The EU cannot work out exactly what Libra is according to a memo by European Commission executive vice-president, Valdis Dombrovskis. Dombrovskis refers to the “need to ensure clarity” about what Libra is, but that the information provided by Facebook is not sufficient. Libra is described as a “moving target” that […]

The buy-side is saving compliance and control professionals from the cold
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The buy-side is saving compliance and control professionals from the cold

If you work in compliance or regulation in an investment bank, you probably have very good reason to fear the rise of technology. As so-called ‘Reg-tech’ has taken hold, compliance spending is banks’ new target for cost-cutting. It’s fortunate, then, that compliance jobs are still very plentiful on the buy-side. “The buy-side has […]

Why 67% of companies fear they can’t sustain privacy compliance
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Why 67% of companies fear they can’t sustain privacy compliance

True privacy depends on where and how data travels. Data privacy management and protocol got a facelift with the enactments of the General Data Protection Regulation and the California Consumer Privacy Act. Many companies failed to meet compliance standards in time for GDPR. And for companies that met the deadline, 67% fear […]

Mitratech acquires ClusterSeven so it can offer an end-to-end data privacy solution
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Mitratech acquires ClusterSeven so it can offer an end-to-end data privacy solution

Legal and compliance software builder has acquired ClusterSeven so it can offer an end-to-end solution suite for easing data privacy and information governance efforts. Mitratech offers a compliance suite which enables GRC professionals to meet obligations of regulations including SOX, MiFID II, GDPR, Volker and more. To ease compliance burdens, […]

Sweden aims to become a FinTech superpower
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Sweden aims to become a FinTech superpower

The Nordics in general and Sweden, in particular, are experiencing a FinTech boom. However, new regulations and investment worries could slow down growth. Sweden’s future is digital. Swedish entrepreneurship is about more than IKEA, H&M and Volvo. In the last three decades, the nation has remade itself into an innovative […]