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The Process of KYC and its Future in an Evolving World
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The Process of KYC and its Future in an Evolving World

Complying with KYC does not entail one single check, but rather, is a series of processes that combine to ensure the verification of an individual’s identity and the analysis of their suitability to use financial services. The main stages that make up this process are identification, Customer Due Diligence (CDD) […]

How to build a culture of compliance
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How to build a culture of compliance

Regulated financial institutions need to ensure that they are putting policies and procedures in place to effectively mitigate their exposure to risk. With scrutiny around regulatory compliance increasing, regulated financial institutions need to ensure that they are putting policies and procedures in place to effectively respond to, and mitigate, their […]

EU Agrees Steps Toward Tighter Money-Laundering Supervision
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EU Agrees Steps Toward Tighter Money-Laundering Supervision

European Union finance ministers on Thursday backed plans for greater powers to combat money laundering after a series of revelations about large amounts of dirty money flowing through European banks. The EU last year experienced its largest money-laundering scandal when it emerged that 200 billion euros ($220 billion) in suspicious […]

Greentube partners with CashBet Coin for CBC cryptocurrency expansion
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Greentube partners with CashBet Coin for CBC cryptocurrency expansion

Greentube has united with CashBet Coin to offer CBC cryptocurrency as a payment method across its B2C social casinos. The deal comes off the back of the successful integration of Greentube’s flagship social platform, GameTwist and allows customers to purchase credits using CBC across its collection of over 400 casino […]

Inequality, Climate Change And The Role Of Central Banks
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Inequality, Climate Change And The Role Of Central Banks

What do interest rates and bank regulations have to do with social justice and environmental decay? Potentially, quite a bit. Central banks can and should pay close attention to key issues like income inequality and climate change even if these fall outside their traditional mandates, argues Patrick Honohan, former governor of the Central Bank […]

Welcome to the Google Bank – Your Everyday Banking from Google, NOT a Bank.
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Welcome to the Google Bank – Your Everyday Banking from Google, NOT a Bank.

Google is the latest tech company trying to get a stronger footprint into financial services. The project is codenamed Cache, and the Alphabet subsidiary is expected to launch a checking account sometime next year. The accounts will be managed by Citibank, and a small credit union at Stanford University. According to Google, Citibank will handle the […]

Future Compliance Careers: The Artificial Intelligence Compliance Officer
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Future Compliance Careers: The Artificial Intelligence Compliance Officer

Innovative technologies transform the financial industry at all levels and the role of the compliance officer is no different. We have covered the subject of the Future of Compliance Jobs on several occasions over the years and the bottom line is fairly simple: while less complex jobs would be replaced […]

The 7 Biggest Technology Trends To Disrupt Banking & Financial Services In 2020
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The 7 Biggest Technology Trends To Disrupt Banking & Financial Services In 2020

Even though banking and financial services have been slower than other industries to adopt the latest technology into their operations, financial organizations are trying to catch up by incorporating artificial intelligence, blockchain, and other technology to benefit their customers, remain competitive and improve business results. Here are the 7 biggest […]

For data compliance, banks and payment firms show signs of ‘getting it’
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For data compliance, banks and payment firms show signs of ‘getting it’

New data protection laws are changing marketing forever for merchants, payment firms and other companies. It started with GDPR, the EU’s landmark privacy regulation that ensured consumers must consent to receive digital communications from corporations. California is next: The California Consumer Privacy Act, modelled largely after GDPR, will go into […]

APEXX announces transformative partnership with eShopWorld
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APEXX announces transformative partnership with eShopWorld

APEXX Global, the first single marketplace for global payments, has today announced a partnership between itself and international Irish cross-border e-commerce giant, eShopWorld. The partnership, which aims to transform the payments process for its clients whilst also reducing associated costs, kicked off with APEXX processing payments for eShopWorld’s Russia based […]