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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 […]

Top Fintech Trends Entrepreneurs Must Watch in 2020
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Top Fintech Trends Entrepreneurs Must Watch in 2020

Financial technology (fintech), for all of its faults, helps us get more things done more efficiently. Artificial Intelligence (AI) takes it even further, allowing us to conduct business and have conversations when there isn’t even another human involved. We can have online chats with bots, for example, to accomplish or learn a myriad things. […]

The Bank of Google
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The Bank of Google

In 1994, Bill Gates said: “We need banking, but we don’t need banks anymore.” So why hasn’t Bill Gates opened a bank? Well, because technology giants don’t really want to be banks. Banking has a lot of the audit and compliance overhead, that tech giants don’t need or want. Big […]

New Zealand just became the first country to legalize salary payments in cryptocurrencies
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New Zealand just became the first country to legalize salary payments in cryptocurrencies

New Zealand now legally allow companies to pay salaries in cryptocurrency starting September 1, becoming the first nation to do so, according to a Financial Times report. The country requires the preferred cryptocurrency to be pegged to a standard currency and directly convertible into a normal form of payment. This […]

Data-driven regulation and compliance is the key to a successful future financial services industry
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Data-driven regulation and compliance is the key to a successful future financial services industry

Data-driven regulation and compliance is the key to a successful future financial services industry With regulators being the ‘public champion’ for new data technologies, this paper explores the automation of regulation and compliance and areas that offer significant potential to transform services and support the work of regulators. The data […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mercury Payment Solutions and Arion Bank Select Fiserv Anti-Money Laundering Technology
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Mercury Payment Solutions and Arion Bank Select Fiserv Anti-Money Laundering Technology

(NASDAQ: FISV), a leading global provider of financial services technology solutions, today announced that a payment scheme in the Middle East and a universal bank in Iceland have chosen Fiserv technology to streamline anti-money laundering (AML) processes and effectively manage fraud risk. Mercury Payment Services and Arion Bank were seeking a provider with proven expertise and join more than […]

Coinbase Launches Crypto Visa Debit Card for UK and EU Customers
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Coinbase Launches Crypto Visa Debit Card for UK and EU Customers

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has launched a Visa debit card allowing customers in the U.K. and EU to spend their cryptocurrencies directly from their Coinbase accounts. The San Francisco-based firm announced the news in a blog post on Wednesday, saying that with the “Coinbase Card,” customers will be able to spend […]

European Supervisory Authorities gives advice on risk management and cybersecurity
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European Supervisory Authorities gives advice on risk management and cybersecurity

The European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) has published its joint advice in relation to improving communication risk management and cybersecurity. Last year, the European Commission requested the ESA to map the existing supervisory practices across financial sectors around IT security and governance requirements. Its aim was for the ESA to issue […]