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FCA issues coronavirus cryptocurrency scam warning
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FCA issues coronavirus cryptocurrency scam warning

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has warned investors to avoid coronavirus-related cryptocurrency schemes that may seem too good to be true. Crypto scams are on the rise to exploit investors In a warning published on its website, the regulator says criminals and scammers are trying to take advantage of […]

Bain & Co: Banks are Losing Customers to Fintech and Tech Giants
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Bain & Co: Banks are Losing Customers to Fintech and Tech Giants

Traditional banks are losing customers to nonbank competitors because they still lag the digital experience offered by leading fintechs, established specialist companies and major technology companies. In order to stay in the game, retail banks must improve their digital channels’ interface and functionality, according to research by Bain & Company. […]

Big Tech will push deeper into finance this year
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Big Tech will push deeper into finance this year

Technology giants from Google to Apple are looking to take on the financial services industry. Last year, Apple debuted its credit card; in 2020, Google is set to launch consumer bank accounts. But Big Tech companies share one thing in common: they don’t want to be regulated like banks. Big […]

Spotting suspicious transactions: Why automation is the future of compliance
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Spotting suspicious transactions: Why automation is the future of compliance

The compliance side of Fintech is Regtech, and the same automation technology can drive the growth of safe, legal digital payments. Southeast Asia’s Internet economy—the fastest and largest growth in the world—is primed for explosive growth. A report by Google, Temasek and Bain & Company found the region’s Internet economy […]

Security in the supply chain – a post-GDPR approach
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Security in the supply chain – a post-GDPR approach

A year and a half after the introduction of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, Fieldfisher’s James Walsh reviews the fundamentals of supply chain security. Not that long ago, businesses were rushing to put in place contractual terms with their processors to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation’s (GDPR’s) […]

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 […]