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Kaspersky Eyes to Tackle Crypto Crimes That Are Costing the Industry Billions
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Kaspersky Eyes to Tackle Crypto Crimes That Are Costing the Industry Billions

With the total market capitalization of cryptocurrencies estimated to be more than US$200 billion, it’s evident to industry observers that the crypto industry has been rapidly on the rise in recent times. Inevitably, with the rise, comes bad actors who see it as an opportunity profit from it in unscrupulous […]

Revolut launches GBP Direct Debits, providing another key service to customers
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Revolut launches GBP Direct Debits, providing another key service to customers

Revolut has today launched GBP Direct Debits for all EEA customers with local UK account details, the latest feature added to its global financial retail and business platforms, as it continues to scale and build towards becoming a global bank. The new functionality will utilise Modulr’s Direct Debits Mandate service, […]

Increased RegTech investments among chief FinTech trends to expect in 2020
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Increased RegTech investments among chief FinTech trends to expect in 2020

FinTech is going to explode next year, with several new solutions hitting the market, Ecosystm, the tech research firm, suggests in a new report. “FinTech is poised to have a much greater impact in 2020 than many people realize,” said Paul Gestro, report co-author and principal adviser at Ecosystm. “As […]

Swiss Regtech Startups in Singapore to Watch
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Swiss Regtech Startups in Singapore to Watch

Singapore is one of the world’s largest financial markets, a position it has earned thanks to its business-friendly environment, excellent government support, easy regulation and access to specialist knowledge. And with technology rapidly changing the financial services landscape, it comes with little surprise that Singapore has been putting a lot […]

Beyond the Horizon
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Beyond the Horizon

As the number of financial advisors continues to decrease, firms must think creatively to breathe new life and excitement into the financial services profession. As the number of financial advisors continues to decrease year after year due to planned retirements, unforeseen events, or simply the frustration of increased regulation, firms […]

New Advanced Fraud Solutions and Automated Systems partnership to improve check fraud protection
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New Advanced Fraud Solutions and Automated Systems partnership to improve check fraud protection

Advanced Fraud Solutions (AFS) has formed a strategic partnership with Automated Systems to build support check fraud protection. The partnership will see the integration of AFS’ check fraud prevention solution, TrueChecks, with the Automated Systems’ Insite Online Banking and Mobile Apps. By leveraging the TrueChecks check fraud database, Automated Systems’ […]

How regtech is changing compliance at financial firms
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How regtech is changing compliance at financial firms

Regulation technology spurring changes within departments aimed at meeting financial rules Just as digital technology is forcing advisers to evolve their business, it’s also impacting compliance departments across the financial services industry. At a recent technology event in New York hosted by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, regulatory […]

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 […]

Jumio joins NICE Actimize’s X-Sight Marketplace to assist companies with AML
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Jumio joins NICE Actimize’s X-Sight Marketplace to assist companies with AML

Digital identity startup Jumio has joined NICE Actimize’s X-Sight Marketplace, an ecosystem designed to assist in financial crime management. The X-sight Marketplace is an extension of NICE Actimize’s X-Sight platform-as-a-service, a single, and unified system helping financial services innovate and implement new tools for financial crime, risk, and compliance management. […]

Luxembourg regulator highlights hard Brexit implications for UK firms
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Luxembourg regulator highlights hard Brexit implications for UK firms

Luxembourg’s financial regulator has called for UK asset managers to notify it as soon as possible if they want to be able to conclude new contracts in the country following a potential “hard Brexit”. In a press release, CSSF reiterated that, if the UK exits the EU without ratifying a withdrawal […]