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Open Source and Cloud: A Power Couple in Financial Services

Open-source technologies are increasingly attractive to financial services firms. They are in broader usage across the sector as they are more widely available and are easy to adopt, lowering the barriers for usage in new projects. As well as helping clients reduce software and infrastructure costs, the increasing adoption of […]

ESMA Issues Statement of De-Facto Postponement of SFTR Go-Live
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ESMA Issues Statement of De-Facto Postponement of SFTR Go-Live

As the world deals with the Covid-19 virus, SFTR is set to go live with its first phase on April 13th in the EU. However, due to shutdowns across Europe and difficulties preparing for the regulation, banks and industry associations have approached ESMA about postponing the start of SFTR. Today, […]

Financial regulators address the economic & operational effects of COVID-19
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Financial regulators address the economic & operational effects of COVID-19

Financial regulators across the globe have issued statements announcing precautionary measures to address the economic impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19), signalling a growing willingness to intervene. The Bank of Japan (BoJ), European Central Bank (ECB), UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the US Federal Reserve have all announced a range […]

SIX Group Selects Know Your Customer’s Solutions for Supplier Due Diligence
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SIX Group Selects Know Your Customer’s Solutions for Supplier Due Diligence

IX Group has selected Ireland and Hong Kong-based RegTech provider Know Your Customer to strengthen its procurement process and better assess the risk associated with its international suppliers. By utilising Know Your Customer’s due diligence platform, SIX Group is looking to increase the accuracy of its risk calculations on suppliers that […]

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 […]

Lithuania’s fintech sector now fastest growing in EU
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Lithuania’s fintech sector now fastest growing in EU

Lithuania is home to the fastest-growing fintech sector in the European Union, and the second-fastest growing in Europe, behind only the UK. A study carried out by Invest Lithuania and Rockit Vilnius, which looked at the state of fintech in 2019, reveals an impressive 24 per cent increase in the number […]

Revolut rolls out Open Banking tool
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Revolut rolls out Open Banking tool

Revolut has launched an Open Banking feature, giving UK customers the ability to see their bank accounts from other providers from within the challenger’s app. Revolut teamed up with financial API specialist TrueLayer to enable all of its retail and business customers to see balances and transactions from other high […]

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 […]

Mastercard turns to AR to visualize loyalty benefits
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Mastercard turns to AR to visualize loyalty benefits

Payments giant Mastercard launched a new augmented reality (AR) app this month that lets cardholders get a bird’s-eye view of their benefits. It’s a move that the company hopes will drive engagement and loyalty, and add value to the offerings of its partner financial institutions. “At Mastercard, we’re using our technology […]

UK Financial Watchdog Now Supervises AML/CTF Compliance For Businesses
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UK Financial Watchdog Now Supervises AML/CTF Compliance For Businesses

The well known and popular UK financial watchdog which is the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is now actively supervising the anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorist financing (CTF) compliance for companies which are carrying out crypto-related activities. The Bitcoin and altcoin news feature an official announcement published on January 10 which […]