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FCA takes control over AML and CTF supervision of UK cryptoasset activities
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FCA takes control over AML and CTF supervision of UK cryptoasset activities

UK businesses conducting cryptoasset activities must register with the FCA. The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has become the anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing (AML/CTF) supervisor for businesses engaging in certain cryptoasset activities under the amended Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds Regulations 2017 (MLRs). Any UK business […]

Why Prioritizing Cybersecurity Makes Compliance Easier
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Why Prioritizing Cybersecurity Makes Compliance Easier

Every month in 2019, a new high-profile data breach made headlines. More than a billion customers of various companies had their private information stolen by hackers or exposed to unsecured servers. This poor management of private data angered many – including lawmakers. New data privacy laws in California and New York […]

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 […]

Protiviti and International RegTech Association study sets out roadblocks to effective KYC
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Protiviti and International RegTech Association study sets out roadblocks to effective KYC

Protiviti and the International RegTech Association (IRTA) have released the findings of a global market study they conducted to investigate the effectiveness of current ‘Know Your Customer’(KYC) processes. The study reveals an urgent need for more effective industry alignment to accelerate the digitizing of KYC processes and greater use of […]

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 […]

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AISPs: The Future of Money Management

Business models and tech aside, Open Banking companies look set to change the way we handle our cash Since the European Union introduced the second Payment Services Directive – or PSD2 – in January of last year, there’s been an explosion in the number of new financial technology companies entering […]

Banking software company Temenos acquires Logical Glue for £12m
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Banking software company Temenos acquires Logical Glue for £12m

By scooping up London-based Logical Glue, Temenos is strengthening the legal compliance of its banking platform. Launched in 2012, Logical Glue uses artificial intelligence (AI) to inform better decisions through huge data sets. This is particularly useful for banks as global regulators are increasingly mandating that customers have the right […]

The old rules no longer apply: Risk management and regulatory reporting in the cloud
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The old rules no longer apply: Risk management and regulatory reporting in the cloud

Deploying new applications on the cloud is now the default. The question is not if applications should be built in the cloud or existing workloads should be migrated, but how fast can financial institutions (FIs) remove traditional IT constraints in the age of digitalisation. In the race to innovate, FIs […]