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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 […]

Right Here, Right Now: Taking Action On Financial Crime
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Right Here, Right Now: Taking Action On Financial Crime

If there is one truism about financial crime, it’s that the perpetrators are ever-present and ever-evolving. Just as technology has revolutionized banking and finance, so too has it given criminals more sophisticated tools. Indeed, as financial institutions work to keep pace with exponential technology advances, criminals seem to be pulling […]

European Union unsure how to regulate Facebook’s Libra
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European Union unsure how to regulate Facebook’s Libra

The EU cannot work out exactly what Libra is according to a memo by European Commission executive vice-president, Valdis Dombrovskis. Dombrovskis refers to the “need to ensure clarity” about what Libra is, but that the information provided by Facebook is not sufficient. Libra is described as a “moving target” that […]

The buy-side is saving compliance and control professionals from the cold
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The buy-side is saving compliance and control professionals from the cold

If you work in compliance or regulation in an investment bank, you probably have very good reason to fear the rise of technology. As so-called ‘Reg-tech’ has taken hold, compliance spending is banks’ new target for cost-cutting. It’s fortunate, then, that compliance jobs are still very plentiful on the buy-side. “The buy-side has […]

Mitratech acquires ClusterSeven so it can offer an end-to-end data privacy solution
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Mitratech acquires ClusterSeven so it can offer an end-to-end data privacy solution

Legal and compliance software builder has acquired ClusterSeven so it can offer an end-to-end solution suite for easing data privacy and information governance efforts. Mitratech offers a compliance suite which enables GRC professionals to meet obligations of regulations including SOX, MiFID II, GDPR, Volker and more. To ease compliance burdens, […]

Sweden aims to become a FinTech superpower
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Sweden aims to become a FinTech superpower

The Nordics in general and Sweden, in particular, are experiencing a FinTech boom. However, new regulations and investment worries could slow down growth. Sweden’s future is digital. Swedish entrepreneurship is about more than IKEA, H&M and Volvo. In the last three decades, the nation has remade itself into an innovative […]

Regtech is Ready for a Breakthrough in Latin America
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Regtech is Ready for a Breakthrough in Latin America

Craig Dempsey is the CEO and Co-Founder of Biz Latin Hub, a firm that helps both local and foreign companies establish and operate their businesses successfully in Latin America through a full suite of back-office services. Before becoming a business owner and entrepreneur, Craig served as an Australian military officer. He […]

HSBC launches real-time payments for business clients
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HSBC launches real-time payments for business clients

HSBC is improving payments for its business clients through a suite of tools launched last week called Treasury APIs, which are designed to speed up payments for small businesses and large corporate clients alike.  HSBC’s Treasury APIs embed payment capabilities into other workflows. According to the bank, this allows treasurers to make payments from their […]