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Coinbase launches its cryptocurrency debit card in six more countries in Europe
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Coinbase launches its cryptocurrency debit card in six more countries in Europe

Digital currency exchange Coinbase announced Wednesday its Visa debit card is to launch in six more European countries after debuting in the U.K. in April. The card allows users with Coinbase accounts to spend cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, ethereum and litecoin in stores and online at any merchant that accepts Visa. […]

Regulation is the biggest barrier to digital innovation for UK financial institutions
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Regulation is the biggest barrier to digital innovation for UK financial institutions

New research released by financial services technology leader FIS™ (NYSE: FIS) reveals that the greatest barrier to UK financial institutions developing digital products, services and operations is regulatory compliance risk. The findings are from FIS’ global Readiness Report, which shows that, by comparison, the biggest barrier to digital innovation for […]

equensWorldline helps 25 European banks reach first PSD2 compliance milestone
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equensWorldline helps 25 European banks reach first PSD2 compliance milestone

equensWorldline, a European card and payment processor, has helped 25 European banks reach the first milestone of PSD2 compliance. These financial institutions have become some of the first to get their testing facilities ready for the PSD2 deadline, being on track with the European Banking Authority (EBA) and corresponding National […]

IDEX Biometrics partners with Tongxin Microelectronics to create biometric card
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IDEX Biometrics partners with Tongxin Microelectronics to create biometric card

IDEX Biometrics fingerprint identification and authentication solution builder, is collaborating with Tongxin Microelectronics (TMC) to create a biometric card. TMC, a China-based smart card builder, will work with IDEX to build a biometric smart card solution for end-customer implementation. The card will be a dual-interface solution which combines the biometric […]

PayPal invests in and partners with open banking platform Tink
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PayPal invests in and partners with open banking platform Tink

Open banking API developer Tink has received an investment from online payments giant PayPal. The value of the transaction was not disclosed. Funds from the investment will be used to support Tink’s expansion across Europe and extending the reach of its open banking services, as well as build the next […]

85% of EU consumers are unaware of PSD2 – Mastercard study
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85% of EU consumers are unaware of PSD2 – Mastercard study

A study from Mastercard has revealed 85 per cent of consumers in the EU are not aware of PSD2 or have very little knowledge of it. The final deadline of PSD2 is in September and with it will come a range of new financial services for consumers to improve their […]

Tax software provider Sovos completes two acquisitions
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Tax software provider Sovos completes two acquisitions

Global tax software provider Sovos has acquired e-invoicing solution Foriba and tax solution Eagle Technology Management (ETM). ETM delivers statutory financial reporting and insurance premium tax software to insurers and unclaimed property reporting solutions and services to financial institutions, corporations and insurers in the US. Following the close of the […]

UK regulators to form post-trade technology working group
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UK regulators to form post-trade technology working group

UK regulators are to convene an industry-led ‘Technology Working Group’ to drive reforms in post-trade processing in a bid to encourage innovation, reduce complexity and increase systemic resilience. The aim of the Group, which will be overseen by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Bank of England, will be to […]

Banking regulations and fintech compliance: A two-fold approach to risk management
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Banking regulations and fintech compliance: A two-fold approach to risk management

Financial technology, or fintech, companies are revolutionizing the services offered by financial institutions. However, innovation isn’t without risk. We break down the risks and how to approach your risk management program for all parties. Fintech companies are on the rise and rapidly replacing traditional banking functions with smart technology. Banks […]