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Mercury Payment Solutions and Arion Bank Select Fiserv Anti-Money Laundering Technology
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Mercury Payment Solutions and Arion Bank Select Fiserv Anti-Money Laundering Technology

(NASDAQ: FISV), a leading global provider of financial services technology solutions, today announced that a payment scheme in the Middle East and a universal bank in Iceland have chosen Fiserv technology to streamline anti-money laundering (AML) processes and effectively manage fraud risk. Mercury Payment Services and Arion Bank were seeking a provider with proven expertise and join more than […]

Wiring financial organisations for regulatory success
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Wiring financial organisations for regulatory success

Regulatory compliance is a time and resource-consuming burden for every financial institution – since the global financial crisis, regulatory requirements have increased exponentially. Regulators are increasingly demanding more detailed information, and firms now have to demonstrate greater levels of responsiveness, accuracy and monitoring of their data, transactions, governance and policies. […]

Gartner: top 7 security and risk management trends for 2019
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Gartner: top 7 security and risk management trends for 2019

Threat detection investment, security aligning to business goals and passwordless authentication are among the top trends in security and risk management, according to Gartner Security and risk management are two of business’ biggest considerations in today’s increasingly volatile cyber security landscape — failings in this arena will lead to potentially […]

Saudi Business Is About to Get More Complicated for EU Banks
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Saudi Business Is About to Get More Complicated for EU Banks

European Union banks will face higher hurdles in dealing with clients from countries including Saudi Arabia as the bloc moves to tighten controls on illicit financial flows. Panama and the U.S. Virgin Islands will also be put alongside Iran and North Korea on a new EU roll call of 23 […]

Bank of Spain Warns Citizens Against Crypto Given Lack of Local Regulations
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Bank of Spain Warns Citizens Against Crypto Given Lack of Local Regulations

Spain’s central bank has issued a reminder to citizens warning of the risks involved in transacting unregulated cryptocurrencies. The Bank of Spain’s notice, issued Feb. 10, followed an official blog post published two days earlier, which had outlined the institution’s stance on cryptocurrencies, their characteristics, and their legal status in […]

Smart Contracts Are No Problem for the World’s Legal Systems, so Long as They Behave Like Legal Contracts
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Smart Contracts Are No Problem for the World’s Legal Systems, so Long as They Behave Like Legal Contracts

Cryptocurrencies have been a headache (if not a nightmare) for the law. Ever since Ross Ulbricht launched the Silk Road online marketplace in February 2011, Bitcoin and its ilk have been disrupting the ability of authorities to police the globe, and to ensure that norms, regulations and laws are being […]

BankThink Bank regulators are getting serious about innovation
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BankThink Bank regulators are getting serious about innovation

I predict we’ll look back on 2019 as the breakthrough year when the U.S. financial agencies moved, each and all, to begin the digital modernization of regulation and compliance. Regulatory change is slow by nature — by design, really, because getting things wrong can do so much damage. It’s also […]

Fintech Revolution: From Data Management to the New Financial Ecosystem
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Fintech Revolution: From Data Management to the New Financial Ecosystem

The place of technology has transformed in our lifetime, moving from the mainframe to the palm of our hands. Once it meant efficiency, but now it’s enabling our lives, and whole economies, to change. In the 1970s, my mother was a COBOL programmer, working for Hammersmith Council. There were sandbags […]

50% of Hong Kong consumers happy to share financial data with 3rd-parties
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50% of Hong Kong consumers happy to share financial data with 3rd-parties

Half of consumers in Hong Kong are happy to let third-parties access their financial data so they can access more personalised banking services and higher returns, according to a study from Accenture. Accenture, a financial solution developer, conducted an online survey of 2,010 Hong Kong consumers late last year, with […]