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The Process of KYC and its Future in an Evolving World
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The Process of KYC and its Future in an Evolving World

Complying with KYC does not entail one single check, but rather, is a series of processes that combine to ensure the verification of an individual’s identity and the analysis of their suitability to use financial services. The main stages that make up this process are identification, Customer Due Diligence (CDD) […]

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 […]

Spotting suspicious transactions: Why automation is the future of compliance
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Spotting suspicious transactions: Why automation is the future of compliance

The compliance side of Fintech is Regtech, and the same automation technology can drive the growth of safe, legal digital payments. Southeast Asia’s Internet economy—the fastest and largest growth in the world—is primed for explosive growth. A report by Google, Temasek and Bain & Company found the region’s Internet economy […]

Are the fintech bridges working?
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Are the fintech bridges working?

Following the launch of the UK’s first international partnerships aimed at kickstarting fintech growth, industry leaders question whether they have lived up to expectations. When the UK government announced a series of so-called fintech bridge agreements, it hoped to help firms do business in other international financial technology hubs. Three […]

EU Agrees Steps Toward Tighter Money-Laundering Supervision
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EU Agrees Steps Toward Tighter Money-Laundering Supervision

European Union finance ministers on Thursday backed plans for greater powers to combat money laundering after a series of revelations about large amounts of dirty money flowing through European banks. The EU last year experienced its largest money-laundering scandal when it emerged that 200 billion euros ($220 billion) in suspicious […]

Inequality, Climate Change And The Role Of Central Banks
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Inequality, Climate Change And The Role Of Central Banks

What do interest rates and bank regulations have to do with social justice and environmental decay? Potentially, quite a bit. Central banks can and should pay close attention to key issues like income inequality and climate change even if these fall outside their traditional mandates, argues Patrick Honohan, former governor of the Central Bank […]

Coinfirm partners with Kroll to help users recover lost or stolen crypto
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Coinfirm partners with Kroll to help users recover lost or stolen crypto

Pawel Kuskowski, CEO at London-based Coinfirm, a company focused on developing regulations technology, or Regtech, for blockchain-based financial assets, estimates that there’s $10 billion in stolen cryptocurrencies. In order to help victims recover their funds, Coinfirm has partnered with cybersecurity firm Krollwire to launch ReclaimCrypto.com. There’s usually no recourse for […]

National Cyber Security Centre stops over 600 cyber-attacks in the UK across the year
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National Cyber Security Centre stops over 600 cyber-attacks in the UK across the year

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has revealed it has protected the UK from more than 600 cyber-attacks in the past year This announcement comes as the NCSC releases its third annual review where it also explains other actions it has taken to protect the public. This includes an initiative to stop […]

New Advanced Fraud Solutions and Automated Systems partnership to improve check fraud protection
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New Advanced Fraud Solutions and Automated Systems partnership to improve check fraud protection

Advanced Fraud Solutions (AFS) has formed a strategic partnership with Automated Systems to build support check fraud protection. The partnership will see the integration of AFS’ check fraud prevention solution, TrueChecks, with the Automated Systems’ Insite Online Banking and Mobile Apps. By leveraging the TrueChecks check fraud database, Automated Systems’ […]