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ESMA’s new responsibilities for 2020
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ESMA’s new responsibilities for 2020

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has revealed an increased focus on supervisory convergence in 2020. Outlined in its new ‘Strategic Orientation for 2020-22’, the regulator has revealed the new responsibilities and powers it will have over the next couple of years following the ESA Review and EMIR 2.2. […]

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 […]

US blockchain firm Securrency secures $17m funding
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US blockchain firm Securrency secures $17m funding

Fintech and regtech infrastructure firm Securrency has picked up Series A funding of $17.65 million for its blockchain-fuelled ambitions. WisdomTree Investments led the round. Other participants include the Abu Dhabi Investment Office through its Ventures Fund, Japanese financial services company, Monex Group, and venture capital firms RRE Ventures, Strawberry Creek […]

13 Changes Coming To The Banking Industry
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13 Changes Coming To The Banking Industry

Very few industries have a long history and stability the banking industry has enjoyed. Banks depend on the firm trust of their customers, and as a result, change usually takes a long time. However, in recent years, members of the banking sector have realized that evolution is necessary if they […]

5 data trends for 2020
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5 data trends for 2020

The company of the future will make most of its major decisions with a little help from data analytics. From a staffing firm looking for the right software vendor to a pharma company in search of the next miracle drug or a retailer working to streamline its supply chain, industries turn […]

Apple offers $1million prize to hackers who can find security holes in Apple Watch, iCloud, and other devices
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Apple offers $1million prize to hackers who can find security holes in Apple Watch, iCloud, and other devices

Apple has officially launched an its-device wide hacking bounty The program offers a range of cash prizes for people who find security flaws  Covered devices will include Apple Watch, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and iCloud Today, Apple officially opened a hacking program that will pay people who discover bugs and […]

Temenos adds wealth management apps to Temenos Infinity for Retail Banking
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Temenos adds wealth management apps to Temenos Infinity for Retail Banking

Temenos adds wealth management apps to Temenos Infinity for Retail Banking, broadening services to increase retail banks’ competitiveness Robo-Advisor and Goal-Based Investing bring a fast-to-market, personalized, digital wealth experience to retail banking customers GENEVA, Switzerland – December 18, 2019 – Temenos (SIX: TEMN), the banking software company, has strengthened its […]

Security in the supply chain – a post-GDPR approach
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Security in the supply chain – a post-GDPR approach

A year and a half after the introduction of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, Fieldfisher’s James Walsh reviews the fundamentals of supply chain security. Not that long ago, businesses were rushing to put in place contractual terms with their processors to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation’s (GDPR’s) […]

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 […]

Tech Entrepreneurs to Face More Regulatory Scrutiny in 2020
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Tech Entrepreneurs to Face More Regulatory Scrutiny in 2020

When Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress last month, he claimed that Libra as a global currency would solve major problems including banking the unbanked, lowering the costs of international payments and speeding up transactions. However, most politicians in the U.S. and abroad are resisting Facebook’s proposed payment system, calling it […]