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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 […]

Welcome to the Google Bank – Your Everyday Banking from Google, NOT a Bank.
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Welcome to the Google Bank – Your Everyday Banking from Google, NOT a Bank.

Google is the latest tech company trying to get a stronger footprint into financial services. The project is codenamed Cache, and the Alphabet subsidiary is expected to launch a checking account sometime next year. The accounts will be managed by Citibank, and a small credit union at Stanford University. According to Google, Citibank will handle the […]

The 7 Biggest Technology Trends To Disrupt Banking & Financial Services In 2020
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The 7 Biggest Technology Trends To Disrupt Banking & Financial Services In 2020

Even though banking and financial services have been slower than other industries to adopt the latest technology into their operations, financial organizations are trying to catch up by incorporating artificial intelligence, blockchain, and other technology to benefit their customers, remain competitive and improve business results. Here are the 7 biggest […]

For data compliance, banks and payment firms show signs of ‘getting it’
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For data compliance, banks and payment firms show signs of ‘getting it’

New data protection laws are changing marketing forever for merchants, payment firms and other companies. It started with GDPR, the EU’s landmark privacy regulation that ensured consumers must consent to receive digital communications from corporations. California is next: The California Consumer Privacy Act, modelled largely after GDPR, will go into […]

APEXX announces transformative partnership with eShopWorld
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APEXX announces transformative partnership with eShopWorld

APEXX Global, the first single marketplace for global payments, has today announced a partnership between itself and international Irish cross-border e-commerce giant, eShopWorld. The partnership, which aims to transform the payments process for its clients whilst also reducing associated costs, kicked off with APEXX processing payments for eShopWorld’s Russia based […]

HSBC picks MuleSoft’s open-banking solutions in push to comply with PSD2 rules
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HSBC picks MuleSoft’s open-banking solutions in push to comply with PSD2 rules

Big lender HSBC has taken another step towards re-imagining its offering for the 21st century by leveraging MuleSoft’s application-building platform. The new partnership will see HSBC use the Anypoint Platform to build a digital banking platform with APIs that create better solutions for customers. Thanks to the partnership with the […]

Protiviti and International RegTech Association study sets out roadblocks to effective KYC
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Protiviti and International RegTech Association study sets out roadblocks to effective KYC

Protiviti and the International RegTech Association (IRTA) have released the findings of a global market study they conducted to investigate the effectiveness of current ‘Know Your Customer’(KYC) processes. The study reveals an urgent need for more effective industry alignment to accelerate the digitizing of KYC processes and greater use of […]

Increased RegTech investments among chief FinTech trends to expect in 2020
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Increased RegTech investments among chief FinTech trends to expect in 2020

FinTech is going to explode next year, with several new solutions hitting the market, Ecosystm, the tech research firm, suggests in a new report. “FinTech is poised to have a much greater impact in 2020 than many people realize,” said Paul Gestro, report co-author and principal adviser at Ecosystm. “As […]

The Bank of Google
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The Bank of Google

In 1994, Bill Gates said: “We need banking, but we don’t need banks anymore.” So why hasn’t Bill Gates opened a bank? Well, because technology giants don’t really want to be banks. Banking has a lot of the audit and compliance overhead, that tech giants don’t need or want. Big […]

Jumio to build eKYC process for I-Remit
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Jumio to build eKYC process for I-Remit

Digital identity startup Jumio is to create a streamlined digital onboarding and eKYC process for non-bank remittance service provider I-Remit. I-Remit empowers local Filipinos and those working internationally to easily send money in and out of the Philippines. According to the World Economic Forum, the country received the equivalent of […]