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Hong Kong’s SFC unveils regtech sandbox

Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has launched its SFC Regulatory Sandbox to provide a place for firms to test out their ideas. Like other regulators, the SFC says: “For the sake of market integrity and better investor protection, the reliability of the delivery of such financial services as well as the firms’ internal […]

Hong Kong regulator’s no phoney for banking plans

Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has unveiled a number of initiatives as it looks to improve the region’s use of payments, APIs and innovation. In a speech delivered during the Annual Banking Conference of the Hong Kong Institute of Bankers, Norman Chan, chief executive of the HKMA, outlined its grand ambitions. Chan says: “The […]

UK regulator unleashes new hub for sweet asset management

FCA keen to explore regtech

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is setting up an asset management authorisation hub to support start-ups entering the lively market. In a speech at the “FT Investment Management Summit Europe 2017”, Megan Butler, executive director of supervision – investment, wholesale and specialist, FCA, says the hub will help start-ups as they move between pre-authorisation […]

The four things that will make or break bank risk management

Risk management

What will make or break bank risk management? Victoria Chatterton, strategic director of RiskMinds, gives the lowdown.

Deutsche Börse selects SmartStream RDU for regtech hub

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Deutsche Börse Group has signed for the SmartStream Reference Data Utility (RDU), to use its managed service and tools for Deutsche Börse’s upcoming Regulatory Reporting Hub.

European Commission plans reform to get fintech to perform

European Commission

The European Commission (EC) is proposing reforms to pave the way for further financial integration and a full capital markets union – with a handy boost to fintech included. President Jean-Claude Juncker, in his State of the Union Address, underlined the importance of the capital markets union and the EC’s plan to “promote jobs, growth […]

It looks like no-one cares about data protection regulations

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It doesn’t matter if they were given more than two years to get ready, with six months to go until the EU GDPR deadline, it’s going to be a sprint finish for a worryingly large number of companies, reports Telecoms.com (Banking Technology’s sister publication). That’s the view of law firm Blake Morgan. After conducting a […]

Avoid a regtech downfall with The Bunker’s new sandbox service

The Bunker

The Bunker, a UK-based data storage and managed services provider, has launched a new sandbox service for start-ups seeking to develop applications for the financial services market and cope with regulations. It’s got some backing for its plans as innovation network Barclays Rise “will also play a supportive role in helping to identify early stage […]

Webhelp acquires regtech firm GreenPoint

Webhelp gone shopping

Webhelp, a Paris-based customer experience and business process outsourcing (BPO) firm, has acquired fellow French tech company GreenPoint.

FCA ICO uh-oh

FCA keen to explore regtech

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority is warning consumers about the risks of initial coin offerings (ICOs). ICOs have proved very popular in the worlds of blockchain and cryptocurrency, which many funding stories flowing on a regular basis. However, last month, BBVA reckoned the fever for ICOs in blockchain must be cooled as the industry is […]

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