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Regtech Supplier Performance Report: ignorance is no longer bliss, it’s now criminal offence

Regtech Supplier Performance 2017 Report

The second edition of Regtech Supplier Performance Report, featuring some 50 regtech suppliers, published by Market Fintech Limited and supported by Banking Technology, says that with over 50,000 regulatory documents published across the G20 since 2009, and an average of 45 new documents every week, we must assume that the future of banking will be driven by technological developments.

Socure raises $14m in new funding

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In a Series B round led by Commerce Ventures, digital identity verification specialist Socure raised $13.9 million in new funding. The investment, which also featured the participation of Flint Capital, Santander InnoVentures, Synchrony Financial, Two Sigma Ventures, and Workbench, takes Socure’s total funding to $27.5 million.

New in regtech: digital ID verification

Seth Farbman, eSignatureGuarantee

It’s no secret that increased regulations are a significant pain point for commercial and community banks. According to Thomson Reuters Global Cost of Compliance 2016 Survey, more than one-third of participating financial institutions reported spending at least an entire day each week keeping track of regulatory changes. The good news? Regtech, or regulatory technology, is […]

DTCC sells Clarient Global and Avox to Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters acquires Clarient Global and Avox from DTCC

The Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC) has agreed to sell its Clarient Global and Avox businesses to Thomson Reuters.

RBI investigates blockchain for financial applications in India

RBI examines blockchain opportunities for India

The Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology (IDRBT), set up by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), has recently issued a whitepaper, “Applications of Blockchain Technology to Banking and Financial Sector in India”. We summarise the report and highlight the key findings.

R3 and ten member banks develop KYC service proof-of-concept

Trouble in R3 paradise?

The R3 consortium and ten of its member banks have developed a proof-of-concept (PoC) for a know your customer (KYC) registry “that addresses the challenges associated with satisfying KYC requirements and allows identities to be managed by their owners”.

KYC Webinar: Streamlining Operations, Ensuring Compliance & Putting the Customer First

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In the past 2 years alone, large global banks have been fined more than $3Bn in fines for breaches of AML and CDD. As a result, global regulators have heightened the scrutiny of AML programs. Compliance Officers are seeking enhanced functions and improved processes from their KYC programs. Some of their key challenges include: Lack […]

Will regulation be a blessing or a blow for Bitcoin?

Gunnar Nordseth, Signicat

The European Commission (EC) wants to update the fourth Anti-Money Laundering directive so that it also covers virtual currencies, such as Bitcoin. In the UK, the Treasury has followed suit by announcing plans to subject virtual currency exchanges to the same regulations as banks. This isn’t surprising. Gunnar Nordseth, CEO and co-founder of Signicat, muses over the possible […]

Why is it so hard to know who you’re doing business with?

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Every bank wants to achieve a single view of a customer, but no-one has found an easy, cost-effective, scalable way to do it. The simple fact is that there is too much customer information, entering the bank from too many places, to align and maintain into a single view. An effective solution would reduce costs, allow the bank to generate revenue faster, facilitate KYC processes and meet regulatory requirements.

Correspondent banking faces ‘existential crisis’ warns PwC

Barclays' closure of correspondent accounts was discussed in the House of Commons

De-risking, motivated by short-term risk-reward calculations, should not be allowed to kill off one of the cornerstones of the global financial system. Rather than abandon correspondent banking relationships, banks should be thinking about investing in and automating their risk controls, according to a new whitepaper by PwC.

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