Regtech & Legaltech

Regtech: Ireland’s Compliance and Regulatory Reporting Tool Provider Carne Group Acquires €100M Equity Investment

Ireland’s Carne Group, the provider of regulatory reporting and compliance tools to the asset management sector, has acquired a €100 million equity investment from Vitruvian Partners. Established in 2004, Carne has 350 professionals on its payroll who are based in 8 different locations across the… Read More

Belgium-Based Regtech B.Fine Raises €1 Million Through First Investment Round Led By Pamica NV

  B.Fine, a Belgium-based regtech service provider, recently announced it secured €1 million through its first investment round, which was led by Pamica NV. Founded in 2017, B.Fine states that banks rely on its platform to transform their time-consuming reporting processes into an effective reporting… Read More

Regtech Firm Silent Eight to Work with HSBC to Enhance Bank’s Compliance and Related AML / CFT Processes

Singapore-based Silent Eight, a Regtech firm that leverages AI to prevent money laundering and terrorism financing activities, has revealed that it has agreed to a multi-year partnership with HSBC which aims to assist the bank with improving its compliance measures and related operations. HSBC chose… Read More

Hong Kong Monetary Authority Launches Digital ID Service iAM Smart, Calls Service Key Milestone in Fintech Development

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has announced the launch of iAM Smart (internet Access by Mobile in a Smart way), a digital identity service that enables users to leverage the biometrics in their smartphone to act as proof of identity for all types of… Read More

Canadian Regtech Software Provider iComply Unveils Digital Compliance Administration Platform

  Canadian regtech company iComply Investor Services announced on Wednesday it is launching an updated version of its iComplyKYC platform for digital compliance administration. According to iComply, the platform now supports the onboarding and authentication of legal entities and natural persons as a part of its… Read More

Nasdaq listed Regtech NICE Actimize to Leverage Biometric Risk Screening Engine and Facial Recognition Tech from FACEPOINT

Nice Actimize, a NICE company (Nasdaq: NICE) business offering autonomous financial crime management solutions, has revealed that FACEPOINT, which introduced a biometric risk screening engine, has now joined the X-Sight Marketplace, bringing its facial recognition tech for Know-Your-Customer (KYC) and watch list risk screening to… Read More

Fintech and Regtech Adoption Takes Major Step Forward in 2020 As Businesses Prepare for Post COVID Environment: Report

  The year 2020 has seen a dramatic shift towards all-digital platforms and services following the COVID-19 outbreak. Many businesses across the globe have accelerated their digital transformation strategies in order to maintain operations in a post-COVID environment. By necessity and also by design, companies… Read More

New AML Compliance Certification Program for Fintechs Launched by ACAMS and FINTRAIL

ACAMS has introduced a certification program for Fintech firms that aim to fulfill regulatory guidelines or requirements in an “evolving” market environment. The new Regtech solution from ACAMS has been developed with assistance from specialist consultancy FINTRAIL. Referred to as the Certified (anti-money laundering) AML… Read More

Singapore’s UOB Claims its AI enabled AML Tech has Been Quite Effective at Identifying Potentially Fraudulent Transactions

United Overseas Bank (UOB) has revealed that its artificial intelligence (AI)-powered anti-money laundering (AML) technology has been quite effective at assisting the Singapore-based bank with analyzing large volumes of transactions to identify suspicious or potentially fraudulent financial activities. The UOB, a multinational banking organization with… Read More

Engel & Völkers Says Following €2 Million Raised in Less than Two Days for Development in Spain, Investing Platform to List Additional Offerings

Investment crowdfunding platform Engel & Völkers says that following its first project in Spain, the investment platform will expand its partnership with the logistics park in the Villaverde district of Madrid. In September, Engel & Völkers reports that in just 30 hours it raised €2… Read More

UK’s Financial Conduct Authority Announces Benefits of Using RegData, a New Data Collection Tool

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) recently announced the benefits of its new data collection platform, called RegData. The FCA noted that RegData would be replacing Gabriel as the regulator’s data collection platform. The FCA confirmed that RegData is “informed by user feedback, is faster,… Read More

Investment Crowdfunding Advocates Join to Launch New Fintech Startup GUARDD in Move to Boost Secondary Markets for Exempt Securities

The exempt securities marketplace can be arcane and challenging to manage for entrepreneurs seeking to raise capital. The advent of online capital formation has helped to democratize access to capital as well as streamline securities offerings but hurdles do remain. A new startup co-founded by… Read More

Osome, an Accounting and Regtech App, Raises $3 Million

Osome, a Regtech and accounting app, has raised $3 million in funding from XA Network and AltaIR Capital. Osome uses artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) tech combined with human experts to help SMEs with administrative tasks soak up enormous amounts of work hours…. Read More

BearingPoint Sells RegTech Unit to Nordic Capital

Management and technology consultancy BearingPoint announced on Wednesday it is selling its independent Regulatory Technology (RegTech) business unit to private equity investor Nordic Capital. According to BearingPoint, the acquisition is a result of a strategic process to enable accelerated growth for the unit as a… Read More

Legaltech: Auctus Legal Accelerator to Help Australian Entrepreneurs Work on Risk Assessment, Compliance Solutions

Allens is reportedly seeking applications for its legal accelerator program, called Auctus, which was introduced on November 2, 2020. The program is being offered through a partnership with Collective Campus, a corporate innovation consultancy, and startup accelerator. The Auctus Legal Accelerator program provides innovators and… Read More

Global Financial Innovation Network Organizes Cross-Border Testing Initiative

The Global Financial Innovation Network (GFIN), an international Fintech regulatory initiative created by the UK Financial Conduct Authority, will be hosting a cross-border testing initiative that will include 23 different regulators from 5 different continents. In 2019, GFIN completed a cross-border testing pilot. GFIN is… Read More

Realio Founder Explains that his Team’s Vision for Tokenized Real Estate was to Offer Democratized Global Access to Quality Deals

Derek Boirun, CEO and co-founder at Realio, a blockchain-enabled issuer, asset manager and technology provider, says that the idea behind his company (Realio) came to him when he realized that blockchain or distributed ledger tech (DLT) might be a great tool to help with establishing… Read More

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance and World Bank – Study COVID Crisis and Impact on Fintech Regulation

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), the leading research institute covering the global Fintech sector, has partnered with the World Bank on a study reviewing the impact of COVID-19 on Fintech and regulation. As finance is one of the most regulated sectors of industry… Read More

VAIOT Becomes First Digital Asset Regulated by the Malta Financial Services Authority

  VAIOT has become the first digital asset to be regulated by the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) falling under the Maltese Virtual Financial Assets Act (VFAA), according to a note from the company. VAIOT seeks to enable both businesses and consumers to utilize a… Read More

Regtech Firm Hummingbird CEO Joe Robinson Explains that Fintechs are Focusing on Front End as Banks Handle Compliance Requirements

Joe Robinson, Co-Founder and CEO at Hummingbird, a modern platform for anti-money laundering (AML) that makes investigations “agile and intelligent,” says that it took some time before traditional banks began to view Fintech firms as legitimate business partners that could help them with their digital… Read More

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