Regtech & Legaltech

American Fintech Council Expands to Include Over 75 Members, Regulatory Tech and Legal Advisory Committees to Support Policy Development

The American Fintech Council has reportedly expanded to include over 75 members. The Council has also announced several new leadership initiatives, according to a release. As noted in the announcement, the newly formed committees will be including the Regulatory Technology Committee and Legal Advisory Committee… Read More

Software based Facial Recognition for Secure Digital Payments to be Used by 1.4B Consumers Worldwide by 2025: Report

A recent study released by Juniper Research, titled Mobile Payment Authentication: Biometrics, Regulation & Market Forecasts 2021-2025, reveals that the number of users using software-powered facial recognition to conduct secure digital payments will surpass 1.4 billion internationally within the next 5 years (up from only… Read More

Digital Legaltech Platform Thirdfort Raises £1.5 Million Through Latest Investment Round

    Thirdfort, a UK-based Legaltech startup, announced on Monday it secured £1.5 million through its latest investment round. The funds come just a little over six months after Thirdford raised £1 million. As previously reported, Thirdfort stated it is enabling solicitors and licensed conveyancers to… Read More

Crypto Intelligence Firm CipherTrace Is Using Chainlink to Help DeFi Apps Follow OFAC Sanctions Requirements

Cryptocurrency intelligence firm CipherTrace is reportedly using Chainlink to release CipherTrace DeFi Compli: a compliance solution enabling decentralized or non-custodial exchanges (DEXs) and other DeFi apps to adhere to the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctions requirements. As part of its decentralized finance (DeFi)… Read More

Regtech: SteelEye Plans North America Expansion

SteelEye has distributed a note revealing its expansion into North America. SteelEyes is a UK-based compliance and data firm that has reported rapid growth in Europe. SteelEye seeks to provide a comprehensive SaaS-based Regtech platform that allows banks, brokers, and asset managers to simplify their… Read More

ABN Amro and Rabobank in the Netherlands are Working with Technology that Helps Combat Financial Crime, but Maintains Client Privacy

ABN Amro (AMS:ABN), a Dutch bank with headquarters in Amsterdam, and Rabobank, a Dutch multinational banking and financial services group, are reportedly working with research platform TNO in order to test technology that allows banking institutions to share data that’s used for identifying financial crime… Read More

Regtech: Compliance Firm Uppsala Security to Create Virtual Asset AML Solution for South Korean Crypto Exchange

Uppsala Security, a provider of tools for Crypto AML, Risk Management, Regulatory Compliance, and Cybersecurity, has revealed they’ve entered into a contract to create a ‘Virtual Asset AML’ solution for the Coin&Coin exchange that “complies with the amendment of the Special Money Act in South… Read More

Uppsala Security Receives Financial Sector Development Grant from the Monetary Authority of Singapore

Uppsala Security has revealed that it received a Financial Sector Development Grant from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). Uppsala Security, an established provider of tools for Crypto AML, Risk Management, Regulatory Compliance, and Cybersecurity confirmed on April 2, 2021, that they were chosen by… Read More

Digital Banking: Co-founder of Germany’s Penta Bank Launches Relio Virtual Banking Solution for Swiss SMEs

Co-founder of Germany-based virtual bank Penta has introduced an initiative, known as Relio, which aims to focus on serving Swiss small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs). Relio has been launched because digital banking platforms that exist today are not meeting the unique requirements of smaller businesses…. Read More

Notabene Partners Blockchain Analysis Firm Chainalysis to Bring Scalable Travel Rule Solution to Crypto Businesses

Notabene has teamed up with blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis to bring a “scalable” Travel Rule solution to cryptocurrency-focused businesses. Crypto-related businesses are working consistently to meet updated regulatory guidelines involving counterparty risk. According to a blog post by Chainalysis, the most notable of these requirements… Read More

Banking Circle Survey: 42% of Senior Bankers Say Outdated Tech Is Major Hurdle in Adopting AI to Improve AML Processes

Banking Circle, a financial infrastructure developer, notes that the rapid and widespread digital adoption by banking clients, and the accelerated digitalization across financial services following the COVID-19 outbreak have “expanded the opportunity for fraud.” Criminals are increasingly exploiting “gaps” found between digital solutions or platforms,… Read More

Regtech: Juniper Research Reveals that Safe Digital Onboarding will be Key Focus of Regulatory Tech

Juniper Research recently published a report titled, “The Role of Regtech in a Post-Pandemic World.” Juniper Research notes that during the past few years, the concept of Regtech or regulatory technology has taken on a lot of importance within the financial services sector and in… Read More

Money Laundering via Global Financial System Estimated at Up to $2T Annually, AI Models May Address Issues, Banking Circle Explains

Banking Circle, a financial infrastructure developer, notes that McKinsey has found that around $800 billion to $2 trillion has been laundered annually via the international banking system. Banking Circle reveals that criminals keep using more sophisticated methods to launder funds, which may put the reputations… Read More

Illicit Activities involving Bitcoin and other Cryptos May Now be Prevented with New Tech from Elliptic, CoolBitX

Earlier this year, the team at Elliptic, which works to assist with categorizing financial crime typologies while protecting legitimate crypto-asset users from illicit activities, had explained how proper and effective compliance can prevent (potential) money laundering activities using Bitcoin (BTC) or other digital currencies. Elliptic… Read More

CipherTrace Explains how its Traveler Product Assists VASPs with Following Global Travel Rule Regulations

Blockchain security firm CipherTrace notes that its Traveler product has been developed to assist virtual asset service providers or VASPs with adhering to the international “Travel Rule” regulations by securely sharing digital currency transaction details with other “vetted” VASPs. CipherTrace explains that its tools are… Read More

Swedish Banking Startup Juni Partners with TruNarrative

Juni, a digital banking startup based in Sweden, has enlisted TruNarrative’s Regtech services to onboard customers in a compliant manner. Juni is in pre-launch mode having raised about €2.18 million in seed funding. Created last year, Juni was founded by Samir El-Sabini and Andres Orsedal…. Read More

UK Finance Publishes Open Banking Blueprint Including “Future Entity”

UK Finance has published a proposal for a “new service company” that will support the UK’s open banking infrastructure, according to a public statement. UK Finance is described as the collective voice for the banking and finance industry representing over 250 firms in the UK…. Read More

Advanced Facial Biometrics Now Being Used by Singapore’s DBS Bank to Perform Data Authentication and Verification

Singapore-based DBS Bank Ltd (SGX:D05), a multinational banking and financial services corporation with over $330 billion in assets, is reportedly using facial biometrics for handling online corporate account opening processes for small businesses. This should help the bank with speeding up information authentication and verification…. Read More

Compliant Security Token Offerings May be Conducted with Binance Smart Chain enabled Digital Identity Solutions from Ontology

Blockchain platform Ontology (ONT) and Binance, the leading digital currency exchange, have a long and established history of cooperation and partnership which has led to many benefits for both sides, “none possibly more important the integration of Ontology’s Decentralized Identity Solution into the Binance Smart… Read More

Accuity and LexisNexis Risk Solutions to Merge Operations, Will Provide Global Financial Crime Compliance Solutions

Accuity and LexisNexis Risk Solutions have confirmed that they’re planning to merge their business operations. Accuity will reportedly become a part of the LexisNexis Risk Solutions Group which currently operates in over 100 different countries. Both companies are a part of RELX, a multinational provider… Read More

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