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True Cost of Financial Crime Compliance Global Report Reveals that Costs Reached $213.9 Billion in 2021

LexisNexis Risk Solutions, a global data and analytics firm, has published its annual True Cost of Financial Crime Compliance Global Report. The results shared in the new report have been prepared after conducting an extensive survey of 1,015 financial crime compliance decision-makers at established financial… Read More

European Banking Authority Releases Report on Data Provided by PSPs on SCA Compliance Readiness

The European Banking Authority (EBA), a regulatory body of the European Union that’s headquartered in Paris, released a report, earlier this week, on the data offered by payment service providers (PSPs) on their readiness to apply strong customer authentication (SCA) for the set of payment… Read More

Osome, an Accounting and Regtech Super App for SMEs, Secures $16M via Series A

Osome, a three-year-old Super App that digitizes accounting and compliance services for small businesses, has secured $16 million through a Series A round that received contributions from a group of investors including Target Global, AltaIR Capital, Phystech Ventures, S16VC, and Peng T. Ong (who joined… Read More

Risk Management Solution Provider Foreside Acquires Golden Bear, A Regulatory Compliance Firm in California

Foreside Financial Group, LLC, a provider of governance, risk management, and compliance service and tech solutions to clients in the wealth management sector, has reportedly acquired  compliance consulting firm Golden Bear Consulting Group, LLC, a boutique regulatory compliance consultancy headquartered in Newport Beach, California. Launched… Read More

Synctera, which will Help Community Banks and Fintech Firms, Secures $33M via Series A

Synctera, a startup that helps connect community banks and Fintech firms, has secured $33 million through a Series A round that was led by Fin VC and included contributions from Mastercard. The Synctera team notes: “We’re bringing community banks and FinTechs together. One part marketplace…. Read More

Chainalysis Publishes Crypto Maturity Model Report to Guide Financial Institutions on Adopting Digital Currency

Blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis has published a report, titled The Crypto Maturity Model: How Traditional Finance Can Adopt Cryptocurrency in Stages. Chainalysis notes that during the past year, cryptocurrency has become a “more mainstream” asset class, with an inflow of institutional money driving Bitcoin (BTC)… Read More

Blockchain Network Stellar (XLM) Validators to Begin Voting on June 1, 2021 on Whether to Upgrade to Protocol 17

The Stellar Development Foundation (SDF), which supports the ongoing growth and development of Stellar (XLM), a leading blockchain platform, has noted that on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 “at 1500 UTC,” Stellar (transaction) validators will be voting on whether to upgrade the network to Protocol 17. The… Read More

Ireland’s Regtech Fenergo has Reportedly been Acquired by Private Equity Firms

Ireland’s Regtech firm Fenergo reveals that it has been acquired by private equity companies, the Paris-headquartered Astorg and London’s  Bridgepoint, from Insight Partners. Although the financial terms of the deal haven’t been shared publicly, the Irish Times said that industry sources claim that the transaction… Read More

Even Financial Completes SOC 2 Type II Compliance Examination For API

  Even Financial, an API for financial services search, acquisition, and monetization, announced on Friday it has successfully completed a Service and Organization Control (SOC 2) Type II examination for its API. As previously reported, Even Financial is seeking to become an important supply channel… Read More

UK’s Financial Conduct Authority Postpones Implementation of Strong Customer Authentication by Another 6 Months

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) will be postponing the implementation of strong customer authentication (SCA) rules by another 6 months in order to minimize disruption for individual consumers and merchants. First scheduled for release in September 2019, the SCA guidelines – which require a… Read More

Bitcoin Mining Expert Explains why Generating “Clean” BTC Blocks Can Be Extremely Challenging

Zack Voell, a cryptocurrency mining specialist, writes in a blog post published by Compass that block 682,170 was the first “clean” block that was mined by public mining firm Marathon’s new pool. Voell writes in a detailed post from Compass, a “Bitcoin-first” company that aims… Read More

Blockchain Analytics Firm Elliptic Reveals it Followed Bitcoin Ransomware Paid by Colonial Pipeline

The team at blockchain analytics firm Elliptic revealed recently that they followed the Bitcoin (BTC) ransoms paid by Colonial Pipeline and other DarkSide ransomware victims. Dr. Tom Robinson, Co-founder and Chief Scientist at Elliptic, regularly discusses crypto forensics, investigations, compliance, and sanctions. Elliptic clients are… Read More

Pakistani Fintech SadaPay Shares How they Creatively Designed Payment Cards, Company Appoints New Head of Legal

Pakistani online payments Fintech SadaPay notes that it’s been well over three months now since they began rolling out their numberless debit cards. The SadaPay team points out that the designs “perfectly” fit their vertical debit cards. The company’s management noted that they wanted to… Read More

London based Napier, Provider of Anti Financial Crime Compliance Tools, to Offer Transaction Screening to ClearBank

London-based Napier, a provider of anti-financial crime compliance solutions, has revealed that it will be offering ClearBank, the Cloud-powered clearing bank, with its Transaction Screening system. As a purpose-built, tech-enabled clearing bank, ClearBank provides Cloud-based banking services to financial service providers, FCA-regulated companies and Fintech… Read More

Digital Banking Fintech Revolut Integrates with Elliptic to Expand Cryptocurrency Offering

Digital bank Revolut, one of the fastest-growing Fintechs with over 15 million customers, revealed on May 11, 2021, that it has integrated with Elliptic, a provider of digital asset risk management and blockchain analytics software. This partnership should allow Revolut to expand its cryptocurrency offering…. Read More

Uppsala Security Conducts First Virtual Assets AML Training Program for South Korean Government Agency Compliance Officers

Uppsala Security has reportedly conducted the very first “Virtual Assets AML Training Program” for partners and government agency compliance officers. Uppsala Security, the provider of tools for Crypto Risk Management and Cybersecurity, revealed on May 4, 2021, that it has begun its Virtual Assets AML… Read More

Compliance and Data Analytics Firm SteelEye to Address Market Abuse, Communications Monitoring with Lexicon Tech

Compliance tech and data analytics provider SteelEye plans to address market abuse and communications monitoring with lexicon technology. The new tech can reportedly monitor over 6x as many search terms as a typical lexicon. SteelEye’s product has been developed in a manner that adheres to… Read More

Swiss Wealth Management Group Julius Baer Introduces Digital Advisory Suite for Asian Markets

Swiss wealth management group Julius Baer has introduced its Digital Advisory Suite (DiAS) in Asian markets. The DIAS soluton aims to simplify the regulatory compliance process for relationship managers, allowing them to provide compliant advice to their customers. The suite serves as a “fully-integrated” solution…. Read More

Global Fintech Ibanera Teams Up With CipherTrace to Enhance Cryptocurrency Anti-Money Laundering & Know Your Transaction Compliance Solution

Ibanera, a global fintech, announced on Tuesday it has teamed up with cryptocurrency intelligence company CipherTrace to enhance Ibanera’s cryptocurrency Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Know Your Transaction (KYT) compliance solution. As previously reported, Ibanera’s platform provides account issuance, cross-border transfers, and currency exchange services to both… 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

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