Tagged: EU

London Regtech ComplyAdvantage Releases Report Noting that Firms Update Risk Enterprise-Wide Assessments to Account for Digitization Trends

London-based ComplyAdvantage, a company that offers real-time financial crime insight that “puts you in control,” notes that the European Union has introduced a strategy to deal with  organized and financial crime and the US recently imposed new sanctions on Russia. While sharing recent financial crime… Read More

London based Fintech Tide Reveals that UK Remains Popular Destination for EU Company Founders

The United Kingdom remains a popular destination for EU-based company founders, according to a blog post recently published by UK-based challenger bank Tide. Brexit might have “severed” the UK’s political ties to the continent, however, it does not appear to have negatively impacted the UK’s… Read More

Financial Infrastructure Developer Banking Circle Reveals it’s Now Fully Cloud based, Shares Other Fintech Industry Updates

The team at Banking Circle, a leading financial infrastructure developer, notes that as the first quarter of 2021 comes to an end, anti-money laundering or AML measures have been “a key focus in the industry.” The company writes in a blog post that following the… Read More

Lithuania Reserve Bank Governor Says Fintech Should Provide Competition for Nation’s Financial Services Sector

Lithuania, which has one of the fastest-evolving Fintech sectors in the EU, is experiencing a transformative shift from traditional banking service providers, a trend that’s being supported by the growing number of digital transactions and the launch of new virtual payments startups. The Baltic nation,… Read More

Cross-border Fintech Wise Talks IBAN Discrimination on World Consumer Rights Day, Other Fintechs Join Wise to Address Challenges

This World Consumer Rights Day, which took place on March 15, 2021, Fintech firm Wise (previous TransferWise) talked about what they consider to be IBAN “discrimination.” This World Consumer Rights Day, let’s talk about IBAN discrimination. IBAN discrimination is against the law – and has… Read More

France: Autorité des Marchés Financiers Comments on Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive

The French Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) has distributed its position on the European Commission’s consultation on Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD). The AIFMD seeks to create a level playing field across Europe for Alternative Investment Funds (AIF) and is part of the overal… Read More

Currencycloud Says the Days of Unrestricted EU Market Access for UK Firms are Over, Explains how to Approach New Business Environment

Currencycloud, a cross-border payment platform, notes in a blog post that UK businesses have been struggling to deal with various issues ever since the country voted in 2016 to leave the European Union (EU). While the agreement reached between the United Kingdom and European Union… Read More

Dr. Joshua Ellul: Chairman of Malta Digital Innovation Authority Explains how AI, IoT, Blockchain based Smart Contracts are Improving Digital Economy

We recently caught up with Dr. Joshua Ellul, the Chairman of Malta Digital Innovation Authority and Director of Centre for DLTs, University of Malta. Dr. Ellul discussed how blockchain-based smart contracts are streamlining routine business processes. He also talked about his research interests which include… Read More

UK Banks Say they Need to be “Liberated” to Invest in IT to Defend Against Fintech Challengers, Big Tech, US Banks

The Bank of England (BoE) is getting ready for its first major break from European Union regulations with a new proposal that might make bank capital rules a lot more strict in the UK (when compared to other jurisdictions). The European Banking Authority had noted… Read More

France: AMF Chairman Embraces EC Move to Regulate Crypto Assets, “Potential gains to be expected from DLT can be significant”

Speaking about the ongoing digital transformation of financial services the Chairman of the French Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF), Robert Ophèle, commented on the emergence of crypto assets (digital assets) for both non-securities and securities. Ophèle first noted the ongoing COVID health crisis has helped… Read More

New Data Regulation to Draw on Notions of Privacy, Data Localization Another Key Trend in 2021, According to Blockchain Professional

Li Jun, Founder of Ontology and the SAGA Protocol, notes that we’re now living through an “activist period” of data regulation that will most likely dictate how our economies function for “generations to come.” Jun pointed out that most industries have “precedents” for regulation that… Read More

European Online Lending Platform October Warns Financial Crimes are on the Rise following COVID Outbreak including Money Mules

European online lender October recently alerted consumers about the money muling fraud. The company explained what usually takes place when bad actors carry out these fraudulent activities and shares tips to avoid getting scammed. October notes that if you’re being offered “opportunities” to make easy… Read More

Partisia Blockchain, Better Internet Search Receive Funding From EU

Better Internet Search, based in Scotland, and Partisia Blockchain, based in Denmark, have received a grant from the EU-funded Next Generation Internet Trust (NGI Trust), to develop a new alternative search engine. According to a release, the NGI Trust seeks to support the “development of… Read More

Open Banking Services being Used by Over 2.5 Million UK Consumers and Businesses to Complete Payments: Report

Banking Circle, a financial infrastructure developer, notes that only a month into the new year, and partnerships are already beginning to emerge as “a strong theme underpinning the future of the industry.” Banking Circle also confirmed that they’ve teamed up with global provider of local… Read More

Robocash Reports that 40% of Investors Allocated Over €20,000 on P2P Platforms, According to a New Survey

Robo.cash, a peer to peer (P2P) lending marketplace, has revealed that 40% of investors have “allocated over €20,000 on P2P platforms.” As mentioned in an update shared with CI, a recent survey carried out by the European P2P platform Robo.cash found that 2 out of… Read More

UK Fintechs Can Establish Stronger Market Presence if they Adopt Better Open Banking Policies, According to Ian Liddell-Grainger

Ian Liddell-Grainger, who’s Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Open Banking and Payments in the UK, notes that Britain’s financial technology industry has been expanding rapidly with emerging Fintechs such as Monzo, Starling, Revolut and TransferWise. Ian points out that these companies are turning… Read More

UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak Says Financial Services Sector will be Key to the Nation’s Economic Recovery

UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak updated the House (on November 9, 2020) regarding ongoing plans for the country’s financial services industry, which is one of the “most productive and innovative sectors.” Sunak believes that financial services will be essential to the UK’s economic recovery from the… Read More

UK Fintech Modulr Reveals that its Dublin based Entity Is Now Licensed as EMI by Central Bank of Ireland

UK-based Modulr, a Payments as a Service API Platform for digital businesses, has revealed that its Dublin-based entity is now licensed as an electronic money institution (EMI) by the Central Bank of Ireland. The Modulr team noted: “This is an important step in enabling our… Read More

European Banking Authority to Allow Banks to Include Software based Assets in their Capital Requirement Estimates

The European Banking Authority, a regulatory body of the European Union that’s headquartered in Paris, has revealed plans to allow banks to include software-based assets in their capital requirement calculations. This should help lenders with strengthening their safety buffers, the agency noted. At present, banking… Read More

European Union Digital Asset Legislation Anticipated to Create Confidence, Open the Market to DLT Innovators

A Discussion with Franck Guiader of Gide 255 Last week, the European Commission adopted a Digital Finance Package along with legislative proposals on cryptoassets (digital assets). The move had been widely telegraphed by the Commission and, in fact, a draft of the crypto regulation was leaked… Read More

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