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Kokila Alagh: Founder of KARM Legal, Member of MENA Fintech Board, Discusses Role of Emerging Tech in Streamlining Middle Eastern Businesses

Kokila Alagh, Founder of KARM Legal and a member of the MENA Fintech board, recently shared the latest updates from the Middle East region, including the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with Crowdfund Insider. Alagh works closely with the Arab Monetary Fund (AMF), the Dubai International… Read More

Latvia’s P2P Lender Grupeer Provides Update Regarding Current Repayment Status and Debt Collection Processes

Latvia-based peer to peer (P2P) lender Grupeer has provided an update regarding the current status with the repayments and debt collection processes on its platform. The Grupeer team noted that, as its clients already know, since April 2020, the lender had suspended its “economic activity.”… Read More

Digital Onboarding Is Being Widely Adopted in Germany after BaFin Introduced Directive to Regulate the Process in 2014

Digital challengers such as neobanks and various other Fintech service providers are beginning to transform many traditional business activities through the digitalization of many different services that previously required laborious manual processes (like accounting). Customer or user experience (UX) has become a key differentiator when… Read More

Leading Crypto Derivatives Exchange, BitMEX, Announces Mandatory ID Checks for All Digital Asset Traders on its Platform

The Seychelles registered Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange (BitMEX), the world’s largest cryptocurrency derivatives exchange, announced on August 14, 2020, that it will be introducing a user verification program. The Hong Kong-operated exchange noted that it will be launching its User Verification Program “at 00:00 UTC on… Read More

Poland’s mPay Partners with iDenfy to use its Biometric Facial Recognition Software to Complete KYC Checks Needed for Mobile Payments

Poland’s mPay has teamed up with iDenfy to use its biometric facial recognition software, (selfie) liveness detection, and ID verification tech, in order to take care of its Know Your Customer (KYC) compliance checks for processing mobile payments. The mPay app allows users to conduct… Read More

Tide Joins Forces With DueDil to Enhance Account Opening Experience

UK-based challenger bank Tide has teamed up with UK fintech DueDil to further improve its account opening experience. The partnership will reportedly see Tide using DueDil’s company intelligence platform, providing insights on over 50 million companies worldwide, to speed up mandatory Know Your Customer (KYC)… Read More

Fintech Firms Launch Operations without Understanding Complex Regulatory Requirements, and Fail to Meet Compliance Standards, Industry Exec Explains

Matthew Unger, CEO at Vancouver, Canada-based iComply Investor Services Inc, a global compliance platform for digital finance, reveals that updated regulations for strong client authentication and transaction monitoring now require Fintech companies to manage many complex tools. He points out in an Op-Ed on Finance… Read More

ID Verification Solutions Provider Trulioo has Developed New Facial Recognition and Document Authentication Software

Trulioo, a provider of global identity verification solutions, revealed on July 8, 2020 that it has developed  new document verification and facial recognition software. The new features will be added to EmbedID, a low-code developer tool that can work with the GlobalGateway API – which… Read More

FInD, a Government of Maharashtra Initiative for Matching Indian Investors and Startups, Confirms that Yes Bank has Launched Fintech App Yuva Pay

FInD, a government of Maharashtra initiative that aims to match suitable investors and startups in India, confirmed on July 2, 2020, that Yuva Pay, which is part of FInD’s curated Fintech cohort, has teamed up with Yes Bank to introduce an integrated digital wallet platform…. Read More

P2P Bitcoin (BTC) Exchange LocalBitcoins Reports Over $29 Million in Annual Revenue for 2019, Updates KYC/AML Processes

LocalBitcoins, a leading peer to peer (P2P) Bitcoin (BTC) exchange, reported its financial results on July 1, 2020 for last year (2019). The P2P crypto exchange company recorded an annual revenue of €26.2 million (appr. $29.46 million), which represents a significant 10% increase when compared… Read More

Digital Onboarding: Bank Negara, Malaysia’s Central Bank, Releases Updated e-KYC Policy Document, Effective Immediately

Bank Negara Malaysia, the nation’s central bank, released a policy document on July 1, 2020, that covers electronic or digital know-your-customer (e-KYC) requirements. The document is an update to the reserve bank’s earlier exposure draft from December 2019. The new policy went into effect immediately… Read More

Consulting Firm deVere Group Launches Digital ID Verification System, CEO Nigel Green Says there’s “Soaring Global Demand” for Fintech

The deVere Group, a global financial consultancy providing advice to expatriate clients and investors, has introduced a customer onboarding verification app. The company’s Ident Me app aims to offer a secure identity verification system, which could serve as an alternative to traditional customer onboarding solutions…. Read More

CoinDCX Explains how Onfido’s AI-enhanced Software uses Biometrics to Verify Users’ IDs on India-based Digital Asset Exchange

The digital asset and blockchain space is still in its infancy or early stages of development. There are many companies working on developing key infrastructure needed to support emerging cryptocurrency businesses. Cybersecurity, ID verification, AML/KYC processes, and even cryptocurrency-related insurance services are already being developed… Read More

Digital Asset Exchange and Wallet Provider Zebpay to Use Chainalysis Blockchain Tools to Prevent Financial Crime

Zebpay, a digital currency wallet and exchange provider that began its relaunch in India earlier this year, will be working with blockchain security and analysis firm Chainalysis to monitor crypto-asset transactions performed across its platforms for Indian consumers. Chainalysis had already been providing its Know… Read More

P2P Lender Lendy, which Shut Down in 2019 and Went into Administration, Needs Investors to Clear More AML Checks Before Getting Refunds

Peer to peer (P2P) lender, Lendy, which shut down last year and went into administration, will be requiring previous investors to pass certain anti-money laundering (AML) checks again, before they qualify to get refunds. As confirmed on the firm’s website (which is not offering any… Read More

Ray Youssef: CEO and Co-founder at Paxful Explains How Company’s Global Bitcoin (BTC) Marketplace Is Enabling Greater Financial Inclusion

Ray Youssef, CEO and co-founder at Paxful, a leading peer to peer (P2P) Bitcoin (BTC) marketplace, recently shared his views and insights with Crowdfund Insider. Paxful says it’s on a mission to support “social justice through financial freedom worldwide.” The company offers a platform with… Read More

Digital Trade Finance Solution Developer Surecomp to Allow Select Customers to Test its New API Architecture

Surecomp, an established provider of international trade finance software for banks and corporations, will allow a select group of clients to use and test its Application Programming Interfaces (API) architecture. According to a release, the newly developed API architecture has been created to work with… Read More

European Bitcoin (BTC) Savings Service Bittr Forced to Shut Down Due to Extensive and Costly AMLD5 Regulatory Requirments

Netherlands-based Bittr, a Bitcoin (BTC) savings service, is reportedly closing down its business. Ruben Waterman, the company’s founder, said that newly-enforced financial regulations were the main reason why Bittr decided to shut down its services. The AMLD5 became effective July 9, 2018, and required the… Read More

Digital IDs: Tokyo-based Mizuho Bank to Test Online Customer Identification System based on Facial Recognition

Tokyo-based Mizuho Bank, the integrated corporate and retail banking division of Mizuho Financial Group (TYO: 8411; NYSE: MFG), the third largest financial services company in Japan, has initiated proof-of-concept (PoC) trials and testing of digital IDs that are based on device location and facial recognition…. Read More

Financial Fraud Detection Firm TruNarrative Partners AccountScore, an Analytics Firm, to Add Open Banking Capabilities

TruNarrative, a solution for financial fraud detection, prevention, anti-money laundering (AML), know-your-customer (KYC), behavioral monitoring and identity verification, has teamed up with AccountScore, a London-based analytics firm offering actionable insights and analytics on banking processes. The partnership involves adding open banking capabilities to the TruNarrative… Read More

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