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Merchants prepare for Open Banking takeover
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31st July 2019

Merchants prepare for Open Banking takeover

While the financial services market have been slow to integrate into open banking, since the launch of PSD2 a year and a half ago, a recent survey has shown that 11% of Merchant respondents confessed to not having yet assessed the ...
Visa moves into blockchain payments
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23rd July 2019

Visa moves into blockchain payments

Global electronic payments giant Visa is deploying a permissioned blockchain system to facilitate and authenticate direct, cross-border payments between banks and other financial institutions.
UK stresses cyber security by design
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23rd July 2019

UK stresses cyber security by design

The government is positioning the UK as a leader in cyber security via a new Digital Security by Design initiative, backed by £70 million in government investment under the revamped Industrial Strategy.
Money laundering exposed in three new reports
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18th July 2019

Money laundering exposed in three new reports

Allowing money laundering to take place sends a clear message to criminals: crime does pay, according to LexisNexis Risk Solutions. Drug trafficking, human trafficking, cybercrime, and terrorist financing are among the real-world human effects of failing to tackle money laundering ...
FinTech Investment Roundup
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18th July 2019

FinTech Investment Roundup

Europe’s most valuable FinTech, German smartphone and online bank N26, now has a valuation of $3.5 billion (£2.8 billion) after receiving $170 million in new funding from existing investors, including Tencent, GIC, Valar Ventures, and Allianz X.
5MLD policy could prevent media reporting
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11th July 2019

5MLD policy could prevent media reporting

Proposals published by the UK Treasury under the Fifth Anti-Money-Laundering Directive (5MLD) could actively prevent the reporting of criminal financing, according to campaigners.