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FCA crackdown on high-risk retail investment products

7th May 2021

Company: bobsguide
The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is stepping up its efforts to protect retail investors by  encouraging caution around “inappropriate high-risk”. As a result, the FCA released a discussion paper seeking market views on the classification of high-risk investments, the segmentation of the high-risk investment... read more
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SEC clampdown on SPACs to bring maturity to market

4th May 2021

Company: bobsguide
The Securities Exchange Commission (SEC)’s latest accounting and reporting considerations for Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) will improve the maturity of the market, according to Betsy Cohen, chairman at FinTech Masala. However, Cohen said fintech SPAC activity had slowed down following the regulator’s announcement... read more
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How digital integrity and transformation empower retail banks against emerging competitors

28th April 2021

Retail banks have found themselves at the centre of the digital disruption shaking financial services. As well as direct competition from challenger and neobanks entering the sector, they also have to contend with the likes of Facebook, Amazon and Google and their peers looking to expand their already sizeable footprints into the banking space.... read more
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SCA: Five months to go

27th April 2021

Company: Barclays
We’re five months away from the final regulatory deadline set by the Financial Conduct Authority for card issuers, payments firms and online retailers to implement Strong Customer Authentication (SCA). SCA is a regulatory requirement brought in to protect consumers and businesses from fraud, and to make online payments more secure. In... read more
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Finding the right technology partner for your innovation roadmap

20th April 2021

Company: bobsguide
Consumers today are in the driving seat. Bolstered by the incoming waves of digital natives and growing digital confidence among boomers and Gen X consumers, the banking and commerce landscapes are changing fast – and all organisations need to evolve to remain relevant. Traditional financial institutions are mindful of the need to... read more
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Banks must ‘speed up’ to match agility of fintechs, says Clearbank

12th April 2021

Banks must accelerate their digital transformation to meet fintechs’ needs, particularly as they are considered critical to the success and regulatory compliance of their fintech partners, according to research led by Clearbank. Whilst over half of fintechs expect their banks enabled them to maintain regulatory compliance, boost... read more
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Concerns over insider trading mount

8th April 2021

Company: bobsguide
Insider trading must be tackled by regulators to provide a fairer market for small shareholders, particularly since the pandemic caused record levels of retail trading accounts, says Mohammed Rharrabti, senior business analyst at Natixis. “You can go to a forum and see many people exchange about their trade and shares. If you’re a... read more
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Report: Hedge funds building tech stacks in-house as vendor bearings change course

1st April 2021

Company: bobsguide
Hedge funds are increasingly looking to high-tech, quantitative methods to beat the competition, which in turn is changing how tech vendors place themselves within the financial ecosystem according to market participants “Whilst we do use some vendor systems, a lot of what we do that give us a competitive advantage and differentiates us... read more
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Cryptocurrencies and digital assets: the coming of age for treasury management systems

31st March 2021

In our whitepaper, What to look for when selecting a treasury management system, we included a section on ddigital currencies. The whitepaper referenced our blog from just over a year ago (An unanswered question from Davos) that posited the question of when we would activate our Crypto/Digital/CBDC functionality in our treasury, sales and trading... read more