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How Data in Banking and Fintech is Bringing in New Risks

17 January 2017

by Joe Biancalana

Data is playing an increasingly central role within banking. It is key to developing intelligent omnichannel customer interactions, tailored to suit the needs of individuals and households. Data is also powering new technologies, such as AI and bots, which are in turn helping to improve operational efficiency and reduce risks. Data is even enabling new banking models, such as peer-to-peer lending, crowdfunding and the sharing economy.  Continue reading…

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Launch of Italian version on Monday 30th January

17 January 2017

The preparations for the launch of the Italian version of the Risk & Compliance Platform Europe website are well underway. This month, our European platform will also be available in Italian on Monday 30th January. Italy ranks as number 5 in the G8 (the wealthiest countries in the world), number 7 economically in the world in terms of Gross National Product and, we should certainly not forget that Italy, together with the Benelux countries France and West-Germany, was one of the six countries that founded the EEC, the European Economic Community (Common Market), the predecessor of the EU. Continue reading…

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Report shows recent ‘dramatic’ sanctions changes

16 December 2016

Sanctions around the world have changed significantly in the last few months, according to a new report by LexisNexis Business Insight Solutions. The report looks at how sanctions have changed in eight countries: the US, UK, Russia, Iran, Myanmar, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea), and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The report goes onto look at the steps companies can consider to mitigate the risks of breaching sanctions.

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FinTech: How To Make Money In RegTech ?

21 October 2016

Since Deloitte published the report on RegTech is the New FinTech, a lot of people have discovered the fact that large Banks and other Financial Institutions are spending a HUGE amount of money on Compliance and not to forget fines for not being compliant. Although it is true that there is a lot of new regulation coming towards the Financial Services Industry, that is not the reason why they spend so much money on Compliance.

Why do large banks spend so much money on Compliance and KYC ? The main reasons why large Financial Institutions are paying so much money on Compliance have nothing to do with the Regulators. Why ? Continue reading…