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Here is a small sample of our recent blog posts, be sure to check out our archive of blog posts in the website footer. 

  • Digital finance leads to a paradigm shift in fraud detection technology
    2019 was not a good year for fraud detection. The Cifas Fraudscape report showed that fraud in the UK actually rose by 6% in 2019. Accompanied by the fact that 9 of 10 flagged transactions that are suspected fraud are later cleared, this rocky … Read more
  • Regulatory Challenges of Saxo Bank
    Our Associate Lilia Tira recently discussed all things RegTech with Rachel Przybylski, Regulatory Affairs and Company Secretary at Saxo Markets UK. Rachel Przybylski Saxo Markets is a UK FCA regulated entity of Saxo Bank AS, which is headquartered in Denmark. The Saxo Bank Group is … Read more
  • Machine Learning can bolster our defences against financial crime
    As winter approaches, so does the season of coughs, colds and ‘flu. Many of us will take the opportunity of having a ‘flu vaccine to ward off this seasonal lurgy. Unfortunately, ‘flu vaccines are not 100% effective because the ‘flu virus mutates rapidly, making … Read more
  • How technology can make name screening easier….
    Whilst President Donald Trump’s tweets have already been found to move markets, and having significant consequences for investors, his more recent pronouncements about economic sanctions against Turkey are likely to prove even more of a headache for compliance departments. Financial firms are obligated to … Read more
  • Joining the FinCrime dots
    For our fourth in our series of industry roundtables in collaboration with the FCA, we gathered financial crime practitioners, regulators and RegTech vendors in the Shard for a morning of lively and engaging discussion on all things KYC. Over 20 global banks, asset managers … Read more
  • Navigating the Fog of RegTech Innovation
    As with all markets, the RegTech market comprises buyers and sellers – buyers being the regulated institutions dealing with the challenges of ever-increasing regulation and the sellers are the RegTech vendors, offering innovative technological solutions to help regulated firms meet those challenges. Sitting between … Read more
  • Trade Finance: the challenge for RegTech
    In discussion with Farah Shaikh, Trade Finance Expert, member of the ITFA* FinTech Committee Tell us about Trade Finance – how big is this market?  In simple terms, when goods are exported, the exporter will require payment for the goods in advance of the … Read more
  • The role of RegTech in the future of markets: Part 2
    RegTech Associates were in discussion with Richard Fenner, Manager, Regulatory Affairs, World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) Part 2: What the WFE sees in the future What is the potential and interest for new technologies (AI, ML, DLT)? One of the things that characterises a … Read more
  • Tariq Khan on Crypto: the Opportunities and the Dangers
    Tariq Khan is a qualified lawyer, angel investor, startup board member and co-founding partner of Outrun Ventures. Hi Tariq. Can you provide our readers with some background? I qualified at the Bar twenty years ago, specialising in consumer-focused subjects and company and commercial law. … Read more
  • The role of RegTech in the future of markets: Part 1
    RegTech Associates were in discussion with Richard Fenner, Manager, Regulatory Affairs, World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) Part 1 – The current situation, as evaluated by the WFE What is the WFE and what do you do? The WFE is the global body that brings … Read more
  • Semantic Shortcuts to Digital Regulatory Reporting
    If you’ve been following the work of the FCA’s RegTech team over the last few years, you’ll be aware of the cutting-edge research they (and a cross-industry project team) have been doing to explore the art of the possible for Digital Regulatory Reporting (DRR). … Read more
  • Euronext : building a tech enabled risk and compliance culture
    Anne Giviskos is the Head of Risk and Compliance at Euronext RegTech Associate Lilia Tira recently caught up with Anne Giviskos, Head of Risk and Compliance at Euronext. Financial markets have gone through a number of regulations over the last 10 years. Which regulations … Read more
  • What’s on the horizon for Accountability Regimes?
    Our newest RegTech Associate and Conduct Risk Expert, Emma Parry, talks about some of the challenges and opportunities firms are facing as they address the requirements of the emerging Accountability regimes. With input from John O'Dwyer of Axiom HQ. With focus on the extension … Read more
  • GDF – Setting the conduct standards for Crypto & Digital Assets
    Teana Baker-Taylor is the Executive Director of Global Digital Finance Firstly, can you tell us about yourself and your background? I am the executive director for Global Digital Finance, which is a members association facilitating the development of standards and best practices for the … Read more
  • Top Ten Highlights for RegTech from the PRA & FCA 2019/20 Business Plans
    Both UK Financial Regulators – the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) – issued their 2019/20 business plans just before Easter. These plans lay out the work programmes of each authority for the next twelve months, making them an essential … Read more