RegTech partnership arms financial institutions against financial crime

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Global consulting firm Protiviti and Dutch headquartered BusinessForensics, a provider of financial economic crime management software, have formed a strategic partnership to offer their clients access to compliance technology solutions. The combination of BusinessForensics’ digital risk analysis software technology and Protiviti’s domain expertise, regulatory experience and business acumen will give financial institutions renewed capabilities to […]

Regtech outfit Compendor expands offerings

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Compendor assists companies in understanding their compliance needs by offering easy-to-use decision-making tools that help them ascertain regulation’s impact on their business models. The Frankfurt-based outfit says it distinguishes itself from its competitors by bringing together leading experts and technology. It bases its services on this and the fact that regulation demands companies go beyond […]

Apiax wins at 2019 Swiss FinTech Awards

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Apiax is a Zurich-based regtech company that creates digital tools to help companies master the complex world of financial regulations, and it nabbed the Early Stage Startup of the Year award at this year’s Swiss FinTech Awards. In a blog post, the company writes that in 2018 it was also in the running for the […]

IHS Markit and encompass corporation partner on data for KYC


A recently concluded partnership between IHS Markit and encompass corporation will support the automated procurement of data across corporate registries, exchanges, regulator sites and other local authorities and associations. The partnership will enable the companies to respond to growing demand for faster and more cost-effective methods to reduce the burden of KYC requirements.  IHS Markit are a […]

Regtech recognition: Apiax leading the charge

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The finalists of the Swiss Fintech Awards 2019 have been named, with Apiax under consideration for “Early Stage Startup of the Year”. The regtech outfit combine regulatory and legal expertise with technology to transform complex regulations into digital regulatory rules, to manage regulations in a truly digital way. Their service, regtech-as-a-solution, delivers binary answers to complex regulatory […]

Research At A Glance: Week 44

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Cryptotechnologies: Improving regulatory compliance by EBA Cryptotechnologies Working Group This report highlights KYC and regulatory reporting as the most beneficial financial regulatory compliance processes to be disrupted by fintech. It theorises the uses and advantages of DLT based technology and appropriates use cases to expose these processes as ripe for fintech disruption.   Financial Technology […]

Research At A Glance: Week 43

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Technology Based Innovations for Regulatory Compliance (“RegTech”) in the Securities Industry by finra Drawing on the discussions held with participants in the regtech space including broker-dealer firms, vendors, regtech associations, and academics, this report summarises key findings, including how regtech tools are being applied in the areas of surveillance and monitoring, customer identification AML compliance, […]

Australian fintech companies to watch

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Despite its small population, Australia boasts more than 600 fintech companies. Its dynamism is partly due to its strong economy, and partly to the high level of support that government and industry offer to start-ups. We review some of the start-ups we think you should keep an eye on in the next few years. In […]

OptInsight’s research article on the ‘Opt-in Challenge’

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Joining forces with the reputed law firm Baker Mckenzie, OptInsight has co-authored an informative article pertaining to the exercise of direct marketing in conjunction with the EU’s GDPR and the ePrivacy Directive. Titled as Direct Marketing and its Relevance: The ‘Opt-in Challenge’, the article analyzes what has changed for direct marketing activities since the enforcement of the […]

Member Spotlight: OptInsight

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If there is one sentence to describe OptInsight, that would be “Creating business value with regtech”, according to Tjeerd van der Stroom, one of the founders of the company. Coming from a business and financial background, Tjeerd has gained his in-depth understanding of regulatory compliance through his work in financial institutions. The advent of the […]