01 December 2015

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Over 60% of risk managers at financial services firms think that the probability of a "high-impact event" on the global system has increased over the last six months, with worries about cyber-attacks driving the rising jitteriness, according to a Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation survey.

Mobile-first Tandem gets UK banking license

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Tandem, a digital banking startup led by Azimo founder Ricky Knox and Capital One's Matt Cooper, has secured a license from the BofE, paving the way for it to join the scrum of challengers taking on Britain's high street lenders.

PRA fines Raphaels Bank £1.3 million for bungled outsourcing deal

27 November 2015  | 0 comments | 9 tweets | 3 linkedin

The Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) has fined Raphaels Bank £1.3 million for "potentially putting its safety and soundness at risk" by failing to properly manage an outsourcing deal for its cash machines.

Goldman Sachs compliance staffer charged with insider trading

26 November 2015  | 0 comments | 9 tweets | 4 linkedin

A former Goldman Sachs staffer has been charged by the Securities and Exchange Commission with making nearly half a million dollars by stealing non-public information from the bank's email system and using it to make illegal trades ahead of client mergers.

Technology vendors supplying services to financial market infrastructures (FMI) should be subject to rigorous cyber-security checks to protect the integrity and stability of the financial system, say global regulators in a new consultative paper.

In the wake of the Paris attacks, France's finance minister, Michel Sapin, says that European authorities need better access to Swift data in the fight against terrorism.

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