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John Bertrand

EU mandatory regulation is on the money

EU mandatory regulations for instant credit transfers within the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) are right on the money. The key requirement is verification of payee. Today this is absent in the UK,...

21 Feb 2024
Banking Strategy, Digital and Transformation
Craig Butterworth

Trading Controls: Lessons to be Learned from WhatsApp fines?

As I spend my days meeting with clients, chatting with partners and speaking at conferences, I've noticed a considerable shift in attitudes towards pre-trade controls. There is a tacit acknowledgement...

21 Feb 2024
Paul Marcantonio

What are the payment alternatives in 2024?

Card schemes were planning to increase fees, according to reports last autumn. Then the UK Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) announced in December 2023 provisional proposals to introduce a price cap fo...

19 Feb 2024
Nick Green

Reducing risk and spend during times of unpredictable inflation

Andrew Bailey is under pressure. While there’s been progress in getting UK inflation down, it’s too early to declare victory, just yet. If they cut interest rates too soon and too rapidly—they risk a ...

15 Feb 2024
Banking
Steve Dance

Are risk appetite statements causing indigestion?

High, medium or low? What does it mean? Does anyone know? This concept of risk appetite as a means to set a risk management strategy has, I must admit, baffled me since it first started to creep in...

15 Feb 2024
Joris Lochy

Rethinking AML: A Call for Innovation and Efficiency

In the financial services sector, Anti-Money Laundering (AML) continues to be a topic of intense debate. Discussions oscillate between advocating for stricter regulations and questioning the extent of...

13 Feb 2024
Banking Regulations
Abhinav Paliwal

Use Next-Gen FinTech to encrypt your digital payments instead of the OTP

In an era of rapid technological innovation, the landscape of payment authorization is changing. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) recently highlighted the necessity to look at alternatives to One-Time ...

13 Feb 2024
Finextra site news
Nick Green

FCA's latest Consumer Duty warning: A call for smarter credit data management

The FCA recently unveiled new consumer protection guidelines that signal a major shift in credit data management. These rules require financial services firms not only to meet formal compliance standa...

13 Feb 2024
Banking
Ben Parker

Navigating the perfect storm: global shocks, technological evolution, and the new regulatory maze

The global financial landscape is currently battling a variety of simultaneous shocks that have made it vulnerable to market abuse. In March of last year, Fabio Panetta, of the European Central Bank’s...

12 Feb 2024
RegTech
Abhinav Paliwal

Transforming Cross-Border Payments with Open Banking APIs

The era of tiresome, hidden cross-border payments is ending, giving way to a smooth, digitized future powered by open banking APIs. This blog explores how these new connections alter the financial e...

07 Feb 2024
Finextra site news
Paul Holland

Will the ‘Pots for Life’ scheme solve the UK’s pension crisis?

The UK is currently in the midst of a pension fund crisis. With state pensions now funded on a pay-as-you-go basis, the average life expectancy rising and the cost-of-living crisis worsening, pensione...

05 Feb 2024
Regulatory Reporting
Satyam Kumar

Gen AI: Ethics and Regulations

In this epoch of AI, serious questions about regulations and laws for AI are being raised but why now, and if not now, what will be the consequences. The question seems valid since we have been workin...

04 Feb 2024
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