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Swiss watchdog tweaks digital onboarding rules
Risk & regulation

Swiss watchdog tweaks digital onboarding rules

16 February 2018  |  3948 views  |  0 comments | 13 tweets | 10 linkedin

Swiss financial markets regulator Finma has updated its rules for digital client onboarding to reflect advances in technology such as the ability to authenticate a user with a "selfie with liveness detection".

Coinbase and Visa at loggerheads over erroneous charges on customer crypto accounts
Payments

Coinbase and Visa at loggerheads over erroneous charges on customer crypto accounts

16 February 2018  |  5493 views  |  0 comments | 10 tweets | 8 linkedin

Digital currency exchange Coinbase has blamed bank and credit card company meddling for a recent spate of erroneous charges against customer accounts, an allegation rejected by Visa.

Tandem turns to the crowd for £4 million fund raise
Retail banking

Tandem turns to the crowd for £4 million fund raise

16 February 2018  |  3728 views  |  0 comments | 2 tweets

Digital banking startup Tandem is going back to the crowd in a bid to raise a further £4 million from the 2000 members of its Seedrs community.

London Mayor warns of Hard Brexit threat to London tech hub status
Wholesale banking

London Mayor warns of Hard Brexit threat to London tech hub status

16 February 2018  |  3687 views  |  0 comments | 10 tweets | 10 linkedin

London Mayor Sadiq Khan is repeating his call for the UK to remain a part of the EU Single Market and Customs Union as new data demonstrates the UK capital's continued appeal as a magnet for international tech talent.

KBC opens WhatsApp channel for customer questions
Retail banking

KBC opens WhatsApp channel for customer questions

16 February 2018  |  3722 views  |  0 comments | 3 tweets | 7 linkedin

Belgium's KBC Bank is offering customers the opportunity to chat with staff via a dedicated WhatsApp channel.

Natwest warns love-seeking Brits about the 'romance scam'
Security

Natwest warns love-seeking Brits about the 'romance scam'

16 February 2018  |  4197 views  |  0 comments | 3 tweets | 1 linkedin

The romantic marketing suits at UK bank Natwest have chosen to mark Valentine's Day by carrying out a psychological experiment that demonstrates how easily crooks can extract valuable personal information by exploiting our amorous desires.

Santander InnoVentures joins $25m Roostify funding round
Retail banking

Santander InnoVentures joins $25m Roostify funding round

15 February 2018  |  4163 views  |  0 comments | 6 tweets | 2 linkedin

San Francisco-based digital lending platform provider Roostify has closed a $25 million Series B financing round joined by Santander InnoVentures, Cota Capital and Point72 Ventures.

BBVA-backed digital banking startup targets gig economy workers
Start ups

BBVA-backed digital banking startup targets gig economy workers

15 February 2018  |  5355 views  |  0 comments | 7 tweets | 11 linkedin

Azlo, a BBVA-backed digital banking platform targeting the fast-growing army of freelancers and self-employed Americans who make up the gig economy, has opened its virtual doors.

Citi and PNC invest in B2B payments outfit HighRadius
Transaction banking

Citi and PNC invest in B2B payments outfit HighRadius

15 February 2018  |  4830 views  |  0 comments | 4 tweets | 3 linkedin

Citi Ventures and PNC have made strategic investments in business-to-business payments and receivables software provider HighRadius. Terms were not disclosed.

ABN Amro moves escrow accounts to the blockchain
Blockchain

ABN Amro moves escrow accounts to the blockchain

15 February 2018  |  6626 views  |  1 comments | 15 tweets | 13 linkedin

ABN Amro Clearing services is to offer a blockchain-based alternative to escrow accounts for money-management organisations that need to segregate and lock up client funds during the course of a transaction.

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