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CMA preps investigation into Cardtronics' deal to buy rival

CMA preps investigation into Cardtronics' deal to buy rival

04 May 2017  |  6744 views  |  0 comments | 3 tweets | 6 linkedin

ATM provider Cardtronics faces an in-depth UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) investigation into its multi-million pound acquisition of Canadian rival DirectCash Payments.

OCC fintech charter plans in jeopardy as Curry departs

OCC fintech charter plans in jeopardy as Curry departs

04 May 2017  |  5602 views  |  0 comments | 4 tweets | 5 linkedin

Proposals by the US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency to issue special purpose banking charters to fintech firms are up in the air following the departure of leading advocate Thomas Curry and his replacement as acting head of the Federal agency by Simpson Thacher & Bartlett partner Keith Noreika

Québec watchdog opens fintech lab and joins R3

Québec watchdog opens fintech lab and joins R3

02 May 2017  |  10783 views  |  0 comments | 4 tweets | 7 linkedin

The Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), Québec's financial services regulator, has joined the R3 consortium and set up a fintech lab to help it study new technologies, such as blockchain.

UBS moves risk platform to Microsoft Azure cloud

UBS moves risk platform to Microsoft Azure cloud

27 April 2017  |  12275 views  |  0 comments | 12 tweets | 28 linkedin

UBS, the world's largest wealth management firm, has moved its risk management platform to Microsoft Azure cloud technology.

State regulators sue OCC over fintech charter plans

State regulators sue OCC over fintech charter plans

26 April 2017  |  6735 views  |  0 comments | 13 tweets | 15 linkedin

US state regulators have filed a lawsuit against the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, upping the ante in an increasingly bitter dispute over the federal agency's plans to offer bank charter status to qualifying fintech firms.

Palantir pays $1.66m to settle hiring discrimination suit

Palantir pays $1.66m to settle hiring discrimination suit

26 April 2017  |  4331 views  |  0 comments | 4 linkedin

Palantir Technologies, a Peter Thiel-founded big data outfit which claims the SEC among its clients, will pay $1.66 million to settle a US government complaint that it discriminated against Asian job applicants.

EC plans blockchain 'observatory'

EC plans blockchain 'observatory'

21 April 2017  |  21825 views  |  0 comments | 11 tweets | 16 linkedin

The European Commission is pumping EUR500,000 into a blockchain and distributed ledger technology 'observatory' and forum to help it build up its knowledge and expertise on the subject.

Bank of England accelerator to tackle Big Data and privacy in distributed ledgers

Bank of England accelerator to tackle Big Data and privacy in distributed ledgers

19 April 2017  |  11370 views  |  0 comments | 24 tweets | 14 linkedin

The Bank of England is inviting applications for its latest accelerator project with an emphasis on conducting proofs of concept around machine learning and privacy in distributed ledgers.

Ant Financial raises MoneyGram offer to $1.2bn

Ant Financial raises MoneyGram offer to $1.2bn

18 April 2017  |  5405 views  |  0 comments | 8 tweets | 5 linkedin

Ant Financial has increased its bid to buy MoneyGram by 36%, to around $1.2 billion, in an effort to fight off competition from Euronet.

Apac banks suspicious about fintech consortiums

Apac banks suspicious about fintech consortiums

13 April 2017  |  17376 views  |  4 comments | 8 tweets | 5 linkedin

A research paper has revealed a level of scepticism among Asia Pacific banks when it comes to joining forces with fintechs.

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