Eventus names software engineering veteran as CTO

Trade surveillance firm Eventus Systems has appointed Josh Bosquez to the role of chief technology officer.

Zeidler makes organisational revamp with new appointments

Zeidler Group has updated its leadership and organisational infrastructure to help further connect the company’s wide-ranging capabilities to advance future growth.

Regnology taps new chief executive on the back of recent rebranding

RegTech firm Regnology has appointed Rob Mackay to the role of CEO following the company’s recent renaming from BearingPoint RegTech.

How can firms assess the risks associated with a politically exposed person?

A recent webinar by Alessa has examined what constitutes a politically exposed person (PEP) and why relationships with certain PEPs may offer increased financial crime threats.

Communities of colour found to be more likely to suffer cyberattacks

A survey by internet security firm Malwarebytes has found that black, indigenous and people of colour (BIPOC) are more likely to suffer from identity theft.

Q2 Holdings, Plaid partner to simplify bank account connection services for customers

Q2 Holdings has launched a strategic partnership with open banking platform Plaid to offer customers a secure way to connect accounts to apps and services.

Banking startup Kernolab inks $1m in pre-seed funding

Lithuanian FinTech Kernolab has raised $1m in a pre-seed funding round headed by venture capital firm Lighthouse Ventures.

Mastercard enters agreement to buy crypto intelligence firm CipherTrace

Mastercard has agreed to acquire cryptocurrency intelligence and blockchain analytics firm CipherTrace for an undisclosed fee.

Peter Thiel-backed B2B platform ShopUp inks $75m Series B

Bangladeshi B2B commerce platform ShopUp has secured $75m in a Series B funding round headed by Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures.

Adflex partners with Signifyd to bolster payment security checks

Business-to-business payments specialist Adflex has teamed with fraud protection company Signifyd to strengthen security checks for its merchant customers.

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How banks can fight back against fraud scams

The threat of fraud is rising. Covid-19 shook the world and accelerated fraudulent criminal activity around the world.

Extortion demands climb 45% in 2021 on back of ransomware spread

The average ransom demand grew to $247,000 in 2021 according to research from Group-IB.

Investing app Claritus.io launches out of beta

Personal finance app Claritus.io has launched out of its beta as it helps people easily track all of their investments from one location.

Zurich to sell Russian business following calls to cut ties

Global insurer Zurich Insurance Group has agreed to sell its business in Russia to 11 members of the unit’s team following mounting pressure on financial institutions and insurers to cut ties with the region.

How can merchant payments firms navigate the European regulatory landscape?

With a central bank digital currency (CBDC) anticipated to be launched in Europe soon, it is becoming increasingly important that merchants can prepare to accept such a currency.

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