How pay-access apps can ensure compliance as US regulators crack down on the sector

Regulators across several US states are scrutinizing apps that enable employees to access salaries before their pay days.

Why French FinTech is becoming a tour de force

France is one of the biggest economies in the world, but its FinTech sector has lagged behind the UK and Germany. However, things are heating up.

How Cobwebs is stopping the game of whack-a-mole in the fight against money laundering

Money laundering in global financial markets is like “whack-a-mole”, when you stop one scheme, another just pops up, according to Daniel Nisman, the head of financial sector solutions at web intelligence company Cobwebs.

How the role of the chief risk officer is changing

The role of the chief risk officer is changing for good. It will not come as a surprise to many that technology will help this change, but there are other factors at play, including a merger with the chief financial officer.

What will the big RegTech trends of 2021 be?

As we say goodbye to 2020, it is time to look ahead to what 2021 will bring for the world of compliance and RegTech.

Novidea hires ex-broker to head sales department

Insurance company Novidea has appointed Jamie McDonnell to the role of UK sales manager.

Where investors think they’ll start to see returns in blockchain

There’s no shortage of hype surrounding blockchain, however, it’s still not clear where the real revenue-making potential is, nor where the greatest opportunity for returns lie.

The rise of private equity in FinTech

A surplus of private equity capital and less outperforming opportunities are raising valuations according to LLR Partners vice president Ryan Goldenberg in a research interview with FinTech Global.

Will increasing InsurTech valuations hinder subsequent funding?

High InsurTech valuations are starting to outweigh the performance of businesses, according to Eos Venture Partners investment director James Tootell in a research interview with FinTech Global.

InsurTech 100 company Planck explains how underwriting is getting updated to the 21st century

Insurance is changing and Planck is leading that change through its platform which automatically and accurately assesses risk factors in real time. Elad Tsur, Amir...

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Microsoft underlines heightened concern from call centre ransomware scheme

Microsoft has claimed a ransomware campaign employing bogus call centers to trick victims into downloading malware may be more dangerous than previously thought.

Crypto banking platform Matrixport hits unicorn status

Matrixport, which claims to be one of Asia’s fastest growing digital asset platforms, has joined the unicorn club, after it closed a Series C round.

Flood insurance firm reThought Insurance bags Series A funding

reThought Insurance, a digital MGA aimed at the flood insurance market, has closed its Series A round on $15.5m.

India unveils new digital currency, Nigeria eyes e-currency launch in October 2021

India has introduced the e-RUPI, which is a cashless and contactless digital payment system to support the global shift towards digital payments.

Amazon slapped with record $887m fine for data privacy breach by EU agency

Amazon has been issued with a fine of $887m by a European privacy watchdog for breaching the bloc’s data protection laws.

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