Has the DOJ’s updated compliance guidance changed the industry a year on?

A recent report by Clausematch has examined what have been the key developments since the US Department of Justice (DOJ) updated its compliance guidance for 2020.

Sovos acquires tax software competitor 1099 Pro to broaden SME offering

Global tax software provider Sovos has purchased tax software and services company 1099 Pro for an undisclosed fee.

Background check platform Veremark extends seed round by $2.8m

Veremark, which conducts pre-employment background checks, has reportedly raised $2.8m in an extension to its seed round.

The FSA moves forward with potential new climate risk disclosure regulation

A new regulation by Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) may lead to the introduction of mandatory climate-risk related disclosures by March 2022.

UK financial watchdog issues fresh warnings on crypto risks after Kimmie K’s Insta post

UK watchdog Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has fired a warning shot at the cryptocurrency industry, signalling it could soon come under greater regulatory scrutiny.

WhatsApp slapped with $267m GDPR fine for user privacy shortcomings

WhatsApp has been hit with a $225m fine by Ireland’s Data Protection Commission after it failed to disclose enough information to users about the data shared with other Facebook companies.

EPA calls for greater digital identity push in light of growing financial crime

A whitepaper by the Emerging Payments Association (EPA) has detailed that a stronger focus on digital identity could help combat soaring cases of financial crime.

SEC charges BitConnect founder with $2bn cryptocurrency fraud

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed charges against BitConnect and its founder Satish Kumbhani, as well as a US-based promoter, Glenn Arcaro, alleging fraud against the crypto lending company.

Identitii unveils SaaS platform to reduce AML and CTF compliance risks

Identitii has launched a software-as-a-service platform to help firms cut non-compliance reporting risks with anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorist financing (CTF).

FCA warns UK banks and FinTechs on Afghanistan financial crime threat

Britain’s watchdog Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) warned banks to be vigilant about the risk of being used for criminal operations such as terrorist financing or money laundering in Afghanistan as the Taliban completes its takeover of the country.

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FinTech-focused venture firm QED Investors closes fund on $1.05bn

Global FinTech-focused venture capital firm QED Investors has closed its seventh fund on $1.05bn, as it eyes opportunities in US, UK, Latin America and Southeast Asia.

Grow Credit secures $106.3m in seed round made of debt and equity

Grow Credit, which hopes to bolster financial inclusion, has netted $106.3m in its seed round, which comprised of debt and equity.

Kolide raises $17m in round led by OpenView Partners

Endpoint security platform Kolide has picked up $17m in its Series B funding round, which was led by Boston-based venture firm OpenView Partners.

Form3 raises $160m in its Series C round

Form3, a payment technology developer, has closed its Series C round on $160m, which will aid its geographical growth.

Foxquilt bags funding to bolster growth in US and Canada

North American InsurTech company Foxquilt has bagged $8m in a funding round that will support its expansion across the US and Canada.

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