FrankieFinancial signs Australian neo banks to RegTech platform

via Finextra

RegTech startup FrankieFinancial has signed Australian neo banks Xinja and Novatti Group to its financial systems aggregator platform, which provides a single point of access to ID verification, KYC, AML, fraud and credit tools from 114 vendors and data sources. (more…)

Banks, Fintech news, InspirAsia, Mobile-first banks, RegTech, Security

May 15, 2019


Four Major Trends For Compliance Professionals In 2019

via Forbes 

Accenture recently issued its annual Compliance Risk Study to gain insight into the different strategies that firms are pursuing to create compliance functions that meet the demands of a rapidly changing financial services industry.

Facing regulatory pressure and seeking to regain customers’ trust, financial institutions have spent heavily on compliance in the ten-plus years since the global financial crisis of 2008. This year, however, we are seeing a shift away from spending to meet regulatory needs to a focus on aligning compliance with growth initiatives – and to take advantage of technological innovation to automate some of the more basic compliance functions, relieving some of the pressure on firms to find, train and retain scarce talent. (more…)

Global trends, RegTech, Security

April 17, 2019


Regtech firm Ascent raises $6m

By Ascent Technologies

Ascent Technologies, a leading regulatory technology (regtech) company, announced the successful completion of their Series A funding round. (more…)


March 2, 2018


PSD2 & Open Banking: The perfect marriage of technology and regulation

By Maikki Frisk for Finextra

There’s no doubt that PSD2 is a big deal, but when considered alongside the terrific advances being made in open banking, Maikki Frisk, Executive Director, Mobey Forum, wonders whether the industry truly appreciates the extent of the changes that lie ahead. (more…)

Fintech news, Government activities, RegTech

September 4, 2017

SAS and KPMG launch first cloud-based IFRS9 and stress testing RegTech solutions in Asia

SAS and KPMG in Singapore released two new Managed Analytics Service Providers (MASP) solutions – the first cloud-based, cost-effective and secure solutions in market to help financial institutions in Asia meet the International Accounting Standards Board’s (IASB) new IFRS9 reporting standards which take effect from 2018, as well as with enterprise stress testing. (more…)


August 31, 2017


Trulioo Launches ID Document Verification With Facial Comparison Technology


rulioo and Mitek join forces to offer a comprehensive global identity verification solution for fraud prevention and AML/KYC compliance (more…)

Fintech news, Global trends, RegTech, Security

May 16, 2017


Credit Karma now helps users find unclaimed cash

by  for

Since being founded a decade ago, Credit Karma has worked to help users better understand their credit scores and improve their financial health. Today the company is launching a new product that helps find unclaimed money they might not even have known was owed to them. (more…)

Deals, Fintech news, Hotnews, RegTech, Security

May 15, 2017


BNP Paribas Fortis adheres to PSD2now with The Glue

By The Glue

Today, The Glue, a leading provider of next generation infrastructure solutions for financial institutions, launches PSD2now, designed to support the Payment Services Directive 2 (PSD2). (more…)

Banks, RegTech, Security

May 9, 2017


Innovate Finance publishes sandbox consultation report

By Innovate FInance

Findings of the Industry Sandbox Consultation have been published today. (more…)

Government activities, Influences FinTech, InspirAsia, RegTech

May 9, 2017


Fintech, e-commerce, Smart Cities take centerstage in US-Singapore bilateral trade meeting

By Kevin McSpadden for e27

High-level US-Singapore policymakers discussed how to use a 2016 Memorandum of Understanding to help facilitate bilateral trade (more…)

Global trends, Government activities, RegTech

May 3, 2017


RegTech Companies in the US Driving Down Compliance Costs to Enable Innovation


Regulatory and compliance issues are some of the most important, complex and resource-consuming problems to solve for any organization, especially for startups with limited resources. Over decades of development, regulatory requirements and documentation have grown into a matter of special expertise and skills to decode. Globally, ~$80 billion is spent on governance, risk and compliance, and the market is only expected to grow, reaching $120 billion in the next five years. (more…)


March 21, 2017


Welcome to RegTech: The Age of Disrupting the Status Quo Is Here

By Jason Boud for LTP

On Tuesday, January 31, at a crowded event near Canary Wharf, a select group of RegTech innovators, accelerators and venture capitalists came together to discuss this emerging market. Attendees heard four expert speakers explore the challenges and opportunities. But first, some background. (more…)

Fintech news, RegTech

February 6, 2017


How fintech could (one day) solve problem underlying Trump travel ban

By Penny Crosman for American Banker

The Trump administration’s temporary ban on travelers from certain countries is a dramatic illustration of a longstanding, global problem with no simple solutions, one that financial institutions tackle every day: verifying identities.


Blockchain, Government activities, RegTech, Security

February 1, 2017


Making a Difference with FinTech – Three Examples

By Elena Mesropyan for LTP

There is enough said about the scale of the FinTech industry, its inclusive agenda and massive surrounding ecosystem, but the real value of this industry is not in millions that are moving around in funding, expansion and acquisition deals. The value is measured in micro-processes, in the real, everyday difference FinTech startups make for small businesses and individuals. (more…)

Analytics, Government activities, Mobile payments/banking, p2p-payments, RegTech, SME

January 29, 2017


Singapore’s FinTech Industry Is on the Way to Global Leadership

By Elena Mesropyan for LTP

“Singapore has established an enviable position as a leading Asian financial technology center with an exciting innovation ecosystem, a great talent pool and fantastic infrastructure. It also boasts a business-friendly environment so it was therefore an obvious winner when considering locations for new headquarters for our global operations,” said, Yoshio Tomiie, Head of Commerce at Senjō Group, a privately held investment firm, at the unveiling of the company’s new global HQ in Singapore. (more…)

AI / Machine Learning / Big Data, Blockchain, Crowdfunding/investing, Cryptocurrencies, Financial Markets / Trading, Fintech news, Hotnews, Insurance, Mobile payments/banking, p2p/online lending, Payment processors/providers/gateways, RegTech, Remittances, Security, Singapore

January 26, 2017


Emerging market payments requires innovation in regulatory technology

By Tomas Likar for PaymentsSource

Financial technology, which first made its impact in predominantly Western countries such as the U.S. and U.K., stands to bring even greater change to unbanked populations in emerging markets.


Analytics, Global trends, RegTech

January 25, 2017

Corlytics Raises €3M in Venture Capital Funding

By FinSMEs

corlyticsCorlytics, a Dublin, Ireland-based provider of a regulatory risk intelligence platform, raised €3m in venture capital funding. (more…)

Deals, Fintech news, RegTech

January 16, 2017


FinTech Story: Hits and Misses From 2013 to 2016 and the Way Forward

By Amit for LTP

We have watched 35+ FinTech segments through the ups and downs every single day in the last 3.5 years at LTP. We developed a lot of listening tools and an army of analysts to catch everything in FinTech like a radar. Somebody told us that we have one of the biggest team of FinTech market analysts and that could very well be true. In 2016, we developed MEDICI from the data that we collect, and that contains 6000+ FinTech startup profiles and research across segments. It’s my pleasure to share what we learned about FinTech shift by analyzing some of the data and also talking to hundreds of entrepreneurs and FIs in-person in the last couple of years.  (more…)

China, Cryptocurrencies, India, Mobile payments/banking, RegTech, Security

January 10, 2017


What’s in Store for RegTech in 2017?

By Anshu Dubey for LTP

RegTech has been a famous buzzword in 2016 and the industry – banking and FinTech alike – is looking eagerly at 2017. RegTech is comparatively a new term used in FinTech to describe a set of companies and solutions that address regulatory challenges across industries, including financial services, through innovative technology. (more…)

Fintech news, Global trends, RegTech

December 26, 2016


Trump’s vow to cut business regulation may help ‘regtech’ startups

By VentureBeat

(Reuters) – President elect Donald Trump is pro-business and anti-red tape. But what if your business is red tape? (more…)

Deals, Fintech news, Global trends, Government activities, RegTech

December 23, 2016


Will IBM Watson Endanger RegTech Startups in 2017?

By Elena Mesropyan for LTP

IBM Watson is probably one of the wonders of modern technological advancements and a crown jewel of the IBM Corp. The company made its bet on advancing Watson to swoop into a range of industries and in the nearest future, IBM could become the primary player across verticals that startups should worry about. (more…)

AI / Machine Learning / Big Data, Fintech news, RegTech

December 22, 2016


10 FinTech Predictions for Asia in 2017

By Henri Arslanian for LTP

In 2016, FinTech went mainstream. So what can we expect for 2017?

Here are some predictions for FinTech in Asia for 2017: (more…)

AI / Machine Learning / Big Data, Bots, China, Deals, Fintech news, Global trends, India, InspirAsia, RegTech

December 13, 2016


Here’s how fintech will impact emerging markets in 2017

By  for VentureBeat

Mobile payments, digital wallets, and other forms of financial technology (fintech) have seen widespread adoption in the West, but fintech has a whole new meaning for the developing world. (more…)

Analytics, China, Fintech news, Global trends, India, RegTech

December 13, 2016


Blockchain technologies could transform government services

By ,  for TechCrunch

With the current election season sparking yet another conversation about how government can better monitor our elections and deliver secure services, emerging blockchain technologies may provide a solution. By providing both security and transparency — reducing the risk of foul play and enabling everyone to audit the results — blockchain solutions could reshape the future of American elections. (more…)

Blockchain, Government activities, RegTech

November 22, 2016


Application of AI in RegTech

By Elena Mesropyan for LTP

Regulatory and compliance issues are some of the most important, complex and resource-consuming problems to solve for any organization, especially for startups with limited resources. Over decades of development, regulatory requirements and documentation have grown into a matter of special expertise and skills to decode. Globally, ~$80 billion is spent on governance, risk and compliance, and the market is only expected to grow, reaching $120 billion in the next five years . (more…)

About, Fintech news, RegTech

November 11, 2016


RegTech to the fore in second FCA TechSprint

By Finextra

The Financial Conduct Authority is preparing to run its second TechSprint event, a two-day app development challenge on the theme of ‘unlocking regulatory compliance’. (more…)

Fintech news, Government activities, RegTech

November 8, 2016


Banks and brokers failing to deal with regulatory overload

By Finextra

Bankers, brokers and traders are not prepared to address the risks posed by the combination of regulatory pressures worldwide and technological advancements that are disrupting their industries, according to a new global survey published by FIS™ (NYSE: FIS) a global leader in financial services technology. (more…)

Banks, Government activities, RegTech

November 3, 2016


Financial services regulation as a creator of opportunities

By Nanda Kumar for Finextra

The United States presidential race is in its home stretch. Trump is confident of victory but his policies for the financial services industry are questionable. In his manifesto he states he wants to rid the US ofthe Dodd-Frank law, which he feels is impeaching on the amount of capital financial institutions can hold. His opponent, and a former First Lady, Clinton, suggests this would be catastrophic and will disadvantage many. Whoever wins, regulation is still likely to shape the way banks conduct themselves.  (more…)

About, Global trends, RegTech

November 1, 2016


Fintech Trending: RegTech Reality Check, Blockchain Bandwagon, and IBM’s New Wallet

By David Penn for Finovate Blog

The Dream of RegTech is Alive at Finovate

Deloitte recently asked what we should make of “regtech” in a new report titled, “RegTech is the new FinTech: How agile regulatory technology is helping firms better understand and manage their risks.” To the extent that regtech represents technologies, strategies, and solutions designed to help firms better meet regulatory obligations, remain compliant, and/or secure their processes, there may be less new here than meets the eye. Compared to “insurtech” – regtech firms have been prominent players in the fintech firmament for years. (more…)

Blockchain, Fintech news, Mobile payments/banking, RegTech

October 31, 2016


HCE Service Launches EU PSD2-Compliant Mobile Payments Solution


The EU (European Union) PSD2 (Payment Services Directive 2), which will apply from January 2018, aims in particular at ensuring that all payment services offered electronically are carried out in a secure manner, adopting technologies able to guarantee the safe authentication of the user and to reduce, to the maximum extent possible, the risk of fraud. (more…)

Mobile payments/banking, RegTech, Security

October 30, 2016