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Equifax launches facial recognition solution to improve speed and security of financial applications
Tuesday, 28 March 2017
Equifax, the consumer and business insights expert, has launched a bespoke Document Verifier solution to provide faster identity authentication for financial product applications using facial recognition.
Esprow releases ETP C-Box update for automated MiFID II compliance certification
Tuesday, 28 March 2017
Esprow Pte. Ltd., a global provider of enterprise testing technology for the financial markets, announced today it has released a MiFID II adaptation of its ETP C-Box RegTech platform. The update will automate MiFID II certification of exchange members and counterparties and allow any regulated firm to streamline inbound connectivity fast and accurately.
Equifax finds 56% of Brits prefer biometric banking
Monday, 27 March 2017
Research from Equifax, the consumer and business insights expert, shows that 56% of people online would prefer to use a biometric security method over traditional options like passwords to log into their financial accounts online.
Affordability high on the agenda for UK organisations despite sporadic best practice, research finds
Friday, 24 March 2017
Despite the rising importance of affordability assessments’ for UK organisations, less than half (40%) of risk leaders rate themselves as very effective at identifying customers who are financially vulnerable, according to a major new study from Callcredit Information Group.
Falcon Group concludes financial restructuring and announces new Board composition
Thursday, 23 March 2017
At the end of January 2017, Falcon Group had a consolidated capital adequacy ratio of over 20% and a solid liquidity cushion with an LCR of around 140%. Over the last few months, we focused on de-risking and fostering our business, and took relentless action to address remaining legacy issues. The Annual General Meeting 2017 has approved a new composition of the Board of Directors with Christian Wenger as the new Chairman and three new Swiss Board members.
Celebrated technology leaders come together to tackle devastating data loss in banking
Thursday, 23 March 2017
Three eminent technology leaders have joined forces to launch BOHH Labs, with the goal of turning the tide against the skyrocketing costs of banking security breaches. Simon Bain, Damion Hänkejh and Ken Hawkins bring a combined 75 years of security technology experience, four patents with six pending, international corporate pedigrees spanning Hewlett Packard Labs, Amazon, Oracle, and deep experience in online banking and money transfer technology. 
Equifax Touchstone: 2016 protection sales up 14%
Thursday, 23 March 2017
Analysis from Equifax Touchstone, a market leading intermediary database provider, reveals resilient performance of the protection market in 2016 with sales of £521.0 million, up from the 2015 total of £457.3 million (+13.9%).
Independent Research Firm Names FICO as a Leader in Predictive Analytics and Machine Learning
Wednesday, 22 March 2017
Silicon Valley analytics software firm FICO (NYSE: FICO) was named as a leader in the March 2017 report, The Forrester Wave™: Predictive Analytics and Machine Learning Solutions, Q1 2017. The report explains, “FICO’s Decision Management Suite encompasses the end-to-end capabilities needed to create, deploy and monitor models for use in complex, consequential enterprise decisions.”
Enhanced lifetime mortgage can make the difference
Tuesday, 21 March 2017
Key Retirement’s Dean Mirfin has outlined how the equity release market is seeing a decrease in drawdown take-up, whilst at the same time the number of enhanced lifetime mortgages has grown. 
Government might target limited company buy-to-let
Tuesday, 21 March 2017
Robert Sinclair, Chief Executive of the Association of Mortgage Intermediaries (AMI), said today that the Government might well consider looking at landlord’s use of limited company/SPV corporate vehicles following its recent Budgetary u-turn on raising National Insurance Contributions (NICs) for the self-employed. 
Seconds are 'a mile away from where they need to be'
Tuesday, 21 March 2017
The second-charge market has plenty of scope to develop but needs to keep pushing the education message if it wants to grow, said Alistair Ewing of The Lending Channel, speaking at today’s Financial Services Expo (FSE) Glasgow, the premier exhibition for the financial services industry in Scotland.  
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