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Smart Money launches specialist unregulated business arm Smart Money Finance
Wednesday, 18 October 2017
Smart Money Ltd has undergone a strategic restructure which sees the launch of Smart Money Finance as the focal point for all unregulated business activity. 
FICO Regtech Solutions Will Protect GVNG Nonprofit Platform from Financial Crime
Wednesday, 18 October 2017
Silicon Valley analytic software firm FICO announced that GVNG, a technology platform for nonprofits, will use the FICO TONBELLER® Siron® suite of anti-money laundering (AML) and know your customer (KYC) solutions. Based in Los Angeles, GVNG will use the FICO “regtech” solutions to carry out risk-based checks on people setting up charities, making donations, receiving payments and volunteering services, and to provide immediate alerts when any suspicious transactions take place.
United Kingdom: Maintain close ties with EU to meet challenges of Brexit, OECD says
Wednesday, 18 October 2017
The U.K. economy has weakened in the aftermath of the decision to leave the European Union. Maintaining close ties with the EU and implementing policies to boost productivity will be crucial for maintaining future living standards, according to a new report from the OECD. 
Commenting on how inflation has hit a five year high
Tuesday, 17 October 2017
Commenting on how UK CPI inflation has hit a five year high, Emmanuel Lumineau, CEO at BrickVest, said: “The UK’s relative economic strength post Brexit has now waned as consumers begin to feel the impact of rising inflation. Higher interest rates should be coming for the first time in more than a decade. For the commercial real estate industry, higher interest rates and rising inflation make borrowing and construction more expensive for owners, which can have a constraining effect on the market but can also lead to an increase in property prices. 
Nearly half of SMEs have never checked their credit score
Monday, 16 October 2017
Nearly half (44 per cent) of SMEs have never checked their company’s credit score, according to new research from RateSetter Business Finance.  
Creating Silos, Financial Crime Risk and Impacting Customer Experience
Monday, 16 October 2017
Speaking ahead of SIBOS 2017, Reetu Khosla, head of risk, compliance, and onboarding for financial services at Pegasystems, urges the banking technology sector to stop deploying RegTech as a standalone solution in the fight against financial crime. There needs to be a concerted effort to embed RegTech within a new technology platform of KYC and Client Lifecycle Management capabilities along with robotics and AI. Without being bolder on digital transformation, banks’ ability to absorb the continuing tide of regulations and simultaneously improve their customer experience will be impaired, she adds. Streamlining front to back office client onboarding and customer experience is the key to driving competitive differentiation for Corporate Banks. 
Free credit scoring platform launches for all registered businesses in the UK
Friday, 13 October 2017
Open Risk Exchange (ORX) has launched a platform offering free credit scores for all registered businesses in the United Kingdom.  
Almost 12,000 criteria searches conducted on Knowledge Bank in one month
Thursday, 12 October 2017
Brokers have conducted 11,966 criteria searches on Knowledge Bank in the month since its launch, with the top three residential searches in September being: 
Tailored Data Solutions targeting businesses over new European data rules
Thursday, 12 October 2017
Information experts Tailored Data Solutions are urgently reminding marketing agencies of an impending deadline for making theirs and their clients’ stored data compliant with a new law.  
FICO Doubles the Power of Cybersecurity Score to Predict Breaches
Thursday, 12 October 2017
Silicon Valley analytics firm FICO today announced that the latest version of its FICO® Enterprise Security Score is twice as accurate at predicting a data breach as the previous model, and more than four times as powerful as the best results claimed by competing solutions. The FICO Enterprise Security Score gives subscribers the ability to assess the forward-looking cyber breach risk of their organisation and their partners, and improves breach insurance underwriting.  
The GDPR: 80% of UK companies face “major challenges” for compliance by May 2018
Thursday, 12 October 2017
The race against time has already begun: the new General Data Protection Regulations, defined in 2015 to strengthen consumer protection at European level, will come into effect as early as 25th May 2018. Non-compliance with the GDPR will result in severe financial penalties. These are part of a general policy in the European community to harmonise data protection across the European area. A survey has revealed that, just 10 months before the GDPR compliance deadline, 80% of respondents said they face major challenges. The GDPR is a major issue for all the players in e-Commerce.
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