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InsurTech: the Tech family adds a new member

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Increasingly in today’s society we want everything at the click of a button, at our fingertips, on our smartphones – so why shouldn’t we access and manage our insurance in the same way?

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Artificial Intelligence in financial services: here to stay?

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The successful infiltration of technology into every aspect of our personal lives has led pundits, over the last few years, to try and predict how technology will alter the landscape of our professional lives.
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FinTech vs. RegTech: an introduction

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Orange is the new black, forty is the new thirty…is RegTech the new FinTech, or just its younger sibling?

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Money Laundering Regulations 2017

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On Monday 26 June 2017, by the skin of its teeth, the UK enacted the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds Regulations 2017 (the MLRs 2017). Dragging its heels, somewhat unusually for UK Plc, there were a few tweaks but no real surprises between the draft MLRs and the final version with five key changes made...

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Blockchain: an introduction

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Blockchain is capturing the imagination of the financial services for its potential to reduce risk and decrease costs. It’s easy to consider blockchain as a unicorn – elusive, never seen and no one seems to quite know its capabilities. Blockchain is a type of distributed ledger technology (DLT), but what exactly is blockchain and DLT? And how can they be used by mainstream companies?
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[Infographic] Ukraine Cyberattack

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It is being reported that this attack involves a variant or new strain of ‘Petya’ ransomware which is well-understood and has been reported on since 2016. It appears to have started in Ukraine. Many companies have been affected, including the Danish shipping company Maersk, the Chernobyl nuclear plant in the Ukraine, Russia’s largest oil producer Rosneft and the Netherlands based shipping company TNT.

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Iran: re-entering the global community with enhanced regulation

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Iran is gradually re-emerging into the international trading sphere and with that, global standard in regulation are being introduced and updated.

Review of the key points affecting the regulatory sector from the new UK Government

by: (Research & Development Manager) on

Despite not achieving the overall majority they were looking for, it looks like the Conservatives, propped up by the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) in Northern Ireland, will continue in government for the next five years following the dramatic outcome of last week’s UK General Election. With that in mind, let’s look at a selection of the Conservative manifesto statements that will impact on the regulatory environment, and take a view on how this might affect our industry going forward.
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Anglo Irish Bank: Acquittal of former chairman raises compliance agency questions

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Seán Fitzpatrick’s acquittal at the Irish Criminal Courts of Justice last month has sparked questions over the effectiveness of Ireland’s corporate crime-fighting agency, the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE).
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Managing sanctions risk: The greatest challenge of all?

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The UN, the EU, OFAC, and OFSI (the new UK sanctions body) have sanctions against various countries, people, organisations and even inanimate object such as boats. This is why it is extremely important to manage sanctions risk and have a sanctions governance framework in place, which will include effective due diligence. This would, for example, prevent countries like North Korea from being able to hide behind front companies.
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