GDPR Compliance Stalls EMEA Acquisition Activity

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A new survey shows that an increasing number of mergers and acquisitions (M&As) are not going through because of concerns over General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance.

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How next-generation technologies are transforming governance, risk and compliance

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Reading the paper, you will see how new artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities, enhanced user experience (UXD), and data-driven analytics informed by regulatory expertise are enabling businesses around the world to redefine governance, risk and compliance across the organization.

MoneyGram Shares Slammed On Revenue Slide Amid Compliance Efforts

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MoneyGram shares sank as much as 25 percent during intraday trading on Friday (November 9), as the company reported results that reflected the impact of new compliance rules to stop fraudulent transactions, which has hurt top line momentum — and which will continue.

Compliance As Competitive Advantage

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Compliance is also becoming an enterprise-wide endeavor, and compliance officers must adopt a global mindset. When asked as to what the three things that are most urgently in need of attention when it comes to compliance and fraud, Gurz said that “one is balancing efficiencies versus risk. Security & Fraud ACH CGI cheryl gurz compliance Financial Crime fraud Main Feature Security

Global GDPR Compliance Rates Remain Low

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Compliance of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules remain low across the globe, according to the latest research from Dimensional Research. When researchers isolated the findings to businesses in the European Union (EU), they found only marginal improvement, with 27 EU companies reporting GDPR compliance. However, the cost of GDPR compliance is significant. companies said they have spent at least $1 million on compliance initiatives.

Innovative compliance technology is empowering end-to-end GRC

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Whether the change is additional regulations or a rollback of existing regulations (which we are seeing in the US), the impact on financial institutions and their legal and compliance professionals is significant. Visit our governance, risk, and compliance page: [link].

RegTech: From Compliance Checkbox To Competitive Cornerstone

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According to John Epperson, principal at Crowe LLP , that goes to show that the current approaches to regulatory and compliance technology ( RegTech ) aren’t working. On top of that, there’s the sales challenge: “We can implement the best tech in the world and solve complex challenges,” said Epperson, “but we also have to sell it to regulators and prove it’s working – that it’s mitigating a compliance or regulatory function.”.

GDPR Compliance Yet To Gain Traction

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The initial verdicts of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) are in, at least in terms of compliance – or lack thereof. In news this past week, studies have shown that compliance rates are indeed low, three months in. Data from Dimensional Research shows that many companies – in fact, a majority of them –are not yet in compliance with the mandates. are in compliance.

Demystifying AI for risk and compliance

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A recent explosion of AI applications is taking place in financial institutions, particularly in the area of risk and compliance. So how is AI helping risk and compliance processes? Risk and compliance departments suffer from massive data loads and exhausting regulatory requirements.

Innovation with compliance is difficult

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You may find it gratifying that most of … The post Innovation with compliance is difficult appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. I’ve been at a few conferences this week, and was amused by an audience poll at one event. The moderator first of all asked: Do you believe that the regulators are in the incumbent’s pockets and protect the industry from new competition?

Digital Compliance Sends Money Transfers Speeding

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and group compliance director, explained to PYMNTS how online tools can make remote identity verification even more robust than in-person processes — and also help kick cross-border payments into higher gear. Having those compliance checks in place is crucial for a cross-border operation.

Compliance — Not ROI — Pushes Tech On Unprepared Fleets

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According to Sid Nair, senior director of transport and compliance at Teletrac Navman, fleet managers appear to be adopting technologies like ELDs merely to maintain compliance. “We’re seeing more companies invest in telematics, but, unfortunately, many are only doing so to check the compliance box, not making the most of the technology to better their businesses,” Nair said in a statement. Fleet management has vast opportunities in digitization.

Verizon: PCI DSS Compliance Down For First Time In Six Years

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A case of complacency on compliance? 25) from Verizon Communications, full compliance with the PCI DSS (short for Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) dropped last year, the first decline seen in six years. percent of the organizations surveyed were in full compliance, according to data gleaned from 2,400 reports stretching back to 2012. percent at full compliance in Europe, while the standing was 39.7 As noted in a report that debuted on Tuesday (Sept.

IdentityMind On The Need For FinTech Compliance Marketplaces

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Compliance and risk? Automating that compliance is now a “need to have.”. Compliance and risk officers have the unenviable task of finding out, sometimes after the fact, that not all the boxes are checked — if they even knew the boxes were there for checking in the first place. IdentityMind Global has debuted the RegTech Webstore , billed as a RegTech online marketplace that enables firms to integrate regulatory compliance functions directly into their own offerings.

Payroll Shortcuts Put Corporates In Compliance Jeopardy

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Globalization, while supporting business growth, places new pressures and challenges on the payroll department — particularly when it comes to compliance and the need to manage regulations that continue to evolve both within and across borders. According to a recent report from EY , payroll is becoming an increasingly important part of business expansion strategy and planning, viewed as a function that can support overall compliance efforts.

The Data Differentiator In Compliance

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Banks and financial institutions spend billions of dollars to ensure they are meeting compliance requirements and properly managing risks. Despite a compliance market packed with providers and the investment from companies to ensure they stay on the right side of regulations, instances of money laundering and fraud are still prevalent and not going anywhere any time soon. Filling The Compliance Gap.

The ePayments Way To Compliance

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Any organization, small or large, private or public, must handle the pressures of compliance. Nonprofits, however, have to not only ensure they fall in line with corporate-facing regulations around processes like payroll and cross-border payments, but, explains Dan Murphy at nonprofit software firm Abila , the compliance stakes are higher, more numerous and more complex than they are at the typical for-profit firm.

Watson at Work at IBM Think: Meeting compliance through cognitive computing

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Maintaining regulatory compliance is a daunting task. Banks and financial institutions are looking for any advantage they can get to streamline operations and reduce compliance costs. Enter, IBM Watson Compliance. Confusion can become expensive in the compliance industry.

Compliance As Core Competency

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Compliance is not just about dealing with a specific corporate action or use case. When payments are involved, compliance is a way of life, as constant as the transactions themselves, and it is complex enough an activity for some firms as to demand outsourcing to experts. And for WePay, which facilitates the transactions between merchants and payers via a platform model, compliance has been and is continuing to develop as a core competency.

Re-think risk and compliance at IBM RegTech Europe

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As we enter a new year, uncertainty in the risk and compliance landscape is as evident as ever. To proactively respond to this uncertainty, financial institutions assume that the only way for their organization’s to reduce risk and improve compliance is to spend more.

Have banks reached an AML compliance inflection point?

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In case it isn’t clear from this Willa Cather quote, financial institutions don’t have the luxury of waiting for relative calm in terms of their compliance obligations. On average, major banks are spending more than a billion dollars on their financial crime and compliance programs.

How Automation Can Help With FATCA Compliance

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Israch said he was surprised to find so many organizations were not validating tax info in a compliant manner, considering the current compliance regime. The IRS is hiring and training more than 3,000 agents to enforce its Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act ( FATCA ). Organizations are generally aware of the need to report 1099 income, but it seems that many are not so aware of the even greater compliance required for reporting payments made to foreign entities.

Decoding The Alphabet Soup Of Compliance

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Regulation and compliance can be a tough space for many to wrap their heads around. Sunil Madhu , founder and CEO of Socure , joined Karen Webster to give context to some of the compliance concepts trending in the industry and also share his thoughts on what’s coming next down the regulatory pipeline. Compliance Decoded. “The funny thing is that the use of online social data in the world of compliance has been kind of a dirty little secret,” Madhu said.

Cognitive Compliance Highlights an Opportunity for Banks

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They’re spending about $100 billion a year on compliance efforts. The problem is that traditional technology is not well designed to understand and manage regulatory compliance. We call it cognitive compliance. To learn more about Cognitive Compliance, go to: [link].

The future of regulatory compliance converges at IBM RegTech Europe

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A common assumption in risk and compliance is that financial institutions typically have to spend more to meet their regulatory obligations. They demonstrated their new approach to achieving compliance through technology at IBM RegTech Europe in London.

Crowe Horwath: ‘Risk Sandboxes’ Bolster Innovation While Managing Compliance

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Some companies view risk management and compliance as roadblocks to innovation. But viewed proactively, and in the scope of a complement to daily business processes, might innovation, risk and compliance efforts dovetail together, each strengthening the other? Said Epperson, “I think we’ve seen all these organizations for the better part of the last decade incur year-over-year increase in costs tied to risk and compliance.

PayCommerce Taps Dow Jones For Compliance Boost

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Cross-border B2B payments company PayCommerce is strengthening its compliance position through a new partnership with Dow Jones. PayCommerce said Wednesday (May 31) that it is working with Dow Jones Risk & Compliance to add enhanced screening and compliance features to its global corporate payments offering. In addition to compliance, PayCommerce has also focused on heightening the speed with which it handles these payments.

The compliance function’s new balancing act

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Results of Accenture’s 2016 Compliance Risk Study are in, and the data points to new concerns and challenges for the compliance function. Our study interviewed more than 150 compliance leaders, at banks, capital markets firms and insurance institutions in the.

Bots Enter The Uncharted Territory Of Accounting Compliance

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The more bots make their way into the accounting department, the more concerns arise about jobs, compliance, trust and other industry-unknowns. It’s unclear exactly what the level of trust will be for a technology like this, but Ty said the accounting industry should be mindful of regulations and work with policymakers to support bots’ compliance, and work with accountants and corporates themselves to ease the industry into such drastic change.

Redefining risk and compliance: IBM OpenPages with Watson

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For financial services institutions, the ever-growing volume of regulations and annual changes since the financial crisis continue to challenge banks’ capabilities, as well as their confidence, in managing compliance and risk exposure. IBM RegTech Innovations.

Self-service industry lags with EMV compliance

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The future state of self-service is turning the kiosk into a stand-alone store, and secure payment is one of the services that needs to be offered for it to be effective, says Ingenico's John Menzel, who recently shared his insights on EMV compliance in self-service

For Blockchain Adoption, FIs Have to Solve Compliance First

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The next big thing in financial services won’t make it very far off the ground if FIs don’t innovate with an eye towards compliance.

NEW REPORT: Making EMV Compliance Less Painful

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How can compliance grow—despite fewer resources?

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As we’ve seen in my previous two posts, compliance leaders are in a balancing act. The results of Accenture’s 2016 Compliance Risk Study show increasing demands on compliance, but also a leveling of growth when it comes to the function’s.

RegTech’s Effort To Ease The Cost Of Compliance

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More than half of companies surveyed by SWIFT and Dow Jones Risk & Compliance last year said they plan to invest in RegTech in the coming years, and most agree that technology has enabled a greater ability to remain compliant with key regulations surrounding anti-money laundering , Know Your Customer and more. Change is itself a driver of RegTech adoption,” said chief executive of compliance startup Arachnys David Buxton in an interview with the publication.

Turkey Is Most Difficult Market for Regulatory Compliance

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Tax and accounting compliance can be an overwhelmingly monumental task as companies expand their geographic footprint. Analysts agree that a company should work with partners, advisors and technologies that can help them manage their compliance demand across borders. Not only do regulations vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, but the consequences of non-compliance vary greatly, too.

HSBC Pairs With AI FinTech On Compliance

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Amid the embrace of artificial intelligence across financial services, one big bank is adopting AI to streamline compliance efforts. Banks have been eyeing the bottom line while also boosting compliance efforts. Maguire told Reuters that AI technology serves to “do things human beings are not typically good at, like high-frequency high-volume data problems,” thus making sure that compliance efforts are successful.

CGI Elevates Fraud, Compliance Risk Mitigation For Banks

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In addition, CGI HotScan360 allows banks to integrate certain modules with other systems or omit them, and meet compliance for regulations such as the second Payment Services Directive (PSD2), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) instant payment requirements. CGI has announced the launch of CGI HotScan360, an enhanced version of its industry leading HotScan solution.

Compliance leaders have options for optimizing the function

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If you’ve been following my handful of posts reporting on Accenture’s 2016 Compliance Risk Study, you’ve probably gleaned that compliance leaders face some challenges. Resources and tools can help compliance officers strengthen.

IBM wins at RegTech 2018 Awards for innovations in IBM Watson Regulatory Compliance

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Today, IBM proudly accepted two distinguished RegTech Awards 2018 for our innovations within IBM Watson Regulatory Compliance: “Best AI Solution for Regulatory Compliance”. The business challenge of demonstrating compliance. Transforming the Compliance Process.

AI Now Helps Banks Manage Compliance

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Will artificial intelligence help banks navigate the complexities of compliance more effectively? Against a backdrop where regulations have grown by leaps and bounds in the wake of the financial crisis, The Wall Street Journal reported that banks have taken on tens of thousands of new staffers tied exclusively to compliance. Another 26 percent said that broader use would be apparent in regulatory oversight and compliance efforts.

Running The Global Payments Compliance Playbook

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In the latest installment of Flywire ’s podcast series on Global Citizens and the top characteristics of x-border payment processors , we take a look at the compliance, rules and regulation side of getting high-ticket international payments from Point A to Point B. Peter Butterfield , Chief Compliance Officer at Flywire , explained that one of the most critical aspects is having the appropriate payment rails in place. “By [link].