National Funding Explores AltFin’s Uncertain Growth Trajectory

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However, Dave Gilbert, founder and chief executive officer of SMB alternative lending firm National Funding , said he’s seen a trend of growing traction within the small business community. Discussions and debates around alternative finance transparency have amplified in recent months, particularly as regulators begin to consider how to protect small business borrowers.

Treasury Targets Chinese Investors With New Tech Regulation

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Treasury-led interagency committee is now requiring foreign investors involved in deals that could give them access to critical technology to submit to national security reviews. national security and technological superiority. A U.S.

Regulating the unregulated

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I was thinking about this question of how to regulate global technology platforms that don’t recognise national boundaries, mainly in the context of crypto and digital currencies. How can you regulate a global currency that has no view of state or national laws?

EU Probes Regulator Oversight On Danske Money Laundering Scandal

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The EBA can make recommendations that national supervisors must follow. Regulation AML banking Banks Danske Bank DoJ EBA EU Financial Crime investigation money laundering News regulation scandal What's Hot

Internet Association Says Companies Support National Data Privacy Rules

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that are more modern, but urged lawmakers to approach the issue nationally. According to a report in Reuters , citing The Internet Association, the trade group wants the rules to preempt a new regulation on the books in California that comes into effect in 2020. Regulation consumer data data privacy data regulation Internet Regulation News privacy law Privacy Policy user data

China Central Bank Creates AML Regulations For Online FIs

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The People’s Bank of China has announced new anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorism financing regulations for online financial institutions (FIs).

Are New Prepaid Card Regulations Too Much?

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According to Brad Fauss, president and CEO of the Network Branded Prepaid Card Association, the recently released regulations on prepaid cards from the Consumer Finance Protection Board could be another instance of good intentions gone wrong. Could this be a case of good intentions gone awry?

Michigan Passes Self-Driving Regulations

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9), Michigan became the first state in the union to pass statewide, comprehensive self-driving vehicle regulations that allow autonomous vehicles to drive … well, autonomously. Michigan, the legacy home of the nation’s auto industry, now leads the nation in autonomous vehicle policy, says Recode — ahead of Florida, California and a few others with some current legislation. On Friday of last week (Dec.

National Australia Bank Builds SME Lending Features

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With home loan growth expected to slow to 4 percent in 2018, National Australia Bank (NAB) wants to build its business elsewhere, namely in SME lending. Finally, National Australia Bank is also looking to streamline SME customer on-boarding, allowing sole traders to open an online account in about 10 minutes. Australian regulators have been pressuring the nation’s top banks to improve their small business lending practices.

Glitch At National Bank of Canada Exposes Personal Information

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The National Bank of Canada, the sixth largest lender in Canada, has become the latest high-profile firm to announce a data breach. According to a report in Reuters , the National Bank of Canada said Thursday (Sept. The revelation on the part of National Bank of Canada comes as consumers in the U.S. News of Equifax’s data breach has resulted in outcry from consumers, lawmakers and regulators.

Data Security Needs National Standards, Panelists Tell House Subcommittee

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In the wake of breaches that have compromised the data of millions of Americans and companies as far-flung as Equifax and Uber, industry observers and participants told a House subcommittee on Wednesday that data security should be standardized at a national level. A national data standard would supersede the current fragmentation that exists via a multitude of state laws, added those who testified before the House Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit subcommittee.

Standing Up to a Reckless Regulator

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So in some ways ICBA’s federal lawsuit against the National Credit Union Administration for its […]. Advocacy Community Banks Credit Unions Regulation Taxes WashingtonEvery now and then we have the chance to stand up for what’s right against powerful forces. As the legacy of a group of colonists who stared down and defeated the world’s greatest empire, it’s virtually our birthright as Americans.

Regulators Treading Slowly But Surely Into FinTech

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but experts are beginning to question how it will impact regulation. Reports in Reuters on Friday (May 26) explored how industry players are examining the future of financial regulation as FinTech continues its disruption. ” “Regulators are likely to fail not only because they lack technical expertise regarding FinTech, but also because they have always been targeting nodes in the system and never had to face such a peer-to-peer network,” Santori added.

Canadian Regulator On Innovation’s Slow Roll

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Last month, Canada’s Competition Bureau released its final study on tech-led innovation in FinTech, offering regulators some thoughts on competition in the payments sphere, along with suggestions on where the competitive landscape could be improved. In order to boost competition within FinTech, said the Bureau, among other recommendations, regulation should be neutral when it comes to technology, and move to embrace Open Banking.

National ATM Council Says NYC Ordinance Is Costly, Burdensome

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The National ATM Council (NAC) argued in testimony to the Committee on Consumer Affairs of the New York City Council last week that a proposed ordinance would impose costly and burdensome new security regulations on ATM operators all around the city. According to a press release , the National ATM Council said it argued last week that City ordinance Int. Regulation ATMs EMV National ATM Council Payment Methods What's Hot

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Will an OCC, FDIC Charter Help Varo Money Become the First National Mobile Bank?

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Want a national bank that’s mobile-only? Exclusive Mobile Payments Startups fdic Financial Regulation Mobile banking OCC OCC charter PayPal SoFi Varo MoneySo does Varo Money.

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Senator Mark Warner Drops New Policy Proposals For Regulating Tech

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And then today, three-and-a-half months after Mark Zuckerberg spent about 10 hours testifying in front of senators and congress people to apologize for the Cambridge Analytica incident (and explaining the internet to our elected representatives), the other shoe dropped when it came to the long-speculated subject of the federal government regulating big tech. In fairness to Facebook, it is far from the only target of the regulations. The Suggested Regulations.

Punjab National Bank Continues Internal Investigations Into $2B Diamond Heist Scandal

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India’s Punjab National Bank (PNB) is conducting an internal investigation into an alleged $2 billion fraud, vowing to come down on anyone involved in the crime. “We International bank fraud bank regulation Indian Bank News PNB Punjab National Bank Reserve Bank Of India What's HotWe are examining every aspect of it, and if we find others involved, we will not spare them,” said PNB CEO Sunil Mehta, according to Reuters. In February, PNB announced that it had discovered $1.8

Misinvoicing Costing Nations Billions, Warns UNCTAD

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For others, however, entire national economies can be affected. According to the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), that’s exactly what’s happening in some developing nations, in which invoice errors across Africa and South America are leading to the loss of up to two-thirds of commodity export value. According to UNCTAD, the trading practices of trading partners should be examined just as carefully as the practices of exporting nations.

Singapore Eases Regulations Over Venture Capitalists

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According to Bloomberg , the Monetary Authority of Singapore published a new consultation paper that revealed new and existing venture capitalists will no longer be subject to the same rules that apply to fund managers overall, including capital requirements and business conduct regulations. The agency did note, however, that it will deal with “errant VC managers” on a case-by-case basis and continue to retain its powers to regulate venture capitalists.

Happy Birthday, Switzerland, the Crypto Nation

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Today is Swiss National Day. With 4 official languages, super localised democracy, so many rules and regulations that even people who have lived here all their lives can get it wrong, the headaches in your go to market plan multiply. The Crypto Nation journey from 2008 to 2018.

Online Platforms: Why Consumers Rule And Regulators Don’t

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Regulators didn’t destroy A&P in the end. Under the stewardship of the Hartford brothers, A&P expanded its store footprint to become the world’s largest grocery chain during the 60-year period between 1915 and 1975 and the nation’s largest retailer across all categories until 1965. Then look at who is going to the legislature and regulators looking for help in blunting the online platforms.

Treasury Finds Promise In, Urges Regulation Across, FinTech Landscape

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The report urged regulation that would standardize efforts across these tech upstarts, with an eye on new services and the way data is collected and stored. Last Tuesday (July 31) marked the debut of a report from the Department of the Treasury that looks to have federal regulations, combined with laws at the state level, as well as data breach protections set in place to help foster FinTech growth. The national mandates, once enacted, would of course pre-empt state laws.

Gibraltar Moves Toward World’s First ICO Regulations

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The world’s first ICO regulations are coming, care of Gibraltar. The rapid global proliferation of initial coin offerings has become an issue of mounting concern among regulators and central banks around the world – in particular, the growth of ICOs has fueled massive growth in the cryptocurrency market in general. Regulation bitcoin cryptocurrency Gibraltar ICOs News regulation

Amid Regulators’ Gaze, Trump Administration ‘Taking A Look’ At Google?

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The Washington Post reports that, amid a number of other controversies and regulatory actions and examinations fixated on Google, the Trump administration is, in the words of economic adviser Larry Kudlow, “taking a look” at the prospect of regulating Google and its eponymous search engine. 96 percent of results on ‘Trump News’ are from National Left-Wing Media, very dangerous. Google internet search News President Trump regulation search engine

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State Supreme Court Revives NY Payroll Card Regulation Efforts

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New York’s years-long payroll card regulation saga took an unexpected turn recently when the New York State Supreme Court annulled a previous appellate court ruling, reviving efforts to introduce stricter payroll card rules. Reports in The National Law Review on Monday (July 23) said the New York State Industrial Board of Appeals (IBA) ruling, issued in February of last year, was annulled by the state’s Supreme Court in Albany County.

Reg Tracker: National Tech Privacy, Facial Recognition Rules Loom (Perhaps)

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New rules may loom for technology providers pertaining to privacy — on a national level. In another nod toward privacy, Microsoft wants to see government regulation of facial recognition technology. Microsoft President Brad Smith remarked ,“We believe Congress should create a bipartisan expert commission to assess the best way to regulate the use of facial recognition technology in the United States. Bloomberg reported that the top 10 regulated banks in the U.S.

Mastercard Would Be Glad To Help Central Banks Issue National Digital Tokens

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In an interview with The Financial Times , Sarker said Mastercard would be willing to facilitate if the coin in question was a national cryptocurrency that was legitimate and was used as a national digital currency issued by central banks. “If If governments look to create national digital currency, we’d be very happy to look at those in a more favorable way [compared with existing cryptocurrencies],” Sarker said. “So

Maxine Waters Says Regulators Should Consider Shutting Down Wells Fargo

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Maxine Waters, the top Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee, issued a report last week suggesting that regulators might want to consider shutting down the scandal-ridden Wells Fargo. According to CNN Money , the 38-page report also slammed regulators for failing to punish the bank more severely for its recent scandals, which include opening as many as 3.5 Bank Regulation bank regulation Banking Charter scandals Wells Fago

Currency Comptroller: New Plan Regulating Marketplace Lending

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Comptroller of the Currency said the agency will roll out a new framework for regulating marketplace lending. The agency regulates, supervises and charters national banks and is an independent bureau within the Treasury. Regulation Comptroller FinTech laws new plans regulations Thomas CurryPivoting from concerns and risks around financial technology innovation in the banking system, the U.S.

Elon Musk: AI Needs To Be Regulated

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During a meeting at the National Governors Association, Tesla’s Elon Musk shared his thoughts on this topic. “I AI is a rare case where I think we need to be proactive in regulation instead of reactive. Because I think by the time we are reactive in AI regulation, it’s too late. Artificial Intelligence AI artificial intelligence Elon Musk News regulation Tesla What's Hot

India Brings Charges In Punjab National Bank Fraud Case

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The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), India’s main investigative agency in the country, has filed charges in the Punjab National Bank fraud case against Nirav Modi, the jewelry retail owner, and his uncle Mehul Choksi, as well as senior executives at the state-run lender.

NHTSA Looks To Remove Self-Driving Car Regulations

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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) wants input from the industry in finding ways to remove regulatory issues that prevent the rollout of autonomous vehicles. Reuters , citing a report from the NHTSA, reported that the government agency wants to identify any unnecessary regulations that serve as barriers to widespread adoption of self-driving cars. The U.S.

Thai national telecom regulator launches mobile-banking app

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(The Paypers) The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) has announced the launch of a mobile-banking fingerprint app

Switzerland Hopes To Relax FinTech Regulations, Boost Competition

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Finextra reported that Switzerland’s Federal Council is attempting to ease regulations on FinTech firms by the beginning of next year. The council has introduced a three-point plan it hopes will increase competition in the nation’s financial sector. Regulation FinTech regulation SwitzerlandThe new plan will allow the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) to introduce a less stringent license to firms in deposit taking.

Could Regulation Prevent The Next Cyberattack?

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That depends, says counterterrorism and cybersecurity expert Richard Clarke, on what companies, banks and regulators are willing to learn from the incident. s National Health Service. To get more banks into the two-step authentication mix, Clarke recommends regulation, which would compel mandatory compliance. “A Clarke recommends forming an alliance of “like-minded nations” to help put pressure on nations that act as sanctuaries for cybercriminals.

No UK Template For China On Financial Regulations?

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when it comes to financial regulation. As reported by Caixin Global , the People’s Bank of China will “take the lead” in coordinating regulation, a strategy that was telegraphed in remarks on Friday (March 9) from bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan. Instead, reported Caixin, Zhou pointed to the establishment of the Financial Stability and Development Committee, which has been viewed as a “super financial regulator” that will be tied to the central bank.

Bill To Ease Regulation on Smaller FIs Before U.S. House

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A bill that would give regional banks a break on regulation was before the U.S. The bill also gives regulators more discretion in deciding when to require stress tests of capital adequacy for banks with between $100 billion and $250 billion in assets in the event of another crisis,” according to a summary of the bill in MarketWatch. Bank Regulation Bank Innovation bank regulation credit unions regional banks U.S.

Sizzle Fizzle: Apps Sizzle, Startups Fizzle And Regulators Battle Bitcoin

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Fizzle of the Week: Cryptocurrency Regulation. The saga over bitcoin and its relationship to various regulators has become something of the payments answer to a romantic comedy. As one South Korean trader told Reuters: Local regulations don’t really matter all that much for a commodity like bitcoin that is traded anonymously all over the world. “In But the idea that regulators can wave a wand and make bitcoin go away?

Why One Startup Is Desperately Seeking Regulation

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As a general rule, most startups aren’t too happy when the regulator comes around, and it is rarely indicative of good news. And while that is bad news for a startup like Uber, as it turns out, instinctive fear of the regulator is not an endemic condition among startups. Some, like Circle , not only like regulation but are knowingly and intentionally courting more of it because they think it will help them do business better. Regulation circle OC&C What's Hot

New York Regulator Fines Pakistani Bank $630M

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federal and state laws require financial institutions to set policies and procedures to detect and prevent illicit money transfers, including screening customers and reporting suspicious transactions to regulators. In addition, New York State passed strict anti-money laundering regulations in 2015, such as requiring a bank’s chief compliance officer to certify whether it upholds the systems outlined in the rule.

Bitstamp Secures EU’s First Bitcoin Exchange National License

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Bitstamp has stamped its name in the record books in the EU for being the first company of its kind to secure a national license to operate as a bitcoin exchange. The company was awarded a license by the Luxembourg government, which recognizes it as a fully regulated, licensed exchange. Bitstamp explained that achieving the license was part of a “rigorous application process” through financial regulators that took close to two years.

Regulation and Compliance: Ready for Review

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The better prepared, the less likely they are to run afoul of the continually shifting regulations. Regulators and industry consultants agree that community banks are generally doing a great job handling their regulatory oversight and requirements.