Kenya Gets Ready To Unveil Sandbox Policy

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In Kenya, the Capital Markets Authority (CMA) has issued its “FinTech Sandbox Guidance Note,” which is now finalized as policy.

Amazon Effect Hits Central Bank Monetary Policy

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For monetary policy and those interested in inflation dynamics, the implication is that retail prices are becoming less ‘insulated’ from these common nationwide shocks,” Cavallo wrote in the paper. The aforementioned impact of shorter-duration pricing at retailers has implications for monetary policies, according to Bloomberg, as automatic adjustments to what are known as external shocks means that interest rate adjustments by the central bank may lose potency.

Today In Data: Flexibility Is The Best Policy

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What consumers want mostly is choice – and they tend to prefer retailers and service providers that offer it to them.

MoviePass Changes Ticket Policy

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After making changes to its Android app and terms of service, MoviePass is adding another modification to its platform: Subscribers can now only watch a particular movie through its movie ticket subscription service one time, Android Central reported. “We We recently updated our Terms of Service to reflect that MoviePass subscribers are only permitted to see a select movie in theaters once with your MoviePass,” the company wrote on its website. “We

China Institutes New Policy To Boost Small Firm Lending

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19) announced a new policy tool aimed at boosting lending to small and private companies. The central bank in China went on to note that it plans to continue to put in place a “prudent and neutral” monetary policy that will ensure liquidity.

Apple Makes New Privacy Policy Requirement For Apps

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To take on apps that don’t give users information on the use of their personal data, Apple is introducing a new requirement: At the beginning of October, apps will have to have a privacy policy – even those that are in testing, according to reports. 3, 2018, App Store Connect will require a privacy policy for all new apps and app updates in order to be submitted for distribution on the App Store or through TestFlight external testing,” a statement on Apple’s website reads. “In

Visa Has Not Changed Bitcoin Purchase Policies

Bank Innovation

EXCLUSIVE—Payment processor Visa has not changed any policies related to the purchasing of bitcoin, the company told Bank Innovation. The company still allows Visa cardholders to make cryptocurrency purchases with “credit, debit, and certain prepaid Visa products,” it said in a statement.

Tips for creating fair and friendly holiday policies [Video]

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While this time of year is filled with cheer and celebration, it’s also important to make sure your company’s policies reflect fairness, equality and safety. Tip #2: Make sure your policies work with diverse religious beliefs. Blog HR Policies‘Tis the season!

Privacy Policy

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Trump Trade Policies Weighing On Stocks

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trade policy is the largest risk externally that companies face. trade policy will have a negative impact during the next six months, while 20 percent said the impact will be very negative, and 66 percent of Asia-Pacific-based CFOs said the U.S. President Donald Trump’s tax reform — signed into law late last year — was a boon for the stock market, but his tough trade stance is pressuring stocks so far in 2018.

Uber Updates ‘Bug Bounty’ Payments Policy

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Uber is changing its policy on bug bounties, payments to people who expose data security problems, Reuters reported on Thursday (April 26). “We’re The company is revising its policy to specify it won’t pursue legal action against good-faith hackers who submit flaws through its bug bounty portal, which is hosted by HackerOne.

Facebook Updates Policies To Clarify For Users

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According to a report in Bloomberg , the social media giant is spelling out how it collects and uses data in its Terms of Service and Data Use Policy. The updated policy discusses not only how data is used on the Facebook site, but also how it is used across other social media platforms, such as Instagram and Facebook Messenger. Users have found Facebook’s policies confusing in the past, especially pertaining to apps the company owns.

Amid Lira’s Lurch, Blockchain As Monetary Policy Fix?

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And as a form of data sharing, a form of record keeping, a direct conduit in transactions, some proponents say that decentralized ledger technology (DLT) can be a salve for an issue front-and-center, as Turkey proves a recent example of daily life roiled by rapid currency devaluation and panic: Namely, monetary policy. At its most basic form, monetary policy resides in the hands of governments, and currencies are rooted in the notion of “fiat.”

New Retention Policies in Microsoft Teams

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Microsoft is happy to cater to these demands by announcing the availability of retention policies for Microsoft Teams. Teams admins now can use Office 365 Security and Compliance to set retention policies for Teams chats and team channels. Technology is a beautiful thing!

Target Won’t Back Down On Bathroom Policy

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Taking a page from the old Tom Petty Handbook, Target CEO Brian Cornell has officially determined that the retailer will not back down on its inclusive bathroom policy. million signatures argue that “Target’s policy is exactly how sexual predators get access to their victims.” Cornell buttressed that message on a mid-week CNBC appearance during which he affirmed there would be no reversing its policy. “We’ve Retail Target Target Bathroom policy

CAIT introduces ecommerce policy

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(The Paypers) CAIT , the Confederation of All India Trades, has announced the introduction of an ecommerce policy to prevent corruption in the market

China Fiscal Policy At Odds With SMB Lending

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China is struggling to bridge its small businesses to financing for growth, with broader fiscal policy at odds with the initiative, according to reports. The publication pointed to the government’s conflicting policy of stricter lending rules as one reason why efforts to boost small business loan volumes hasn’t taken off. “It is hard for a bank to handle credit policy now,” said the manager, according to the publication.

L.L. Bean Sets Limit On Generous Return Policy

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After discovering that its customers have been misusing its generous return policy, L.L. Prior to the change in policy, L.L. But customers have been abusing the policy, making it hard for the retailer to continue offering a lifetime return window. Bean’s flexible return policy might not have worked for the retailer, in general, consumers are thinking of returns prior to placing an order. And the preferred policy for U.S.

Google Adopts Kinder, Gentler Subscription Policy

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Google has relaxed its subscription policy, no longer requiring news websites to provide users with three free articles per day or face less prominence in search results. According to a CNBC news report, while Google has argued that its “first click free” policy would lead to a boost in subscriptions, many media companies – such as News Corp – have complained that their sales were suffering as a result.

Best practices in risk rating policies

Sageworks

Policies are “the cornerstones for sound lending and loan administration,” and risk rating policies are a key component. Regulatory agencies lay out elements that loan policies should cover, such as what types of loans an institution will make and what information will be required from borrowers, but they rarely dictate the details. An institution must develop appropriate policies and procedures based on its size and the complexity of its portfolio.

ITIF Calls On US To Work With Other Countries For China Trade Policies Reset

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based technology group, issued a report Thursday (March 16) in which it said China’s mercantilist industrial policIes put the entire global economy and trading system at risk and called for countries to increase the pressure on China to “reset” its policies, reported Reuters. to work with Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, South Korea, the United Kingdom and the European Union to come together to pressure China into what the group called a “fundamental economic policy reset.”.

Senator Mark Warner Drops New Policy Proposals For Regulating Tech

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Virginia Senator Mark Warner, vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, released a policy paper detailing 20 options for the government to start regulating big tech a lot more closely. There’s nothing like hovering near the $1 trillion market cap to cause policy makers to suspect that you must be doing something wrong. The team at Facebook is not having a great week, as it seems all of its recent data scandal chickens have come home to roost.

Visa Adjusts Policies On Debit Routing

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22) that it is working to modify its debit routing policies, saying that it has “modified and clarified” its rules to boost EMV chip card adoption in the United States. Visa said Tuesday (Nov. Those modifications, the card giant said, come on the heels of guidance that has been issued by the Federal Reserve.

The EU’s policy on FinTech competition is …

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Also released last week, the EU document has a different focus to the US one, which allowed national FinTech charter bank licenses to be … The post The EU’s policy on FinTech competition is … appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. I cannot post a 222-page PDF from the US Government on FinTech and competition without also posting a 136-page PDF from the European Commission on FinTech and competition.

Bank exam “hot spot”: Inflating policy limits to avoid scrutiny

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The desire to avoid examiner scrutiny may tempt some financial institutions to set the bar high when it comes to credit and liquidity risk management policy limits, but regulators are discouraging this approach. Do established policy limits reflect true risk tolerance?

Public Policy Predictions 2019: Regulatory Reforms Ahead

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While many believe that the partisan divide will grow in 2019, this does not mean that all bank-related public policy proposals will be stuck in neutral. The post Public Policy Predictions 2019: Regulatory Reforms Ahead appeared first on FICO

For Consumers, The Return Policy Really Counts

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According to B2C Europe’s recently released study , more than half of all consumers consider returning the item long before they decide to buy it and will actively seek to learn what the merchant’s return policy is. The research additionally found that consumers refuse to buy from outside their own country about 27 percent of the time if the return cost is high, while 23 percent won’t make an out-of-nation purchase if they do not fully understand the return policy.

Card Fraud Spike Alters Grocery Store Gift Card Policy

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Brian Krebs reported the change to grocer Giant Food’s policy yesterday (April 20) on his cybersecurity blog Krebs on Security. A Washington, D.C.-area

New Amazon Alexa Policy Banning Ads?

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Under the radar, Amazon made some changes to its Alexa Skills Developer agreement. To help lessen the amount of advertisements that appear on Alexa’s voice apps, the new version of the agreement is banning any apps that have “any advertising for third-party products or services.” The only places where ads will still appear is through streaming music and flash-briefing apps.

SMBs Face Policy Headwinds, From Trade Tariffs To SCOTUS

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trade tariffs , policy is keeping entrepreneurs on their toes. Small businesses have been inundated with a regulatory storm this past week. From a Supreme Court decision with possible implications for small online merchants, to SMBs’ preparations for U.S. Surveys gauging the sentiment of the small business owner about shifting rules and regulations – both in the U.S. and abroad – aren’t the only source of information for this week’s B2B Data Digest.

Monetary Policy.

Jim Blaine

economic policy ????? The FED ! Alright here's an easy quiz for Wednesday morning: WHICH FAMOUS ROCK AND ROLL BAND IS "THE HOUSE BAND" FOR THE FEDERAL RESERVE? C'mon don't peek yet! Which band is both 1) named after and 2) sings about U.S. DIRE STRAITS !!! and "Money For Nothing" !! Opinion

China Turns To Tax Policy To Bolster Entrepreneurs

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Vice finance minister Cheng Lihua introduced seven new tax policies during a press conference Friday, with the goal of saving small businesses $9.45 The policies include tax cuts and introduce other incentives for SMBs to upgrade equipment, improve employee training, and enhance their research and development, the publication said. China introduced new tax initiatives aimed at bolstering the nation’s entrepreneurs, according to local news reports on Friday (May 4).

Bipartisan Policy Center Report Urges Small Business Financial Reforms

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A new report by the Bipartisan Policy Center recommended several reforms that would help the U.S. financial system improve the ability of small businesses (SMBs) to get financing, driven in part by a decline in startup formation in recent decades. The center’s Task Force on Main Street Finance — co-chaired by former Senator Olympia Snowe, former U.S.

Social Media Policies: Four Steps to Effectiveness

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The post Social Media Policies: Four Steps to Effectiveness appeared first on Deluxe FS. Note: Nothing in this post is legal advice and should not be construed as such. As of March 2018, there are more than 3 billion social media users worldwide. It’s a certainty that at least some of those users work for your organization. These users, and all your employees, need to know the rules. Regulatory Compliance engagement marketer marketers Marketing Social Media Technology website

Could central bank digital currencies kill monetary policy?

Chris Skinner

The Bank makes clear it’s not the opinions of the institution … The post Could central bank digital currencies kill monetary policy? I didn’t realise until the other day that the Bank of England has a blog Bank Underground. Finally, a boring old British bank with a blog.

Machine Learning with a twist: How trivial labels can be used to predict policy changes

Dataconomy

A clever algorithm that has digested seven decades’ worth of articles in China’s state-run media is now ready to predict its future policies. The post Machine Learning with a twist: How trivial labels can be used to predict policy changes appeared first on Dataconomy.

Uber Names Public Policy Advisory Group Leaders

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Uber announced yesterday (May 4) that it has officially kicked off its first Public Policy Advisory Board meeting in order to help guide the company through its market expansion — all the while, facing regulatory pressures abroad and at home. But the hope is that, with its new policy board, the expansion plans for Uber will be received in a more positive light.

The world of 17,000 policies and 700 regulatory bodies

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17,000 policies from more than 700 regulatory bodies, that are not digitized or harmonized. Imagine all the 17,000 policies on the cloud, searchable with a functionality that empowers relationship managers to face the complexity of cross-border rules and regulations.

Facebook Won’t Let Admiral Insurance Base Policies On Posts

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Facebook has reportedly ruled out launching a new car insurance policy from Admiral Insurance of the U.K. that would analyze a customer’s posts on Facebook to help set the premiums of the policy. According to a report , the original plan was for Admiral to analyze the Facebook accounts of people who own a car for the first time to look for personality traits that would be tied to safe driving.

Subterranean Monetary Policy Blues

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and global growth prospects, and in the ability of policy authorities to offset weak growth.” Bob Dylan’s big Nobel Prize win means that this week’s Insights piece features a Dylan-esque theme.

China expands retail policies for cross-border ecommerce

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(The Paypers) China has shared plans to expand and improve policies on retail imports and exports via cross-border ecommerce to unlock the potential of consumption

Otting Reverses Policy And Lets Bank Examiners Stay

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Bank examiners can stay in house, a policy where they work inside the institutions they supervise. . 6) that he would reverse the policy already in place at the regulator. Reuters reported that Otting was reversing a policy that had been set in place under the presidential administration of Barack Obama. That’s according to an announcement by the Comptroller of the Currency, Joseph Otting , who said Wednesday (Dec.

A Tale of Two China (Tech Firm) Policies?

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In international relations, policy and politics and business can combine in combustible ways. When a big firm shuts down, it’s not every day a sitting president lobbies to get it un-shut. Nor is it often the case that the firm is a Chinese tech juggernaut, smack dab in the middle of a crossfire between China and the U.S., jousting over intellectual property, economic competition and several hot button issues that exist between the two countries.