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Griffin adopts Clausematch for its license application

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 16 May 2022

UK-based Banking-as-a-Service and embedded finance platform provider Griffin has adopted Clausematch compliance technology for its application to become a fully licensed bank.

partnership, BaaS, banking license, FCA, online banking

Plend receives FCA approval for lending

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 09 May 2022

UK-based inclusive lender Plend has secured FCA’s approval to start issuing loans, according to AltFi.

banking license, FCA, Open Banking, ESG, lending

Visa and W2 to roll out compliance solutions and tools for UK businesses

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 27 Apr 2022

Global provider of regulatory compliance software W2 has partnered with Visa to provide compliance solutions and tools for UK Platinum Infinite business cardholders.

regulation, partnership, credit card, cryptocurrency, FCA, gambling, KYC, eKYC, digital identity

FCA launches new strategy to counter money laundering and fraud

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 11 Apr 2022

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has released a new strategy for the next three years, from 2022 to 2025, to mitigate fraud and sanction evasion.

FCA, regulation, crypto asset, AML, CFT, financial sanctions

Zilch partners with Experian for responsible lending in BNPL sector

News | Online Payments | 07 Apr 2022

UK-based fintech Unicorn Zilch has announced a new partnership with Experian, a global information services company, for reciprocal reporting of Buy Now, Pay Later credit information.

BNPL, partnership, credit scoring, loyalty programme, cashback, FCA, regulation, online payments, instalment payments

Crypto firms still wait for UK regulatory approval

News | Cryptocurrencies | 30 Mar 2022

Crypto companies waiting for UK regulatory approval are looking for a switch abroad with only three days until a government deadline.

regulation, digital assets, cryptocurrency, FCA, crypto

NatWest to enter BNPL market in the UK

News | Ecommerce | 23 Mar 2022

UK-based bank NatWest has announced its debut in the Buy Now, Pay Later market in the summer of 2022.

product launch, BNPL, FCA, mobile banking, credit scoring

Sumsub launches new KYB solution to boost business verification

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 16 Mar 2022

Anti-fraud and ID verification platform, Sumsub, has announced the launching of a new KYB solution for company verification.

FCA, regulation, KYB, KYC, eKYC, AML, product launch, fraud prevention, fraud detection

SCA rules take effect for ecommerce transactions

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 16 Mar 2022

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has announced that UK shoppers must provide a combination of two forms of identification when purchasing online.

FCA, SCA, online shopping, regulation, two-factor authentication

OBIE agrees with FCA's delay to 90-day SCA rule change

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 07 Mar 2022

The UK’s Open Banking Implementation Entity (OBIE) has stated it supports the FCA’s decision to update its guidance on SCA to extend the deadline for adoption of the exemption, according to Open Banking Expo.

FCA, SCA, regulation

FCA investigated 300 crypto operators in 2021

News | Cryptocurrencies | 04 Mar 2022

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has opened 300 probes into unauthorised cryptocurrency operators in a six-month span in 2021.

FCA, regulation, cryptocurrency, scam, cybersecurity

LHV UK applies for UK banking licence

News | Payments General | 25 Feb 2022

LHV UK, a payment infrastructure provider to financial intermediaries, has submitted its UK banking licence application to the regulators.

banking license, regulation, FCA, banks, FX

Uphold receives FCA approval

News | Cryptocurrencies | 24 Feb 2022

Uphold has received authorisation to operate as a Registered Crypto Asset firm in the UK. 

FCA, cryptocurrency, digital assets, regulation, AML

FCA makes changes to Buy Now, Pay Later companies' terms

News | Online Payments | 15 Feb 2022

The UK-based Financial Conduct Authority has released a statement that contains changes made to four BNPL institutions, as well as guidance for companies in this sector.

BNPL, FCA, regulation, compliance, Klarna, online payments, instalment payments

TranSwap granted EMI authorisation in the UK

News | Online Payments | 11 Feb 2022

Singapore-based fintech TranSwap has announced that it received authorisation from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to conduct payment activities as an Electronic Money Institution (EMI) in the UK.

bank transfer, money transfer, regulation, FCA, Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), cross-border payments, PaaS, payments

Modulr partners with Ripple

News | Payments General | 01 Feb 2022

Modulr has partnered with Ripple to enable seamless payments into the UK and Europe.

Modulr, partnership, cryptocurrency, payment methods, FCA

FMPay to support China's UnionPay cards through new partnership

News | Online Payments | 14 Jan 2022

China-based bankcard scheme finance giant UnionPay has partnered with UK-based payments provider FMPay to accept UnionPay affiliated cards starting Q1 of 2022.

partnership, UnionPay, FCA, payment processing, card scheme, regulation

UK's FCA to investigate wholesale data access

News | Payments General | 11 Jan 2022

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has said it will launch two market studies and gather more information regarding wholesale data access amid competition concerns.

FCA, regulation, research, data, fraud prevention

How APIs can help you win the Open Banking race

Voice of the Industry | Online & Mobile Banking | 03 Jan 2022

Marcilio Oliveira from Sensedia explains how adding new components to existing legacy systems can help businesses connect to new ecosystems

API, Open Banking, FCA, financial services, Open Finance, banks, fintech, BaaS, cloud, data sharing

HSBC fined GBP 64 mln for AML failings

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 21 Dec 2021

HSBC has been fined GBP 63.9 million by the UK's financial regulator for ‘unacceptable failings’ of its anti-money laundering systems, according to the BBC.

HSBC, banks, AML, money laundering, FCA