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Touch 'n Go e-wallet granted recognised market operator status by the Securities Commission of Malaysia

News | Online Payments | 15 Jan 2021

The Touch ‘n Go Group has announced that its subsidiary, Touch ‘n Go Digital has been granted conditional approval to operate as a recognised market operator by the Securities Commission of Malaysia.

Touch ‘n Go, e-wallet, Malaysia, recognised market operator, Securities Commission of Malaysia, capital market products

Norwegian Block Exchange (NBX) secures private investment from Pareto Securities

News | Cryptocurrencies | 11 Jan 2021

Norwegian Block Exchange has received a 60 million NOK investment that was arranged by Pareto Securities, an investment bank in the Nordics, that acted as the sole manager and book-runner.

NBX, crypto, blockchain, Norway, wealth management, funding, investment, Pareto Securities,

Germany to allow blockchain technology in transacting securities

News | E-invoicing, SCF & E-procurement | 23 Dec 2020

Germany’s cabinet has approved legislation that authorises the use of blockchain technology in transacting securities.

Germany, blockchain, security, crypto securities, electronic securities, government

SEC sues Ripple for raising funds through an unregistered securities offering

News | Cryptocurrencies | 23 Dec 2020

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has sued Ripple for raising more than USD 1.3 billion through an unregistered securities offering.

Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, Ripple, XRP, security, crypto, investments, Bradley Garlinghouse

Robinhood penalised by SEC with USD 65 million for misleading users

News | Payments General | 21 Dec 2020

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged the makers of Robinhood, a popular stock trading app, with ‘misleading customers about revenue sources and failing to satisfy the duty of best execution’.

Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, Robinhood, trading app, fintech, penalty, US, transaction fees

European fintech Upvest raises EUR 12 mln Series A+

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 10 Dec 2020

Upvest has closed on a EUR 12 million Series A+ funding round led by Earlybird. 

Upvest, funding, fintech, securities API

CHAI raises USD 60 mln in Series B funding

News | Ecommerce | 10 Dec 2020

South Korea-based payments company CHAI has raised USD 60 million in a Series B financing round by Hanwha Investment & Securities.

CHAI, Hanwha Investment & Securities, fund raiser, funds, funding, Series B, payments, credit cards, wire transfers, and digital wallets

ESMA finds deficiencies in BaFin supervision of Wirecard's financial reporting

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 04 Nov 2020

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, has published the results of its Fast Track Peer Review which involved Wirecard and BaFin.

ESMA, BaFin, Wirecard, supervision, EU, securities markets regulator, Fast Track Peer Review, FREP, GLEFI, financial reporting

Hong Kong to regulate cryptocurrency trading platforms

News | Cryptocurrencies | 03 Nov 2020

Hong Kong-based markets watchdog has announced to regulate all cryptocurrency trading platforms operating in the financial hub, according to Reuters.

Hong Kong, SCF, cryptocurrency, trading, platform, crypto, Securities and Futures Commission, bitcoin, token, security, future

Visa to develop financial literacy web game for the Malaysian youth

News | Online Payments | 02 Nov 2020

Visa has announced the development of a financial web game that aims to educate young Malaysians on how to make informed financial decisions.

Visa, Malaysia, Asia, financial literacy, product launch, Mind Your Ringgit, Financial Education Network, Bank Negara Malaysia, Securities Commission Malaysia

Affirm fills confidential IPO paperwork

News | Ecommerce | 12 Oct 2020

Affirm Holdings has announced that it had filed confidential paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission related to a proposed initial public offering.

Klarna, Afterpay, PayPal, Affirm Holdings, IPO, installment, Securities and Exchange Commission, buy-now, pay-later purchases, US

SWIFT rolls out fresh payments strategy

News | Payments General | 30 Sep 2020

Global payments consortium SWIFT has announced a new plan and strategy for securities processing and cross-border payments infrastructure, according to CPI. 

SWIFT, payments strategy, payments, payments consortium, securities processing, cross-border payments, infrastructure, pandemic, digital transformation, real-time payments, API, open banking, incumbents, financial institutions, end-to-end transactions, reconciliation, reporting, asset servicing

TransferMate expands North American regulation with Mexico licence approval

News | Online Payments | 08 Sep 2020

Cross-border B2B technology payments provider TransferMate has secured a new payments licence in Mexico.

National Banking and Securities Commission, TransferMate, remittance, online money transfer, online payments, money licence, e-money licence, payment technology, Mexico, Latin America

Crypto exchange OSL to receive green lights from Hong Kong regulator

News | Cryptocurrencies | 24 Aug 2020

OSL Digital Securities, a Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency exchange, has received a landmark approval-in-principal from the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC).

OSL Digital Securities, crypto exchange, licence, Honk Kong, AML, KYC, digital assets

Sberbank considers introducing stablecoin after new crypto law

News | Cryptocurrencies | 06 Aug 2020

Russia-based Sberbank has announced plans regarding stablecoin, which are digital currencies backed by real-world assets, major fiat currencies, or commodities such as gold.

Sberbank, stablecoin, crypto law, crypto, Russia, digital currencies, fiat currencies, commodities, gold, cryptocurrency, On Digital Financial Assets, DFA, crypto-to-crypto trading platform, loans, digital securities

DayTek Capital receives Australian banking licence

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 04 Aug 2020

Australia-based neobank DayTek Capital has been awarded an Australian Financial Services Licence (AFSL) by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission

Australia, challenger bank, banks, DayTek Capital, banking, banking licence, neobank, Australian Financial Services Licence, AFSL, Australian Securities, Investments Commission, Infinity, cards, fintech, Restricted Authorised Deposit Taking Institution Licence, RADI, Australian Financial Compensation Scheme, Australian Federal, Qeensland State

Samtrade FX obtains FCA licence

News | E-invoicing, SCF & E-procurement | 29 Jul 2020

Samtrade FX, an online trading brokerage, has been registered and authorised as an Appointed Representative by the FCA.

Samtrade FX, Financial Conduct Authority, FCA, Australian Securities and Investments Commission, ASIC, trading, brokerage, Appointed Representative, Australian Financial Services, AFS, Australia, Europe, Asia, International Business Companies, IBC, Financial Services Authority of Saint Vincent, Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada, FINTRAC, Canada, Money Services Business, MSB

EU's proposed framework for crypto assets market

News | Cryptocurrencies | 23 Jul 2020

The European Commission has concluded a public consultation on crypto assets in March 2020 which follows detailed due diligence, according to Forbes.

European Commission, EU, framework, Europe, Forbes, crypto assets, market, virtual currencies, European Parliament, blockchain observatory, legislation, European Securities and Markets Authority, ESMA, European Banking Authority, EBA, European Crowdfunding Service Providers Regulation

FCA orders Wirecard to suspend activity in UK

News | Online Payments | 29 Jun 2020

The UK Financial Conduct Authority has ordered Wirecard to suspend operations in the UK and warned it not to dispose of any funds, following the companies' insolvency filing in Germany.

FCA, Financial Conduct Authority, Wirecard, Wirecard scandal, Germany, Europe, payments company, financial authority, European Commission, payments company, European Securities and Markets Authority

Brussels to investigate German regulator over Wirecard

News | Payments General | 26 Jun 2020

Brussels has announced it will call for a probe into whether Germany-based banking regulator BaFin failed in its supervision of Wirecard.

Brussels, Germany, Wirecard, BaFin, investor trust, Europe, EU, Valdis Dombrovskis, breach of union law, European Securities and Markets Authority, shares