Bottlenecks in KYC KYC is an essential process financial institutions use to verify the identity of customers before establishing a business relationship. Albeit mandatory, many businesses find the KYC process not only labour intensive, costly, but also time consuming. A research by KPMG discovered that the information gathering and processing took up almost 80 per […]Read full post
On 8 February 2022, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced new recommendations companies should take regarding Non-Face-to-Face (NFTF) Customer Due Diligence (CDD) Measures. They highly encourage the responsible adoption of new technologies – such as e-signatures, liveness detection tests, and Optical Character Recognition (OCR) Technologies. This announcement comes as more financial institutions opt for […]Read full post
At the recently concluded CoinGeek Conference Zurich 2021, Nouriel Roubini, leading economist and professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business, and Dr Craig Wright, inventor of Bitcoin, took to stage to share the importance of the rule of law for the future of digital currencies. As cryptocurrency becomes more mainstream, regulations such as […]Read full post
More companies are accepting cryptocurrencies as payment. Should your business do so too? Technological advancement has seen mushrooming of many payment mediums. Cryptocurrency payments are the newest kid on the block. Thanks to ongoing innovations and revolutions in the financial industry, paying for services or goods has become much easier. Payments can now be done […]Read full post
TheFinancial Action Task Force (FATF) is an independent inter-governmental body that helps to develop and promote Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Know Your Customer (KYC). In light of the rise of the cryptocurrency industry, the FATF published guidance on how its 37 members should regulate cryptocurrency exchanges whereby the FATF’s 2019 amendment to Recommendation 16 had […]Read full post
Benefits of the Travel Rule With the growth of the cryptocurrency industry, more regulations are necessary so as to protect the industry. However, with more firms, there is greater inconsistency in terms of regulations. This has led to an increase in illegal activities such as money laundering through virtual assets. This is attributed by the […]Read full post
Regulatory Technology (RegTech) has become increasingly prevalent over the last few years with over $9.5 billion being invested in the sector. Below are some ways in which RegTech can aid your Business: Improve Customer Onboarding RegTech makes use of Know-Your-Customer (KYC) to accelerate onboarding as well as to improve customer experience. According to Deloitte, […]Read full post
Singapore-based RegTech solution Regtank announced that it secured a $2M in funding from Singapore-based Tech investors. This is one of the largest seed funding rounds for RegTech companies in Asia. Founded by seasoned industry experts in 2020, Regtank will be using the funding to enhance its SaaS platform and deepen research into its patent-pending intelligent […]Read full post
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