Industry News

Digital Banking – The New Power Business Tool

The future is coming at us a lot more quickly than anyone anticipated. In light of the novel coronavirus and the pandemic it caused, keeping up with the technological advancement seems to be a top priority in most industries.

While many market analysts fingered digital banking as the wave of the future, nearly everyone is shocked at how fast these trends have accelerated in the past couple of months.

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Protean Risk strengthened by new staff from parent company, Aston Lark

As of 1st July 2020, the Aston Lark Financial Institutions team will join the Protean Risk brand, making the combined team one of the largest dedicated brokers servicing UK and European financial services firms.

Protean Risk was acquired by Aston Lark and joined the wider group in November 2019. Protean Risk was the first acquisition that was completed for Aston Lark following Goldman Sachs’ investment in the company in September 2019.

The decision to combine the two teams under the Protean brand was due to its position as a market-leading specialist in the sector and to strengthen its offering to clients. Since its founding in 2008, Protean Risk has offered a breadth of knowledge and experience to its clients, as well as a high level of personal service. Since 2016, Protean Risk has held the coveted status of Lloyd’s of London Broker, which has entitled them to transact business in, and directly access the Lloyd’s of London market.

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Mastercard to Acquire Finicity to Advance Open Banking Strategy

Mastercard (NYSE: MA) today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Finicity, a leading North American provider of real-time access to financial data and insights. The purchase price is US$825 million, and Finicity’s existing shareholders have the potential for an earn-out of up to an additional $160 million, if performance targets are met.

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Open Letter to the FCA from the Emerging Payments Association

The Emerging Payments Association (EPA) and its members strongly urge the FCA to unfreeze Wirecard Card Services accounts, or facilitate a solution to enable safe access to e-money by e-money holders affected, as soon as it can, for the sake of cardholders, companies and their employees, and the UK fintech industry. Without this freezing being removed rapidly, we believe there will be significant and lasting damage to individuals, companies and the UK’s current and future prospects as leaders in fintech.

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Analyzing the World’s Top 3 cybercrime countries

When we’re on the subject of malware and cyber attacks, we usually focus our attention on cybercrime as a totally unknown, uniform entity. Nevertheless, cybersecurity specialists, such as buguroo’s team, are always mindful not only of the codes used to develop computer viruses, but also of the processes adopted to implement campaigns and the targets they were aimed at. It is these three elements that provide a lot of clues as to who may be behind them.

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How to prevent New Account Fraud?

New account fraud, also known as Account Opening Fraud or Online Account Origination Fraud, is when fraudsters use stolen or synthetic identities to open new bank accounts, with a view to maxing out their credit limits before disappearing into thin air, usually within 90 days.

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fscom April News and Update

Blogs Is your zoom video conference as private as you think? https://blog.fscom.co.uk/is-your-zoom-video-conference-as-private-as-you-think In this blog, fscom’s Simon Whittaker discusses the cybersecurity challenges we may be

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