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BoE Accelerates XBRL Data Analytics

Using a big data approach to drive analytics of large quantities of XBRL data, with necessary data structuring, aggregation, ordering and filtering controlled directly from the XBRL taxonomy (the business-led data definitions) has been something of a holy grail for regulators and other large scale users of the standard for many years.

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SEC Interactive Data Test Suite Update

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has updated its test suite to include tests that use the US GAAP, SEC Reporting, Document and Entity Information, Exchanges, State and Province and Risk-Return 2018 taxonomies. The SEC’s public test suite helps  vendors test their software, and gain confidence that their systems will produce filings that will be […]

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A Roadmap for EU Fintech Regulation

The debate on regulating innovation is often laden with prejudices and undue simplifications. Chair of the EBA, Andrea Enria, recently spoke on how the European Banking Authority expects supervision and regulation of the Fintech market will work. Identifying the inherent problems of both the strict need to protect the financial system and citizens and the […]

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Regulators scrutinise Cryptos

Chairman of the global Financial Stability Board and Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, was just one of the leading regulators around the world to call for new measures to reign in cryptocurrencies this week. Mr Carney warned that a range of crypto assets are exhibiting the “classic hallmarks of bubbles”. In a speech […]

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Global Fintech Sandbox proposal from the FCA

After a strong showing in its domestic market, the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is looking into the creation of a global regulatory sandbox. Such a move would enable fintech firms to carry out tests in different countries at the same time, while also helping watchdogs to identify and solve common cross-border problems. Regulatory “sandboxes” […]

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EU moves to support Fintech. Puts supervisory reporting under microscope

In a move to support the EU’s fintech industry, the European Commission has launched a Blockchain Observatory and Forum. According to the Commission, the initiative will reinforce European engagement with multiple stakeholders involved in blockchain activities, consolidating expertise and addressing the challenges created by new technological developments. The initiative comes with a significant amount of […]

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AI to the power of AI

OK… so this is getting a little bit meta… but bear with us. STOXX Ltd., the operator of Deutsche Börse Group’s index business is in the process of launching two competing indices that focus on the opportunity that Artificial Intelligence offers to investors. One index is created from a basket of securities that have been selected […]

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AI to Help Bank Customers

Major Aussie institution, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) has recently unveiled an AI chatbot named Ceba. Available to customers of the CBA, this app-based bot not only provides advice, but can apparently handle over 200 banking tasks, so, it is claimed, can actually do some banking for its customers itself. After authorisation from the […]

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£1 Million for Inspirations on New Products and Services Using Open Banking APIs

In a concerted effort to encourage small businesses to compete in the digital economy, in February this year UK innovation foundation Nesta announced its Open Up Challenge. This challenge sought to encourage Fintech firms to explore the opportunities provided by Open Banking APIs. The impending initiation of Open Banking APIs holds the potential to transform […]

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AI to Keep Criminal Funds Out of the Financial System?

This week Rob Grupetta, Head of the Financial Crime Department at the UK’s FCA, spoke out on AI at an Anti Money Laundering (AML) event in London. With UK banks spending a reported £5 billion each year — more than the the cost of the UK prison system — on financial crime prevention, there is every […]

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