• Apr
    20
    Why cyber security should be at the top of your priority list

    Cyber security has never been as important as it is today. The Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2017, published this week by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and undertaken by Ipsos Mori highlights some statistics that should make even the most jaded CIOs sit up and take notice. Of the 1500+ businesses surveyed, 74% say…

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  • Apr
    5
    Why financial services, cybersecurity and regulatory compliance go hand in hand

    It’s a widely held misconception that heavily regulated industries are the least agile, and the slowest to innovate. In the financial services sector particularly, there is a tendency to see compliance and responsibility as a barrier to success, when they should be seen as the essential foundation. The UK, rather than being a difficult place…

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  • Mar
    31
    Is RegTech the Finance Sector’s Silver Bullet?

    The global financial crisis and subsequent recession happened almost a decade ago, but their legacy lives on, with more stringent regulations and bigger fines every year. The financial services sector has to comply, whilst also trying to build IT systems that are capable of gathering, organizing and interrogating massive amounts of data, to create reports…

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  • Mar
    23
    Why 2017 must be the year of compliance. Part 2: MiFID II

    If you hadn’t already got enough on the agenda for this year, MiFID II – Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II – and its accompanying regulation, Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation (MiFIR) are looming ever closer to their full implementation date of 3rd January 2018. That’s 41 weeks away. I don’t need to tell you…

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