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Estonia’s finance minister has called for a reconsidered approach to anti-money laundering (AML) processes among the country’s banks, claiming that an overly risk-averse approach is restricting...
A senior official at the French central bank has said that the onus is on those companies developing stablecoins to ensure that they do so in a responsible manner, as well as reiterating plans for...
The INSTEX payments instrument is still secure for the foreseeable future despite the challenges facing the Iranian nuclear deal more broadly, but the prospective mechanism remains at the mercy of...
With international terrorist groups increasingly relying on cryptocurrency as a source of funding, terrorists and extremists within the U.S. are following suit, officials warned during a...
Industry experts have criticised the UK’s incoming credit card gambling ban for failing to address potential loopholes that could see problem gamblers circumvent it.
Finland has declared its intention to continue a strong campaign against financial crime, with an expanded team and a renewed focus on virtual currency providers.
The European Banking Authority (EBA) has issued a word of caution over the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning by financial institutions, as the authority seeks to better...
The UK Gambling Commission will ban gambling by credit card from April 14, saying players who gamble that way are more likely to be problem gamblers.
As cross-border payments continue to grow, the decline in correspondent banking relationships driven by de-risking concerns remains a significant challenge for the sector, according to the U.S....
The defendant in a lawsuit over the filing of a suspicious activity report (SAR) is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to keep in place a lower court's ruling affirming that regulated entities have...
A new payments law in Spain has brought a much-anticipated regulatory sandbox closer to realisation, suggesting that the country may at last match its long history of talk on innovation with...
New European rules governing virtual currency operators come into effect in the UK today, despite concerns that a rushed schedule and lack of guidance could leave businesses in the lurch.
The Electronic Money Association (EMA) has emphasised the need for third parties in the UK to be able to develop new features as soon as possible to help widespread public adoption of open banking.
Senior European figures are downplaying the possibilities of a comprehensive post-Brexit agreement on financial services as the January 31 exit date approaches.
Interpol has led an operation against a major crypto-jacking operation in southeast Asia, taking action to repair thousands of infected routers that had been used to illegally mine virtual...
UK regulators have launched an inquiry into the role of data in supervision and reporting, calling for views on the potential use of new technologies for monitoring firms.

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