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SIX Fintech Ventures Leads $8 Million Funding for Crypto RegTech Coinfirm

SIX Fintech Ventures, the corporate venture arm of Swiss exchange operator and data vendor SIX, has co-led an $8 million Series A funding round for Coinfirm, which operates a blockchain-based AML Platform for crypto assets designed to protect against ransomware hacks, human trafficking, sanctions evasion and terrorist financing by risk scoring entities, addresses and transactions. As part of the…

PassFort Raises $16.2 Million to Fund Expansion

Financial crime compliance automation specialist PassFort has raised $16.2 million through its recent Series A funding. The company, whose SaaS-based platform automates financial crime and compliance processes, will use the funds to realise its global growth plans. The funding round was led by the US growth equity fund, Level Equity, with participation from PassFort’s existing…

ION Acquires Clarus to Offer Solutions for UMR, Broader Derivatives Analytics

Trading solutions vendor ION Markets has acquired derivatives analytics specialist Clarus Financial Technology, in part to help clients to comply with the new Uncleared Margin Rules (UMR) regulation for OTC derivatives. The acquisition – for an undisclosed sum – of the provider of SaaS-delivered analytics, data and research will also broaden ION’s capabilities in the…

GRAC Service Provider RiskBusiness Launches GDPR Equivalency Checker

Governance, risk, audit and compliance (GRAC) content and service provider RiskBusiness has introduced a GDPR Equivalency Checker ahead of new EU data privacy requirements coming into effect later this month. The new tool is targeted at all financial services firms impacted by the incoming changes under the so-called Schrems II legislation that comes into effect…

Newly Merged Calypso and AxiomSL to Rebrand as Adenza

Regtech AxiomSL and trading, treasury and risk management platform Calypso Technology – which merged in July – have rebranded under the name Adenza, joining the likes of Finastra (formerly Misys), Alveo (formerly Asset Control) and others in settling on a synthetic term under which to operate as a fintech going forward. According to the company,…

Compliance-as-a-Service Provider Lawson Conner Adopts Acquirer IQ-EQ’s Brand Name

Lawson Conner, a UK-based regulatory hosting and outsourced compliance business, has rebranded as IQ-EQ, the name of investment funds service provider that acquired it in 2018. The rebrand of the compliance as-a-service provider comes at a time when the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has prioritised raising standards in the appointed representatives segment. IQ-EQ’s acquisition added…

Australia’s Identitii Launches SaaS-Based AML/CTF Platform to Reduce Regulatory Risk

Australia-based Identitii, which specialises in helping regulated entities including banks and other ‘money services’ providers manage regulatory risk, has launched a SaaS-based reporting and compliance platform aimed at addressing AML and counter-terrorist financing (CTF) reporting obligations. The cloud-based platform delivers end-to-end reporting automation and future proofs compliance by accepting any payment file format used today…

LexisNexis Scoops Up Crime and Onboarding Specialist TruNarrative

LexisNexis Risk Solutions UK has swooped in to acquire TruNarrative, a Leeds-based provider of financial crime and client onboarding solutions. The deal widens the scope of LexisNexis capabilities to include corporate customers as well as financial services firms of all types. TruNarrative, founded in 2016, provides a cloud-based orchestration platform that allows for simplified and…

UnaVista’s Closure of SFTR Service Adds Complexity to Reporting Landscape

The recent decision by London Stock Exchange Group’s UnaVista to close its SFTR reporting service will force clients to decide on selection and implementation of alternative arrangements for meeting their obligations under the EU’s Securities Finance Transaction Reporting regulation. UnaVista late last month said it would cease operations of its SFTR in January 2022, leaving…

Mind the Gap: Why RegTech Hasn’t Hit the Target (Yet)

By Bernadine Reese, managing director, and Jagdeep Sihan, associate director, at Protiviti UK. RegTech is a new and innovative industry. As the cost of compliance increases, and attention from regulators mounts, financial firms are looking for ways to make their processes slicker and prove that they work effectively. Technology can be part of the answer….