Friday, September 20, 2019

Equifax to pay up to $700m to settle data breach

Credit score agency, Equifax, has agreed to pay up to $700 million as part of a settlement with a US regulator following a data breach in 2017, according to a report by the BBC. Read more: fintechfutures

State of Utah Announces Regulatory Sandbox For Fintech Startups

State of Utah Department of Commerce announced earlier this month it is launching a regulatory sandbox Read more: crowdfundinsider

Sydney could use facial recognition for public transport payments

Sydney's commuters could soon ditch their contactless cards and pay for journeys with their faces Read more: finextra

The Elephant in the Room – PSD2 in 2019

The advent of PSD2 is a rare example of a new financial regulation that will have a profound and widespread impact across Europe’s financial services industry. Read more: thefintechtimes

Is banking security in Africa holding fintech back?

Many people are becoming more interested in what’s going on in African banking and fintech. Read more: finextra

President Trump Declares He’s Not A Fan of Cryptocurrency; Suggests Facebook...

President Donald Trump declared on Twitter this evening that he is not a fan of cryptocurrency. Read more: crowdfundinsider

Brazil’s BTG Pactual streamlines digital onboarding with Jumio

Jumio, the leading AI-powered trusted identity as a service provider, has partnered with BTG Pactual Read more: finextra

Email Security Specialist GreatHorn Locks in $13 Million Investment

Email security specialist GreatHorn has raised $13 million in a funding round, which boosts the firm’s total capital to $21.8 million. Read more: finovate

Lightico raises $14.5m to take on DocuSign

Lightico has raised $14.5 million in a Series A funding round led by Mangrove Capital Partners. Read more: finextra

Hackers Move $8 Million USD in Bitcoins Stolen From Binance Trading...

Hackers moved more than $8 million USD in Bitcoins July 8th from digital wallets they’d been sitting in since the Malta-registered crypto trading platform Binance was hacked in May. Read more: crowdfundinsider