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Three Things We’ve Learned from the UK in Year One of Open Banking

Posted by Simon Rose on Apr 15, 2019 11:15:00 AM

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January marked the one-year anniversary of the Open Banking regulation coming into effect in the UK, making this a good time to step back and assess its progress, or lack thereof. For the uninitiated, Open Banking is seen by financial regulators as a means to spur fintech innovation and foster increased competition in the UK banking market. Its underlying premise is that transactional data is the property of the account holder, and if the consumer or business elects to share such data with a third party, the bank must facilitate its efficient transfer, securely.

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Topics: Technology

Responding to the FDIC’s Letter to Avoid Vendor Contract Gaps

Posted by Michael Carter on Apr 9, 2019 9:00:00 AM

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A letter from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) issued Tuesday, April 2, contained a warning that caught the attention of many financial institutions and their vendors. Specifically, the FDIC stated that it had encountered a number of situations where banks were not sufficiently controlling the risk associated with their supplier relationships.

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Topics: Technology, Vendors & Contracts