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Janine Grainger

Janine Grainger CEO at Easy Crypto

Crypto taxes: ignorance is never bliss!

Crypto has become the darling of alternative investments, captivating the financial world with heart-stopping falls (hello 2021 and 2022) and meteoric rises (hello 2024 and the potential effects of halving). But amidst the adrenaline-fuelled rollercoaster ride that is crypto trading, many enthusiasts forget about taxation - mistakenly assuming cry...

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Brad Strock

Brad Strock SVP, Group Executive, Payments at FIS

Powering financial inclusion with card processing technology

Card issuers have a critical role to play in the drive to create a more inclusive financial system. And thanks to advances in technology, they are getting better and better at fulfilling that important obligation. Customers are banking on innovation For consumers, technology has long been a key driver of financial inclusion, especially among unbank...

/payments /retail Digital Banking Trends

Grant MacDonald

Grant MacDonald Director of Financial Crime at Experian

Uniting against financial crime: the crucial role of data sharing

Financial crime poses a serious threat to the UK economy, costing billions annually and undermining financial stability. The National Crime Agency estimates that the cost of money laundering in the UK stands at anything between £36 billion and £90 billion, costing an eye-watering £290 billion to the economy – it’s clear that action is crucial. Thi...

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Mikhail Yegorin

Mikhail Yegorin Head of PR at Jusan Bank

The rise of digital banking in Kazakhstan

Digital banking is becoming the norm for people and businesses across the UK, US and beyond – but did you know it’s also growing rapidly in Kazakhstan, Central Asia’s largest country? Internet banking penetration is forecast to reach 23% in 2024, not far behind some European countries, but this only tells part of the story. A geographic necessity ...

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Silvija Krupena

Silvija Krupena Director of FIU at RedCompass Labs

Like Meta, banks have a responsibility to tackle online child sexual exploitation

Following National Child Exploitation Awareness Day, it is important to note that the online child sexual exploitation (CSE) model has shifted with social media. What we once thought could only take place in faraway lands is now also happening under our noses in our neighbourhoods. In North America and Europe, we are seeing an alarming increase i...

/payments /crime Exposing Financial Crime

Serhii Bondarenko

Serhii Bondarenko Artificial Intelegence at Tickeron

Five AI-Driven Strategies for Effective Stock Screening

In the evolving landscape of financial trading, the disparity between hedge funds, institutional investors, and retail investors has been pronounced, primarily due to the former's access to extensive research resources and advanced technological platforms. This advantage has historically enabled these larger entities to outpace individual investor...

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David Ratnage

David Ratnage Commercial Lending Director, Capital Markets at FIS

Digitalize to Diversify in Commercial Lending

When the going gets tough for commercial lenders, the tough get diversifying. In challenging macroeconomic conditions, there’s no guarantee your traditional customer base will weather the storm. But do you have the innovative digital technology you need to move into new markets? Some regional banks in the U.S. have already suffered the consequences...

/wholesale /markets Banking and Lending Solutions

Anish Kapoor

Anish Kapoor CEO at AccessPay

ISO 20022 is fast approaching. Why are most corporates and FIs unprepared?

After years of decision-making, discussion, and delays, ISO 20022 is finally happening. The wide variety of legacy message and data formats that all institutional and corporate entities use to make or receive payments will converge into this common standard by next year. In a survey conducted at the tail end of last year, why did 52% of corporate ...

/payments /predictions Digital Bank Transformation

Konstantin Rabin

Konstantin Rabin Head of Marketing at Kontomatik

Crypto processing: Top Companies To Know About

In today's dynamic world of digital transactions, cryptocurrency processing is shaking up the traditional methods of payments across various sectors. Whether it's e-commerce or gaming, cryptocurrencies have gained substantial momentum as a preferred mode of transaction. With the market continuously expanding, numerous companies have emerged as fro...

Jamel Derdour

Jamel Derdour CMO at Transact365 / Nucleus365

The Middle East's Cross-Border Payments Boom: A Gateway to Global Connectivity

The Middle East, long recognised for its rich history, diverse culture, and strategic geopolitical importance, is now emerging as a hub for cross-border payments, facilitating seamless financial transactions across international borders. As the region continues to undergo rapid economic development and technological advancement, the growth of cros...

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