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International Financial Reporting Standards have become easier for accountants regarding to Caseware UK's new Automated Software

CaseWare UK Ltd, an accounting software provider to corporates and practitioners, is announcing the launch of its fully automated International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) solution at Accountex London 2018. The IFRS Beta solution is part of CaseWare’s AccountsAdvanced, and is being released on 23 May 2018 to current CaseWare licence holders, with the full solution scheduled to be made available later in 2018. Read more »

AxiomSL announces the MNPI Vault on the cloud

Secure cloud processing of financial institutions’ material non-public information (MNPI) for purposes of regulatory and risk reporting A sophisticated combination of technical architecture and operational processes   Read more »

Fresh ICC survey shows pace of trade finance digitalisation

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) 10th annual Global Survey shows that 60% of banks are moving towards greater digitalisation, though only 9% say technology solutions have so far increased efficiency.  Over 60% of banks surveyed in the new ICC report—Global Trade: Securing Future Growth—reported to have implemented, or to be in the process of implementing, technology solutions to digitalise their trade finance operations.  Read more »

Half of UK accountants are ready to work with a "comfortable" robot colleague

A new research report released today reveals that 50% of UK accountants say they would be “comfortable” working alongside a “robot colleague” in their job. However, 32% say they don’t know how they would feel working with a robot colleague, with 18% stating they would be “uncomfortable”. Read more »

Investment analysts will be able to develop independent research businesses through Boost Research, the first grassroots accelerator by Smartkarma

Expert mentorship, financial support, data and office services as well as direct access to the global Smartkarma network available Read more »

ITRS Group Partners with MapR for New Gateway Hub in Geneos

ITRS Group, the leading provider of real-time monitoring and IT operations analytics to financial services firms, has announced a partnership with MapR, a pioneer in delivering the industry's leading data platform for AI and analytics, both on site and across the cloud. The collaboration will see MapR software integrated with ITRS Geneos. Read more »

Capitolis Starts Groundbreaking Novation Service in Foreign Exchange Field

Partnership with leading institutions including Citi, HSBC, BlueCrest and Brevan Howard Capitolis, the pioneering technology provider for the capital markets, announced today that it has launched a groundbreaking novation service in foreign exchange (FX). Citi, HSBC, BlueCrest and Brevan Howard, among many other market participants, have collaborated with Capitolis on this service, which is the first of its kind in FX. Read more »

AimBrain On Demand launched by AimBrain provides free-for-life platform to switch from passwords and PINS to another level of identity authentication

Disruptive model encourages innovation by providing self-service identity management tools to technical and creative audiences AimBrain has unveiled a free-for-life platform that lets entrepreneurs, app developers and technical audiences swap PINS, passwords and codes for facial and voice user verification, in an autonomous, trial-to-deployment environment. Read more »

More Than Two Thirds of Companies Not Confident of Being Fully Compliant Ahead of GDPR Deadline

Data handling is number one concern relating to non-compliance   Read more »

Ant Financial partners with China Everbright Bank and Everbright Technology to facilitate the bank’s digital transformation

Ant Financial Services Group (“Ant Financial”) has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with China Everbright Bank Co., Ltd (“China Everbright Bank”) and Everbright Technology Co., Ltd. (“Everbright Technology”), a fintech subsidiary of China Everbright Group, to facilitate China Everbright Bank’s digital transformation. Read more »

Customer’s right to be forgotten under GDPR an opportunity for banks

With less than a week to go until GDPR enforcement, only 40 per cent of companies expect to achieve compliance with the regulation after the 25th May deadline. This number is alarming, as non-compliance fines start at €20 million or 4 per cent of annual global turnover.  Read more »

Millenial Investors are taking over P2P Lending

Alternative lending observes a continuously increasing number of Millennials and Generation Z.  According to the Latvian P2P platform Robo.cash, this tendency is supported by the interest of young investors in a simple and comfortable source of additional income and the positive experience gained at the existing peer-to-peer platforms.   Read more »

75% of UK Accountants Aware of Making Tax Digital, but One Third Unclear About its Impact

New research released today by Intuit QuickBooks, the world’s leading online accounting software provider, has found that while the majority (75%) of UK accountants have heard of the upcoming Making Tax Digital (MTD) legislation, nearly a third (30%) of this group are unclear about what it means for their practice, revealing a disconnect between awareness of the legislation and an understanding of its implications. Read more »

Play2Live Launches Payments in LUC Tokens on P2L.TV and Enters Crypto Exchanges

 Play2Live, the world's first decentralized streaming platform for gamers & esports fans built on blockchain technology, has reached an agreement for all users to trade LUC (Level Up Coin) tokens on Yobit, CoinBene & HitBTC. By July 2018, LUC will be listed on four other top crypto exchanges. Play2Live MVP 3.0 Read more »

Pioneer Location Data Provider Companies are Gathering Around HD Live Map as Self-Driving Cars Global Standard

HERE Technologies and its partners in China, Japan and Korea have joined forces to enable a unified global digital representation of the road environment from 2020 Through their OneMap Alliance, the companies will make it easier for any OEM to deploy world-class mapping to help autonomous vehicles drive safely and efficiently The OneMap Alliance is open to new, strategic partners across the globe Read more »

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