29th July 2019
Switzerland’s highest court has ruled that historical data about 40,000 UBS (UBSG.S) clients must be handed to French tax authorities in a landmark case that could set a precedent for foreign governments seeking information from Swiss banks. Three of the five judges presiding at the Swiss Supreme Court… Read More
23rd July 2019
The European Commission on Monday formally reapproved a US-EU initiative that permits investigators of terrorism to obtain financial records from participating nations. In its fifth review of the Terrorist Finance Tracking Program (TFTP), the commission said that information provided to it by American authorities, Europol, independent overseers and other… Read More
17th July 2019
Bulgaria’s finance minister apologized to the country on Tuesday after admitting hackers had stolen millions of taxpayers’ financial data in an attack that one researcher said may have compromised nearly every adult’s personal records. The breach of servers at the tax agency (NRA) happened at the end of June and… Read More
16th July 2019
Banks must evolve or risk being “left behind” as big tech companies shake up the financial system, according to new research from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). In a paper published Monday titled “The Rise of Digital Money,” IMF authors… Read More
15th July 2019
A proposal to prevent big technology companies from functioning as financial institutions or issuing digital currencies has been circulated for discussion by the Democratic majority that leads the House Financial Services Committee, according to a copy of the draft legislation seen by Reuters. In a sign of widening scrutiny after… Read More
27th June 2019
Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) said on Thursday it will review how it handles customer data as part of an agreement with Australia’s information commissioner after the bank admitted to losing records in the past. The agreement follows incidents when the country’s top lender lost records of almost 20 million… Read More
19th June 2019
A state-backed cyber-attack could secretly corrupt the records of British financial institutions over a period of months, posing a risk that banks would probably struggle to guard against on their own, a senior Bank of England policymaker said. Banks have focused mainly on stopping service outages, but the falsification of… Read More
22nd May 2019
In early 2018, in a complex of low-rise buildings in the Australian capital, a team of government hackers was engaging in a destructive digital war game. The operatives – agents of the Australian Signals Directorate, the nation’s top-secret eavesdropping agency – had been given a challenge. With all… Read More
16th May 2019
The Trump administration hit Chinese telecoms giant Huawei with severe sanctions on Wednesday, adding another incendiary element to the U.S.-China trade dispute just as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he would visit China soon for more talks. The Commerce Department said it was adding Huawei Technologies Co Ltd and 70… Read More
14th May 2019
The European Union’s financial privacy rules could face renewed scrutiny from regulators and lawmakers in the aftermath of a €200-billion money laundering scandal that went undetected in the bloc for years, according to Bloomberg. The disclosure that Danske Bank’s Estonian branch served as a conduit for Russian money laundering highlights “huge,”… Read More