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Why is Regulatory Reporting Tough?

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‘Regulatory reporting’ is the submission of raw or summary data needed by regulators to evaluate a bank’s operations and its overall health, thereby determining the status of compliance with applicable regulatory provisions. Governments across the world give prime importance to keep their banking systems updated. This has proved to be an important task, more so after the…

Scope of Data Integration

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Data[1] integration involves combining data residing in different sources and providing users with a unified view of data. This process becomes significant in a variety of situations, which include both commercial (when two similar companies need to merge their databases) and scientific (combining research results from different bioinformatics repositories) domains. Data integration has increased  as the volume and the need to…

Big Data Adoption Process

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Big Data, the current buzz word in the IT and financial space has caught the imagination of a lot of organizations. Studies released in the past year or so have clearly shown that Big Data investments are rising across industries and around the globe[1]. It represents a business adoption paradox: it promises speed, but successful…

The Rise and Scope of FinTech

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There are undoubtedly a lot of challenges banks are currently facing. The dynamic regulatory environment and the rise of technology in everyday banking activities is changing the way we bank, and catering to this fast evolving dynamics is tough for most banks. This is where FinTech is making a difference. According to the infographics created…

How Big Data Addresses the Issue of Anti-Money Laundering

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Anti-Money laundering (AML) is a term mainly used in the financial and legal industries to describe the legal controls that require financial institutions and other regulated entities to prevent, detect, and report money laundering activities. Money laundering activities typically aim to generate income with no regulation to maximize income for as little cash outflow as possible, with no…

Regulatory Reporting Costs and Burden for Small & Mid-Sized Banks

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Anecdotal evidence from bankers suggests that the cost of complying usually increases with new rules and regulations when large statutory changes are made to financial laws and rules of any country or region[1]. This burden increases significantly when such changes are made especially after a financial crisis. New regulations stemming from the financial crisis has…

Regulatory Reporting for Financial Institutions: The Technology Challenge

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While we have previously analyzed the impact of regulations on banks due to various key issues (see related articles at the end of the blog), implementation of new technology and the need to update IT infrastructure has been a significant issue for banks and financial institutions. Regulators demand information on various activities (liquidity management, asset…