Five ways fintechs can boost UX while complying with regs like 5AMLD blog

Five ways fintechs can boost UX while complying with regs like 5AMLD

Regulation can be annoying for fintechs who don’t want their user journey to have extra steps for the sake of compliance needs. However, it is possible to create smooth UX that suits customers, while also complying with new requirements like 5AMLD.  

Keeping customers happy and regulators happy isn’t easy for fintech. But here we tell you what to do to comply, and boost your UX. 

Ultimate Beneficial Owner? With AML5 there will be a whole lot more blog

Ultimate Beneficial Owner? With AML5 there will be a whole lot more

AML5 ahoy! In the 5th incarnation of the Anti-Money Laundering Regs more people will have to be verified for KYB. Rather than one Ultimate Beneficial Owner (UBO), now anyone with a 25% share (or in a significant shareholding group) will have to be verified.

In this blog we tell you about a key detail of AML5, and how we can help you meet the new regulation coming into effect in January 2020.    

How we enable e-commerce companies to implement SCA blog

How we enable e-commerce companies to implement SCA

The PSD2 deadline of September 14th has passed, but some e-commerce companies still have time to implement SCA for online card transactions (possibly up to 14 March 2021). As such, for those who still need to implement SCA, all of the information below still applies. 

In this blog we give you a quick summary of what you need to know, what you need to do, and the solutions we provide to ensure all-important Strong Customer Authentication (SCA). 

Payment Service Directive (PSD2)

What you need to know about PSD2 and Strong Customer Authentication (SCA)

Here we’ll tell you what online businesses need to know about the new regulations, and how we can help. 

The PSD2 deadline of September 14th has passed, but some e-commerce companies still have time to implement SCA for online card transactions (possibly up to 14 March 2021). As such, for those who still need to implement SCA, all of the information below still applies.

Hello Soda | Delivering innovation

Why Innovation for Traditional Markets is Key

Identity theft has become one of the largest issues and the biggest growing threat to ‘traditional markets’ such as payday lenders in recent years. With the increase growing significantly since lenders have began to primarily operate online – can innovation change this?  

The rise in identity fraud has increased 160% in the last 20 years, which seems an absurd increase, but with the risks of online fraud this doesn’t seem to be slowing down. It was shown that last year, 8 out of 10 identity theft cases took place online.

Hello Soda - Merchant Verification

The Rise of Card Payments

Are cash payments truly falling?

With the use of contactless and card payments rising, they now account for over three quarters of the value of the UK’s retail purchases. The latest British Retail Consortium’s (BRC) payments survey for 2017 states that cards were used for £277.1 billion worth of payments, equaling 76% of all retail sales.

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