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Kicking Off 2022 – W2 Product Roundup

Firstly, I’d like to introduce myself. My name is Rachel Rawlings and I’ve recently joined W2 as Head of Product. I’m so excited to be kicking off the new year with work already starting on ensuring our clients’ experience with W2 is the highest quality possible.   Over the past few months our engineering team has been hard at work making various UX improvements to the W2 platform and I thought now …

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The Regulatory Year In Review – And What’s Next For 2022

As payments go digital and new methods such as Account to Account (A2A), crypto and Buy-Now-Pay-Later (BNPL) rocket in popularity, regulators are struggling to keep up with the pace of change. Here’s our overview of recent developments in key regulation areas – and predictions for 2022. BNPL: in the run-up to Christmas 2021, various press …

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Lithuania – Creating a Fintech Super Hub

With a tiny population of just under three million, few could have predicted Lithuania would become a hotbed of FinTech innovation. Since the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union, however, Lithuania has become a destination for FinTech and e-money firms. Despite the turbulence caused by COVID-19, 2020 saw the Lithuanian FinTech industry continue to welcome …

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It’s Time To Actually Know Your Customer

“We cannot make the operators the police,” said W2 founder and CEO Warren Russell, as he called on all key stakeholders within the UK’s igaming industry to work collaboratively to identify problem gambling and become better aware of its real dangers. Russell spoke to SBC News about why Know Your Customer checks are not just a task for …

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France And Crypto: From Laggard To Vanguard

Seen by many in North America and Asia as the most pro-regulation among the notoriously regulation-bound European Union states, France has recently overhauled its attitude to crypto to become more crypto-friendly, while introducing innovative legislation. In June 2021, France enacted new crypto regulations that impact not only French companies, but also international firms seeking to …

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What Regtech Can Learn From The Fintech Eco-System

At W2, we sit very squarely amongst the regtech space, providing fintech businesses, among other industries, with the regulatory compliance solutions they need. Giving them the tools needed whilst allowing for scalability and direct integration to remove the need for manual intervention to onboard customers is something that particularly fintech’s, who tend to share the …

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Crypto in Switzerland: Bringing Swiss Tradition to Digital Currency

For centuries, elites across Europe and the world have flocked to Swiss banking as a safe haven for their assets. With the digital revolution continuing and crypto-currencies gathering momentum, Switzerland is evolving its reputation for banking security and privacy in the digital environment. As events show, however, the switch to digital is throwing up some …

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