Marina Olman Interview

Marina Olman-Pal Greenberg Traurig Shareholder Practice focus: Financial Services Regulatory Compliance, Fintech, Payments, Banking, Blockchain & Digital Assets, Corporate, Latin America Practice XT. Tell us about your professional trajectory and the role you have within your company. MO. I began my legal career focusing my practice on bank regulatory compliance matters and was fortunate to…

Revolution or evolution? Digital remittance in Asia Pacific

Revolution or evolution? Digital remittance in Asia Pacific Cross-border payments are the lifeline of many developing and exporter markets. Asia Pacific is no exception. Research shows that companies want their beneficiaries to receive cross-border payments faster—within 3 business days or less (78%).[1] With Visa Direct, Visa’s real-time* money movement solution, we have seen increased demand…

Navigating the money transmitters licensing process

Preparing for an Independent Review of a Money Services Business’s (MSB) AML Program Originally published October 21, 2022 https://www.batesgroup.com/news/preparing-for-an-independent-review-of-msb-aml-program Money services businesses (“MSBs”) are required to conduct independent reviews to ensure their anti-money-laundering (“AML”) programs comply with Bank Secrecy Act (“BSA”) requirements. Under the BSA, MSBs must develop programs that identify and assess AML risks…

NEAR Protocol – The Future of Web 3.0

I will explain why NEAR will be the next blockchain capable of becoming the future of Web3. Web3 is the name that various technology specialists have assigned to a new type of internet service built using decentralized blockchains, that is, shared ledger systems that use cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum. However, some critics believe…

Alberto Guerra – Interview

ALBERTO GUERRA CEO of UniTeller Financial Services   What is your greatest professional accomplishment to date?   I don’t know if I can rank my accomplishments and define a single one as my greatest. Most of my accomplishments have been the result of collaborative teamwork through which some of the most innovative ideas have originated. It…