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MT PELERIN LAUNCHES CRYPTO INVESTMENT WITH ZERO FEES

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Starting today, Swiss fintech Mt Pelerin allows the users of its mobile app Bridge Wallet to buy and sell cryptocurrencies at the market rates, without any additional cost.

As the past months have shown, the public’s interest for Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies as a legitimate investment is growing and here to stay, a phenomenon boosted by the adoption of large corporations and financial institutions.
However, getting started remains tricky for most as the majority of available services are difficult to use and not always transparent on their actual costs, hidden fees and unfavorable exchange rates.
With its mobile app Bridge Wallet, Mt Pelerin brings a radical solution by letting its users buy and sell cryptocurrencies straight from their bank account at the actual market rates, with no other costs. With a simple and user-friendly design, Bridge Wallet allows to enjoy the market prices that you would get on a centralized trading platform, while preserving full control and ownership of your crypto.
“As its name suggests, the purpose of our app is to bridge your bank account with the crypto world in the easiest way.” says Arnaud Salomon, founder and CEO of Mt Pelerin. “With the real market prices and the self-sovereignty features of cryptocurrencies, you get the best of both worlds from your phone.”
With single or recurring bank transfers, users get crypto directly deposited on their wallets, with no other operation required. They can be converted back in 28 currencies and withdrawn on a bank account around the world. Instant card purchases and withdrawals will follow soon. Bridge Wallet also integrates multiple decentralized exchange tools like Uniswap, giving access to thousands of cryptoassets from your phone.
Free crypto-fiat transactions are available for all users up to $500 per year, with a degressive margin of 1.3% above. That limit can be raised up to $50,000 per year for holders of MPS tokens, the tokenized shares of Mt Pelerin available in P2P exchange on Bridge Wallet. “Instead of offering the typical premium plan, we give an incentive to discover the revolution of tokenized assets.”, adds Arnaud. “With an MPS token, you own an actual share of our company with full voting and dividend rights, which are exercised in Bridge Wallet. The users own the product, it’s a powerful example of financial democratization.”

  • Available in 171 countries (US excluded)
  • Investment currencies: CHF, EUR, GBP, USD
  • Withdrawal currencies: CHF, EUR, GBP, USD, AED, ARS, AUD, CAD, CNH, CZK, DKK, HKD, HUF, ILS, JPY, KRW, MXN, NOK, NZD, PLN, RON, RUB, SAR, SEK, SGD, THB, TRY, ZAR
  • Available on iOS and Android in multiple languages

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OneID® is now a certified Digital Identity Service Provider (ISP) under the UK Digital Identity & Attributes Trust Framework (DIATF)

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  • OneID® is now a certified Digital Identity Service Provider (ISP) under the UK Digital Identity & Attributes Trust Framework (DIATF)
  • OneID® is the first provider with a 100% digital process to achieve this certification
  • OneID® is also the first ‘Scheme Owner’ to be certified against the DIATF for any roles

 

OneID® has today announced that it is now a certified Digital Identity Service Provider (ISP) under the UK Digital Identity & Attributes Trust Framework (DIATF), becoming the first provider with a 100% digital process to achieve this certification.

The firm is also the first Orchestration Service Provider (OSP) to receive certification. As an OSP, OneID® plays the role of a ‘hub’ to connect all of the UK’s high street banks with providers of any online journey that needs customers to identify themselves.

OneID® is also the first ‘Scheme Owner’ to be certified against the DIATF for any roles. OneID® operates a multi-sector scheme that enables bank customers to consent to safely share their bank-verified identity information. OneID® ensures that all businesses in the scheme have been vetted and are given the OneID® Trustmark so you know that the business you are dealing with online is legitimate.

OneID® is unique as it is the only fully digital identity service. The customer’s journey is friction-free and requires no app or account setup, no scanning of paper documentation or selfie-taking, and no data entry. The service enables safe and frictionless identity proving for over 40 million people in the UK. If your customer uses internet or mobile banking, they already have everything they need to use the OneID® service.

The certification of Digital Identity Providers under the UK Digital & Identity Attributes Trust Framework is a huge step forward in establishing a national approach for digital identity solutions in the UK. Enabling people to prove who they are online easily and securely, improving user experience, increasing security, and boosting the UK’s economic growth.

OneID®’s core aim is to enable trust, and the firm believes that a national approach is needed to ensure the internet becomes a truly safe and trusted place for individuals and businesses. This certification recognises OneID®’s part to play in that world.

Why choose a certified Identity Service Provider? 

Digital Identity is a fast and evolving market with many providers, offering a broad variety of solutions to digital identity which can be confusing. Selecting a certified identity service provider gives businesses assurance that their service provider has met or exceeded all the necessary criteria to provide a trusted digital identity service.

Certification provides assurance to businesses and individuals that OneID® meets relevant framework rules and the standards and Level of Confidence for identities as set out in the trust framework.

This assurance follows a rigorous audit process undertaken by the Digital Identity Systems Certification service authorised by DCMS and UKAS, giving the confidence that OneID® has passed all the necessary checks to be certified to provide a trusted digital identity to businesses and give the level of protection consumers of digital identity require.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Checks 

Temporary alternatives to face-to-face ID verification for employers were put in place by the Government during the pandemic; these were quickly adopted by employers who have seen the benefits of moving to remote screening. In April 2022, legislation came into effect allowing UK employers to use the services of digital Identity Service Providers (ISPs) to carry out DBS checks. The temporary legislation expires in September 2022, by which time employers will need to revert to physical forms of identity verification or adopt digital identity from a certified supplier.

OneID® provides a 100% digital identity without the need for physical documents, removing the friction from the DBS process and improving the security of the check by using bank-verified information to perform the check.

 

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Lack of corporate disclosures forces asset managers to cast a wide net for ESG data

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Buy-side financial services firms using an average of close to ten ESG sources today

 

More than seven out of ten (71%) of executives working for buy-side financial services firms across the UK, US and Asia say their organisation uses more than five ESG data sources. The average number of sources used by these businesses is 9.3, with the US using the most (9.7) and Asia with the least at 8.9.

These findings are among the highlights of new research commissioned by Alveo, a leading provider of cloud-based market data management services, polling executives working for buy-side financial services firms in the UK, US and Asia. In terms of ESG data set types, organisations across all three regions are using multiple types, but are utilising ESG ratings provided by third parties most. In all, just under three-quarters (74%) of respondents said that their organisations were using these ratings.

Mark Hepsworth

The most common response in all three regions is to have between 6-10 ESG data sources, with corporate disclosures being the least common data source cited. External ratings is the most common, with far more use of sentiment data in the US when compared to the UK or Asia.

57% of firms overall are currently using third party expert opinions on factual information such as carbon emissions, but Asia respondents have more frequently centralized ESG data management with 68% of respondents in Asia stating there is a dedicated and separate ESG team in place that owns this data, compared to 52% in the US and 46% in the UK.

What is clear is that firms need to cast a wide net to get the ESG data they require including external ratings, expert opinions and sentiment data to supplement corporate disclosures.

“Asset management firms are looking to materially ramp up their ESG data management to fast-track the supply of consistent, aggregated ESG content to different stakeholders. Firms are looking to make use of the latest technologies for ESG data analysis but material issues in data quality can hamper the effectiveness of these. Drawing on the services of an expert solutions provider and adopting Data-as-a-Service models may prove to be the best route to address these,” said Mark Hepsworth CEO at Alveo.

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