Recently, the tested the viability of the Authorised Fund Manager (AFM) business model and assessed whether conflicts of interests were being effectively managed. After evaluating their findings against relevant requirements and guidance in the FCA Handbook, the FCA published their review on June 30th. …


What do you think of when you hear the term, open source software (OSS)? Do you think of the 1995 cult classic, Hackers starring Angelina Jolie and Johnny Lee Miller rollerblading around New York City to The Prodigy’s Voodoo People?

Do you perhaps think of the Linux operating system and…


Following the regulatory crisis 2008, ever-increasing regulation is the most common disruptor to the Financial Services industry, building trust in technology is another and not to mention the most recent pandemic that turned our world upside down in 2020. …


Plug & Play GECKO Environment

What is an API?

An is a software intermediary that allows two applications to talk to each other. Powering our lives behind the scenes, APIs act as the connectors between systems to permit access for user-facing front ends with all-important back end functionality and data, without…


CP86 Fail to Prepare, Prepare to Fail

As we near the deadline (31 March 2021) for firms to critically assess their daily operational, resourcing and governance arrangements against all relevant rules and guidance following the publication of the Central Bank of Ireland’s (Central Bank) , now is the time to reach out and allow


What is Pen-testing?

Short for penetration testing, is a simulated cyber attack on your system to find weaknesses before attackers do. It is used to automate certain tasks, improve testing efficiency and discover issues that might be difficult to find using manual analysis techniques alone.

Who are OnSecurity?


Covid-19 has put in a unique position as it has highlighted to companies their need for oversight software in their companies, making FinTechs more topical than ever.

The pandemic has proved excellent at uncovering many opportunities, and in this case, the opportunity lies in the FinTech industry. Having executed…


In our earlier GECKO Governance article, “Central Bank of Ireland Publishes CP86 Review Findings”, which can be accessedwe considered the second issued by the Central Bank of Ireland (Central Bank) on 17 November 2020.

In this follow-up article, we have illustrated how our software can…


Escape Spreadsheet Hell

Spreadsheets have been the backbone of financial services for decades, having been around since 1985, even though technology has changed dramatically along the way. They have many great features and is often seen as the go-to tool to get the job done. …


Unsplash

This summer I went through a great experience of re-designing our company’s website. …

GECKO Governance

Providing much needed Transparency, Compliance & Accountability To The Financial Services Industry

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