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Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey Says Bitcoin Falls Short in Payments but Stablecoins May be Useful

Andrew Bailey, the Governor of the Bank of England, spoke at the Brookings Institue in the US this week and he tackled a hot topic: cryptocurrencies. More specifically, Bailey spoke about the efficacy, or lack of, when using certain digital assets in payment transactions. Bailey… Read More

An Open Letter to UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak: Britain has up to 2 Million ‘Mortgage Prisoners’

CC – UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Britain has up to 2 Million ‘mortgage prisoners’ in increasing financial stress through no fault of their own, a situation created, paradoxically, by bad, outdated regulation.  There have already been 7 attempted suicides in the UK Mortgage Prisoners… Read More

Competition Chief Christopher Woolard Selected as Interim Chief Executive of Financial Conduct Authority

The Financial Conduct Authority’s Executive Director of Strategy and Competition, Christopher Woolard, has been selected as the Interim Chief Executive of the FCA. HM Treasury announced the appointment today as current FCA Chief Executive Andrew Bailey has been tapped to take over the role of… Read More

FCA CEO Andrew Bailey to Replace Mark Carney as New Governor of Bank of England

Earlier today, the UK government announced its selection Andrew Bailey to replace Mark Carney as Governor of the Bank of England. Carney’s departure has long been anticipated and, in fact, he extended his tenure at the Bank to help provide an element of stability in… Read More

UK Financial Conduct Authority Hits the Breaks on Certain Mini-Bonds

The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)  will ban the mass marketing of “speculative mini-bonds” to retail investors beginning January 1, 2020. The FCA is banning these mini-bond promotions without a consultation by using its “product intervention powers.” The ban will be in place for 12… Read More

Brexit Hedge: FCA Solidifies Relationship with Dutch AFM as Financial Firms Look for EU Bridge

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) have signed a formal agreement to work more closely together as financial services firms look to maintain a foothold in continental Europe. The FCA states that since the UK announced its… Read More

FCA Chief Andrew Bailey Comments on CryptoAssets, Innovation in Financial Services

Speaking at the FCA Annual Public Meeting today, Financial Conduct Authority Chief Executive Andrew Bailey delivered a wide-ranging speech on the state of the FCA.  Within prepared remarks, Bailey briefly mentioned innovation in financial services, and specifically cryptoassets. Bundling up “operational resilience” and the consequences… Read More

UK Cryptotassets Taskforce Meets to Discuss Impact, Benefits & if New Regulation is Necessary for DLT in Financial Services

Today was the first meeting of the UK Cryptoassets Taskforce. The previously announced group involves the participation of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), Bank of England (BoE), HM Treasury and other Senior government officials. Some of the named participants include, Katharine Braddick, Director General of… Read More

FCA Business Plan Seeks to Maximize Fintech Competition & Innovation

Andrew Bailey, Chief Executive of the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), addressed the regulator’s business plan for the coming year in a speech this week. Touching upon innovations in financial services, Bailey stated; “Fintech and Big Data are transforming financial services. We will seek to… Read More

First! Bank of England Approves Transferwise as a Payment Service Provider with Direct Access to UK Payment System

The Bank of England has approved the first non-bank payment service provider to join the UK payment system settling in central bank money. Described as a milestone event for the BoE in accommodating innovation, this is the first Fintech to gain direct accesss. Transferwise is… Read More

US CFTC Furthers its Innovation Credibility by Signing Agreement with UK FCA to Boost Fintech Development

The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) have signed a formal agreement that commits the two regulatory agencies to work together to support Fintech. This is the first such agreement for the CFTC and just one of many… Read More

FCA Helps Take Bitcoin Mainstream – While Admitting It Does Not Understand It

Appearing on the BBC’s news flagship Newsnight the head of the UK’s regulator, the  FCA’s  Andrew Bailey, has drawn mainstream attention to Bitcoin and the world of cryptocurrencies while admitting that they have yet to understand what he called an ‘odd commodity’. While  the BBC’s… Read More

On a Mission: FCA Updates Mission & Business Plan, Shares Challenges of Fintech

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) released an update this week on both their mission and an accompanying business plan. The lead securities and market regulator, posted its broad strategic objectives, as determined by Parliament; To ensure that relevant markets function well – and three operational… Read More

The Banker’s Banker Appointed to Regulate the Crowdfunding Henhouse Unveils His Cunning Plan

The time has come for crowdfunding to mature – or die, and be reabsorbed by the body politic (or should that be that body corporate). You don’t hear people talk about “the democratisation of finance” much any more. Why is that? We’ve seen growing pains… Read More

FCA Interim Crowdfunding Report Released: Regulatory Update Foreshadows Future Rule Changes

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has released their much anticipated interim report on debt and equity crowdfunding. The document addresses both peer to peer lending and investment crowdfunding platforms and the current state of operations as the new approach to capital formation evolves. Andrew Bailey,… Read More

FCA Chief Told Parliament Committee Crowdfunding is Too Small to Be Systemically Important

Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Chief Executive Andrew Bailey gave a Parliament Treasury Committee a crash course on Crowdfunding 101 this past June.  The letter by Bailey was recently posted on the Treasury Committee website, along with a statement from Andrew Tyrie MP, Chairman of the Committee,… Read More

Here is the FCA Consultation Paper on MiFID II

Even while Brexit pushes pause on so many policy issues, the implementation of Markets in Financial Instruments Directive “II” (MiFID II) moves forward in the UK. The MiFID is a collective regulatory approach to streamlining the purchase and sales of securities across Europe. MiFID II… Read More

Dear Mr. Bailey, “The Peer-to-Peer Lending Sector Has Embraced a Level of Transparency Which is Unrivaled in Financial Services”

The UK Peer to Peer Finance Association has released a letter addressed to Andrew Bailey, Chief Executive of the FCA, buttressing their position regarding the recent dialogue with the House of Commons’ Treasury Select Committee. This past June, Andrew Tyrie, MP, Chairman of the Committee,… Read More

Incoming FCA Chief Executive Sets Course in Speech at Annual Meeting

The new Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Chief Executive Andrew Bailey, delivered a wide-ranging speech outlining his vision for the regulatory agency at the Annual Public Meeting yesterday (July 21).  Bailey replaced outgoing executive Tracey McDermott who announced her decision to not seek reappointment this past… Read More

What’s the Plan? Financial Conduct Authority Publishes 2016-2017 Business Plan

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), UK’s securities regulator, has published its business plan for the coming year. The FCA is in a period of transition as interim CEO Tracey McDermott, will be transitioning out as her replacement Andrew Bailey takes the helm of the agency… Read More

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