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CBDCs: New Report Confirms Most Reserve Banks Don’t Want to Use an Actual Blockchain to Issue Digital Currencies

Reserve banks in 46 countries are currently exploring or considering developing a central bank digital currency (CBDC) by using a permissioned (or private) distributed ledger technology (DLT)-based platform. This, according to a recently published survey from UK-based journal Central Banking. The publication is reportedly supported… Read More

Bank of England Says TFSME Will Open Sooner than Originally Announced

On March 10, 2020, the Bank of England, Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted to reduce Bank Rate and to introduce a new Term Funding Scheme with additional incentives for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (TFSME). Today, the Bank is announcing that the TFSME will open for… Read More

Starling Bank Revises Interest Rate on Credit Balance For Free Currency Accounts Following Bank of England’s Decision to Cut Interest Rates During the Coronavirus Outbreak

UK-based digital banking group Starling Bank announced over the weekend it is revising the interest rate it pays on credit balances on its free current accounts, following the Bank of England’s (BoE) decision to cut interest rates amid the coronavirus outbreak. Starling reported that theBoE… Read More

CBDCs: Central Bank Digital Currencies Could Offer Several Opportunities, Says Bank of England

The Bank of England (BoE), the UK’s reserve bank, has released a discussion paper on virtual currencies. The BoE’s 57-page research document includes an illustrative model of central bank digital currencies, or CBDCs, which could be developed to store monetary value and settle payments by… Read More

Bank of England Deputy Governor Discusses Stablecoins, Crypto Assets & CBDCs in Speech

Sir Jon Cunliffe, Deputy Governor Financial Stability of the Bank of England, delivered an interesting speech this week at the London School of Economics. In a presentation entitled, “It’s Time to Talk About Money” Cunliffe tackled the hot topics of “crypto assets,” stablecoins, and central… Read More

Bank of England Is Looking for a Cloud Build Partner to be a Part of its One Bank Service Transformation Strategy

The Bank of England (BoE) is reportedly looking for a cloud build partner, which will be a part of its One Bank Service Transformation strategy. The UK’s reserve bank notes that it is planning to work with “an experienced partner to assist in design, construction… Read More

Bank of England and FCA to Introduce Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Forum

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Bank of England (BoE) will reportedly be running a public/private forum that will go into the relevant technical and public policy issues related to bank adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies and software…. Read More

The Bank of Canada, Bank of England, Bank of Japan, ECB, Sveriges Riksbank, Swiss National Bank, and BIS Partner on Review of Central Bank Digital Currencies

A grouping of prominent central banks along with the Bank for International Settlements, have joined together to review the potential for Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs). The banks and organizations include: the Bank of England, Bank of Canada, Bank of Japan, European Central Bank (ECB), … Read More

European Central Bank Publishes Paper on Advantages and Risks Associated with CBDCs

CBDCs Could Disintermediate in a Structural Way the Banking System. The European Central Bank (ECB) has published a paper on Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs).  CBDCs are the state form of stablecoins – cryptocurrency based off a single asset like the Dollar, Euro or Pound… Read More

Regtech: NYDFS Is Reportedly Planning to Hire a Director to Help the Regulator Design, Implement, and Manage a Regulatory technology Platform

The New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS), the financial and digital currency regulator for the state of New York, appears to be to developing regulatory technology (Regtech) solutions in order to enhance its existing oversight and supervising capabilities. The NYDFS is reportedly looking for… 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

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney Appointed as UN Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance

Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England, has been appointed as the United Nations Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance. As part of this role, Carney will support the Secretary-General’s climate strategy by galvanizing climate action and transforming climate finance, according to… Read More

Bank of England Reports that Machine Learning Methods in Financial Services Could Enhance Business Processes

A report from the Bank of England (BoE) notes that the application of machine learning (ML) methods in the financial services sector could enhance routine business processes.  Improved software and hardware and increasing volumes of data have enhanced the pace of ongoing ML development, BoE’s… Read More

Bank of England to Become First Global Regulator to Stress Test Its Financial System Against Climate Pathways

The Bank of England (BoE) is set to become the first global regulator to perform stress tests on its systems against various “climate pathways,” BoE Governor Mark Carney stated. Carney, whose comments came during the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) summit, held in… Read More

Bank of England Fintech Webinar: New Economy, New Finance, New Bank

Reflecting the same name as a speech delivered by current Bank of England Governor Mark Carney, the BoE has scheduled a Fintech Webinar on New Economy, New Finance, New Bank. The webinar will take place next Wednesday, October 9th. According to the registration page, the… Read More

Bank of England Governor Says DLT Settlement Systems Could Save Billions, Facebook’s Libra Must Be Compliant Before Launch

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney told colleagues at the Lord Mayor’s Banquet for Bankers and Merchants of London June 20th that DLT (distributed ledger technology, also known as “blockchain”) used for financial settlements could save, “….billions of pounds in capital and liquidity that can be… Read More

A Future of Fintech: Bank of England Publishes Future of Finance Report Identifying Trends Shaping Financial Services

The Bank of England has published a report entitled, “Future of Finance: Review on the Outlook for the UK Financial System: What it means for the Bank of England.” The report is authored by Huw van Steenis. According to the document, van Steenis’ mission was… Read More

Hunt for New Governor of Bank of England Commences

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney is on his way out. Originally, Carney was expected to step down in June of 2019. At the request of the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Carney was asked to extend his term as the UK attempted to manage Brexit… Read More

Bank of England Cashier: Cash Use Declining But Cash Still Here

Sarah John, Chief Cashier at the Bank of England told Currency Conference 2019 attendees in Dubai this week that use of cash is declining in the UK but that bank notes are not yet passé. John cited statistics showing that cash use dropped from 61%… Read More

Bank of England FMI Annual Report: The Growth of Fintech Continues to Have an Impact

The Bank of England (BoE) has published its Supervision of Financial Market Infrastructures (FMIs) – Annual Report. And inevitably buried within there are some interesting comments when it comes to innovations in finance. The Bank regulates FMIs in three broad categories: payment systems, central securities depositories… Read More

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