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UK Digital Bank Kroo Obtains Full Banking License

UK-based digital bank Kroo announced that it has been granted its full banking license by the Bank of England. Kroo claims it is only one of two banking institutions to have been awarded a banking license with a personal current account since August 2016. Kroo… Read More

Fiinu Appoints Key Executives in Anticipation of Bank of England Bank License Authorization

Fiinu has confirmed the appointment of new members to its Senior Leadership Team. Chris Sweeney, Philip Tansey, Huw Evans and Wan Chuen Lau all join the firm in anticipation of Bank of England (BoE) authorization of its bank license application. Fiinu posted on its website… Read More

Fireblocks Hires Former Head of Fintech from Bank of England As Director of CBDC, Market Infrastructure

Fireblocks, which claims to be the industry “leader” focused on digital asset and crypto technology, announced that it has appointed the former Head of Fintech at the Bank of England, Varun Paul, “as its new Central Banking Digital Currency (CBDC) and Market Infrastructure Director.” In… Read More

Bank of England Raises Rates by 25 Basis Points Following Feds 50 BPS Increase

The Bank of England, Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), has announced a 25 basis point increase bringing its Bank Rate to 1%. According to a statement by the BoE, the MPC voted by 6-3 to increase Bank Rate by 0.25 percentage points. Those members in the… Read More

MIT to Collaborate with Another Central Bank on CBDC as Bank of England Enters 12 Month Project on Digital Pound

The Bank of England has enlisted the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to engage in a project to review the potential of a digital pound or central bank digital currency (CBDC). The collaboration between the Bank and the MIT Media Lab’s Digital Currency Initiative (DCI)… Read More

Bank of England Raises Rates by 25 Basis Points to 0.75%, Inflation Expected to Peak at 7.25% in April

As inflation rages higher, the Bank of England announced it was raising its benchmark rate by 25 basis points to 0.75%. One voting member preferred to leave rates unchanged. The BoE said that developments since the February Report are likely to accentuate both the peak… Read More

UK’s Landbay Expects Remortgage Activity to Be Very Strong in 2022

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Leaving the Coronavirus outbreak to one side, the BTL sector is in “good health,” according to an update from Landbay. The value of the private rented sector (PRS) in England, Wales and Scotland surged by 5.8% to £1.4 trillion during the past year, according to… Read More

Bank of England Financial Policy Member Addresses Booming Crypto Ecosystem and Need for Better Regulation

Bank of England External Member of the Financial Policy Committee Carolyn A. Wilkins will deliver a speech to the Québec Autorités des marchés today. The text of her speech has been released in advance of the presentation and she will be addressing the booming crypto… Read More

Real Estate Report: Typical UK House Prices have Surpassed £250K for First Time Ever

The Nationwide House Price Index for the UK reveals that the price of a typical home has exceeded £250,000 “for the first time.” As noted in a blog post by Blend Network, the annual house price growth “remained close to double digits for the sixth… Read More

Bank of England, HM Treasury, Announce Next Steps on Central Bank Digital Currency

A digital pound is taking another step forward, according to a statement by the UK government. HM Treasury and the Bank of England have announced a forthcoming consultation to set out their assessment of the case for a UK central bank digital currency or CBDC…. Read More

Central Bank Actions Could Boost Crypto Prices: Green

The founder of deVere Group predicts pending central bank interest rate announcements could cause a rise in the price of major cryptocurrencies this week. Nigel Green said the U.S. Federal Reserve, the Bank of England, the Central Bank of Norway, and the Reserve Bank of Australia,… Read More

Real Estate Report: UK’s Annual House Price Growth Stayed in Double Digits in Sept 2021

The Nationwide House Price Index (in the UK) reveals that the annual house price growth remained steady in double digits for the fifth straight month in September 2021. However, it eased back to 10.0% from 11.0% in August, the Blend Network team notes. The UK-based… Read More

Virgin Money Enters Climate Change Agreement with Hometrack

Virgin Money has reportedly entered a contract with Hometrack in order to gain insight into the potential impact of climate change on its portfolio. Building on their business relationship, Virgin Money will aim to benefit from Hometrack’s Climate Change Risk analysis, which is offered via… Read More

International Organization of Securities Commissions Issues Report on Stablecoins as Regulation is Certain

Stablecoins, typically described as digital assets pegged to another asset or basket of assets, are designed to replicate a fiat currency in a digital environment. Stablecoins are frequently utilized in the digital asset sector to seamlessly move between other crypto-assets and into an asset that… Read More

Digital Pound: Bank of England and HM Treasury Join CBDC Forum

The Bank of England and HM Treasury have joined the central bank digital currency (CBDC) Engagement and Technology Forums. The Forums were created earlier this year alongside a task force exploring a digital pound sterling. CBDCs have emerged as a hot policy issue in the… Read More

Real Estate Report: UK Property Price Growth Increased to 11% in July 2021 from 10.5% in June 2021

UK-based P2P lending platform Blend Network reports that annual house price growth in the country surged to 11.0% in July 2021 from around 10.5% in June 2021. This, according to the updated figures from the Nationwide House Price Index. In MoM terms, house prices increased… Read More

Banking, Fintech Report Highlights UK’s Fast-Growing Financial Tech Space, while Challenges Include Centralized Cloud Providers

Payments specialist Banking Circle notes in a recent update on the payments, banking and Fintech space that there have been record-level investments in the UK’s vibrant Fintech sector, with $5.7 billion of VC invested across 317 deals so far in 2021. Banking Circle‘s CIO, Michel… Read More

Real Estate: UK Housing Prices Up 10.9% YoY in May 2021, the Largest Increase Since Aug 2014, New Report Reveals

The team at UK-based Blend Network, a peer-to-peer lending platform, notes that recent market developments in the United Kingdom have seen investors preparing for expected growth and may also want to watch out for inflation. As mentioned by Blend Network, headlines and concerns regarding inflation… Read More

RTGS: While CBDC May Emerge, Payment Infrastructure Improvements Near

Victoria Cleland, Executive Director for Banking, Payments and Innovation at the Bank of England, addressed the Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) system and the Bank’s vision for the future of payments. Noting that a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) may emerge at some point in… Read More

Digital Pound: Bank of England Updates on CBDC Progress

In a speech delivered at the Future of Fintech Conference, Tom Mutton – Director responsible for Central Bank Digital Currency at the Bank of England, provided an update on the progress of central bank-issued digital currency. According to Mutton, CBDCs are viewed by the bank… Read More

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