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Bank of England, Bank of Canada & Monetary Authority of Singapore Join in Publishing Report on Payments and Possible Use of Blockchain

CROSS-BORDER INTERBANK PAYMENT AND SETTLEMENTS: Emerging opportunities for digital transformation Three governmental agencies have collaborated on a report pertaining to payments and settlements seeking to join in a push for a unified approach to this sector of Fintech. The Bank of England, Bank of Canada… Read More

Bank of England Hosts Future Forum with Theme of “the Future of Money”

The Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, shared details of the Bank’s annual Future Forum today. The “Future Forum 2018” will have the theme of “Let’s Decide the Future of Money”. Carney, typically a vocal proponent of Fintech innovation, said: “… this is a chance… Read More

UK Government Taskforce Publishes Final Report on Cryptoassets

In the wake of the Autumn Budget  delivered by Chancellor of the Exchequer Philipp Hammond today, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), Bank of England, and HM Treasury has published their final report on the topic of regulating cryptoassets and distributed ledger technology (DLT/blockchain). The Cryptoasset… Read More

Bank of England Announces New Student Fintech Competition

Bank of England (BoE) announced earlier this week the launch of its new student fintech competition. The bank revealed that as a central bank of the UK it is now working to promote “the good of the people of the UK” by maintaining monetary and financial… Read More

United Kingdom and Singapore Commit to Cooperate More Closely on Financial Services Including Fintech Bridge

The United Kingdom and Singapore held their 4th joint meeting of financial services regulators and policymakers. The meeting took place in London yesterday where officials discussed regulatory initiatives and standards of conduct in the financial sector. Both the UK and Singapore have pursued Fintech innovation… Read More

Current Bank of England Governor Mark Carney Has Term Extended to 2020

At the request of the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England, has seen his term extended until January 2020. In publicly published letter, Chancellor Philip Hammond officially extended his request that Carney remain at the Bank; “Further to… Read More

Bank of England Moves Forward with POC on Blockchain based Payments

Earlier this week, the Bank of England (BoE) published a document outlining progress on their proof of concept (POC) project for a “renewed Real-Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) service that will deliver a resilient, flexible and innovative sterling payment system for the United Kingdom to meet the… Read More

Bank of England Report Reaffirms that Crypto-Assets Pose No Risk to Financial Stability

The Bank of England has just issued its most recent Financial Stability Report. Of course, the Bank has its hands full right now with the Brexit drums pounding. It’s all hands on deck to assure nothing cataclysmic occurs when the European divorce is finalized. There… Read More

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney: “Profound Changes Demand a New Finance. And a New Finance Demands a New Bank”

In a sweeping speech that was broadly positive, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney set the tone for what will be his final year leading the central bank. Carney said that an “effective financial system must be resilient, fair and dynamic” to deal with tectonic… Read More

ISO 20022: Bank of England Launches Consultation on Payments to Modernise UK System

The Bank of England has launched a six week consultation to adopt a common global language on payments known as ISO 20022. The Bank notes that existing standards are fragmented and inconsistent thus complicating the important aspect of the financial industry. By creating a standard,… 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

Bank of England Appoints Huw van Steenis as Senior Advisor to Aid with Fintech

The Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, has appointed Huw van Steenis as a Senior Adviser on the long-term future of the financial system. According to the Bank, van Steenis will work with colleagues from around the Bank to deepen its understanding of… Read More

The Bank of England: Deputy Governor Announces New Fintech Hub at the “Heart of the Bank”

Dave Ramsden, Deputy Governor of Bank of England, addressed the topic of Fintech within the Bank in a speech today. The presentation saw the banker announce a new Fintech Hub within the Bank following the success of its internal Fintech Accelerator; “We are now looking… Read More

Financial Stability Board: Crypto-Assets Do Not Pose Risks to Global Financial Stability at this Time

The Financial Stability Board (FSB), the international body that monitors and makes recommendations about the global financial system, has published its assessment of risk in advance of the upcoming G20 meeting which will take place in Buenos Aires today and tomorrow. The FSB is chaired by… Read More

Bank of England Comment: Existing Crypto-Assets do not Currently Pose a Material Risk to UK Financial Stability

The Bank of England, Financial Policy Committee (FPC), is out with their statement from the meeting on March 12th regarding the outlook for UK financial stability risks. Included within the statement is a comment on crypto-assets. The Bank states: The Committee recognises the potential benefits… Read More

Central Bank Digital Currencies: Bank for International Settlements Weighs in on Government Crypto

Rise of the CBDC Coin? Perhaps. The Bank for International Settlements have added their $0.02 to the discussion in a recently published paper from the Committee on Payments and Market Infrustructure, Markets Committee. The report entitled Central Bank Digital Currencies (or CDBCs) is the work… Read More

Investoo CEO David Merry: Bank of England Chief Mark Carney’s Comments on Cryptocurrency & AML are “Confusing”

As reported earlier today, Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England, delivered a speech today address the rise of cryptocurrencies and the future of money. In Carney’s opinion, cryptocurrencies are “failing as money.” He outlined his opinion why crypto, including Bitcoin, simply does… Read More

Governor of Bank of England Mark Carney: Cryptocurrencies are Failing as Money

What is money? In The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith defines money by the roles it plays in society, in particular, how well it serves as: –  A store of value with which to transfer purchasing power from today to some future time; –  A… Read More

The Biggest Fintech Stories of 2017

2018 is here and 2017 is in the rear view mirror getting smaller by the minute. In the world of Fintech, the past twelve months have been momentous as new innovations in finance have risen in prominence while others, once promising, have waned. So what… Read More

Challenger Bank: Tandem’s Takeover of Harrods Bank Approved by Bank of England

Tandem, a digital challenger bank, has received regulatory approval from the Bank of England’s Prudential Regulatory Authority to acquire Harrods Bank. Tandem’s purchase of Harrods Bank is being described as a major step forward as Tandem will gain access to a full banking license, intrinsic… Read More

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