Tagged: bank of england

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

This Time is Different: Bank of England Explains Why Fintech Will Completely Upend Traditional Finance

Andrew Hauser, the Executive Director of Banking, Payments and Financial Resilience from the Bank of England, delivered a speech today explaining why “this time is different.” His statement reflected on detractors who criticize Fintech as more of the same. Sure, ATMs came along and they were… Read More

Fintech Update: Bank of England Shares FinTech Accelerator News

The Bank of England has published an update on their FinTech Accelerator program announcing the latest cohort of proofs of concepts along with a status report. The news shared as part of a speech by Andrew Hauser, Executive Director for Banking, Payments and Financial Resilience delivered… Read More

Head of IMF Envisions a Future Without Banks as Fintech Takes Over

Late last month, Christine Lagarde, International Monetary Fund Managing Director, delivered a speech in the UK envisioning a future without banks. Now Lagarde did not say banks will no longer exist but she stepped up to the precipice of the death of banking stating there… Read More

Bank of England: Effective Competition & Financial Service Regulation

Earlier this month, the Bank of England published a staff working paper entitled, “Competition and prudential regulation”. The document is the work of Paul Fisher, former Deputy Head of the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and Executive Director for Supervisory Risk and Regulatory Operations, and Paul A Grout,… Read More

Bank of England to Allow Non Bank Payment Providers Access to RTGS

​The Bank of England has announced that non-bank payment service providers (PSP) are now eligible to apply for a settlement account in the Bank’s RTGS or Real Time Gross Settlement system. For Fintech firms, holding their own settlement account at the Bank enables direct access… Read More

Bank of England Publishes 3rd Round of Proofs of Concept from Fintech Accelerator

  The Bank of England has has published summaries of the third round of Proofs of Concept (POCs) completed by its Fintech Accelerator. Launched a year ago, the Accelerator seeks to deploy innovative technologies on issues relevant to the Bank’s mission and operations. The Bank… Read More

Bank of England Funding for Lending: “Worrying Trend”

The Bank of England is out with some data on the Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS). The FLS seeks to encourage more lending to the UK economy than would have been the case in the absence of the plan.  The current Extension allows participants to… Read More

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney Explains How they are Making Certain Fintech Innovation Thrives

Last week at the International Fintech Conference in London, Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, delivered a speech on what he and the bank is doing to assure that Fintech innovation survives in the world’s leading Fintech Hub. Carney is an early convert… Read More

Fintech Accelerator: Bank of England Launches New Community to Bring Fintech Together

The Bank of England Fintech Accelerator has launched a new community designed to bring Fintech companies and organizations together to engage with the bank.  The community will better allow the Bank to share ideas and insights while the Bank supports the development of the Fintech sector…. Read More

Governor of the Bank of England: Fintech Could Signal the End of Universal Banking as We Know It

The current Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, has engendered much respect from the land of Fintech. An unabashed supporter of the potential for financial innovation to improve financial services for all, Carney has periodically addressed the subject of Fintech with pointed speeches…. Read More