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Competition and Markets Authority to Launch “In-Depth” Investigation into PayPal Acquisition of iZettle

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has decided to launch an in-depth investigation into the acquisition of Sweden based iZettle by PayPal. As CI previously reported, the CMA stated that PayPal could face insufficient competition in the UK after acquiring its market-leading rival iZettle. PayPal… Read More

UK Competition and Markets Authority Questions PayPal Acquisition of iZettle

The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has issued a statement on the PayPal acquisition of iZettle – an event that was announced in early 2018 and closed in September. PayPal purchased Sweden based iZettle for $2.2 billion as the company seeks to gain access… Read More

UK Competition and Markets Authority Tells Banks to Work Harder for their Customers, Demands Change

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), in conjunction with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), have demanded that traditional banks improve their services. The admonition comes following an independent survey of both personal and small business accounts that indicates banks are falling short when it comes… Read More

Nesta: Global Open Up Challenge Offers £2.5 Million Prize Fund to Support Fintech for Small Business

UK based Innovation Foundation Nesta has opened applications for the Open Up Challenge, a £2.5 million prize fund backing next-generation Fintech for small businesses. This is a global competition and Nesta encourages aspiring Fintech companies from around the world to apply. Both start-ups and established… Read More

Growth Street Comments on Nesta’s One Up Challenge Selection: Helping UK’s SMEs Prosper

UK small business lender Growth Street has been selected to participate in Nesta’s Open Up Challenge. As one of 20 Stage 1 participants, Growth Street will work to develop new tools and change small business banking in the UK. Growth Street will build services that use… Read More

CMA: What Happens Next for UK Banks? (Fact Sheet)

The Competition & Markets Authority announced sweeping changes to the UK banking industry today. The update to the retail banking sector was driven by an acknowledgement that little competition existed within the retail banking sector and thus consumers were coming up short in regards to… Read More

Final Report by CMA on Retail Banking Requires Banks to Implement Open Banking by 2018

“CMA Sticks to its Guns” The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published its final report on the UK retail banking sector. The government initiative has concluded that highstreet banks do not compete enough for customers’ business. Simultaneously, challenger banks find it difficult to compete… Read More

UK Competition & Markets Authority Publishes Investigation into Retail Banking

The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published its anticipated report on the retail banking sector. The document, entitled, “Retail Banking Market Investigation: Provisional Decision on Remedies,” is a 405 page document delivering a deep dive into the challenges of traditional banks. The CMA outlines… Read More

FCA Publishes Response to CMA on Payday Lending on Heals of Fine to Payday Lender Dollar

The Financial Conduct Authority has published their response to the Competition and Market Authority payday lending investigation.  The FCA said it had “worked closely with the CMA” regarding the market investigation.  The consultation paper is accepting feedback until January 28th, 2016.  The proposal by the… Read More

UK CMA Publishes Report on Banking Services for Consumers and SMEs: “For too long banks have been able to sit back and take their existing customers for granted”

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published its anticipated report on the state of retail banking in the UK.  Unlike the US market, the UK banking industry is almost completely served by several very large banks (RBS, Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds & Santander).  These are… Read More

FCA: Banking Sector Does Not Meet Needs of Small Business

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the UK regulatory body entrusted with the operations of the securities industry, has released a statement declaring the retail banking industry “does not meet the needs of personal consumers or small and medium enterprises (SMEs)”. It should be noted that… Read More

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