Tagged: european central bank

Malta Bank Accused of Money Laundering by Murdered Journalist Loses License

Pilates, a private bank accused by murdered journalist Daphne Carauna Galizia of laundering money for Maltese politicians and foreign interests, has lost its license, Financial Times reports. The license was withdrawn last Friday by the European Central Bank (ECB), several months after Pilatus’ founder and ex-chairman Seyed… Read More

Mario Draghi: Euro Cryptocurrency Not a “Concrete Option” for in Near Term, Cash “Remains Popular”

Costs presently outweigh benefits, and so the European Central Bank (ECB), “has no plans to issue a central bank digital currency,” at this time, though it is investigating the matter, says ECB president, Mario Draghi. Draghi made the comments in a September 12th letter responding… Read More

ECB Board Member: “Virtual Currencies are Not Money, nor Will they be for the Foreseeable Future.”

Earlier today, Yves Mersch, Member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank, spoke at a forum in London. Mersch addressed the topic du jour: cryptocurrencies and the future of virtual money in the digital age. Mersch posed the question as to whether or… Read More

European Central Bank Publishes Guide for Fintech Bank Applications

The European Central Bank (ECB) has published a “Guide to assessments of Fintech credit institution licence applications.” The purpose of the Guide is described as seeking to enhance transparency for potential Fintech bank applicants and increase their understanding of the procedures and criteria applied by… Read More

Mario Draghi, President of ECB, Talks Fintech & Blockchain at European Parliament

During a hearing of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs of the European Parliament, Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank, addressed the hot topics of Fintech and Blockchain technology (Distributed Ledger Technology or DLT). In prepared remarks, Draghi spoke about the economic… Read More

Digital Only Bank Number26 Receives Banking License from BaFin & ECB

One day, in the not so distant future, taking trips to the local bank branch will be a thing of the past. No more queuing up to be scowled at while swiping a plastic card. Yes, I know. My parents and your parents cannot imagine… Read More

EU Holds Off on Blockchain Regulation…For Now

The European Union has put the brakes on regulating blockchain (the technology that underpins bitcoin); an EU parliamentary committee agreed on Tuesday in the latest example of a “softly-softly” approach by authorities towards financial services, according to the release. “We don’t want pre-emptive regulation, but we do… Read More

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