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CBDCs: Banque de France and Hong Kong Monetary Authority Announce Collab on Wholesale Central Bank Digital Currency

The Banque de France (BDF) and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) are pleased to announce their collaboration relating to wholesale central bank digital currency (wCBDC). The BDF and the HKMA have been “maintaining a close partnership in promoting financial innovation.” The latest collaboration is… Read More

Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) Releases Update on SPOT Inspections of Financial Management Delegation Arrangements at French Asset Management Firms

The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) has released a summary of its SPOT inspections of financial management delegation arrangements at asset management companies. During short, thematic inspections, the AMF looked “at the delegation arrangements of five asset management companies.” Delegation of financial management is “a… Read More

Circle to Support “Responsible” French and European Innovation via Membership in Adan

Circle, a global financial technology firm and the issuer of USDC and EURC, has recently announced that it has joined Adan. Adan, an association bringing together professionals in the digital asset and blockchain sector throughout France and Europe, reportedly has “over 200 member companies and… Read More

France: AMF, ACPR Release Report on Monitoring and Assessment of Climate Commitments by Paris Financial Centre Participants

The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) and the Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution (ACPR) in France have published the 4th edition of their joint report on the monitoring and assessment of the climate commitments made by Paris financial centre participants. This report is… Read More

France: ACPR and AMF Joint Unit for Insurance, Banking, Retail Investment Releases Latest Report

The ACPR and AMF Joint Unit for Insurance, Banking and Retail Investment has released its 2023 Annual Report. Over the last two years, rising interest rates and inflation have “changed retail investors’ expectations of financial products, leading the authorities to adapt their supervision of commercial… Read More

First AMF Licensed Tokenized Money Market Fund Provider Spiko Raises €4 Million in Pre-Seed Funding

Spiko, co-founded in 2023 by Paul-Adrien Hyppolite and Antoine Michon, has raised €4 million in pre-seed funding. Spiko is a tokenization platform that claims to be the first provider in the world to offer fully tokenized Money Market Funds (MMFs). The digital assets leverage both… Read More

Fintech Stripe Announces Updates for Businesses in France

Stripe, a financial infrastructure platform for businesses, announced a range of product and partnership updates for businesses operating in France. This represents Stripe’s largest set of new products “for the French market since launching in the country in 2016.” Starting this summer, Alma, the buy… Read More

French Crowdfunding Association [Financement Participatif France] and France Fintech Merge

Financement Participatif France (FPF) – the French crowdfunding association, and France Fintech (FFT) have announced a merger of the two organizations. According to a note from the two groups, FTF currently represents over 350 members and 100 partners operating in the Fintech sector. FPF represents… Read More

Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) Issues Updated Warning About Activities of Fraudulent Crypto-Assets Firms

The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) warns the public about the activities of several fraudulent market participants and publishes a new ‘blacklist’ (focused on crypto-assets service providers in France). As part of its update, the AMF is adding “to and reorganizing the list of websites… Read More

Qonto Reports Topping 500,000 Customers

Qonto (the commercial name of Olinda SAS) has topped 500,o00 customers, according to a note from the firm. Qonto is a licensed payment institution authorized by the French Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution (ACPR). The company partners with regulated banks such as Crédit… Read More

Issuer Processing Fintech Enfuce Partners with French Worktech Swile to Launch Employee Benefits Card

Issuer processing Fintech Enfuce announces a partnership with French worktech unicorn, Swile to launch an employee benefits card in France that is set to transform the entire employee benefits space. The new all-in-one card integrates different employee benefits, “from lunch and gift vouchers to travel… Read More

Mangopay, a Flexible Payment Infrastructure Provider, Introduces Fraud Prevention Solution

Mangopay, a modular and flexible payment infrastructure provider for platforms, today announces the launch of its new Fraud Prevention solution. Mangopay’s Fraud Prevention solution provides “a fully integrated and payment processor-agnostic AI-driven cybersecurity solution to guard against an evolving range of threats, including account takeover… Read More

Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) Appoints Marie Seiller As Resources, Operations, Transformation Director

Marie Seiller has reportedly been appointed Resources, Operations and Transformation Director at the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF). Currently Chief accountant at the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF), Marie Seiller will head “the Resources, Operations and Transformation Directorate (DRST) from 27 May 2024.” In this… Read More

French Crypto Hardware Wallet Maker Ledger’s CEO Pascal Gauthier Introduces Stax Product

Pascal Gauthier, CEO at Ledger, says that the shipping of their new device, Ledger Stax, has begun for pre-order customers. Pascal Gauthier from Ledger notes in a blog post that the first pre-orders will be “shipped over the coming weeks, and new orders will be… Read More

France: H Company Raises $220 Million to Fund agentic AI Firm Which Aims to Simplify AI Utilization

H, founded in late 2023, by Stanford University researcher Charles Kantor as CEO, and DeepMind alumni Karl Tuyls (Chief Research and Operations Officer), Laurent Sifre (Chief Technological Officer), Daan Wierstra (joining soon as Chief Scientist), and Julien Perolat (Chief Multi-Agent Officer), has raised $220 million… Read More

Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) Announces Appointments of France Mayer As Retail Investor Relations and Protection Director

France Mayer has reportedly been appointed Retail Investor Relations and Protection Director at the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF). France Mayer is currently Market Intermediaries Supervision Director “at the Data and Markets Directorate of the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF).” She will take over as… Read More

AMF Warns Investors that Digital Asset Platform BYBIT May Soon Cease Providing Services in France

The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) in France is telling investors to “exercise the utmost vigilance with regard to proposal investments made to the public residing in France by the digital asset trading platform BYBIT.” BYBIT operates elsewhere, including in Dubai where it received a… Read More

Crypto.com Announces Membership of Adan to Support Innovation in France and Across Europe

Crypto.com, the digital assets firm which claims to be focused on ensuring regulatory compliance, security and privacy, is now a member of Adan, an association bringing together professionals in the digital asset and blockchain sector throughout France and Europe. Eric Anziani, President and COO of… Read More

Fintech MangoPay Selects New VP of Risk Product

Payments and transfers Fintech Mangopay has announced a new VP of Risk Product, Ariel Shoham. He is expected to lead the vision, strategy and roadmap for Identity and Fraud Protection at Mangopay. For decades, Shoham has been engaged in AML/KYC, Regtech, and anti-fraud efforts. He… Read More

France: Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) Reports Sharp Rise in Retail ETF Activity in Q1 2024

Retail investors have been active in the stock market. In fact, there’s been a sharp increase in retail ETF activity in Q1 2024, according to the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF). Each quarter, the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) in France “provides an overview of… Read More

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