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UK’s Federation of Small Businesses Says Next Budget Must be “Most Pro-Business Ever” to Combat Negative Effects of First Recession in 11 Years

The next or upcoming UK Budget will have to be the “most pro-business ever” so that it can counter the negative impact of the recession, according to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), a member-led, non-profit and non-party organization that represents SMBs. The United Kingdom… Read More

UK’s Federation of Small Businesses Cautions that £1.5 Billion in Unclaimed COVID-19 Related Funding Might Go Back to Treasury if not Claimed Soon

Emergency COVID-19 funding or financial relief for companies in the UK will reportedly go back to the Treasury at the end of this month if it’s not claimed, the BBC reports. About four months after £12 billion in Coronavirus related funding was approved to help… Read More

Cross-Border Payments and Market Infrastructure Report from BIS Says Current Challenges with International Money Transfers will be Addressed at G20

The emergence of new Fintech industry participants such as the Facebook-led Libra project have made it clear that the existing, global cross-border payments system can be improved. A Bank for International Settlements (BIS) committee report on Payments and Market Infrastructure (CPMI) has noted that countries… Read More

Big Tech in Finance: The Financial Stability Board Explains the Implications

Depending on the jurisdiction, big tech is moving into financial services at various speeds. In China, big tech already dominates much of the Fintech landscape from payments, to lending, to Wealthtech to savings. It’s all there. In the US, there is a constant, pensive shuffle… Read More

Hungary’s Central Bank Issues Warning stating that Traditional Lenders Might Be Forced Out of Market Due to Competitive Fintech Firms

Some of Hungary’s financial institutions might be forced to exit the market as they may not be adequately prepared to continue to compete with challengers from the Fintech industry. Traditional institutions are also facing increasing pressure due to declining revenues from a consistently low-yield environment,… Read More

BBC Report: Russian Military Intelligence Stole $450 Million in Cryptocurrency from WEX Exchange

Evidence unearthed by the BBC Russia suggests that the FSB, Russia’s military intelligence agency, is behind the disappearance of $450 million USD worth of cryptocurrency from the WEX cryptocurrency exchange. Much of that money belonged to exchange customers. Other parts of the story suggest the… Read More

The Financial Stability Board Met in Paris to Discuss Issues Facing Global Financial Industry Including Fintech

The Financial Stability Board (FSB), an international organization that monitors and makes recommendations regarding the world’s financial system, recently met in Paris in order to discuss key issues facing the global financial industry, including potential vulnerabilities, various Fintech developments, and the agency’s 2020 work program…. Read More

G7: Cryptocurrencies Such as Libra Pose a Risk to the Global Financial System

The Group of 7 (G7), representing the 7 largest developed economies in the world, is preparing a report slamming Facebook’s Libra. The proposed stablecoin that aspires to be a non-sovereign global currency has been hammered since it was revealed earlier this year. Government officials from… Read More

Federation of Small Businesses Says No Deal Brexit to Hit Small Firms Hard

Small businesses are in urgent need of more government support if no-deal Brexit lands on October 321st, according to research from the UK Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). The clock is ticking and the UK still does not have a deal in hand. Meanwhile, it is… Read More

FSB Report Comments on Decentralized Financial Technologies & Impact on Stability, Regulations

The Financial Stability Board (FSB) is out with a report on Fintech/distributed ledger technology. Entitled Decentralised Financial Technologies, the document reviews the impact of “decentralization” (IE blockchain and other forms of Fintech) on global financial stability and international regulatory environment. The report is being delivered… Read More

Ministers at Forthcoming G20 Summit in Japan to May Create Global Cryptocurrency Exchange Registry

Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors from the globe’s twenty most powerful economies are “expected” to collaborate on creating a global registry of cryptocurrency exchanges when they meet at the G20 Conference in Fukuoka, Japan, in June, Nikkei Asian Review (NAR) reports. G20 government personnel meeting… Read More

Financial Stability Board Publishes Crypto Assets Regulators Directory

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The Financial Stability Board (FSB) has published a “Crypto Assets Regulators Directory.” The document was recently distributed at the April G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting. The FSB was founded in 2008 as an international body that monitors the global financial system. Part… Read More

Russian Authorities Imposing New Digital Surveillance Layer to Combat Anonymous Message App Telegram

If all goes well with current tests, Russian telecom companies will soon be required to implement new content-censoring tech in order to surveil and intercept messages sent on prohibited anonymizing apps like Telegram, BBC Russia reports. The system, which has been being competitively tested by… Read More

Financial Stability Board Produces Paper on Crypto-Assets for G20

The Financial Stability Board (FSB) published a report on crypto-assets, including cryptocurrency and blockchain based securities, last week. The document is being presented to the G20. The document is a byproduct of the G20 meeting which took place in Buenos Aires in March. The member… 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

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Tackles the Future of Finance at Annual Event

At the end of June, the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) hosted its second annual conference that saw participants from the world of finance from all over the world. The conference was entitled Navigating the Contours of Alternative Finance and sought to provide a… Read More

Financial Stability Board Issues Report on Fintech: “Regulators Need to Understand the Impact”

The Financial Stability Board (FSB) has weighed in on the burgeoning Fintech sector of finance. The FSB has been analyzing “financial stability implications” potentially created by Fintech innovation. The FSB says it is specifically seeking to identify “supervisory and regulatory issues that merit authorities’ attention”…. Read More

The Financial Stability Board Publishes Report on Shadow Banking

The Financial Stability Board (FSB) is an international body that monitors and makes recommendations about the global financial system. Based in Switzerland, the FSB was established in 2009, in part, a response to the global financial crisis that shocked the world. Ostensibly the FSB is… Read More

Letter: Financial Stability Board to Evaluate “Systemic Risk” Posed by Fintech Innovation

The Financial Stability Board seeks to evaluate the potential for systemic risk posed by emerging innovations in financial technology, a move which may mark the beginning of the end to the regulatory advantages enjoyed by fintech firms operating at the fringes of the financial services sector, according… Read More

Brief: Seedrs’ Karen Kerrigan & Federation of Small Businesses’ Tony Baron Shares Alternative Finance in 2016 Predictions

This week, chief legal officer of crowdfunding platform Seedrs, Karren Kerrigan, and chairman for tax and economic affairs of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), Tony Baron, sat down with Workspace to discuss their 2016 predictions for alternative finance. During the interview, Kerrigan stated alternative finance will… Read More

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