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Global Digital Finance Hammers UK FCA’s Decision to Ban Crypto Derivatives for Retail Investors, Says UK Fintech Innovation at Risk

Earlier this month, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) announced a ban on the sale of crypto derivatives and exchange-traded notes (ETNs) that reference cryptoassets for retail investors. The ban is scheduled to go into effect on January 6, 2021. Many cryptoasset insiders have criticized… Read More

Crypto Industry Participants Slam FCA Decision to Ban Retail Investors from Cryptoasset Derivatives

Earlier today, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) issued a ban on cryptoasset derivative products for retail investors. The decision came after an extended consultation pertaining to the issue. The ban did not impact spot trading for cryptoassets like Bitcoin or Ethereum. The FCA outlined… Read More

Global Digital Finance Teams Up with FS Vector to Improve Regulatory Policies for Crypto-Assets

Global Digital Finance (GDF), an industry membership body that supports the use of best practices for crypto-assets and digital finance platforms through the development of conduct standards, has partnered with Washington DC’s FS Vector, an advisory and advocacy company. The GDF has also appointed four… Read More

Behave Yourself! Global Digital Finance Simon Taylor Develops Cryptoassets Code Conduct, Enlists OECD’s Expertise

Step in line, crypto platforms. Global Digital Finance (GDF) has launched to drive a code of conduct for cryptoassets. Non-profit GDF has convened key stakeholders to develop a global code of conduct and a taxonomy for cryptoassets, comprised of global distributed ledger and cryptoasset space… Read More

Cryptocurrencies are Here to Stay: Dubai Has Spoken

“Is the future of cryptocurrencies gold or dust?” That million-BTC question was debated at one of the sessions of the recent World Government Summit – a “Davos forum” based in Dubai which is often called the City of the Future. More than 4,000 participants from… Read More

Lawrence Wintermeyer Departs Innovate Finance, Charlotte Crosswell Steps in as Interim CEO

Lawrence Wintermeyer has stepped down as CEO of Innovate Finance. Wintermeyer has been in the leadership role for the past two years following in the footsteps of the inaugural CEO Claire Cockerton. The UK based association for the global Fintech industry announced that Charlotte Crosswell… Read More

The Importance of Being in a Fintech Sandbox: Assure Hedge CEO Comments on FCA Cohort 2 Selection

As reported, the UK Financial Conduct Authority named its second cohort of 24 Fintech firms that are ready to begin testing shortly.  What exactly is a sandbox and why is it important for countries to utilize these to engender innovation and spark disruption? Startups and nubie platforms… Read More

Innovate Finance Schedules Event on Cybersecurity in NYC

Innovate Finance, the association for UK’s global Fintech sector, is hosting a forum on cyber security during the inaugural Fintech Week in New York City. Entitled “The Threat is Real: Financial Services, FinTech and Cybersecurity” the event will take place on April 27th at the… Read More

Deloitte Publishes Report on Global Fintech Hubs: A Tale of 44 Cities

Deloitte has published a report on emerging Fintech Hubs around the world that analyses 44 different cities. Entitled “Connecting Global FinTech: Interim Hub Review 2017,” the document was released at the opening of the Innovate Finance Global Summit taking place in London this week. The… Read More

Lawrence Wintermeyer, CEO of Innovate Finance, Says Triggering of Article 50 Puts Fintech at Risk

Theresa May has signed the letter that will formally separate the UK from its 43 year membership in the European Union. As the UK initiates Article 50, Lawrence Wintermeyer, CEO of Innovate Finance – the advocacy group that supports all things Fintech – is out with… Read More

Innovate Finance Unveils Ambassador Program

Innovate Finance, the group that champions fintech innovation in the UK and around the globe, announced on Friday the launch of its new ambassador program. According to the organization, the invitation-only initiative looks to recognize a select group of established professionals who are passionate supporters of… Read More

Innovate Finance Releases Survey Highlighting the Experience of Women Working in Fintech

In celebration of International Women’s Day, UK global fintech membership association Innovate Finance has released survey results that highlights the experiences of women working in financial technology. Innovate Finance revealed according to the results, which were reportedly compiled with anonymous feedback given by female members of… Read More

Innovate Finance Report on VC Investment into Fintech: Up Globally, Down in the UK

Innovate Finance is out with a report on global Fintech investment. According to their numbers, global venture capital into Fintech jumped by 10.9% to $17.4 billion in 2016 with 1,436 deals. Meanwhile, VC Fintech investment dropped by 33.7% in the  UK.  Global Fintech investment surpassed… Read More

Innovate Finance Set to Bring UK Fintech to the 2017 World Economic Forum Meeting in Davos

Innovate Finance, the independent membership organization representing UK’s global fintech sector, announced on Monday it is heading to Davos, Switzerland for the 2017 World Economic Forum.  The World Economic Forum, which was established as a not-for-profit foundation in 1971 and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, aims to… Read More

Innovate Finance Welcomes Belgian Delegation in London For Fintech Platform B-Hive Launch

Innovate Finance, an independent membership association that represents the UK’s global fintech community, announced on Wednesday it welcomed a delegation of leading voices from the digital finance community of Belgium led by the Minister of Finance Johan Van Overtveldt in London for the launch of… Read More

Innovate Finance to Support the Creation of Bahrain and UAE’s Fintech Hubs

Innovate Finance, an association that’s dedicated to the global fintech industry, announced on Monday it is set to support the creation of two fintech hubs located in the Kingdom of Bahrain and the UAE. While speaking at the FinTech Enterprise Excellerate (E2) conference in the Gulf, Lawrence… Read More

Innovate Finance Responds to Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Autumn Statement

Lawrence Wintermeyer, CEO of Innovate Finance, welcomed Chancellor of the Exchequer,  Philip Hammond’s Autumn Statement delivered to Parliament today. Wintermeyer said he was “pleased to see a focus on investment, productivity, and digital innovation”. Innovate Finance had called for the UK government to advance on… Read More

Innovate Finance Reports: Global VC investment in Fintech Up 27% to $15.2 Billion to 2016 Third Quarter While UK VC Investment Drops 26%

Innovate Finance, an association for the global Fintech industry founded in 2014, announced on Wednesday its latest report through Pitchbook revealed over global investment for fintech has increased by 27 % to $15.2 billion to 2016’s third quarter with 839 deals in total. The organization… Read More

Innovate Finance, EY & Hogan Lovells Publish Report on Blockchain Opportunity

Innovate Finance, along with partners EY & Hogan Lovells, has published a report on Blockchain adoption.  Entitled Blockchain, DLT and the Capital Markets Journey: Navigating the Legal and Regulatory Landscape, the publication addresses distributed ledger technology (DLT) and the current regulatory environment.  The report also provides… Read More

Report: Fintech Collaboration is Key for Investment Banks

EY, in collaboration with Innovate Finance, has published a report on the need for investment banks to collaborate with Fintech firms and embrace innovation.  Entitled Capital Markets: Innovation and the Fintech Landscape, the authors state that while Fintech may have started with P2P lending, equity… Read More

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