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Hunt for New Governor of Bank of England Commences

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney is on his way out. Originally, Carney was expected to step down in June of 2019. At the request of the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Carney was asked to extend his term as the UK attempted to manage Brexit… Read More

Bank of England Hosts Future Forum with Theme of “the Future of Money”

The Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, shared details of the Bank’s annual Future Forum today. The “Future Forum 2018” will have the theme of “Let’s Decide the Future of Money”. Carney, typically a vocal proponent of Fintech innovation, said: “… this is a chance… Read More

Current Bank of England Governor Mark Carney Has Term Extended to 2020

At the request of the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England, has seen his term extended until January 2020. In publicly published letter, Chancellor Philip Hammond officially extended his request that Carney remain at the Bank; “Further to… Read More

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney: “Profound Changes Demand a New Finance. And a New Finance Demands a New Bank”

In a sweeping speech that was broadly positive, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney set the tone for what will be his final year leading the central bank. Carney said that an “effective financial system must be resilient, fair and dynamic” to deal with tectonic… Read More

Bank of England Appoints Huw van Steenis as Senior Advisor to Aid with Fintech

The Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, has appointed Huw van Steenis as a Senior Adviser on the long-term future of the financial system. According to the Bank, van Steenis will work with colleagues from around the Bank to deepen its understanding of… Read More

First! Bank of England Approves Transferwise as a Payment Service Provider with Direct Access to UK Payment System

The Bank of England has approved the first non-bank payment service provider to join the UK payment system settling in central bank money. Described as a milestone event for the BoE in accommodating innovation, this is the first Fintech to gain direct accesss. Transferwise is… Read More

G20 Acknowledges Fintech & Crypto Assets May Boost Financial Efficiency & Inclusiveness

  The Group of Twenty or G20 held a meeting this week in Buenos Aires. Participating countries include Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States plus the… 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

Investoo CEO David Merry: Bank of England Chief Mark Carney’s Comments on Cryptocurrency & AML are “Confusing”

As reported earlier today, Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England, delivered a speech today address the rise of cryptocurrencies and the future of money. In Carney’s opinion, cryptocurrencies are “failing as money.” He outlined his opinion why crypto, including Bitcoin, simply does… Read More

Governor of Bank of England Mark Carney: Cryptocurrencies are Failing as Money

What is money? In The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith defines money by the roles it plays in society, in particular, how well it serves as: –  A store of value with which to transfer purchasing power from today to some future time; –  A… Read More

Bank of England to Allow Non Bank Payment Providers Access to RTGS

​The Bank of England has announced that non-bank payment service providers (PSP) are now eligible to apply for a settlement account in the Bank’s RTGS or Real Time Gross Settlement system. For Fintech firms, holding their own settlement account at the Bank enables direct access… 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

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney Explains How they are Making Certain Fintech Innovation Thrives

Last week at the International Fintech Conference in London, Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, delivered a speech on what he and the bank is doing to assure that Fintech innovation survives in the world’s leading Fintech Hub. Carney is an early convert… Read More

Governor of the Bank of England: Fintech Could Signal the End of Universal Banking as We Know It

The current Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, has engendered much respect from the land of Fintech. An unabashed supporter of the potential for financial innovation to improve financial services for all, Carney has periodically addressed the subject of Fintech with pointed speeches…. Read More

Bank of England Embraces Fintech & Collaboration

“It is hardly possible to overrate the value…of placing human beings in contact with persons dissimilar to themselves, and with modes of thought and action unlike those with which they are familiar…such communication has always been…one of the primary sources of progress.” –John Stuart Mill… Read More

Bank of England Relaxes Capital Requirements, But Have Traditional Banks Fallen Short of Boosting SME Growth in the Past?

Yesterday the Financial Policy Committee (FCP) of the Bank of England relaxed bank capital requirements in a proactive move designed to stave off a looming, Brexit driven slowdown. Bank of England Governor Mark Carney stated; “The UK has entered a period of uncertainty and significant… Read More

Here is the Speech by the Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, on the Brexit

Embedded below is the speech by Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England. The remarkable situation engendered by the EU referendum results compelled Carney to deliver a calming speech effectively telling the UK it could weather the storm; “The UK can handle change…. Read More

ThinCats Chairman Lauds BoE “Safe Pair of Hands”, Predicted Lower Rates Bad for Savers

Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, stated in a speech on the Brexit yesterday that while the “result of the referendum is clear. Its full implications for the economy are not”, he also affirmed it was something the UK economy can handle. EPTSD:… Read More

It’s a Fintech World: Bank of England Launches Fintech Accelerator

The Bank of England is getting into the Fintech space.  In a speech by Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, Carney embraced the disruptive transformation that is impacting all forms of finance.  He pointed to Fintech advocates who believe; “…the wave of innovation… Read More

Here is the Speech by Bank of England Governor on the Promise of Fintech

Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England, delivered a speech today at the Lord Mayor’s Banquet for Bankers and Merchants of the City of London, entitled “Enabling the FinTech transformation: Revolution, Restoration, or Reformation?” Noting that “transparency is the hallmark of modern central… Read More

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