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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

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

Funding for Lending Extended. GLI Finance Says Program Does Not Solve the Problem

The Bank of England (BOE) announced the extension of the Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS) that was designed to provide easier access to capital for SMEs.  The BoE stated the program will provide lenders with continued certainty over the availability of cheap funding to support lending… Read More

Brief: Funding for Lending Scheme Extended to Help SME Lending

As expected, the Bank of England and HM Treasury have jointly announced a one year extension of the Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS).  The program, launched back in July of 2012, is designed to encourage lending to SME’s.  To date the program has failed to… Read More

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