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Data Amplified 2019: China, the First Country to Kill Cash?

Keynote speaker Mr Jerry Zhou, Chairman and CEO of Huifu Payment, gave the audience of Data Amplified an insight into China’s booming payments industry. China’s payment industry is renowned – with most people in China using mobile payment based on QR codes for daily payments. Zhou even argued that you could say ‘China is the […]

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Regulation Must Evolve to deal with Big Techs in Finance

With Facebook’s recently announced intentions to step into the world of finance with the launch of Libra, a cryptocurrency, BIS have published a timely report into the need for regulatory policy to deal with big tech in finance. The entry of big tech into finance does hold the potential for enhanced efficiency and financial inclusion, […]

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How Will Big Tech Impact Regulation?

A speech given last week by Denis Beau, First Deputy Governor of the Bank of France, examines the risks and challenges to regulation posed by the explosion of Big Tech and Fintech firms. In the past decade there has been a structural shift stemming from the digitisation of finance, utilising cutting-edge technologies like big data, […]

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Big Tech and Finance Pose Regulatory Challenges

In recent years big tech firms have grown increasingly active in the financial industry. Starting out with payments, then expanding into credit,  now insurance and wealth management. Augustin Carstens, general manager at the Bank for international Settlements (BIS) spelt out some concerns in a speech at the FT Banking Summit in December, asking “Is the expansion […]

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