Should political finance data be digital? A new report from the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) advocates for machine-readable disclosure of political party campaign expenditure in Albania, arguing that strengthening digital disclosure of political party finances would underpin essential democratic transparency.
The Covid-19 crisis has flipped a digital switch, accelerating pre-existing shifts towards digitalisation and the use of new technologies in business and banking.
Inspired by the early success of Open Banking, in a paper this week the Bank of England(BoE) explores a vision for open data across the whole economy. The Bank thinks it could help close a £22bn funding gap for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in that country. Data has unique properties that make it more beneficial to access […]
A recent Centre for Finance Technology and Entrepreneurship (CFTE) paper develops a regulatory roadmap for addressing the increasing role of AI in finance, focusing on how human involvement can deal with ‘black box’ issues. The paper identifies three regulatory challenges from AI in finance. Firstly, AI algorithms increase information asymmetries between various users and developers. […]
India’s banks are set to roll out a unique system designed to give 560 million internet users unprecedented control over their own financial data. The new system will give people the ability to decide what data to share, with whom, and for how long. It takes advantage of pre-existing requirements for data to be reported […]
This week also sees the Financial Stability Board (FSB) chiming in on the growing number of reports and speeches examining the financial stability implications of BigTech and the digitisation of finance with two reports. Firstly, the FSB looks at the range of issues raised by the entry of BigTech firms into finance in BigTech in finance: […]
As the year draws to a close the EU is going through the process of adopting the first review of the European system of financial supervision (ESFS) since it was established in 2011. The ESFS was established in 2011 in response to the 2008 financial crisis. It consists of the three European supervisory authorities (ESAs); […]
A Bank of England (BoE) report has found that the use of machine learning (ML) is on the rise in financial services. The report is based on a joint survey from BoE and the Financial Conduct Authority in 2019 of 106 firms. The UK economy is increasingly powered by big data, with financial services in particular […]
Maria Mora, Principal Engineer on Artificial Intelligence and XBRL Expert at Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe, demonstrated the exciting work Fujitsu are doing developing explainable AI for finance. Financial services are demanding more advanced AI solutions. They want to apply AI to numerous situations that require high credibility, such as sales predictions, risk management for investment, […]
As we’ve reported here before, the financial system is currently undergoing a technological revolution that regulators must respond to. Cryptocurrencies, new payment systems (tap to pay is becoming the norm) and digital banking all need new forms of oversight. At the same time, banking supervision is a highly complex system, with regulatory submissions reaching record […]