Fintech promises to revolutionise the financial sector, with efficiency, choice, and financial inclusion on the horizon. However, disruptive growth in finance needs to be supervised and regulated so risks are properly managed. That’s where regulatory sandboxes come in – they allow start-ups to trial innovations under the watchful eye of authorities.
A recent Bank of International Settlements (BIS) paper takes a deep dive into the landscape, prospects and challenges of FinTech in Latin America, arguing that the continent is at the cusp of progress in this area.
Regulatory Technology, or RegTech, could help transform today’s regulatory landscape, drawing on similar advances as FinTech to improve the efficiency, utility and cost of supervision.
A recent European Commission (EC) consultation – designed to inform the new EU digital finance strategy – has been considering amendments to the EU regulatory framework in response to rapidly evolving financial-technology landscape.
A couple of weeks ago we highlighted news that the Covid-19 crisis has been a boon for digital payments in India, traditionally a cash-is-king country. However, India is, of course, not alone in choosing to shun paper currency right now, with digital payments and, in some cases, fintech services, receiving a pandemic boost worldwide.
The opportunities (and risks) presented by fintech are creating undeniable and unavoidable changes to economies worldwide – but how should regulators respond? The Expert Group on Regulatory Obstacles to Financial Innovation (ROFIEG) was set up by the European Commission in June 2018 to explore this question. Recently it published its recommendations, both identifying regulatory obstacles […]
We’ve heard a lot about the potential of fintech to open up access to credit by using big data and alternative data sources to assess risk – but how do these techniques actually stack up when compared to traditional credit scoring? A recent working paper from the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) looks at transaction […]
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 […]
Tomorrow, when you buy your morning coffee will you rifle through your wallet for some coins or a card, or wave your phone? Or maybe send a text, or deposit a digital token? The way we pay for things is changing, with e-money challenging traditional cash and bank deposits. How should we think of new digital […]
The European Banking Authority (EBA) have published a report analysing how the regulatory framework is applicable to fintech firms, illustrating the changing regulatory status of fintech firms and the different approaches of authorities across Europe. The report has noted two particular developments in the regulatory status of fintech firms. Firstly, many firms are shifting from […]