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Global Fintech Sandbox proposal from the FCA

After a strong showing in its domestic market, the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is looking into the creation of a global regulatory sandbox. Such a move would enable fintech firms to carry out tests in different countries at the same time, while also helping watchdogs to identify and solve common cross-border problems. Regulatory “sandboxes” […]

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EU moves to support Fintech. Puts supervisory reporting under microscope

In a move to support the EU’s fintech industry, the European Commission has launched a Blockchain Observatory and Forum. According to the Commission, the initiative will reinforce European engagement with multiple stakeholders involved in blockchain activities, consolidating expertise and addressing the challenges created by new technological developments. The initiative comes with a significant amount of […]

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AI to the power of AI

OK… so this is getting a little bit meta… but bear with us. STOXX Ltd., the operator of Deutsche Börse Group’s index business is in the process of launching two competing indices that focus on the opportunity that Artificial Intelligence offers to investors. One index is created from a basket of securities that have been selected […]

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AI to Help Bank Customers

Major Aussie institution, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) has recently unveiled an AI chatbot named Ceba. Available to customers of the CBA, this app-based bot not only provides advice, but can apparently handle over 200 banking tasks, so, it is claimed, can actually do some banking for its customers itself. After authorisation from the […]

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£1 Million for Inspirations on New Products and Services Using Open Banking APIs

In a concerted effort to encourage small businesses to compete in the digital economy, in February this year UK innovation foundation Nesta announced its Open Up Challenge. This challenge sought to encourage Fintech firms to explore the opportunities provided by Open Banking APIs. The impending initiation of Open Banking APIs holds the potential to transform […]

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AI to Keep Criminal Funds Out of the Financial System?

This week Rob Grupetta, Head of the Financial Crime Department at the UK’s FCA, spoke out on AI at an Anti Money Laundering (AML) event in London. With UK banks spending a reported £5 billion each year — more than the the cost of the UK prison system — on financial crime prevention, there is every […]

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ASX moves to DLT with DAH to redo CHESS

Or, hopefully less cryptically, the Australian Stock Exchange has become a blockchain, or distributed ledger first mover, announcing a decision to update its clearing and settlement system. The ASX announced this week that it would put into production the Digital Asset Holdings developed — blockchain based — system that it has been working on for the […]

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BoE: Banks May Underestimate the Risks from Fintech

Britain’s banks may be overestimating their ability to insulate themselves from the impact of FinTech and Open Banking challenges to future profits. For the first time, as an additional part to standard stress testing, the Bank of England examined the major UK banks’ long‑term strategic responses to an extended low growth, low-interest rate environment with […]

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Cryptocurrencies in Central Banks

Is the adoption of cryptocurrencies by central banks possible? Or maybe the right question in this regard should be “when?”. It seems that many central banks have already conducted a variety of tests to help answer this question. As you may remember from our previous story, back in July, the Bank of England released results […]

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“SUPTECH” coined at Singapore Fintech Festival. Structured data is key

MAS announces regulatory reporting will be achieved machine-to-machine via structured data and that the regulator will work to eliminate duplication within their structured data collections.

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