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HSBC and Wells Fargo expand blockchain FX settlement service

December 2, 2022

Including the offshore yuan in its blockchain system is just one of HSBC’s latest developments.

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Fintech talent recruitment and retention in the post-pandemic age

November 30, 2022

Since the days of lockdown, picking the right strategy to hire and keep high-calibre fintech staff has been a tough call, irrespective of geography.

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Tapping into open banking’s monetisation potential

November 23, 2022

Open banking technology shows great promise but is being underutilised, especially when it comes to sharing data within banks themselves. 

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MAS and NY Fed join forces for wholesale CBDC experiment

November 21, 2022

Boosting interoperability and speed while cutting risk, wholesale CBDCs would be a boon for cross-border settlements but are still very much in the experimental phase, making co-operation between central banks vital for success.


The global trend of digital currency experimentation

November 15, 2022

Central bank digital currencies are still a way off the mainstream, but progress is being made in both developed and emerging economies.

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Cautious welcome for US regulator’s new fintech office

November 7, 2022

The OCC has announced a new fintech office in response to rising financial digitalisation, creating a fork in the road that leads either to rigid regulation or innovation inspiration.

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EU-wide instant payments proposal welcomed despite security challenges

November 4, 2022

The European Commission has suggested a new regulation requiring banks and payment services providers to offer instant payments across the EU.


Fintechs work hard, play hard in regulatory sandboxes

November 2, 2022

These oases of regulatory safety are being leveraged by fintechs and challenger banks to trial groundbreaking technologies, and incumbents should join them.

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Competition fierce in digital race between challengers and incumbents

October 26, 2022

If challenger and traditional banks are in a race to victory, they’re pretty much neck and neck, according to industry specialists.

Money hourglass

Europe’s SMEs join Atlantic flight to real-time payments

October 25, 2022

Real-time payments look set to take off in the small and medium-sized enterprise market in 2023, according to recent reports in Europe and the US.

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