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US getting act together over crypto

September 13, 2021

Crypto firms have been vocal about how the US’s damaging approach to their industry is stifling innovation to the benefit of Asian and European competitors. 

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Jamaica begins ‘retail’ CBDC pilot

August 12, 2021

The Bank of Jamaica has distributed $1.5m in central bank digital currencies to authorised institutions.

Global standard setters challenge the crypto barbarians

August 9, 2021

International standard setters are closing in on cryptoassets and their interventions are likely to intensify in the regulated sphere of the financial services industry, but that is not necessarily bad news for banks. 

Sunak signals new era for the City of London

July 12, 2021

The UK looks set to tread an increasingly independent path on financial services, veering more towards the US and emerging markets. Hopes of gaining equivalence from the EU on financial services are fading. 

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Banks look beyond digitisation post-pandemic

June 16, 2021

The pandemic-induced compression of digitisation has enabled a wealth of possibilities in banking.

Regulators will save banks from DeFi

June 14, 2021

Regulators are riding to the rescue of traditional banks, making it harder for cryptocurrencies and decentralised finance to dethrone them. 

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UK interest rates swaps business haemorrhaging to US and EU

May 28, 2021

Trillions of pounds of business migrated out of the City of London in March.

FRTB: a silver lining?

May 11, 2021

The Fundamental Review of the Trading Book has proved monumentally difficult to implement, but there could be a positive consequence around the management of data.

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UK regulators looking to make ‘quick fixes’ to MiFID II

May 6, 2021

Authorities have launched a consultation on the treatment of investment research and reporting requirements.

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UK leads Europe in exploring the use of CBDCs

April 27, 2021

The UK ranks fifth in the world in efforts to establish a central bank digital currency, according to PwC.

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