10 February 2016

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Deutsche Bank has become the latest financial services giant to call on its industry to hug the hoard of upstart fintech rivals close, concluding that co-operation, not competition, is the wisest approach in the business-to-business payments arena.

UK sets out open banking API framework

UK sets out open banking API framework

09 February 2016  | 5 comments | 79 tweets | 73 linkedin

The UK government has thrown its weight behind a report calling for the creation of an open banking standard that makes it easy to share and use financial data, arguing that the move would improve choice for customers, promote competition and stimulate innovation.

European clearing and settlement agency Euroclear has called on financial market participants to collaborate and embrace the long-term potential of blockchain technologies for cutting IT costs and driving down post-trade and securities servicing fees.

EU tightens money laundering controls

EU tightens money laundering controls

03 February 2016  | 4 comments | 18 tweets | 19 linkedin

The European Commission is proposing a raft of measures - from closer monitoring of bitcoin and cash transactions to the creation of national payment account registers - as part of an action plan to strengthen the fight against terrorist financing.

EC focuses on monitoring, not regulating, virtual currencies

EC focuses on monitoring, not regulating, virtual currencies

29 January 2016  | 0 comments | 7 tweets | 13 linkedin

The European Commission is examining whether virtual currencies need to be regulated in the wake of last November's terrorist attacks in Paris, but is currently more focused on monitoring the likes of bitcoin than on rushing out new rules.

Bankrupt P2P lender TrustBuddy says investors will lose a quarter of their cash after handing over £24 million of outstanding loans to a debt collection agency.

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