30 October 2014


Neil BurtonSelf - London

Will block supersede stack?

25 September 2014  |  2043 views  |  1  |  Recommends 2

Don’t be fooled by Bitcoin. It’s an early incarnation, an experiment, of something much bigger. Maybe even a new era. As of very recently – less than a generation - 100% of world wealth has a smart device. And those devices are always on, and always interconnected. That is a radically different environment from the one that begat our current archi...

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Neil BurtonSelf - London

The USA’s PSD, aka Dodd Frank 1073 pt 2

04 February 2014  |  1799 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The US Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (CFPB) has issued a Proposed Rule which would bring larger US-based nonbank participants of the international money transfer market within the CFPB's supervisory jurisdiction. The Proposed Rule is available here and is open for comment until 1 April 2014. The Rule proposes that providers transacting...

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Neil BurtonSelf - London

'Mobile payments' is meaningless

10 October 2013  |  5119 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

There has been much debate of late on Finextra and indeed everywhere about mobile wallets and mobile payments; with some very diverse opinions. Some argue that uptake of mobile wallets and payments i...

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Neil BurtonSelf - London

'we need our payments and commerce to be like our elephants

15 September 2013  |  3884 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

....they know no borders' ran a tweet from SWIFT’s African Regional Conference in Gaborone earlier this year. ‘It is not unusual to have better flight connections between African countries by firs...

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Neil BurtonSelf - London

Approaching Sibos 2013

11 September 2013  |  4157 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

As many of us prepare to board flights to Dubai for Sibos, I’m wondering what others are hoping to hear and learn this year. A few things in my mind: It’s SWIFT’s 40th birthday, hurrah! At the Lond...

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Neil BurtonSelf - London

PSD2 is published

26 July 2013  |  7159 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The European Commission (EC)’ s long awaited proposal for a revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) published on 24 July 2013, has been overshadowed by its proposal for the regulation of Multilat...

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Neil BurtonSelf - London

Amended Dodd Frank Section 1073 effective October 2013

01 May 2013  |  5163 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

Following industry consultation, the US CFPB (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau) has issued the awaited amendments to Dodd Frank Section 1073. The new 2013 Final Rule is effective from October ...

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Neil BurtonSelf - London

UK gov imposes more competition on UK payments

26 March 2013  |  3830 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

On 20 March, the UK chancellor presented this year’s national budget. It announced a ‘Regulator for payment systems - The Government will bring the payment systems into a competition-focused regulat...

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Neil BurtonSelf - London

South-south trade - the elephant herd in the room.

12 December 2012  |  4043 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

The Ancient Mayans predicted that the world will end on 21st December 2012. While some of us may laugh at those stocking up on the non-perishables or forgoing Christmas shopping, the Mayans – who cons...

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Neil BurtonSelf - London

12 months to SEPA - no rush?

29 November 2012  |  4319 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Last week, Deutsche Bank ran a SEPA outreach event, bringing the practicalities of migration to SEPA compliance to a large group of their current and prospective clients. The end date of course is Fe...

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