14 February 2016

Latest articles for Bank of England


Bank of England to develop blueprint for overhaul of UK payments system

27 January 2016  |  10470 views  |  1 News

The Bank of England is developing a blueprint to modernise the UK's 20-year old real-time gross settlement system to deal with changing payment habits and the emergence of distributed ledger technology.


Bank of England's Andrew Bailey appointed new head of FCA

26 January 2016  |  1828 views  |  0 Company announcement

HM Treasury have today announced the appointment of Andrew Bailey as the new permanent Chief Executive of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).


Mobile-first Tandem gets UK banking license

01 December 2015  |  8259 views  |  0 News

Tandem, a digital banking startup led by Azimo founder Ricky Knox and Capital One's Matt Cooper, has secured a license from the BofE, paving the way for it to join the scrum of challengers taking on Britain's high street lenders.


BofE launches blockchain challenge to find interns

27 November 2015  |  7310 views  |  0 News

The Bank of England is challenging students to come up with ideas for using blockchain technology to make a "positive difference to society," dangling the carrot of paid internships to those delivering the best pitches.


Osborne pushes London's fintech credentials

11 November 2015  |  6683 views  |  0 News

The UK's Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, has vowed to help make London the world's fintech capital, promising to oversee a regulatory environment that encourages innovation in areas such as mobile payments and bitcoin.


Bank of England publishes ring-fencing rules

15 October 2015  |  1484 views  |  0 Company announcement

The Bank of England has today published two consultation papers: one on ring-fencing and one on operational continuity.


BofE's Haldane suggests ditching cash for cryptocurrency

18 September 2015  |  13310 views  |  3 News

The Bank of England's chief economist has floated the prospect of abolishing paper cash and replacing it with a state-backed digital currency as a way of facilitating negative interest rates.


Bank of England stocks the cash vault as demand continues to grow

16 September 2015  |  5596 views  |  3 News

Demand for cash is unlikely to be severely dented by the growing availability of alternative forms of payment over the coming years, declares the Bank of England in its quarterly bulletin, noting that half of all UK banknotes are active in the black market or held overseas.


UK's £20 banknote to go plastic

02 September 2015  |  5406 views  |  0 News

The UK's next £20 note will be printed on polymer in a move to make the paper currency more secure and durable.


Bank of England Twitter test scores home run

19 August 2015  |  7388 views  |  0 News

An American football match in September led to some heart-stopping moments for a Bank of England team tasked with monitoring Twitter for sentiment about a potential bank run in the build up to the Scottish independence referendum.

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