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Chris Holmes

Chris Holmes

Peer at House of Lords
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Bio Passionate about technology and inclusion. Vice-chair of All Party Parliamentary Group on Fintech. House of Lords Select Committees on Digital Skills, Financial Inclusion, AI, Parliamentary Groups on AI, Blockchain, Assistive Technology, 4IR. Technology for public good. More about my parliamentary work, policy priorities and some excellent interviews with people from the world of fintech at my blog Career History Member of the House of Lords since 2013. Deputy Chair Channel 4. Chancellor BPP. Ex-solicitor. Ex-LOCOG. Ex-swimmer.

Long reads

Why the Electronic Trade Documents Act is the most important law you have never heard of

26 Sep 2023

On 20th September, the Electronic Trade Documents Act came into force. I have written here before about why the Electronic Trade Documents Bill was one of the most important bills you had never heard of: “Not only will this bill make trade faster, cheaper, and greener, it is an English law model of how to legislate for technology through specific ...

How will AI be regulated in the UK?

12 Jul 2023

AI is impacting all sectors across financial services - capital markets, investment and retail banking; you name it, it’s algorithm-ed it. If you are seeking out a financial product, mortgage or de-materialized instrument, AI is likely in the mix. Last year NVIDIA reported over 75% of companies employing at least one of the traditional AI use cases...

The Financial Services and Markets Bill reaches final stages

28 Jun 2023

The Financial Services and Markets Bill could be described as epic – in terms of proportions (346 pages), in terms of impact (biggest shake up of financial services in a generation), and in terms of the time it is taking to make its way through all parliamentary stages. The Bill was introduced in the Queen’s speech in May 2022 and given first rea...

The Financial Services and Markets Bill - Crypto, cash, and a regulatory dash

03 Apr 2023

The Financial Services and Markets Bill is the biggest shake up of financial services in a generation. It is making its way steadily through the legislative process and has on 23rd March 2023, completed Committee Stage in the House of Lords. Report Stage is yet to be scheduled. It is a huge Bill which will make wide-ranging changes to the regulati...