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Four ways fintech can change the world for good

18 December 2015  |  5171 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

A whopping two billion people don't have access to any formal financial service. To put that in perspective, that’s twice the number of people who don’t have cell phones. Fintech represents a huge opportunity to level the playing field and help extend economic opportunity to all. Here are four ways that fintech can change the world for the better:...

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MiFIR: How ISINs Work: 7

17 December 2015  |  4138 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Market participants are usually surprised to find that the governance of the ISIN system is not the responsibility of ISO (the International Organization for Standardization). As the Association of National Numbering Agencies (ANNA) is the Registration Authority for the ISIN standard (ISO 6166), it is ANNA that decides which organisation is allow...

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The top 3 predictions for crowdfinance in 2016

17 December 2015  |  1883 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

To nobody’s surprise the exciting predictions for the world of crowdfunding in 2015 were not entirely wrong. In fact, most of them were entirely right. So have an early Christmas present, wonderful fo...

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MiFIR: How ISINs Work: 6

14 December 2015  |  2865 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

By recommending that the European Commission should adopt Technical Standards that mandate the use of only ISINs for MiFIR regulatory reporting, ESMA has in practice reinforced the sole-supplier statu...

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MiFIR: How ISINs Work: 5

11 December 2015  |  2350 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

What happens if an ISIN issuer for a country hasn't issued or doesn't want to issue ISINs for some asset classes or instrument types? What if a country has no official ISIN issuer? That's where &quo...

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Digital innovation offers rewards, but firms must consider risk and regulation

11 December 2015  |  1335 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The challenge posed by new technology-focused institutions, aiming to capture market share from existing players, is forcing the entire sector to innovate, with significant advantages in terms of both...

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Millennials won’t be millennials forever, keep hold of the branch

10 December 2015  |  2749 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Shaped by the economy, globalisation and social media; millennials are a generation that rely on peer influence to make important decisions. Making up 23% of the UK population, they are extremely valu...

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MiFIR: How ISINs Work: 4

09 December 2015  |  2143 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Who can issue ISINs? You might think that any stock or derivatives or commodities exchange can issue ISINs for the instruments traded on their platforms - but they can't. ISO has nominated one Regis...

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Robo-advice - Is the tail wagging the dog?

07 December 2015  |  3829 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Another day, another robo-advice headline. It’s a human truth: we love to dissect a new trend and debate its merits. Internet communication amplifies this and we risk developing a distorted view of pr...

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Cryptocurrency regulation

07 December 2015  |  2602 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

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