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Bundesbank president tells G20 to avoid race to bottom on fintech regulation; Carney chips in

Bundesbank president tells G20 to avoid race to bottom on fintech regulation; Carney chips in

25 January 2017  |  10936 views  |  0 comments | 20 tweets | 14 linkedin

As it assumes the G20 presidency, Germany has set its sights on the fintech community, calling for the development of a set of common criteria for the industry's regulatory treatment in an effort to avoid a race to the bottom, says Bundesbank president Jens Weidmann.

Deutsche Börse looks for collateral shift with 'CollCo' digital coins

Deutsche Börse looks for collateral shift with 'CollCo' digital coins

23 January 2017  |  9938 views  |  0 comments | 19 tweets | 24 linkedin

Deutsche Börse has filed a patent for a new way of shifting collateral among banks using tokenised digital coins.

EU watchdog tells FS firms to focus on blockchain security risks

EU watchdog tells FS firms to focus on blockchain security risks

23 January 2017  |  10587 views  |  1 comments | 18 tweets | 25 linkedin

Financial services firms rushing to adopt blockchain need to make sure that they address the security challenges associated with the technology, the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (Enisa) has warned.

Western Union to pay $586m to settle AML charges

Western Union to pay $586m to settle AML charges

19 January 2017  |  6200 views  |  2 comments | 7 tweets | 20 linkedin

Western Union has agreed to pay $586 million to settle US criminal and civil charges that it wilfully failed to maintain an effective anti-money laundering programme and aided and abetted wire fraud.

Finra paper explores implications of blockchain for securities industry

Finra paper explores implications of blockchain for securities industry

19 January 2017  |  9437 views  |  0 comments | 10 tweets | 12 linkedin

Finra (the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) has become the latest organisation to give its two cents on distributed ledger technology, publishing a paper on blockchain's implications for the securities industry.

US SROs pick Thesys to build massive audit trail

US SROs pick Thesys to build massive audit trail

18 January 2017  |  5775 views  |  0 comments | 3 tweets | 4 linkedin

Thesys Technologies has won the bidding to build a vast Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT) tracking transactions as they pass through US equity and options markets.

CSDs aim to build distributed ledger for mobilising scarce collateral

CSDs aim to build distributed ledger for mobilising scarce collateral

18 January 2017  |  5038 views  |  0 comments | 7 tweets | 6 linkedin

A coalition of four central securities depositories is collaborating with Deutsche Börse on an initiative to use blockchain technology to ease cross-border mobilisation of security collateral.

CMA gives provisional nod to Mastercard remedies for VocaLink takeover

CMA gives provisional nod to Mastercard remedies for VocaLink takeover

18 January 2017  |  5074 views  |  0 comments | 4 tweets | 6 linkedin

Mastercard has agreed to reduce the costs to the Link ATM network for switching infrastructure providers in order to head off competition concerns raised over its £700 million takeover of VocaLink.

New York regulator blasts OCC over bank charter plan for fintech firms

New York regulator blasts OCC over bank charter plan for fintech firms

17 January 2017  |  8423 views  |  1 comments | 22 tweets | 15 linkedin

A turf war is brewing between US state and federal regulators over oversight of the financial technology sector after New York's top watchdog sent a stinging letter to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), telling it to back off plans for a national bank charter for fintech firms.

Blockchain could slash investment banks' costs by 30%

Blockchain could slash investment banks' costs by 30%

17 January 2017  |  7878 views  |  0 comments | 24 tweets | 23 linkedin

Blockchain technology could reduce infrastructure costs for eight of the world’s 10 largest investment banks by an average of 30%, saving them billions of dollars every year, new research from Accenture and McLagan suggests.

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