The French Government has cleared the way for the use of blockchain technology in the trading of unlisted securities, as it rewrites is rules to stimulate the innovation economy.
The ongoing uncertainty around freedom of movement post-Brexit is affecting the recruitment of technology talent and causing concern among UK tech entrepreneurs about a possible skills shortage.
German car maker Volkswagen is weighing an application for a full UK banking licence to ensure that it can carry on providing car loans after Brexit.
German mobile bank N26 is preparing for a UK launch, inviting British citizens to register their interest and join a waiting list.
Swiss bank UBS has said that a migration of more than 1,000 jobs from London as a result of Brexit is "more and more unlikely" after receiving "regulatory and political clarifications".
The office of the London Mayor is flying the flag for the UK capital's status as a post-Brexit fintech hotspot, reeling out a ream of favourable comparisons to other European destinations ahead of a trade mission to showcase local talent at the Money20/20 show in Las Vegas next week.
Lithuania's efforts to establish itself as an EU-friendly destination for global fintech firms has received a boost with news that Singapore's cross-border payments outfit InstaReM has chosen Vilnius as its base for a push into Europe.
Despite Brexit, the UK's fintech firms remain bullish on their prospects, with half expecting revenues to double over the next 12 months and a third even anticipating an IPO within five years, according to a survey for Her Majesty's Treasury.
The UK's divorce from the EU has led to France and Sweden gaining a larger share of the number of fintech deals done within the Union, according to the research firm CBInsights.
A recently published report states that, contrary to the fears of Brexit-sceptics, the UK's exit from the European Union will create as many as 80,000 new jobs - the majority of which will be in financial services. The only problem for Brexiteers is that the jobs will be in Frankfurt rather than London.
© Finextra Research 2017