ISO 20022 just one of the key steps towards cross-border payments interoperability
Payments

ISO 20022 just one of the key steps towards cross-border payments interoperability

1w | By Jeremy Chan, Journalist

ISO 20022 just one of the key steps towards cross-...

SWIFT’s rollout of ISO 20022 in November next year is seen as a major milestone for the modernisation of cross-border payments. However, it is one ste...

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Central banks: crypto assets and Big Techs not posing financial stability risk as of yet, but remain high on supervisory agenda
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Central banks: crypto assets and Big Techs not posing financial stability risk as of yet, but remain high on supervisory agenda

2w | By Jeremy Chan, Journalist

Central banks: crypto assets and Big Techs not pos...

New technologies such as crypto-assets and stablecoins do not yet pose a stability risk to financial markets, but Big Techs’ mounting financial servic...

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Analysts pin Google retail bank U-turn on fears of higher regulatory scrutiny, low profitability
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Analysts pin Google retail bank U-turn on fears of higher regulatory scrutiny, low profitability

2w | By Mohamed Dabo

Analysts pin Google retail bank U-turn on fears of...

Google abandoned plans on Friday to offer bank accounts to users, taking even its partners by surprise and leaving at least 400,000 users on waiting l...

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UK retailers call on lawmakers to rein in card issuers charging “excessive” fees
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UK retailers call on lawmakers to rein in card issuers charging “excessive” fees

3w | By Mohamed Dabo

UK retailers call on lawmakers to rein in card iss...

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has called on lawmakers to clamp down on the credit card industry and “protect British businesses and consumers fr...

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Paytech market updates: Mastercard and Monzo jump on the buy now pay later train
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Paytech market updates: Mastercard and Monzo jump on the buy now pay later train

3w | By Aoife Morgan, Journalist

Paytech market updates: Mastercard and Monzo jump ...

Monthly updates on the standout tech developments in payments Read More...

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DeFi: to regulate or not to regulate?
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DeFi: to regulate or not to regulate?

3w | By Mohamed Dabo

DeFi: to regulate or not to regulate?

While the coming years will decide whether decentralised finance (DeFi) manages to cross the chasm into mainstream adoption, a panel discussion tackle...

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INATBA boss voices concerns on EU MiCA’s tech neutrality
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INATBA boss voices concerns on EU MiCA’s tech neutrality

4w | By Mohamed Dabo

INATBA boss voices concerns on EU MiCA’s tech neut...

Despite being a supporter of the EU’s Markets in Crypto-Assets (MiCA) regulation, Marc Taverner, executive director of blockchain trade body INATBA, w...

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Blooming blockchain and crypto sector posing thorny challenges to regulators
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Blooming blockchain and crypto sector posing thorny challenges to regulators

4w | By Mohamed Dabo

Blooming blockchain and crypto sector posing thorn...

For European regulators charged with coordinating and guaranteeing the financial industry’s stability, the burgeoning blockchain technology brings sev...

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EBA paves the way for tighter scrutiny of digital platforms
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EBA paves the way for tighter scrutiny of digital platforms

1m | By Anjali Kochhar

EBA paves the way for tighter scrutiny of digital ...

The European Banking Authority (EBA) laid the groundworks for tighter supervision and regulation of digital platforms on Tuesday, warning “the speed o...

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US government ready to roll out the big guns against crypto ransomware payments
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US government ready to roll out the big guns against crypto ransomware payments

1m | By Mohamed Dabo

US government ready to roll out the big guns again...

The US government is setting out on the warpath to dismantle the digital finance infrastructure that supports ransomware cyberattacks, with guidelines...

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Surge in digital coins', DeFi's market share heightens pressure for CBDC development
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Surge in digital coins', DeFi's market share heightens pressure for CBDC development

1m | By Jeremy Chan, Journalist

Surge in digital coins', DeFi's market share heigh...

The growth of crypto-assets, stable coins and decentralised finance (Defi) is ramping up pressure on global central banks to develop a government-back...

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Pandemic-led AP workarounds unfit for future of hybrid working, adviser warns
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Pandemic-led AP workarounds unfit for future of hybrid working, adviser warns

2m | By Jeremy Chan, Journalist

Pandemic-led AP workarounds unfit for future of hy...

Companies’ AP function needs to adopt more digital and automated solutions as the pandemic laid bare the inefficiencies of manual and paper-based proc...

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Paytech market updates: Klarna, PayPal and ACI Worldwide lead in collaborations
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Paytech market updates: Klarna, PayPal and ACI Worldwide lead in collaborations

2m | By Aoife Morgan, Journalist

Paytech market updates: Klarna, PayPal and ACI Wor...

PayPal, on August 23, launched a new service enabling customers in the UK to buy, hold and sell cryptocurrency. The announcement is the first step of ...

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In the middle reign of the Real-Time-Payments story, firms are still searching for a strong investment case
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In the middle reign of the Real-Time-Payments story, firms are still searching for a strong investment case

2m | By Jeremy Chan, Journalist

In the middle reign of the Real-Time-Payments stor...

Each business will have to single out its strongest use case for RTP adoption - with smaller firms in pole position, says McKinsey Read More...

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Global financial bodies unveil transition to single Common Domain Model
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Global financial bodies unveil transition to single Common Domain Model

3m | By Anna Brunetti

Global financial bodies unveil transition to singl...

Global financial markets associations revealed on Monday they’re working on a shared, cross-sector Common Domain Model (CDM) that would enable investo...

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Unravelling Open Banking’s Complexities
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Unravelling Open Banking’s Complexities

3m | By Christoph Berentzen

Unravelling Open Banking’s Complexities

Christoph Berentzen, head of API banking at Commerzbank, examines the various forms that open banking can take and the challenges that bank-fintech co...

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Paytech market updates: HPS, Klarna and Verizon lead in partnerships
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Paytech market updates: HPS, Klarna and Verizon lead in partnerships

3m | By Aoife Morgan, Journalist

Paytech market updates: HPS, Klarna and Verizon le...

On July 16, Zwipe and ICPS announced its partnership to bring Zwipe’s biometric payment cards to banks across Africa and Asia. The cards will have a f...

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‘Golden thread’ of coordination from government and regulators needed to support UK fintech
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‘Golden thread’ of coordination from government and regulators needed to support UK fintech

3m | By Tom Lemmon, Reporter

‘Golden thread’ of coordination from government an...

The UK government and regulators must show greater leadership to make London a place for fintechs of all shapes and sizes to thrive in, according to C...

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