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New Loans In Pipeline – Plus Crypto Clampdown

We’re pleased to report that the pipeline of new loans is looking healthy, and new auctions will be landing on site shortly. Meanwhile, we’re continuing our look at the prevailing climate in the regulation of cryptocurrencies by central banks and governments. Crowdfundinsider reports the effects of a major clampdown from the Russian authorities. Cypress-based KoronaPay, a […]

P2P Sector Reacts To Watchdog Scrutiny Of High-Risk Investments

The top financial watchdog, the Financial Conduct Authority, has published a paper on proposed regulation of the way high-risk investments are promoted. Our friends at P2P report the news this way: The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said it is planning to ban the promotion of investor incentives, such as new joiner or refer-a-friend bonuses, to […]

UK Government Moves To Regulate Crypto Gold Rush

Rapidly expanding new asset class, or dangerous speculative gold rush? Cryptocurrencies have been grabbing the headlines with the wild fluctuations of the prices of its leading players. That’s attracted attention and big speculative – without, as speculation implies, necessarily an appreciation of the risks involved. The UK government is now moving to make it more […]

Brave New Digital Currency World Lies Before Europe

The new year will see a step change on the acceptance of crypto and digital currencies. Cryptos are decentralised digital currencies, controlled by an independent algorithm. Digital currencies are often centrally administered money in a cute digital format. In the UK, we’ll see retail outlets such as the chemist, Boots, take digital payment. That’s just […]

More Conclusions: Regulators Loathe Cryptos, And CBDC Competition Is On

Martin Baker, award-winning journalist and head of communications at Money&Co., opines on central banks, their competition for CBDC dominance and their dislike of cryptos Regulators Dislike Cryptos Regulators by definition cannot control tokens outside their banking system, so their antipathy is natural enough. This can spill over into wishful thinking. The Bank for International Settlements’ […]

CBDC International Scramble For Dominance Under Scrutiny

Martin Baker, award-winning journalist and head of communications at Money&Co., continues his take on central bank digital currencies (CBDCs).   According to trade commentator NonFungible, trading in NFTs jumped by 300% in 2020 topping $250 million. In 2019, the same report said that the NFT market was a mere $62.8 million having dropped by 68% […]

US Authorities Seek To Rein In Cryptos – Plus Loan Latest

The governments and regulatory authorities of developed nation states have a major imperative: to control the nature of cryptocurrencies and the way they do business. Our friends at Crowdfundinsider reports on a seminal piece of litigation in the US: In December 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed a complaint in a New York federal court against Ripple […]

Government FinTech Review Seeks To Preserve UK ‘Leadership’

Our friends at AltFi offer more detail, in so far as currently available, on the governmental FinTech review, as announced in the Budget. We welcome the government’s move – if it promotes a light touch and a principles-based approach to regulation. The review will be headed by Ron Kalifa OBE who is a non-executive director […]

European Harmony In FinTech Is (Sadly) Too Late – Plus Loan Latest

Crowdfunding harmonisation in Europe is finally here. The publication of the new regulatory structure has been keenly anticipated. Our feeling, however, is that it’s all a little too late. The UK, easily Europe’s biggest crowdfunding market, is on its way out of the EU. Our friends at Crowdfundinsider report: According to a notice published by […]