The Monday mindset: 24 April 2017

Berg Fuji in Kawaguchiko Japan

Fintech zeitgeist! Every Monday, we might look back at last week; look ahead to this week; share a few thoughts (our own or others); or discuss anything that catches our eye. This week, Banking Technology’s deputy editor Antony Peyton looks at whether Japan’s rules rule. If you’re a billionaire (which I assume isn’t all of […]

CFPB to delay final prepaid rule by six months, “revisit” aspects with new proposal


It’s official. The US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is pushing back the effective date of its final rule on prepaid accounts until 1 April 2018 – six months after the originally scheduled implementation date of 1 October 2017.

White paper: preparing for PSD2 – the role for data and the future for banking


The implementation of the updated Payment Services Directive (PSD2) will affect banking institutions of all sizes, opening up financial services and payments markets to new competitors and service providers. Download this free white paper to be ready!

SEC deals another blow to Bitcoin trading; ECB says “no” to blockchain

Regulators not keen on blockchain and Bitcoin

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) again has denied the listing and trading of Bitcoin, the decentralised digital currency. Meanwhile, the European Central Bank (ECB) has determined that whilst distributed ledger technology (DLT)/blockchain, has its advantages, it is not an option for the Eurosystem’s financial framework.

Fintech in the US: where is regulation headed?

Di Florio will be responsible for protecting US investors

Aaron Cutler, partner, and Loyal Horsley, associate at Hogan Lovells, examine the state-level fintech regulation, proposed legislative solutions, and provides a brief overview of international regulation.

UK’s Financial Conduct Authority champions consumer

FCA keen to explore regtech

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is calling for an end to consumer vulnerability and more access to financial services in its plans for 2017. In a speech today (18 April) by Andrew Bailey, chief executive of the FCA, the publication of its corporate documents and its role and goals were all outlined. Bailey says: […]

UK regulators call for PSD2 feedback

uk flag

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) are calling for input on their approach to applying the second EU Payment Services Directive (PSD2). PSD2 is required to be in place in the UK by 13 January 2018, and the nation’s HM Treasury will transpose PSD2 into UK legislation in the Payment […]

Fintech boosts UK economy by £6.6bn

uk flag

Oh UK fintech firms, you pretty things. The industry brings £6.6 billion to the nation’s economy, employs 61,000 people, and was showered with praise at the UK government’s inaugural International Fintech Conference in London. At yesterday’s event (12 April), Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond, like any smart politician, latched himself like a limpet onto […]

US fintech regulation: a divided picture at the federal level

Fintechs to get bank charters

Addressing the views of the Department of Treasury, the CFPB, and the SEC on the regulation of the fintech industry in the US.

UK regulator plays sheriff to fight “Wild West” sandboxes

FCA keen to explore regtech

As fintech regulators across the world begin to set up their own sandboxes, with different models and standards, the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority says a “Wild West” version could emerge. But hang on folks, we got a new sheriff in town. Speaking at the Innovate Finance Global Summit in London, Christopher Woolard, executive director of […]