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Swift Business Forum London 2017: Thrive or survive for UK financial services?

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Despite the drama of Brexit the UK finserv industry has the “critical mass” to stay in its pole position – was one view from the Swift Business Forum London 2017. At Tobacco Dock in the East End of London, blockchain didn’t dominate like last year, but the spectre of the UK’s divorce from Europe did. […]

Prepaid International Forum seeks clarity and exemptions as UK moves toward PSD2

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As the UK moves ahead with plans to implement the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2), the Prepaid International Forum (PIF) has asked regulators for more clarification on certain aspects of how the framework will be applied in the country.

UK and India strengthen fintech ties

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A team of British politicians and fintech business leaders are in India as they seek to strengthen trade and investment between the two nations. At the 9th UK-India Economic and Financial Dialogue, held today (4 April) in Delhi, the UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, and the Finance Minister of India, Arun Jaitley, discussed […]

Brexit pushes UK prepaid crew’s call for passporting rights

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As the UK has officially started the process of leaving the European Union, the Prepaid International Forum (PIF), a trade association for the prepaid financial services sector, urges Prime Minister Theresa May and the UK’s Brexit negotiators to avoid any scenarios involving trade barriers to the financial markets, especially in the fintech sector.

Brexit could see UK influence over AI dramatically decline

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Despite numerous assurances to the contrary, as the UK lumbers towards Article 50 there are still concerns about the negative impact on the technology sector.

US fintech slides, Asia and Europe rise says KPMG

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Last year was a challenging one for fintech. The Brexit vote, the US presidential election, the slowdown of the Chinese economy, and fluctuations in exchange rates forced investors to tread cautiously, according to KPMG’s latest report “The Pulse of Fintech Q4 2016”. Despite a decline in overall fintech investments, 236 M&A transactions were recorded worth […]

Top fintech stories this week – 10 February 2017

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Catch up on Banking Technology’s top five fintech stories of the week – all in one place! Temenos cuts jobs in US; eyes D+H payments business EXCLUSIVE. US layoffs cited as around 60 by some sources. Ziraat Bank London to replace legacy core banking tech EXCLUSIVE. Misys Fusionbanking moves in. Banks and UN launch sustainable […]

Brexit wrecks it for UK fintech investment

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Uncertainty over Brexit has created a 33.7% decrease in UK venture capital (VC) investment for fintech firms, according to research by Innovate Finance. Investment was down to $783 million – less than two thirds of 2015 investment of $1.2 billion. Nine of the top 20 UK deals closed post Brexit, with total investment after the […]

GDPR and Brexit: be prepared!

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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into full effect in the UK in May 2018. Even if the UK triggers Article 50 of the Treaty of Rome in March 2017, it has to give two years’ notice to leave the European Union (EU), and therefore cannot escape the new data privacy provisions.

Trade group report offers post-Brexit licensing guidance for fintechs

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With last year’s Brexit decision casting uncertainty on UK-based e-money passporting, the Emerging Payments Association (EPA) has released a new report recommending the best options for UK-licensed fintech and financial services companies in danger of losing their European Union passporting rights following the UK’s exit from the EU.

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