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Blockchain and Bitcoin round-up: 19 June 2017

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Don’t let the blocks cause you too much mental blockage. Our latest blockchain and Bitcoin round-up keeps it ultra-brief. Featuring Ayondo, XBT Provider, Xapo and the European Commission. Financial services firm Ayondo has expanded its product portfolio with the launch of Bitcoin trading, offering access to price movement without the need to open an e-wallet […]

European Banking Federation wants fintech at overclock speed

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Responding to the European Union (EU) consultation on fintech, the European Banking Federation (EBF) wants the creation of an inclusive ecosystem and asks for people to get on with it. Earlier this year, the EC called for feedback and said it wanted to prise open national barriers as only 7% of consumers currently buy financial […]

Europe has another go at getting more access to private data

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An inevitable consequence of the recent spate of terrorist incidents has been calls for greater access to private data and now the European Commission has joined in, reports Telecoms.com (Banking Technology‘s sister publication). According to a Reuters report the European Union (EU) wants to make it easier for authorities to get hold of private data […]

Is the UK going to be ready for EU GDPR?

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With just under 12 months to go until the European Union (EU) imposes new data protection regulations, there seems to be a growing sense of unpreparedness throughout the industry, reports Telecoms.com (Banking Technology‘s sister publication). Perhaps it’s because of the timeframes which were involved for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), or a misunderstanding of […]

No EC love for European banks’ screen scraping ban plan

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The European Banking Federation’s (EBF) call for the European Commission (EC) to help on a screen scraping ban is not going well. As reported last week, the EBF wants the ban due to concerns over the privacy of client data, cybersecurity and innovation. It wants the EC not to dismiss a key recommendation made by […]

Webinar: What Does Brexit Mean For UK Fintech?

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On Friday 24th June Britons woke up to the game-changing news that UK voters had voted to exit the EU. As the politicians look at how to commence divorce proceedings, the financial sector faces a number of challenges and questions around existing regulatory structures, currency and market valuations, and the wider macro impact. In this […]

Online lenders succeed in capital raising

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Two online lending platforms – Spotcap and Credibly – have separately raised a total of £71.8 million in capital facilities, lending support to the sector’s prospects in the eyes of investors. Berlin-based, online lending platform Spotcap has raised €31.5 million (£23.8 million) in new funding led by international private equity firm, Finstar Financial Group, with participation from […]

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