Infographic: UK’s blockchain job market

Infographic blockchain jobs UK

Blockchain vacancies in the UK increase by 25% with Britain posting three times as many jobs as Germany – and more findings in this infographic.

Anglo-American alliance aims to advance payments


British and American governments, businesses, and others have formed P20 – a group of “influential leaders” and the “first” Transatlantic payments initiative of its kind. Its inaugural meeting is to be held in autumn 2017 in London, where 20 people in the payments industry, and US/UK government officials and regulators will meet. It will rotate […]

HSBC goes hipster in London fintech hub hunt


Overly manicured beard. Check. Clothes that betray blatant narcissism. Check. Holier than thou attitude. Check. Welcome to the world of hipsters as HSBC is looking for office space in trendy tech-focused London neighbourhoods. According to Bloomberg, the bank is seeking to “bolster its fintech capabilities” and has hired real estate broker CBRE Group to find […]

Perseus Telecom launches ‘trans-Atlantic’ microwave service

Perseus Telecom says its microwave route is the fastest way to reach New York

Perseus Telecom has launched what it claims is the first ‘trans-Atlantic’ microwave route between New York and Frankfurt, for use by banks, market makers, proprietary trading firms and other market participants.

Making sense of data poses challenge for trading firms

Market data is too expensive, according to market particpants

Despite efforts to create a more transparent OTC derivatives market, market data costs have increased significantly since 2008 and the buy-side has very little to show for it, according to senior financial executives speaking at an event organised by FIX Protocol in London on 6 March.

China’s GF Financial Markets joins LSE as RMB gains traction

Chinese brokers GFFM has begun trading on the London Stock Exchange

Chinese broker GF Financial Markets has joined the London Stock Exchange, hoping to capitalise on international opportunities – including the dramatic rise of London as a centre of renminbi trading.

Startupbootcamp launches foray into financial services


European startup accelerator Startupbootcamp is preparing to launch a programme focused on the financial technology industry. Startupbootcamp FinTech, will be make its debut in London with support from banking group Lloyds and the Netherlands’ Rabobank.

Derivatives reform chaos “stupid and self-inflicted”

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Reforms to the way derivatives trade in the US and Europe are causing a conflict between consumer desire for bespoke solutions and regulatory attempts at standardisation – and the self-inflicted panic as the deadline approaches indicates the cost may be too high, according to a panel of senior capital markets representatives speaking at an event organised by the Futures and Options Association in London on Tuesday.

FinTech Innovation Lab London announces 2014 line-up

The FinTech Innovation Lab London has returned for its second year running

Seven startup financial services companies have been chosen by the FinTech Innovation Lab London for its annual innovation-focused competition, which is designed to give support and recognition to promising new ideas in financial services.

EE rolls out mobile voice recording for financial services firms

EE is targeting City of London trading firms

UK operator EE has launched mobile voice recording services to help UK organisations to fully comply with the FCA’s mobile trading regulations.