Finance News

Within the Open Access Government Finance News section, you can find a wide variety of information on the changes in the financial sector.

We often explore the development of digital banking and the future of Fintech, along with the World Bank and World Trade Organisations (WTO) stories. You can also find expert opinions on many popular topics within this category along with insights into the financial changes in other countries.

This category also covers poverty and pensions in the UK along with any legal changes to financial law. Up to date articles are available on fiscal policy and trade wars within the sector.

ICO issuers

ICOs for real estate

A number of ICO issuers have envisioned a future in which tokenized pieces of a property could be tracked and traded via shared database There...
ICO regulations

Gibraltar to introduce ‘World’s First’ ICO regulations

Gibraltar’s Government and Gibraltar Financial Services Commission announce that they will develop ICO regulations The draft law, which will be developed in the coming weeks,...
first-time buyers

First-time buyer count hits decade high in 2017

2017 saw the highest number of first-time buyers since 2006 according to the UK Finance’s latest mortgage trends update Mortgage lending for first-time buyers, home movers...
criminal money

Billions of criminal money laundered through cryptocurrencies

Three to four billion pounds of criminal money in Europe is being laundered through cryptocurrencies, according to Europol Europol, the European Union Agency for Law...
cyber

Financial institutions need to prepare against cyber attacks

Nick Hammond comments on the cyber readiness of major bank's infrastructure in response to the Hiscox Cyber Readiness Report The need for financial institutions to...
cryptocurrency markets

Regulation within cryptocurrency markets

Alexander Larsen from the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) provides an in-depth look at the state of play concerning regulation within cryptocurrency markets According to...
cryptocurrency jobs

Cryptocurrency jobs in India increase despite Delhi’s stance on bitcoin

Jobs and applicants for employment in the cryptocurrency sector have increased substantially according to the Indian Indeed branch The number of postings related to blockchain...
exchange-traded fund

Canada approves first blockchain exchange-traded fund

Canada’s first exchange-traded fund (ETF) is set to launch on the Toronto Stock Exchange next week as the price of bitcoin continues to fall The...
cryptocurrency

deVere officially launches cryptocurrency app with bold Bitcoin predictions

Nigel Green, CEO of deVere group, announces cryptocurrency app launch and predicts demand for bitcoin will ‘sky rocket’ Available for Apple and Android, the new...
open banking

FinTech Fortnight has partnered with The Open Banking Implementation Entity

FinTech Fortnight has returned to educate businesses on the growing importance of FinTech and Open Banking The Open Banking Implementation Entity has partnered with FinTech...
buy bitcoins

Lloyds Bank bans customers from using credit cards to buy bitcoins

Lloyds banking group has banned credit card customers from being able to buy bitcoins over fears it could lead to huge debt The group is...
cryptocurrency adverts

Facebook bans cryptocurrency adverts

Facebook's ban on cryptocurrency adverts has led to an 11% drop in the value of bitcoin Investors have become spooked by Facebook's advert ban on...
Office Estate

The rationalisation of the UK public sector’s extensive office estate

Alison White, co-founder of PLACEmaking details her perspective on the rationalisation of the nationwide public sector’s extensive and expensive office estate Whilst the UK’s Government...
blockchain and artificial intelligence

Blockchain and AI research at the University of Nicosia

Prof. Spyros Makridakis and Prof. George Giaglis, Directors of IFF at University of Nicosia lift the lid on the institution’s blockchain and artificial intelligence...
Cryto payment network

Blockchain in business: Telegram app said to launch its own crypto payment network

In this article, the founder and co-founder of the Blockchain Federation provide insight into the use of blockchain in business, including how the Telegram...
Economic policies

European Commission Officials discuss economic policies for Cryptocurrencies

The European Commission has discussed the development of blockchain technology and how cryptocurrencies fit into international economic policies in a series of speeches Commissioner of...
cryptocurrencies

European Central Bank to discuss cryptocurrencies with youth

The President of the European Central Bank (ECB) will be answering questions about bitcoin and blockchain via a series of videos Mario Draghi, the President...
governance

Blockchains, trust and power: Governance models of the future

Sari Stenfors, PhD from the ReCon Blockchain Research Project at Aalto University looks at how distributed and open technologies transform our interactions In a forward-looking...
Coincheck

Japan suffers biggest cryptocurrency heist

Japan is clamping down on cryptocurrency exchanges after suffering one of the biggest cyber attacks The Financial Service Agency (FSA) has said that they will...
Etherify

Leading Portugal’s blockchain revolution

In a special interview with Open Access Government, Justin Wu from Etherify sheds light on the firm’s role as a leader in Portugal’s exciting...

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