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Why are central banks leading blockchain experimentation?

Here, the World Economic forum discusses how central banks are among the most cautious institutions in the world, yet the first to implement blockchain experimentation.
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How can banks prevent identity fraud?

Tim Bedard, Director, OneSpan, provides his advice on how banks can prevent identity fraud and gain the upper hand during a time of increased cyber attacks.
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Product agility for European banks is a priority following open banking

As open banking is implemented across Europe, improving product agility is now a priority for 51% of European banks says EIU report.
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The public sector can set the example on supplier payments

In the wake of the Carillion bankruptcy, there is an opportunity for the public sector to set a new global standard for supplier payments, argues David Brown, CPO and co-founder of Previse.
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Swiss bank first to offer business accounts to blockchain and crypto companies

A 150-year-old bank in Switzerland, Hypotherkarbank Lenzburg, has modernised its approach and announced that they will be launching a series of services that adopt blockchain technology and crytocurrencies
cryptoassets

Cryptoassets Taskforce meets for the first time

Senior leaders from government and the financial regulators were present, including representatives from HM Treasury, the FCA and the Bank of England
IFISAs

Majority of savers misunderstand benefits of IFISAs

61% of UK savers acknowledge possibility of higher returns and better interest rates with IFISAs, but majority still don’t understand the service
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HSBC use blockchain technology to complete first trade finance deal

Global banking giant, HSBC completed the first ever trade finance deal using blockchain technology.
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Global banks to enhance cyber and data security

Turner Little took to investigating the business priorities of global banks in 2018, to better understand what our banks are doing to restore customer faith

Reasons You Should Consider Investing in Bitcoins 

Over the past few years, cryptocurrencies have really started to emerge. More and more people are interested in investing in digital currencies, especially in the most established one - Bitcoin.
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Bank of England push for regulation of cryptocurrencies will boost crypto market

The Bank of England governor’s comments on the regulation of cryptocurrencies can be expected to help fuel a sustainable recovery for the crypto market
major blockchains

FinTech startup connects ten major blockchains to developing world banks

AirTM, which enables individuals and businesses to complete financial transactions, has announced that it is expanding its reach to include ten major blockchains including bitcoin
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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 Fortnight to spread this message of empowerment to the UK, helping them get better deals and make smarter choices. All this is done through financial technology,...
The Second Payment Services Directive

The Second Payment Services Directive: a game-changing regulation

What challenges and opportunities could the Second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) provide? The Second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) requires banks to open their payments infrastructure and customer data assets to third parties so that they can develop payments and information services to its customers. Making PSD2 not only a regulatory...
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Banks to address the need for better communication with customers

Banks to rethink communication with customers in light of upcoming PSD2 The Second Payment Services Directive, coming into effect on 13 January 2018, will enable consumers across Europe to instruct their bank to share their financial data securely with third parties, making it easier to transfer funds, compare products and...
Finnish Economy

The outlook of the Finnish economy

Finland’s Ministry of Finance lifts the lid on the current phase of rapid growth of the Finnish economy and their expectations for the same in 2018
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Data shows 62% of adults ‘don’t understand inflation’

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development has released startling data showing a large percentage of adults don't understand inflation
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UK and EU plan Bitcoin crackdown over tax evasion fears

As the cryptocurrency hovers around the $10,000 mark, the UK and EU are threatening a bitcoin crackdown to prevent tax evasion and cybercrime
Bitcoin value hits

Bitcoin value hits record high of nearly $10,000

Bitcoin value hits a new high in its record-breaking trajectory, rising 4.5% to $9,700, nearly 10 x its value at the start of the year

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