European Central Banks Demand Strict Cryptocurrency Regulations

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Europe's biggest banks have called on the European Commission to implement tough regulations for cryptocurrencies, such as stablecoins, that would protect consumers and preserve state sovereignty in monetary policy, Reuters reported.

Time for a global regulator

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I was in conversation with a banker the other day and we got around to regulations and regulators, as many conversations with banks tend to do. I guess it falls into three categories: the way regulations used to be; the way … The post Time for a global regulator appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Digital Bank Future Grid Opinion Regulation

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BaaS works, it’s the regulations that don’t

Chris Skinner

This means this is not the end … The post BaaS works, it’s the regulations that don’t appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Digital Bank Fintech Future Grid Opinion RegulationDuring my MoneyBox interview about Wirecard (see end of this blog), Paul asked me the question: how could this happen again? What’s next? And I said, we learn from our mistakes. Progress never stops. Wirecard won’t shut down FinTech. It will amend it.

Regulating the cryptocurrency markets

Chris Skinner

I guess that this is logical as my last line was that government control of cryptocurrencies is “not so easy for cryptocurrencies that have … The post Regulating the cryptocurrency markets appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Blockchain Fintech Future Grid Innovation Opinion Payments RegulationSomeone made the comment on my platform piece about what happens when there are no Jack Ma’s or Mark Zuckerberg’s, as the whole thing is decentralised?

The regulator’s focus for 2020

Chris Skinner

Here’s where the regulator will focus in 2020: The Financial Stability Board (FSB) published its work programme for 2020. Future Grid Payments RegulationI was going to write stuff about this but The Financial Stability Board did it for me.

Regulating the unregulated

Chris Skinner

I was thinking about this question of how to regulate global technology platforms that don’t recognise national boundaries, mainly in the context of crypto and digital currencies. How can you regulate a global currency that has no view of state or national laws? Obviously, you can only regulate it when … The post Regulating the unregulated appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Blockchain Crime Fintech Grid Opinion Regulation

Slow regulations versus fast tech

Chris Skinner

Before 2010, I was writing a lot about technology but it was all heavily geared towards regulations. MiFID and PSD were top of mind, along with Basel III and other global, European and domestic regulations. I wrote a lot about regulations. … The post Slow regulations versus fast tech appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Digital Bank Fintech Grid Innovation Regulation Technology Uncategorized

Top 5 Regulator Hot Topics During COVID-19 and Beyond

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Regulators have determined there are five top hot topics that institutions should expect during their next exam. Early communication with your regulator is key to understanding the struggles and successes of managing a BSA/AML program during a global pandemic. BSA Rules and Regulation.

5 Startups Rebooting Regulation

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The rise of insurtech is running parallel to the rise of regtech, as financial firms and startups apply artificial intelligence, blockchain, and other technologies to the dizzying world of financial regulation. Changing the face of regulation for a fresher, more transparent take isn’t exactly easy–as the OCC is finding out–but we […]. Fintech has another cousin.

EU Privacy Regulators Disagree On Twitter Fine

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The Wall Street Journal reported that the disagreement was disclosed by Ireland’s Data Protection Commission, one of the EU’s privacy regulators. The Irish regulator did not say which entities objected to its proposed decision, or on what grounds.

Digital regulators are a new norm in financial services

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But they are also forcing central banks and regulators to rethink and restructure their approaches to becoming resilient, adopting new technologies, leveraging data and constructing an agile operating model, all while providing regulatory services. Hence, regulators need to step up to stay relevant in the digital economy. The post Digital regulators are a new norm in financial services appeared first on Accenture Banking Blog.

The Semantic Regulator (#RegTech Rules)

Chris Skinner

A bigger question must also be: how can a regulatory check that a bank is compliant with their regulatory changes, if their regulations change every 12 minutes are run to 1,000’s of pages? The answer is they can’t, but they don’t … The post The Semantic Regulator (#RegTech Rules) appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Blockchain Fintech Grid Regulation Technology UncategorizedA bank has to make a regulatory change every 12 minutes. That’s some task.

EU Regulators Will Focus On Big Tech In Drafting New Rules

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European Union (EU) regulators plan to target new rules squarely against Big Tech companies like Facebook and Apple, a Financial Times report says. That comes after Facebook has argued for a "one-size-fits-all" approach that would regulate the entire industry.

Bank regulations change every 12 minutes

Chris Skinner

In fact, what gets me is that regulations are the big ticket barrier to change in banking. It’s what protects the banks from disruption and change, as … The post Bank regulations change every 12 minutes appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Grid Regulation UncategorizedI recently spent a day in a meeting discussing Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) … yawn. Well, it is a bit of a dull area, but highly important.

How do governments regulate a networked world?

Chris Skinner

Seven billion people have access … The post How do governments regulate a networked world? Opinion Regulation Technology UncategorizedFollowing on from yesterday’s blog about Little Britain and a hard Brexit, we all know the world has been globalising and, even though there is currently a backlash against globalisation per se, it is unstoppable. It is unstoppable primarily because of technology. The whole planet is now on the network.

Regulators: damned if they do and damned if they don’t

Chris Skinner

I was running a fun panel on regulation this week. That kind of sounds like a lie – whatever can be fun about regulation – but hey, it was. I often reflect on the fact that regulators run with their eyes in the rear-view mirror. They can’t see what’s ahead … The post Regulators: damned if they do and damned if they don’t appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Grid Regulation

NJ Legislators Propose Tighter Data Privacy Regulations

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The California Consumer Privacy Act went into effect in January, and the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation ( GDPR ) went into effect in 2018. Retailers of all sizes will be forced to prepare for new, stricter regulations. Regulation Big Tech bill data privacy digital privacy laws legal Legislation new jersey News regulations user data What's Hot

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Australian Regulator To Examine Apple, Google App Stores

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Regulation Apple Australia Big Tech Google international investigations Mobile Applications News regulation What's HotApple and Google executives may be wondering if there's an app for, "time to call the lawyers.".

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European Union Regulators Eye Antitrust Rules For eCommerce

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With the boom of eCommerce both before and during the pandemic, European Union regulators are taking another look at antitrust rules regarding internet sales and distribution platforms.

Is Big Tech good or bad for banking … the regulator’s view

Chris Skinner

Following on from Facebook’s announcement of its own digital currency Libra, the key regulatory body of banking – the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) – which sets standards like the Basel capital reserve requirements, has stepped into the debate and produced a report on their view of the threat and … The post Is Big Tech good or bad for banking … the regulator’s view appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Fintech Future Grid Regulation

The regulator’s view of bitcoin, 2017

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As mentioned on Friday, they see … The post The regulator’s view of bitcoin, 2017 appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Blockchain Digital Bank Fintech Grid Innovation Opinion RegulationAs part of the blockchain conference, I chaired a session with some central bankers talking about their views on distributed ledger technologies. These central banks have run trials and are thinking about it, but none of them are particularly big on blockchain right now.

Chinese Regulators Take Over Nine FIs

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Chinese regulators have seized control of nine financial institutions (FIs) alleging they violated rules and jeopardized the country’s financial system. Only through a regulator takeover can the problems be forcibly dealt with through administrative measures.”. The regulators insist the takeovers will ensure stability of the firms. International china China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission China Securities Regulatory Commission financial regulation News What's Ho

Regulators Detail Banking Rules For Hemp Firms

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If banks have additional questions regarding the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill) and its regulations, they can contact the USDA, state departments of agriculture and tribal governments.

Zuckerberg Advocates Internet Regulation

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote an opinion piece in The Washington Post calling on regulators to take a “more active role” in making rules for how to police the internet, according to reports. “By Facebook content internet Legislation News Opinion Piece Policing Regulators rules Washington Post What's Hot zuckerberg

Russia to Regulate Cryptocurrencies in 2017

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Russia will start regulating cryptocurrency trading by the end of the year, according to the country’s Finance Minister. It is possible to regulate them, so the […]. Cryptocurrency Bitcoin Bitcoin regulation cryptocurrencies RussiaAt the Moscow Financial Forum on Friday, Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said: The state certainly understands that cryptocurrencies are a reality, there is no point in prohibiting them.

Airbnb Supports EU Regulator For Digital Platforms

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29) that it supports plans to establish a digital regulator. The short-term home rental firm won an exemption from European property regulations in a ruling last month of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), Reuters reported.

Regulations, Innovations, Sandboxes and #RegTech

Chris Skinner

So I just attended a really interesting two day meeting that covered all things blockchain, regulations, innovation and more. The Regulatory Sandbox was announced at … The post Regulations, Innovations, Sandboxes and #RegTech appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Fintech Grid Innovation Regulation Uncategorized

Ireland Crypto Regulation Looms

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In Ireland, reported CryptoGlobe , the Irish cabinet has approved legislation that will bring more regulation to the sector. Separately, in India, the action toward crypto regulation seems to be … inaction. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) may have its own set of regulations forthcoming in 2019, where those regulations can serve as a de facto template for crypto adoption in other nations moving forward.

Payments Regulation PSD2 Arrives in Europe

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EXCLUSIVE – Major European payments regulation, PSD2 is set to go live tomorrow in Europe. The main objective of this new regulation is to level […]. Banks across the European Union have been preparing for the revised Payment Service Directive or PSD2 since it was first passed in 2015 by the Council of the European Union. Compliance Exclusive Mobile Open Fintech APIs APIs open banking Brexit EU fintech psd2

Facebook Oversight Board Co-Chair Says Regulation Needs Safeguards

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4) that she sees the need for more global regulation of social media and at the same time is concerned free speech is at risk. “If Facebook News regulations What's Hot

The regulator’s view of Facebook’s Libra currency

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I’m avoiding calling it a cryptocurrency, as it’s more a stablecoin that is focused upon transactions, which is why it has Visa, … The post The regulator’s view of Facebook’s Libra currency appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. A lot of discussion at the United Nations, where I’ve been all week (blogging about that next week), has raised the question of Libra, the Facebook digital currency.

Japan and Swiss Regulators Sign Fintech Pact

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The Japanese Financial Services Agency, or FSA, has signed a fintech letter of cooperation with Swiss regulators the Financial Market Supervisory Authority, the agencies announced yesterday. Compliance Exclusive Innovations Startups Financial Regulation innovation Japanese fintech Swiss fintech

Regulators Support Alternatives To Assess Creditworthiness

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Federal banking regulators support using alternative methods to assess creditworthiness to help high-risk people get loans, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported on Tuesday (Dec. The regulators added that agencies choosing to tap into alternative data should do so judiciously.

Antitrust Regulators Investigate Proposed Dairy Megamerger

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Regulators are looking into a possible merger between Dean Foods and Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) and its potential antitrust implications for the industry, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal.

Tech firms will be regulated like banks in future

Chris Skinner

A lot of it was focused upon Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning towards the end, but the first half was interesting as it focused upon why there is a backlash against Silicon … The post Tech firms will be regulated like banks in future appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Case Studies Digital Bank Future Grid Opinion Regulation TechnologyI just listened to a presentation by Nick Thompson, editor-in-chief at Wired, about all things in the future of tech.