Central banks in Russia and the European Union have both moved forward on their ambitions for digital versions of their currencies, as private sector voices increasingly raise concerns about the potential impact of CBDCs on financial stability.
16 April 2021
Tel Aviv-based social trading platform eToro has appointed Hedva Ber, formerly Israel’s leading banking regulator, as its global chief operating officer.
13 April 2021
A South African fintech advised by Ashurst may become the first financial institution to be licensed under the Philippines’ new digital banking framework after it was enacted in November.
08 March 2021
UK practitioners have welcomed proposals recommending a new regulatory framework for the fintech sector.
02 March 2021
The European Banking Authority has told national regulators to take supervisory measures against banks that fail to remove obstacles to open banking under the second Payments Services Directive.
24 February 2021
Nigeria’s securities regulator has put on hold its recently-unveiled plans for a new regulatory framework for crypto-assets, after the central bank published a blanket ban on their use.
22 February 2021
US fintech Ripple Labs has told the US Securities and Exchange Commission it lacks jurisdiction to regulate its digital coin as a security, a month after the regulator filed a billion-dollar lawsuit.
03 February 2021
Germany’s top financial regulatory official has agreed to step down in the aftermath of the Wirecard scandal, as the German government prepares to reorganise the country’s watchdog.
02 February 2021
Brazil’s central bank is one step closer to the launch of an integrated open banking system, as the country's banks begin migrating information in the first stage of the project's implementation.
27 January 2021
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has granted conditional approval for the launch of the United States’s first federally chartered digital asset bank.
18 January 2021
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