How can banks finance the transition to net zero?


Last month, the UK hosted the latest G7 summit in Cornwall. With the world leaders of some of the world’s largest economies gathered on British soil, the prime minister used the opportunity to promote “a global Green In...

Why is Citi embracing Crypto?


It was only recently that we covered a story about Citi’s ‘At the Tipping Point’ report on bitcoin. Financial institutions like BNY Mellon were already getting involved in cryptocurrencies back then. However, today we w...

Consumer Price Index shows inflation growth, could interest rates be next?


The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measure of inflation was released today, showing that the rate of inflation in the UK has jumped to 2.1% in the year to May. This was above market forecasts of around 1.8% and is slightly...

Ghana’s sustainable bonds will help government finances more than environment


Ghana’s forthcoming sale of $1 billion in sustainable bonds is likely to succeed – but may deliver less in terms of ESG impact than lenders hope. The sale, planned for July, is billed as Africa’s first sale of “socia...

Bank of England publishes Discussion Paper on New Forms of Digital Money


Since April 2020, when the Chinese central bank announced the introduction of the digital yuan, there has been much debate surrounding the concept of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC). In the United Kingdom, there...

How GoodDollar is using UBI to create a Parallel Economy


The idea of a Universal Basic Income (UBI) is far from new. It is now over five hundred years since Sir Thomas More quipped in Utopia (1516) that ‘no penalty on earth will stop people from stealing, if it is their only...

The Capital Markets solution, that represents Fintech Rockstars


Despite their heavy investment in technology recently, big investment banks still lag behind Big Tech when it comes to innovation. They are often locked into old systems with overpriced and outdated software providers....

Brexit fallout: Dublin ‘winning’… but are we all losing?


As day turned into night on 23 June 2016, Dublin’s politicos headed to McGrattans pub to watch the results of the UK’s referendum on European Union membership broadcast across the Irish Sea. The gathering, held at th...

How are digital challenger banks enticing retail consumers?


Perhaps the single biggest obstacle to success for any digital challenger bank is the need to disrupt the well-established financial behaviour of their potential clients. Arguably, consumers are instinctively inclined t...

Deutsche Bank signs global partnership with payments technology provider Silverflow


New partnership includes card acquiring & BIN-sponsorship for cloud-based card acceptance solutionsInitial solutions available for corporate banking clients in Germany and payment service providers (PSPs) across Eur...

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