The vast customer data troves of the Big Tech firms challenges traditional approaches to competition policy and the maintenance of financial stability, according to the Bank for International Settlements.
The International Monetary Fund has warned that the arrival of Big Tech firms in financial markets could lead to systemic challenges to financial stability and efficiency.
The spectre of companies like Amazon, Apple, and Google entering the banking industry, was raised by IMF chief Christine Lagarde in an address to the G20 at a summit in Tokyo.
Israel's Securities Authority has been called on to help foster the creation of a national platform for trading cryptocurrencies with a view to enabling companies to raise money by issuing digital tokens.
The US House of Representative is launching task forces looking into fintech and artificial intelligence in financial services.Set up by the House Committee on Financial Services, the fintech task force will look at domestic and international regulation of the nascent sector as well as the infrastructure and legal and regulatory framework for efficient payments.
The securities regulatory authorities in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Québec and Saskatchewan (participating jurisdictions) today announced a co-operation agreement with the United Kingdom Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) and Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) today published Joint Canadian Securities Administrators/Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada Consultation Paper 21-402 Proposed Framework for Crypto-Asset Trading Platforms.
The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) and the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) welcome the Opinion of the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) on their administrative arrangement for the transfer of personal data between European Economic Area (EEA) Financial Supervisory Authorities and non-EEA Financial Supervisory Authorities.
Barclays, BBVA, Deutsche Boerse and Swift are among the financial services sector names to join a new collective promoting the development of a global framework for the development and adoption of distributed ledger technology.
The European Commission has bashed Mastercard with a EUR570 million fine for obstructing merchant access to low-cost cross-border payment services.
The financial penalty flows from an anti-trust investigation which kicked off in April 2013 and concluded that Mastercard's rules prevented retailers from benefiting from lower fees and restricted competition between banks cross border, in breach of EU antitrust rules.