Future of Finance

CONTACT US FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 📞 07725 160903

The status quo in cross-border payments looks to be on the verge of collapse

A Future of Finance Webinar 15 February at 2pm UK time There is widespread agreement that cross-border payments are too expensive, too slow, too closed, too opaque and too risky. For once, a combination of pressures – political, regulatory, risk-based, technological, entrepreneurial and geopolitical – make it more rather than less likely that the incumbentsContinue reading “The status quo in cross-border payments looks to be on the verge of collapse”

Stablecoins will be regulated: What are the implications for the markets?

A Future of Finance Webinar on January 26th 2023 at 2pm UK time Over the last three years an international consensus has emerged on how to regulate a novel financial instrument first invented to put cash on to blockchain-based networks: the Stablecoin. Bringing certain types of Stablecoin within the scope of regulation does protect theContinue reading “Stablecoins will be regulated: What are the implications for the markets?”

How VP Bank is tokenising collectibles for clients of its private banking services

How VP Bank is tokenising collectibles for clients of its private banking services Liechtenstein is one financial jurisdiction which has embraced the blockchain enthusiastically. It has since January 2020 had in place comprehensive legislation covering all aspects of tokenisation in the shape of the Token and Trustworthy Technologies Service Provider Act (TVTG). The Act is,Continue reading “How VP Bank is tokenising collectibles for clients of its private banking services”

KYC, AML, CFT and sanctions screening checks are a bad answer to a real problem

KYC, AML, CFT and sanctions screening checks are a bad answer to a real problem Many business decisions are baffling. But on the face of it none is as bewildering as the decision by banks, asset managers, wealth managers, private banks, insurance companies and FinTechs to spend hundreds of billions of dollars a year onContinue reading “KYC, AML, CFT and sanctions screening checks are a bad answer to a real problem”

It’s time to start thinking about CBDCs as an intelligent form of QE

It’s time to start thinking about CBDCs as an intelligent form of QE No one central bank digital currency (CBDC) is ever quite the same as another. But so far every CBDC project has focused largely on the technicalities of making payments – by or to unbanked consumers or businesses, or between counterparties across nationalContinue reading “It’s time to start thinking about CBDCs as an intelligent form of QE”

Are central banks thinking radically enough about CBDCs?

A summary of the webinar of May 18 2022 entitled Are central banks thinking radically enough about CBDCs? CBDCS are widely expected to be the key to unlocking the potential of tokenisation as a technique for transforming payments and securities issuance, trading, servicing and safekeeping, and for bringing a host of new asset classes –Continue reading “Are central banks thinking radically enough about CBDCs?”

Are central banks thinking radically enough about CBDCs? (18 May 2022)

The Webinar May 18 at 2pm UK time “We have yet to hear a convincing case for why the UK needs a retail Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC),” concluded a report of January 2022 from the Economic Affairs Committee of the House of Lords. “While a CBDC may provide some advantages, it could present significantContinue reading “Are central banks thinking radically enough about CBDCs? (18 May 2022)”