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Australia is a Friendlier Place for Fintech Firms, Starting Today

Global competition over Fintech companies, one of the fastest growing industry in the world with billions invested yearly, intensified today with Australia announcing they are largely throwing out the rulebook for the first 12 months. Scott Morrison, Treasurer of Australia, stated: “From today, all eligible businesses will be able to test a range of financial or credit services with up to 100...

London’s Fintech Further Expands Global Reach with Hong Kong Tie-Up

UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has signed today an agreement with the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) for reciprocal co-operation between the two markets, especially as it pertains to Fintech companies and financial innovation. Christopher Woolard, Executive Director of Strategy and Competition at the FCA, said: “Alongside promoting innovation in UK businesses, we also want to see the...

Remittance and Retail Payment Providers among 24 Companies Accepted for FCA's Fintech Sandbox

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has announced the first 24 companies that will be taking part in its regulatory sandbox. In 2014, the FCA launched Project Innovate, in a bid to provide businesses on the regulations that they are required to abide by. In a bid to keep London as the FinTech centre, earlier this year, the FCA considered approving blockchain startups to actively encourage...

The Fintech Race Sees the U.S. Playing Catch up to the U.K.

As the U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority accepts 24 applicants to take part in its FinTech sandbox, a House bill in the U.S. has been introduced aiming to prevent financial businesses from moving to the U.K. At the British Bankers’ Association conference, Christopher Woolard, director of strategy and competition at the FCA, gave a two-year progress report on the watchdog’s Project Innovate...

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