Monthly Archives: February 2019

Global FinTech Policy – A Shifting Landscape

By | February 27, 2019

Courtesy of Barbara C. Matthews This February could rightly be called “FinTech Month” in Basel, Switzerland, given the number of documents put out by the Financial Stability Board (FSB) that point to a shift in priorities for the international standard setting body. While little noticed by the financial press, this post will analyze the FSB… Read More »

The Problems with Market-Based Finance and the Risks Emerging from the EU Capital Markets Union

By | February 25, 2019

Courtesy of Vincenzo Bavoso In my recent article published in Convivium, titled Market-Based Finance, Debt and Systemic Risk: A Critique of the EU Capital Markets Union, I addressed the question of whether fully integrated capital markets across the European Union (under the EU Capital Markets Union – CMU) can facilitate economic growth and stability, or… Read More »

Can Prudential Regulation Help the Transition to a Green Economy?

By | February 22, 2019

Courtesy of Lorenzo Esposito[1], Giuseppe Mastromatteo[2] and Andrea Molocchi[3] Among the many lessons learned by the financial industry, central banks, and economists in the wake of the global financial crisis, the most important may be the relevance of systemic risk. In a market dominated by multinational financial conglomerates, developments and disruptions in one country can… Read More »

The Problems with Market-Based Finance and the Risks Emerging From the EU Capital Markets Union

By | February 13, 2019

Courtesy of Vincenzo Bavoso In my recent article published in Convivium, titled Market-Based Finance, Debt and Systemic Risk: A Critique of the EU Capital Markets Union, I addressed the question of whether fully integrated capital markets across the European Union (under the EU Capital Markets Union – CMU) can facilitate economic growth and stability, or… Read More »

Digitalisation of Payment Services in Europe

By | February 5, 2019

Courtesy of Fernando Zunzunegui Technology has made financial services more accessible, faster, and cheaper. Payment services, in particular, are a testing ground for fintech innovation.  Cryptocurrencies, payment initiation, and information management services associated with bank accounts have recently emerged as significant disruptions in the payments industry. As data has become essential to economic success, the… Read More »