News analysis

  • Firms urged to be proactive on cyber

    02 December 2016

    Regulators across the globe are upping the stakes for firms that don’t have adequate protections in place. Thinking the risk relates to technology alone is the first mistake

  • HFT still divides opinion

    25 November 2016

    Two central bank reports have come up with conflicting approaches to regulating the practice. There is still little consensus after years of discussion

  • NYC’s cyber security rules raise concern

    23 November 2016

    The DFS' effort is by far the most specific regulation ever in US cyber - an outlier rather than part of a trend

  • Race for EU fintech lead is on

    18 November 2016

    The introduction of a fintech-friendly law will likely give Switzerland a competitive edge, although EU jurisdictions are also in the running

  • Fed: blockchain is transformative

    18 October 2016

    Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard believes distributed ledger technology comes with both risks and opportunities for the financial sector

  • Korea’s internet-only banks could lose out

    04 October 2016

    Political wrangling over the proposed revision of the country’s Banking Act could leave the future of online-only banks hanging in the balance

  • Korea's P2P plans must be binding

    01 September 2016

    The country's regulator has taken its first steps in protecting its peer-to-peer loan industry. But the approach has been dismissed as lenient

  • HK bitcoin heist ignites intervention debate

    23 August 2016

    The territory’s regulators are struggling to address increased risks of virtual currency trading