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ECB is preparing for digital euro

The president of the European Central Bank (ECB), Christine Lagarde, says Europe is falling behind in the global money race and may soon launch a new digital version of the […]

UK fractures EU fintech consensus

In 2000 the European Union published its first electronic money directive—showing remarkable foresight about the potential future growth of digital payments. Europe’s early introduction of comprehensive rules for e-money has […]

Hard assets hit new highs

The slump in the US dollar is beginning to accelerate. The gold price leapt to a new all-time high in early trading on Monday 27 July, with silver and bitcoin […]

Twitter hack leads to coinjoin spat

Wednesday’s dramatic Twitter hack has led to a spat between a firm of cryptocurrency investigators and a provider of bitcoin privacy software. More than a fifth of the funds raised […]

No easy fix for remittance costs

There’s no easy way to address the frictions affecting global money flows, says the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI), which looks after the safety and efficiency of the […]

Breaking tech platforms’ grip

A European data market will help break the grip of large digital platforms like Facebook, Google, Apple and Amazon, says Michael Salmony, our guest on the latest New Money Review […]

Wirecard case raises e-money concerns

The Wirecard collapse raises questions over the safety of funds kept by electronic money and payment services firms. Spot the difference On the face of it, there’s very little difference […]

FCA reverses Wirecard UK freeze

The UK financial services regulator has reversed its Friday decision to suspend the activities of Wirecard Card Solutions Limited, an action which precipitated the freezing of up to 60 prepaid […]