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Risks lurk in fintech sector

Wirecard’s collapse raises questions about the future growth of the financial technology sector. Do no harm—the pre-paid card If you’re in search of financial products that harm consumers, you don’t […]

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 […]

Payments are about politics

The ongoing revolution in payments merits everyone’s attention. That’s because it’s not just a question of winners and losers in the battle over payment technology or the societal impact of […]

Gold and bitcoin primed for a rebound?

Investors seeking refuge from the equity market meltdown in gold and bitcoin have so far faced losses. But this is a buying opportunity in both assets, say market observers. Amidst […]

The cross-border payment challenge

Domestic payments—those within a single currency area—are becoming faster, easier and safer. But the opposite is true when payments go global. There are six deep-rooted reasons for the opacity, high […]

FCA’s crypto risk warnings cause confusion

The UK’s financial regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), caused confusion this week by issuing risk warnings against two cryptocurrency exchanges, Kraken and BitMEX, then withdrawing one of them. One […]