The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has carried out an analysis of the regulatory and supervisory technologies currently being developed in response to various demand and supply drivers.
The financial technology (fintech) sector encompasses firms that use technology-based systems either to provide financial services and products directly, or to make the financial system more efficient. Fintech is a rapidly growing sector: in the first half of 2018, investment in fintech companies in Europe alone reached US$26 billion. The fintech sector brings rewards including innovation and job creation, but also challenges, such as data and consumer protection issues, and the risk of exacerbating financial volatility or cybercrime. To tackle these multi-disciplinary challenges, policy- and lawmakers in the European Union (EU) have adopted and announced several initiatives, for instance on intra-EU payment services, data protection, crowdfunding and regulatory sandboxes. This briefing outlines current and upcoming fintech-related laws at EU level. It follows on from a March 2017 EPRS briefing that focused, inter alia, on the evolution, scope and economic prospects of fintech.
Keynote speech by Benoît Cœuré, Chair of the CPMI and Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, at the 14th BCBS-FSI high-level meeting for Africa on strengthening financial sector supervision and current regulatory priorities, Cape Town, 31 January 2019.
The Trends Investment Summit, organized by the Roularta Media Group will take place on 13 February 2019 at the Sheraton Brussels Airport Hotel in Brussels, Belgium. This conference gathers private bankers, wealth managers, family offices, financial planners, analysts and advisors. The main themes of this event are fin-tech, gamification and robo-advice.
Main topics include: cryptocurrencies and traditional assets; blockchain regulation, security snd innovation; industrial application of the technology; decentralization of the Internet; ICOs – cryptocurrency crowdsales, present and future; successful trading strategies.
Registration is open for AFME’s 13th Annual European Government Bond Conference taking place on 12-13 November 2018 at Sofitel Europe, Brussels. AFME’s European Government Bond Conference continues to bring together the leading names in the industry to network and debate. The programme includes input from European DMOs, investors in sovereign bonds, primary dealers and industry solution providers on the latest issuers influencing the European government bond markets.
FinTech World Forum 2018, by Fintech Conference, will bring together the global financial and banking technology industry. The event will focus on the future of FinTech sector, blockchain, payments, lending, mobile banks, big data and more.
“The increasing volume of electronic communication flowing in and out of the EU and the globalisation of the communications industry make it crucial for BEREC to follow international trends and keep in close contact with international regulatory networks, policy makers and institutions”, says BEREC Chair Johannes Gungl.
Monex is an annual event that brings the leading experts in the FinTech, Payment Technologies and Banking industries together from all around the world. Attendees will have 2 days of immersive learning and networking followed by presentations,panel discussins and B2B meetings organized by our professional team.
This year’s conference will provide participants with a comprehensive overview of the supervisory framework concerning FinTech, with a focus on virtual currencies. It will update them on the challenges for the EU banking sector due to the upcoming Basel IV rules, Brexit and the influx of innovation affecting the sector.