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Sandy Rattray predicts quant ‘invasion’ in corporate debt and private equity
Jack Dorsey’s deal comes as increasingly competitive sector faces growing regulatory hurdles
Digital lenders set to fill gap as banks pull back in heavily indebted nation
Plus, Square’s $29bn bet on ‘buy now pay later’, Monzo’s regulatory woes and the hedge fund driving up fintech valuations
Jack Dorsey’s deal in fast-growing fintech sector is largest in Australia’s history
New entrants with new technology are wresting market share from traditional lenders
An FT Alphaville insider tells us it looks a little fishy.
Mobile app imaging breathes new life into payment system still popular with older bank customers
Governments and private sector must adopt more unified approach in response to Beijing
Goldman Sachs applies to launch ETF for the decentralised finance market
Plus, crypto fundraising’s new record and Martin Wolf weighs in on central bank digital currencies
Goldman Sachs-backed start-up to buy landlords’ mortgage provider Fleet for £50m
Pomp and some sad circumstances.
Luke Ellis compares digital assets to the 17th-century Dutch tulip craze
Robinhood and similar online platforms do nothing to help the little guy or improve the financial system
UK telecoms group plans to invest in mobile payments system but is weighing future options
Efforts are under way to protect the world’s financial networks from a quantum attack. But some question if the threat to crypto assets is really as existential as feared.
A crucial linchpin of the world’s financial plumbing is ripe for disruption
Decentralised finance appears to offer the utility that cryptos promised and have so far mostly failed to provide
Start-up aims for initial public offering in late 2022 or 2023
Pilot scheme is obvious solution to maintaining access to cash — but the clock is ticking
Why using crypto smart-contracts to remove financial intermediaries comes with its own trade-offs.
Partnerships and acquisitions are needed to keep up with technological innovation, says Sheila Patel
Two custody giants join four other banks in backing new digital token trading venue
Fundraising values Antigua-domiciled, Hong Kong-based company at $18bn