Victor Smart

Analysis, Regulation & Supervision
February 29, 2024

UK pitches for looser framework than EU on AI regs

EU aims for gold regulatory standard, while UK takes pragmatic approach
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Blockchain sandbox
Analysis, Crypto
January 15, 2024

EU bets the bank on digital finance with blockchain sandbox

European central banks and Dutch institutions first movers on blockchain sandbox
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Consumer Duty
Analysis, Regulation & Supervision
January 3, 2024

FCA to impose ‘targeted and intrusive’ sanctions on banks that fail to comply with Consumer Duty

Regulator cautions against relying on second line of defence to spot problems
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Analysis, Crypto
November 1, 2023

Can crime-ridden DeFi be rehabilitated?

More than 80% of cryptoassets stolen in 2022 were in DeFi products
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Analysis, CBDCs
October 17, 2023

Policymakers get the heebie-jeebies on CBDCs

Central bank digital currencies have lost their lustre. What now?
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Climate, Regulation & Supervision
October 2, 2023

Is COP28 a cop out?

Ahead of Cop28 in November, a clear rift has opened up among central banks on the climate crisis.
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Crypto, Regulation & Supervision
August 29, 2023

EU fires warning shot at ‘forum shopping’ crypto firms

The EU is pushing through laws against cryptocurrency ‘forum shopping’ to ward off fast-growing risky crypto firms from gaining a...
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Climate, News
August 1, 2023

US banks eye up ISSB ‘green guidelines’ amid SEC delays

New voluntary sustainability standards could become the default option for purpose-led US banks – in the teeth of ongoing delays...
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Crypto, Interviews
July 18, 2023

SEC’S Hester Peirce floats UK-US crypto sandbox idea

The senior Republican commissioner has proposed a joint UK-US crypto sandbox to boost innovation, as she steps up her criticisms...
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Climate, Interviews
July 10, 2023

SEC’s Hester Peirce accuses agency of sowing ESG ‘seeds of chaos’

Republican commissioner Hester Peirce launches her most scathing attack yet on the agency’s crowded policy agenda, at a time of...
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Climate, Interviews
July 5, 2023

ISSB’s Sue Lloyd: ‘No reason for anti-ESG movement to oppose new disclosure standards’

The vice-chair of the influential standard-setter is pushing for more banks to adopt new sustainability disclosure standards, in the face...
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