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We are a blue-chip specialist consultancy in international banking, focusing on matters related to the core domain of Payments and Cash Management. That leads to market change aspects such as the Euro, how to implement a change of currency, Single Euro Payments Area, and new services such as Bank Payment Obligation, and SWIFT for Corporates.

It also leads into the regulatory domain and measures such as Payment Services Directive, Anti-Money Laundering Directives, and regulations around cards, mobile, eMoney and mandatory information in funds transfers.

At Lyddon Consulting you will find find both methodologies and training packages to meet your needs and support your change programmes.

The anti-cash lobby – principals

April 8th, 2020|Comments Off on The anti-cash lobby – principals

It’s about convergence on POS with a nice fat deduction-from-face-value – 8% if possible

It must be absolutely obvious who are the principals in the campaign
to eliminate cash – it’s the card issuers and the card […]

The anti-cash lobby – frontrunners, fellow travellers or useful idiots?

April 7th, 2020|Comments Off on The anti-cash lobby – frontrunners, fellow travellers or useful idiots?

Lenin – the supposed inventor of the phrase “useful idiots”

Who are the anti-cash lobby and why are they so against
other people using what they like to pay for stuff?

This lobby has become vocal during the […]

Leaving your creditors to whistle in the wind – and an £88,000 chunder…

April 2nd, 2020|Comments Off on Leaving your creditors to whistle in the wind – and an £88,000 chunder…

Report on the trial of the miscreant Richard Towne – “the Zeeland Sands Chunderer”

We have done four previous blogs about the punishment of economic crime as recorded in the Old Bailey archives and particularly for […]

Uttering a forged Bill of Exchange or Promissory Note – it could prove fatal

March 31st, 2020|Comments Off on Uttering a forged Bill of Exchange or Promissory Note – it could prove fatal

Extract from “Ordinary’s Account” of executions at the Tyburn on 23rd March 1752

We have recently published three blogs about economic crime
in the modern day and its equivalents in the Old Bailey archives, […]

Bit/Stablecoin exchanges – are they “uttering”, passing clipped or counterfeit money?

March 26th, 2020|Comments Off on Bit/Stablecoin exchanges – are they “uttering”, passing clipped or counterfeit money?

The heinous crime of Thomas Wood…but he did not get to face the drop.

We have previously examined the archives of Old Bailey
proceedings for precedent offences to those of issuing Stablecoin (“coin
clipping”) and issuing Bitcoin (“uttering […]

Bitcoin – is it “Uttering”, which is creating and/or passing counterfeit currency?

March 24th, 2020|Comments Off on Bitcoin – is it “Uttering”, which is creating and/or passing counterfeit currency?

The chaplain’s account of the demise of divers traiterous malefactors

The archives of Old Bailey proceedings are detailed in their
coverage of offences to do with the Coin of the Realm, and infringements
thereof.

In a previous blog we […]

Stablecoin – 21st century coin clipping?

March 22nd, 2020|Comments Off on Stablecoin – 21st century coin clipping?

Benjamin Smith’s Treason: Clipping the King’s Coin

I count myself very lucky in the current difficulties for
many things, including having an Open University MA in English local history to
be getting on with. It is 100% remote […]

Protecting global financial markets from Eurozone systemic risk

February 28th, 2020|Comments Off on Protecting global financial markets from Eurozone systemic risk

The Euro is a currency without a Eurozone sovereign legal person backing it. Swathes of Eurozone financial assets are rated and accounted for as if there was such a legal person, whereas the backing for […]

Chair of AUKPI

November 5th, 2019|Comments Off on Chair of AUKPI

I have taken on the role for one year of chair of the trade association for the UK’s Payment Institutions. This is the Association of UK Payment Institutions and I will be attempting, as my […]