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Open letter to Project Financial Crime c/o The Payments Association

Fintech has been lionized by the government and financial authorities as a dynamic new sector of the UK economy, bringing new offerings and competition: next stop is cryptocurrency, the enabling legislation for which is going through Parliament.

The sector is ostensibly very concerned about financial crime, and its main trade body – The Payments Association – […]

The Bank of England – off-the-leash and now off-the-wall as well

From Global Britain website

Global Britain has published a pamphlet written by Lyddon Consulting on how recent events have moved the Bank of England beyond any democratic control. The Bank’s ‘Britcoin’ project – for the introduction of a UK Central Bank Digital Currency – demonstrates the Bank of England independence – from us and from our […]

Digital payment failures – we need a viable face-to-face banking model

Our recent research paper on Britcoin examined several of the failures in the digital payments industry that have gone unresolved.

The paper is entitled ‘CAPTURE – BigTech and Digital Payment Giants dominate the committees evaluating the replacement of physical cash with ‘Britcoin’ – a UK ‘Central Bank Digital Currency’’.You can find a click-through to the full paper here:http://www.lyddonconsulting.com/capture-a-major-new-paper-on-the-committees-considering-a-uk-central-bank-digital-currency/

The digital payments industry seems to enjoy the […]

Digital payment failures – failed access to cash

Our recent research paper on Britcoin examined several of the failures in the digital payments industry that have gone unresolved.

The paper is entitled ‘CAPTURE – BigTech and Digital Payment Giants dominate the committees evaluating the replacement of physical cash with ‘Britcoin’ – a UK ‘Central Bank Digital Currency’’.You can find a click-through to the full paper here:http://www.lyddonconsulting.com/capture-a-major-new-paper-on-the-committees-considering-a-uk-central-bank-digital-currency/

There has been much noise from the government […]

Failures of Fintech – ‘predatory inclusion’ and pandering to contemporary mood music

Our recent research paper on Britcoin examined several of the failures in the Fintech digital payments industry that have gone unresolved.

The paper is entitled ‘CAPTURE – BigTech and Digital Payment Giants dominate the committees evaluating the replacement of physical cash with ‘Britcoin’ – a UK ‘Central Bank Digital Currency’’.

You can find a click-through to the full paper here:http://www.lyddonconsulting.com/capture-a-major-new-paper-on-the-committees-considering-a-uk-central-bank-digital-currency/

Fintech has gone big on its relevance […]

Failures of Fintech – safety of ‘safeguarding’

Our recent research paper on Britcoin examined several of the failures in the Fintech digital payments industry that have gone unresolved.

The paper is entitled ‘CAPTURE – BigTech and Digital Payment Giants dominate the committees evaluating the replacement of physical cash with ‘Britcoin’ – a UK ‘Central Bank Digital Currency’’.

You can find a click-through to the full paper here:http://www.lyddonconsulting.com/capture-a-major-new-paper-on-the-committees-considering-a-uk-central-bank-digital-currency/

Client funds held through Fintechs sould be […]

Failures of Fintech – accounting and legal basis of ‘safeguarding’

Our recent research paper on Britcoin examined several of the failures in the Fintech digital payments industry that have gone unresolved.

The paper is entitled ‘CAPTURE – BigTech and Digital Payment Giants dominate the committees evaluating the replacement of physical cash with ‘Britcoin’ – a UK ‘Central Bank Digital Currency’’.You can find a click-through to the full paper here:http://www.lyddonconsulting.com/capture-a-major-new-paper-on-the-committees-considering-a-uk-central-bank-digital-currency/

Electronic Money Institutions or Payment Institutions take […]

Failures of Fintech – Open Banking and Authorised Push Payment Fraud

Our recent research paper on Britcoin examined several of the failures in the Fintech digital payments industry that have gone unresolved.

The paper is entitled ‘CAPTURE – BigTech and Digital Payment Giants dominate the committees evaluating the replacement of physical cash with ‘Britcoin’ – a UK ‘Central Bank Digital Currency’’.You can find a click-through to the full paper here:http://www.lyddonconsulting.com/capture-a-major-new-paper-on-the-committees-considering-a-uk-central-bank-digital-currency/

A major Fintech detriment for end-users comes […]

Liability-Driven Investments crisis shows derivatives remain a systemic risk

Introduction

At the end of September 2022 a number of UK companies’ pension plans reportedly came close to collapse. This was to do with a financial instrument called a Liability-Driven Investment or LDI, which is a form of derivative contract.

The explanations given for what occurred have ranged from ill-informed to denial to distraction. This blog concentrates […]