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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.

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EU breaks its own treaty to create Coronavirus Recovery Fund

September 17th, 2020|Comments Off on EU breaks its own treaty to create Coronavirus Recovery Fund

My article top left on Daily Telegraph homepage

For those of you who cannot get behind the Daily Telegraph paywall, here is the full text of my article that was given such prominence on 16th September 2020…

There is enormous gnashing of teeth
and rending of garments over the government’s Brexit fallback bill and its
supposed breach of an international treaty.

The EU should remove the […]

Porter’s Five Forces analysis for SEPA

September 3rd, 2020|Comments Off on Porter’s Five Forces analysis for SEPA

I have posted this up here now as I have used this as a reference in my MA essay on industrialisation for the Open University ‘Local History’ course.

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The Great EU Budget Deception – the 9th Brexit Paper published by Global Britain

August 28th, 2020|Comments Off on The Great EU Budget Deception – the 9th Brexit Paper published by Global Britain

We have had another paper in the Brexit Papers series published by Global Britain.

It is subtitled “The EU 2021-2027 Multiannual Financial Framework and Coronavirus Recovery Fund: a dagger aimed at the Republic of Ireland, or a con trick on all EU citizens and on financial market investors?”

It is a con trick played on several constituencies: the Republic of […]

REPLACING THE WITHDRAWAL AGREEMENT

July 12th, 2020|Comments Off on REPLACING THE WITHDRAWAL AGREEMENT

Cover of the new report

I was priviliged to be asked to contribute the figures on the UK’s future financial liabilities to the EU under the current Withdrawal Agreement, and also to set out how the liabilities can better be dealt with – you can click here to download the full report

German court decision on ECB’s Qualitative Easing: more fudge than Thornton’s

May 6th, 2020|Comments Off on German court decision on ECB’s Qualitative Easing: more fudge than Thornton’s

I can’t help regarding this decision of the Bundesverfassungsgericht (BVG) as a bit of a fudge. It is rendered less biting because (i) this is part of a long-running saga bouncing between the European Court of Justice (ECJ) and the BVG; (ii) the case is being pursued by people whom the courts can characterise as extremists; and (iii) the BVG has […]

UK is the Eurozone’s dumping ground – by Professor David Blake

April 22nd, 2020|Comments Off on UK is the Eurozone’s dumping ground – by Professor David Blake

I am delighted to feature the recent paper by Professor David Blake entitled “UK is the Eurozone’s dumping ground”.

You can download it here

David and I, with Barney Reynolds, were co-authors of the recently published book “Managing Euro Risk”, issued through Politeia.

David has built on the book to prove how the Euro also acts as a form of state aid to the […]

The anti-cash lobby – Migrant Remittances and COVID-19

April 12th, 2020|Comments Off on The anti-cash lobby – Migrant Remittances and COVID-19

While the
anti-cash lobby are busy like performing seals applauding the supposed shift to
digital payment means that COVID-19 will usher in, a concern that has gone
under the radar is that it must be possible, during the pandemic, for
remittances to flow, and quickly, and without massive fee deductions, from
members of a community that wish to render financial support to their
counterpart community in another […]

The anti-cash lobby – Migrant Remittances

April 11th, 2020|Comments Off on The anti-cash lobby – Migrant Remittances

Recent extent of spread of COVID-19

Migrant Remittances are associated with Money Services
Businesses (“MSBs”), where the migrant in question delivers cover for the
payment order in cash, and the MSB transfers the proceeds to the beneficiary,
typically friends and family in the country that is home to the counterpart
community of the one in the sender’s country to which the sender identifies.

Senders are frequently at […]

The anti-cash lobby – national or international authorities as fellow travellers

April 10th, 2020|Comments Off on The anti-cash lobby – national or international authorities as fellow travellers

In a previous blog I cited, as fellow travellers of the
anti-cash lobby, national or international authorities charged with enabling
the meeting of UN Development Goals, and accepting that the way these will be
met is through Fintech, rather than on the back of cash.

A prime example of such a national organisation is the UK’s
DfID or the Department for International Development.

DfID bought off in […]

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