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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.

Latest posts

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

January 31st, 2023|Comments Off on 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 political representatives.

You can download the pamphlet […]

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

January 9th, 2023|Comments Off on 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 full support of government and of […]

Digital payment failures – failed access to cash

January 8th, 2023|Comments Off on 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 and from authorities about their supposed […]

Digital payment failures – fraud and card deductions

January 7th, 2023|Comments Off on Digital payment failures – fraud and card deductions

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 new digital nirvana called Open Banking turns out to have fostered Authorised Push […]

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

January 6th, 2023|Comments Off on 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 for financial inclusion, but this seems […]

Failures of Fintech – safety of ‘safeguarding’

January 5th, 2023|Comments Off on 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 safe, but ‘safeguarded’ client funds could […]

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

January 4th, 2023|Comments Off on 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 in customers’ monies in order to […]

Failures of Fintech – Open Banking and Authorised Push Payment Fraud

January 3rd, 2023|Comments Off on 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 from Open Banking, which has become […]

Liability-Driven Investments crisis shows derivatives remain a systemic risk

December 17th, 2022|Comments Off on 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 on just one element: why did […]

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