Digital transformation is by far the most prominent issue on the 2020 agenda of BaFin, the supervisor responsible for Germany’s banks with less than €30 billion in assets (above, ECB is in charge). Will the key topics identified as of now for those banks in future also attract increased attention by supervisors in other jurisdictions and of bigger banks?
Numerous regulators worldwide are currently responding to what is generally known as ”FinTech”. Interestingly, the question as regards the distinguishing elements of FinTech from conventional financial services seems to have been left to each stakeholder’s individual interpretation. Not seldomly, in particular in Switzerland FinTech is just characterized as “digital financial technology”. Similar in the United … Continue reading How Switzerland responds to «FinTech» (and the key takeaways for lawmakers internationally)