P2P & marketplace lending (67 items)

Carney competes for fintech spotlight

There is "a growing pipeline of firms" - make that fintechs - clamouring for access on level terms with banks to the central bank's most vital, and real-time, payments processing. At least in England, or so BOE governor Mark Carney told a London fintech fiesta last night. read more

S&P doubts resolve over bank rescues

There is still "no clear framework for loss absorption" during a wind-up or resolution of a failing bank, S&P says. Though APRA have said there will be no statutory bail-in power at all, this is a message lost on one fragment of the banking news media and far-right CEC activists.The actual risk for depositors is the credit ratings of the four major banks are soon downgraded to A-, down from AA- now, a risk averted only if ‘too big to fail’ is still a thing. read more

Cornered Australian finance sector faces Hayne salvo

Asking the right questions but rarely answering them, Kenneth Hayne's interim report for his royal commission is a blend of populist scorn for, mixed with a sturdy defence of, a rattled banking industry. read more

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