Capital Markets

HM Land Registry goes Digital, explores Blockchain

Millions of people across England and Wales can now sign their mortgage deeds online, as high street lenders sign up to use the service. As well as making it easier to remortgage, HM Land Registry is also looking to the future through its Digital Street research project and has successfully used a blockchain prototype to […]

FCA acts to improve competition in the investment platforms market

‘While the market is working well for most of its consumers, the package we’ve announced today should make it less expensive and time-consuming for investors to shop around and move to the platform that best meets their needs. As part of that, we believe it is right that we restrict exit fees, so people can […]

More than 3,500 UK bankers paid €1m a year

The EBA has analysed the data provided to it for the year 2017, and compared it to the 2016 data. The main results of this analysis are as follows: – the number of high earners who have been awarded EUR 1 million or more in annual remuneration slightly increased for 2017, from 4 597 in […]

There is no ‘cryptocurrency’

Ok, I know what you’re going to say: “But Suhail, everyone is talking about cryptocurrencies! How can you say they don’t exist?” You’re right, all the media and many Tom’s, Dicks, and Helen’s are talking about cryptocurrencies. When they are in fact talking about crypto coins. Let me clarify. The word “currency” is derived from […]

How NOT to buy Bitcoin

I wrote last week about crypto coins or so-called cryptocurrencies. Read here if you missed it and stated: “Unfortunately, most people are treating crypto coins as poker chips and the crypto-coin market as a casino. Which it has become to a large degree. It is a bubble which could get a lot bigger before it either pops […]

Discover a World of Opportunities

This week the Institute of Directors (IoD) and the Scottish Business Network (SBN) will be hosting Scottish International Week. An amazing forum to learn and interact with some of Scotland’s leading businessmen and women with a track-record of success in new markets such as the Europe, North America, Middle East, and China. The forum will be held throughout the week, starting today […]