Fintech and the debt capital markets
Fintech and the debt capital markets

The following Banking & Finance practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Fintech and the debt capital markets
  • What is fintech?
  • What is blockchain?
  • Why is fintech being explored for the debt capital markets?
  • How fintech is regulated
  • Industry body guidance on fintech
  • Relevant publications on fintech
  • How is fintech currently used in the debt capital markets?
  • Issuing cryptocurrency bonds under blockchain
  • Initial coin offerings
  • More...

BREXIT: As of 31 January 2020, the UK is no longer an EU Member State, but has entered an implementation period during which it continues to be treated by the EU as a Member State for many purposes. As a third country, the UK can no longer participate in the EU’s political institutions, agencies, offices, bodies and governance structures (except to the limited extent agreed), but the UK must continue to adhere to its obligations under EU law (including EU treaties, legislation, principles and international agreements) and submit to the continuing jurisdiction of the Court of Justice of the European Union in accordance with the transitional arrangements in Part 4 of the Withdrawal Agreement. For further reading, see: Brexit—introduction to the Withdrawal Agreement. This has an impact on this Practice Note. For guidance, see Practice Note: Brexit—impact on finance transactions—Brexit planning and impact—key issues for debt capital markets transactions and Brexit—impact on finance transactions—Derivatives and debt capital markets transactions—key SIs.

Innovation and new technologies have had an impact on most industries over the past decade. The evolution of technology is largely driven by a desire to reduce costs and increase efficiency. Within the debt capital markets, to date, the level of technology and innovation disruption has been minimal, largely because of the high barriers to entry including capital requirements and regulatory scrutiny. This is set

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