The comments mark a shift for the Bank of England, which along with other banking regulators has brushed off digital currencies as assets without an intrinsic value that may go to zero. Photograph: iStock

The crypto-currency market is double the size of the sub-prime debt in the US on the eve of the financial crisis and poses a threat unless urgently re(...)

Central Bank director general for financial conduct Derville Rowland. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Insurers operating in the Irish market have paid out €130 million to date on business interruption claims stemming from the Covid-19 crisis, fuelled b(...)

Revolut started off as a money-transfer service and has ambitions to become a “super app” for banking and trading products. Photograph: iStock

Revolut’s hard-charging boss Nikolay Storonsky has his eyes on the booming “buy now, pay later” (BNPL) industry as he plans to compete with Swedish st(...)

Cryptocurrencies are today’s bubble asset. Photograph:  Mike Segar/Reuters

I am a middle-income worker in the public sector and as such a PAYE worker. I also do some work (tutor) as a sole trader where I add the additional in(...)

Changpeng Zhao, Binance chief executive, who has vowed to ramp up compliance, while financial watchdogs question the rigour of its policies.  Photograph: Ore Huiying/The New York Times

The UK financial regulator has conceded it is “not capable” of properly supervising Binance despite the “significant risk” posed by the cryptocurrency(...)

The firm provided loans to borrowers who struggled to obtain credit from mainstream lenders, if a friend or family member acted as a guarantor

Subprime lender Amigo said on Tuesday that its losses increased substantially in the last financial year, as it battles to secure its future after a c(...)

Klarna tells retailers they  typically see a 68 per cent increase in average order value with Klarna Instalments. Photograph: iStock

If Apple sees value in something, then it’s often a sign of significant growth to come. This is what happened in July when the US gadget giant said it(...)

Moneylender  Provident Financial has been given the green light to pay partial compensation to customers missold loans by its doorstep lending business. Photograph: iStock

Subprime lender Provident Financial Group has been given the green light by the High Court in London to pay partial compensation to customers missold (...)

Binance is one of the most important operators in the fast-emerging crypto market, offering a wide range of services to customers around the world, including trading in dozens of digital coins, futures, options, stock tokens, as well as savings accounts and lending.

The UK’s financial watchdog has ordered Binance to stop all regulated activities in Britain and imposed stringent requirements in a stinging rebuke of(...)

Regulators found last year that millions of customers were being unfairly charged higher prices

New rules are to be introduced in Britain to stop car and home insurers from imposing so-called loyalty penalties on customers, the financial watchdog(...)

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