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Transforming the complexity of Europe’s fragmented lending economy into the asset of strong diversification

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Europe is simultaneously diverse and unified. We witness the trade-offs of this dichotomy every day. The beauty of being locally unique comes at the expense of less standardisation. What is good in culture and food can be a pain when it comes to accounting, lending, and regulatory environments. It [...]

Legal newsflash – Luxembourg’s securitisation regime is to be modernised

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The long-awaited draft bill amending Luxembourg's 2004 securitisation law (the “Bill”) was submitted to the Luxembourg Parliament on 21 May 2021. The Bill aims to increase the flexibility of the already successful Luxembourg securitisation regime. In view of growing competition from other European jurisdictions, the amendments are expected to [...]

Reflecting on the regulatory framework for securitisation

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At the end of September, the European Commission released its latest action plan for the Capital Markets Union. Acutely aware of the importance of timing as Brexit continues to move in an uncertain direction and as the effects of the pandemic persist, the recent action plan has provided some [...]

Rethinking the nature of financial systems as complex systems

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The twentieth century brought a great deal of changes to the financial industry. It saw shifts in global power dynamics, the rise of central banking systems to hegemony, the divorce of money from precious metals, the advent of the forex market, the explosive growth of the derivatives market, the [...]

The potential of private credit as an asset class in the Government’s economic plan

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How CrossLend’s digital debt marketplace could efficiently fund key investment objectives outlined in the Irish Programme for Government 2020 by channeling institutional private debt. The government coalition parties (Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Green Party) have now put in place their programme for Government, implementation of which will [...]

Fintechs disrupt once again Contemporary brand design proves it’s more than just another pretty face

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This year, CrossLend was honoured to receive two awards: German Design Award for “Excellent Communications Design — Brand Identity” and German Brand Award in the category “Excellent Brands — Banking & Financial Services” Being recognised with these made us reflect on the current state of design and branding across [...]

What’s the outlook for UK non-bank lenders?

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COVID-19 has been in the UK for at least six months and its influence doesn’t appear to be waning anytime soon. The average Jo(e) will no doubt have experienced a change in attitudes towards facial coverings and working from home, but financial professionals have also witnessed a fundamental change [...]

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