Achieving European Policy Objectives through Financial Technology

Monday, 16 November 2015
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Alistair Milne argues in this ECRI Commentary that ‘FinTech’ (newly emerging Financial Technologies) can play a crucial role in achieving European policy objectives in the area of financial markets. These notably include increasing access by smaller firms to trade credit and other forms of external finance and completing the banking and capital markets unions. He points out, however, that accomplishing these objectives will require a coordinated European policy response, focused especially on promoting common business processes and the adoption of shared technology and data standards.

Alistair Milne is Professor of Financial Economics at the School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University, UK.