Banking and Finance

01-02-2019
In order to maximize the benefits that innovation brings to the finance industry and thereby to increase people’s access to financial services, the Colombian Ministry of Finance issued Decree 2443 of 2018, authorizing credit establishments, financial service firms and capitalization associations to acquire holdings in the share capital of domestic or international companies that have as their sole purpose to develop and apply innovation and technologies connected with the corporate purpose of the supervised entities.
01-02-2019
In order to maximize the benefits that innovation brings to the finance industry and thereby to increase people’s access to financial services, the Colombian Ministry of Finance issued Decree 2443 of 2018, authorizing credit establishments, financial service firms and capitalization associations to acquire holdings in the share capital of domestic or international companies that have as their sole purpose to develop and apply innovation and technologies connected with the corporate purpose of the supervised entities.
07-26-2018
What exactly is a green loan? The term is being used in banking and finance news, in which the common denominator is the funding of renewable energy, energy efficiency, prevention and control of contamination, 'clean' transport and other projects related to environmental sustainability.
04-26-2018
The transformation of the global financial sector, spurred by the advent of fintech, is both changing how current operators provide services and paving the way for new operators to appear, in tandem with changing consumer habits and client expectations. This new environment raises many questions about the role innovation can play in supervisory tasks and in regulating the fintech universe as part of our financial system. All these issues were discussed in depth at an event organized by Garrigues and the IEAF-FEF, held at the firm’s offices.
03-26-2018
On March 23, 2018, the European Council adopted the guidelines on the framework for the future relationship between the European Union and the United Kingdom. The guidelines confirm that the economic relationship will be shaped by a free trade agreement. The guidelines also imply the rejection of the British proposal to replicate the single market for financial services.

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