- DLT-based Sterling Fnality Payment System (£FnPS) sees first live transactions utilising a digital representation of funds at central bank. Initial participants are Lloyds Banking Group, Banco Santander, and UBS.
- Latest funding round follows Series A of £55m in June 2019
- Lead investors include Goldman Sachs and BNP Paribas
The world of finance has been rapidly evolving with the rise of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies. One individual who has played a crucial role in bridging the gap between traditional banking and the digital asset space is John Whelan, the Managing Director of Crypto and Digital Assets at Santander. In this blog post, we will explore John's interesting personal journey to his current position, Santander's involvement with our first-of-its-kind payment system and the many reasons why John is enthusiastic about the future of finance.
Fnality and HQLAX demonstrate together with Banco Santander, Goldman Sachs and UBS, the first cross-chain repo swap pilot across Corda and Enterprise Ethereum, paving the way for the settlement of intraday transactions
Fnality and Finteum have executed the first cross-chain FX settlement transaction test across the two platforms, reducing cross-currency settlement to T+0
We are delighted to welcome Nomura as a new shareholder, supporting our vision for a regulation-first, real-time, wholesale payments system.
UK FinTechs Fnality, Nivaura and Adhara collaborate with NatWest and Santander to execute first cross-chain pilot debt transaction on public Ethereum and Fnality Payment System
Digitisation and new technologies, like DLT and blockchain, are rapidly innovating the wholesale financial market industry.
Every day a new type of asset becomes ‘tokenised’ (i.e., represented digitally on a distributed ledger), from financial products (e.g., repurchase agreements, fixed income, equities) to any sort of tradable assets (e.g., real estate, IP royalties… forests!) shaping the future tokenised financial markets and potentially creating novel business cases whose magnitude is still hard to define.
At the same time, execution of transactions in existing markets, such as equities, fixed income, FX and derivatives have seen incredible digital automation.