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E-Ratios Rise, Channels Change in FX Turnover Data

Data from the latest UK and US FX committee turnover surveys indicate that customers went through disclosed channels in April 2020, however dealers internalised less risk. The UK’s FX Joint Standing Committee report has one enigma – a change in the report that has seen the share of the multi-dealer platforms in spot trading apparently […]

UK to be Fourth BIS Innovation Hub

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has selected the Bank of England to host its fourth innovation hub and announced plans to open others across the northern hemisphere. Hubs have been already been established in Basle, Hong Kong and most latterly, Singapore after the BIS initiated the programme in July 2019 to help foster collaboration […]

UK Ups the Ante on Libor Transition

The Bank of England and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) have redoubled their efforts to get what appears to be reluctant financial markets participants to move away from using Libor as a benchmark, citing 2020 as a “critical” year for the transition process as markets move towards the end of Libor in 2021. In a […]

The FX Market’s New Benchmark – $6.6 Trillion

The number used globally to measure the size of the FX market will be set at $6.6 trillion per day after the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) released the results of its Triennial Survey for Foreign Exchange Turnover. The BIS says that globally $6.59 trillion was executed daily across FX products in April 2019, a […]

Kantox Partners with Silicon Valley Bank for Corporates

Kantox has partnered with Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), to offer FX management software to SVB’s corporate clients across the UK. The two firms had an existing relationship prior to this deal as Kantox closed its second venture debt financing deal with SVB for €5 million in April. Many of SVB’s clients’ core industries – which […]

FX Volumes Slightly Lower: Surveys

The latest round of FX committee semi-annual turnover surveys indicate that activity globally dipped slightly in October 2017 from the previous April, but was up year-on-year.
The US was the bright point amongst the surveys, showing a 6.2% rise from April 2017’s level and 7.2% higher than the previous October, while the UK, still easily the world’s largest FX market, saw activity decline by 4.3% from April, however it was up 5.4% year-on-year. Elsewhere, all centres saw slightly higher activity from the April 2017 survey, however Singapore and Canada were up on a year-on-year basis while Japan and Australia declined slightly.