Richard Schwartz

Financial market infrastructure and technology


Richard Schwartz

Veteran reporter on the "boring, but important" area of financial plumbing.


The Trial - Canada's central banklikely won't launch a wholesale payment system based solely on distributed ledger tech, one of its senior officials said today. Writing in an op-ed published by The Globe and M...

The Trial

A curated paper, covering distributed ledger technology in the public sector.
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FCA seeks to promote regional FinTech

The Financial Conduct Authority is looking to encourage the development of FinTech innovation across the UK.
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DWP provides positive feedback on GovCoin trial

The Department of Work and Pensions has confirmed the success of a recent Proof of Concept using distributed ledger technology (DLT) to enhance the information available to benefit recipients to help them manage their regular payments.
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Rent arrears surge for Universal Credit recipients

Greater efficiency in processing and delivery will mitigate, but not reverse, a growing trend. Universal Credit combines several benefit entitlements, including housing benefit, into a single monthly payment to claimants, who are then responsible for paying their landlords. The Committee is inviting written submissions on, amongst other things, waiting times for claims processing, the impact of delays and how the situation of rent arrears could be improved.


Richard Schwartz

Dr. Richard Schwartz
Senior Contributing Editor, Global Custodian
Special Projects Director, Strategic Insight Ltd
Editor, East3rd HighNotes