Regulating Fintech: Objectives, Principles, and Practices
21 Pages Posted: 10 Dec 2019
Date Written: October 18, 2019
We provide an overview and key elements on the ongoing debate of whether and how to regulate fintech. The paper reviews three objectives of financial regulation (investor protection, market integrity, safeguarding financial stability) in the context of recent fintech developments, covers three guiding principles many regulators follow (legal certainty, technology neutrality, and proportionality), and ends with a suggested synopsis of current fintech regulatory practices: “wait-and-see”, “same risk, same rules” (“duck typing”), or “new functionality, new rules” (“coding”).
Keywords: FinTech, Financial regulation, Financial institutions
JEL Classification: E61, G28, N2
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