Jack is a senior financial services correspondent at MLex, in Brussels. He previously served as tax correspondent, and has also worked in the European Commission for a number of years in a variety of economic fields, serving commissioners Jonathan Hill, Neelie Kroes, Cecilia Malmström, Julian King and commission president Jean-Claude Juncker. Before that he worked for five years on economic and financial policy in HM Treasury, and in at the U.K.’s representation at the EU, and has also covered the UK’s Brexit debate as a journalist at InFacts.
Selected Insights by Jack
EU financial markets are set to get a unified data service, known as a consolidated tape, even as the US rethinks its own longstanding arrangements.
EU banks hope the expansion of their new payments initiative will ease antitrust concerns that the planned rival to Visa and Mastercard is a closed shop.
Undue secrecy in EU financial lawmaking by supervisory watchdogs will be probed by the bloc’s ombudsman, Emily O’Reilly.
Virtual currencies and other innovative payment methods could ultimately get a boost from EU regulators.
The nomination of Ireland’s Mairead McGuinness to be EU financial services commissioner is unlikely to derail the bloc’s major political goals.