Financial Crime Financial Crime

UK outlines plan for a Digital Pound

By Phoebe Seers
  • 06 Feb 2023 22:30
  • 06 Feb 2023 17:01
The UK is likely to need a digital pound, the government said today ahead of setting out its plans for such a coin.

In plans that will be published tomorrow, the government will ask for feedback on its proposal for a central bank digital currency (CBDC) issued by the Bank of England,

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Phoebe Seers


Phoebe has covered Financial Crime and compliance issues for MLex since 2015, initially in the Hong Kong bureau and currently in London. While in Hong Kong she won two SOPA awards for her reporting on corruption in the energy sector in Indonesia. Prior to journalism she worked as a solicitor with a focus on white-collar crime litigation in London and Hong Kong. She has a BA in English and Philosophy from Newcastle University.

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