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Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) has carried out a blockchain-based syndicated loan of $150 million with BNP Paribas and MUFG. Spain’s second largest bank, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA), has carried out a blockchain-based syndicated loan of $150 million, U.K.-based global financial news agency Finextra reports Wednesday, Nov. 7. The syndicated bank transaction has been conducted on a private blockchain network through a group of three funding banks including French banking group BNP Paribas, Japan’s bank holding Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), and BBVA. Acting as the sole underwriter of the transaction, BBVA also secured the participation of a partly state-owned Spanish company Red Eléctrica de España, as well as two legal advisors, U.K.-based multinational law firms Linklaters and Herbert Smith Freehill. The signed contract of the syndicated agreement has been recorded on the Ethereum (ETH) public blockchain after each step along the way had been recorded on the..
U.K.-based bank Natwest will integrate a new blockchain platform underpinned by R3 Corda technology for use in the syndicated loans market. U.K.-based bank Natwest will integrate a new blockchain platform based on R3 Corda technology for use in the syndicated loans market, financial news platform Mondovisione reports today, October 18. The new platform, dubbed “Fusion LenderComm,” was developed by blockchain consortium R3 and fintech enterprise Finastra, and aims to streamline the global market for syndicated loans — loans whose size or degree of risk means that more than one lender underwrites them, as part of a “syndicate” of two or more financial institutions. Natwest’s move comes roughly a year after a pilot of the platform was undertaken with participation from several major international banks, including BNP Paribas, BNY Mellon, HSBC, and ING. According to Mondovisione, Natwest will launch the platform in November. At the time of the pilot, Finastra’s deputy CEO Simon Paris note..