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May Regulation Update

By Kyte Ekstrom | Brexit, Compliance, Crypto-Assests, ESG, FCA Inovation Hub, FCA Regulation, FinTech | 0 Comments

FCA Publishes Speech – Learning from Innovation The speech delivered by Nikhil Rathi, CEO of the FCA, provides the FCA’s perspective on what can be learned from the last 30 years; with a particular focus on innovation. Mr Rathi highlighted, among other things, that: digital skills will be integrated in all future financial services education, including […]

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March Regulation Update

By Kyte Ekstrom | AML, Brexit, Crypto-Assests, E Money, FCA Regulation, FinTech, Investment Advisor, Investment Manager, payments | 0 Comments

GENERAL REGULATION FSB publishes report: FinTech and Market Structure in the COVID-19 Pandemic – Implications for Financial Stability The Financial Stability Board (FSB) has published a report on the financial stability impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on FinTech and market structure. The main finding of the report is that the pandemic has accelerated the trend […]

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Operational Resilience – are you ready for World War Z?

By Kyte Ekstrom | Brexit, Compliance, Covid 19, E Money, FCA Regulation, Financial Industries, FinTech, Insurance, Investment, Operational resilience, payments | 0 Comments

Our operational resilience survival guide is here! Simon Hill, Compliance Manager at FinTech Compliance, details the FCA’s expectations to help you comply with the new rules and guidance which come into force on the 31st of March 2022.  In December 2019 the FCA, Bank of England (BoE), and PRA (aka the Holy Trinity of regulation), […]

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January Monthly Regulation Update

By Kyte Ekstrom | Brexit, Covid 19, FCA Regulation, FinTech | 0 Comments

GENERAL REGULATION FCA Publishes Consultation Paper – Strengthening Financial Promotion Rules The FCA is acting to concerns about the ease and speed with which people can make high-risk investments by proposing a significant strengthening of their rules on how high-risk financial products are marketed. Under the proposed rules, the FCA would ensure firms that approve and […]

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June Monthly Regulatory Update

By Kyte Ekstrom | Brexit, Compliance, Digital, FCA Regulation, Financial Industries, Financial Promotions, FinTech, Insurance, Investment, News, Pensions, regtech | 0 Comments

HM Treasury Consultation Response: Next Steps for Regulatory Framework on Approval of Financial Promotions HM Treasury has published a response to the July 2020 consultation on the regulatory framework for approval of financial promotions. The original consultation proposed to introduce a new FCA-operated regulatory ‘gateway’ through which authorised firms would need to pass before they […]

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May Monthly Regulatory Update

By Kyte Ekstrom | Brexit, Compliance, E Money, FCA Regulation, Financial Industries, Financial Promotions, FinTech, Investment, Investment Advisor, Investment Manager, News, payments, Pensions, regtech | 0 Comments

FCA Publishes Dear CEO Letter to E-money Firms on FSCS Protection The FCA has published a Dear CEO letter to e-money firms asking them to write to their customers to make clear how their money is protected. Firms must make it clear if the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) does not apply. The FCA is concerned […]

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Does the Kalifa Review of UK FinTech go far enough?

By admin | Brexit, Compliance, Consumer Credit, Credit Brokers, Credit Lenders, E Money, FCA Regulation, Financial Industries, FinTech, Insurance, Investment, Investment Advisor, Investment Manager, News, payments, regtech | 0 Comments

FinTech is no longer a niche within financial services, nor is it a subsector. In fact, it is a core asset for Global Britain. This was the message from Ron Kalifa OBE, author of the Kalifa Review of UK Fintech, received with much praise by the industry. The independent Treasury review published on February 26th is […]

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January Monthly Regulatory Highlights

By Kyte Ekstrom | AML, Brexit, communications, Compliance, Consumer Credit, Credit Brokers, Credit Lenders, E Money, FCA Regulation, FinTech, Insurance, Investment, Investment Advisor, Investment Manager, News, Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Don’t have time, or the will, to trawl through endless websites reading long articles about financial news and regulation. We’ve got you covered with our Monthly Regulatory Highlights – snippets of the past months regulatory news and updates (along with links to corresponding webpages and press-releases) – saving you time and making it easy for […]

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FCA Publishes Paper on COVID-19 and Recording Communications

By Kyte Ekstrom | Brexit, communications, Compliance, FCA Regulation, Financial Industries, FinTech, News | 0 Comments

The idea of working from home; not having to drag yourself out of bed at the crack of dawn and foregoing the drudgery of the daily commute, seemed like an unattainable pipe dream less than a year ago. Now, ten months since the first lockdown, working from home looks set to be the norm for […]

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Post Brexit compliance requirements for UK Investment Managers and Advisors

By Kyte Ekstrom | Brexit, Compliance, FCA Regulation, Financial Industries, FinTech, Investment, Investment Advisor, Investment Manager, News | 0 Comments

If you are unclear on the implications of the Withdrawal Agreement and how it will affect your business, you are not alone! The vague, obscure definitions, effectively mean a “hard Brexit” for financial services. The only decisive action agreed in the Joint Declaration states that the UK and EU will agree a framework for regulatory […]

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