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July Monthly Regulatory Update

By Kyte Ekstrom | Compliance, Financial Promotions, FinTech | 0 Comments

Treasury Committee publishes PRA letter on Conditions for Assessing a Proposed Change in Control of a Regulated Firm The House of Commons Treasury Committee has published a letter from the PRA Chief Executive, Sam Woods, on the conditions for assessing a proposed change in control of a regulated firm. Currently, under the change in control […]

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BIG Changes to Insurance Regulation

By Kyte Ekstrom | Compliance, FCA Regulation, FinTech, Insurance, Insurance Broker | 0 Comments

The FCA are making BIG changes to the way insurers and insurance distributors will have to review all of their policies and models. The FCA are planning on scrapping the idea of ‘price-walking’ (referring to when new insurance customers receive more competitive and cheaper premiums), as this contends the FCA’s objectives for a fair 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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Are you compliance happy?

By Kyte Ekstrom | Compliance, Compliance Retainer Service, Consumer Credit, Crypto-Assests, E Money, FinTech, Insurance, Investment, payments | 0 Comments

Is your current compliance solution cutting the mustard? Show us the scope and cost of your current compliance retainer and we will endeavour to match or beat what you’re currently paying AND enhance the scope. There’s an offer you can’t refuse! On the fence? Then consider this… Are you a square peg in a round […]

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April Monthly Regulatory Update

By Kyte Ekstrom | AML, Compliance, Crypto-Assests, FCA Regulation, FinTech, News | 0 Comments

Bank of England Publish Press Release on Central Bank Digital Currency The Bank of England and HM Treasury have announced the joint creation of a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) Taskforce to coordinate the exploration of a potential UK CBDC. A CBDC would be a new form of digital money issued by the Bank of […]

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Does the Kalifa Review of UK FinTech go far enough?

By Kayne Osbourne MCSI | 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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Reinventing Your Compliance Management

By Joseph Paice | communications, Compliance, FinTech, News, regtech | 0 Comments

Setting the landscape Like many industries, technology has completely transformed the financial services industry. The explosion of FinTech is an already widely discussed topic, and one that I do not wish to exhaust here. However, what is interesting is how this new breed is being serviced in terms of their compliance needs – and yes, […]

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Please BoJo Help Fintech Grow!

By Kyte Ekstrom | Compliance, FCA Regulation, FinTech, News | 0 Comments

There is an old compliance joke. Yes, there are actually some jokes in compliance. No, they aren’t all funny! Some of them are the regulations themselves. In any case, there is a compliance joke which dips its toes into also poking fun at our dear departed friends, the EU. Although it has since been found […]

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February Monthly Regulatory Highlights

By Kyte Ekstrom | AML, communications, Compliance, Digital, E Money, Financial Industries, FinTech, News, payments | 0 Comments

FCA Consultation Paper Proposing Changes to SCA-RTS and guidance for Payment Services and Electronic Money The FCA has published consultation paper CP21/3 on the proposed changes to RTS (Regulatory Technical Standards) on SCA (Strong Customer Authentication) explores changes to the FCA’s guidance on payment services and electronic money. The FCA are taking this opportunity to […]

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