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The Supreme Court Ruling for FCA Business Interruption Insurance Cases

By Kyte Ekstrom | Compliance, Financial Industries, FinTech, Insurance, News, Uncategorized | 0 Comments

If, like most insurance brokers, advisors and policyholders, you’ve been waiting with bated breath to find out the outcome of the business interruption insurance appeal. The wait is finally over. Depending on your perspective, you can either, finally take a sigh of relief, or exhale in exasperation as you read on. The Supreme Court handed […]

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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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National Risk Assessment of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing 2020

By Kyte Ekstrom | AML, Compliance, Financial Industries, FinTech, News | 0 Comments

If you’ve only just got up to speed with the implementation of the provisions of the 5th AML directive in 2020, and the UK’s Sanctions and AML Act in 2018 (which came into force at the end of the UK’s Brexit transition period) then news that HM Treasury and the Home Office have recently jointly […]

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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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January – New Year Update

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

2021 Top Trends in Fintech With Covid-19 raging globally and the economy in a state of uncertainty, you probably think 2021 is going to be a wash-out, a year of doom-and-gloom – well, you’d be wrong! Now, more than ever, individuals, families and businesses are turning to the digital world for solutions and the need […]

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Regulatory Bulletin: Revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2)

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Revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) WHAT is it?  The second Payments Services Directive (PSD2) represents a significant evolution of the regulation applying to the European payments industry and has been drafted to take account of the ever-increasing pace of technological development in this area. It aims to build on the provisions of the first PSD, […]

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Regulatory Bulletin: MiFID II

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MiFID II WHAT is it? The original Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) represented a wide-ranging shake-up of European equity markets, as it sought to harmonise rules across EU member states, increase protection for market users, and lead to greater transparency and accountability for all types of investment firms caught under its scope. MiFID II […]

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Regulatory Bulletin: General Data Protection Regulation

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General Data Protection Regulation WHAT is it? The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) represents a major overhaul of data protection law, consolidating and replacing the UK’s Data Protection Act (DPA 1998) and EU data privacy laws. The GDPR will introduce wide-ranging changes to how personal data is collected, handled and processed. It wi ll widen […]

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Regulatory Bulletin: Insurance Distribution Directive

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Insurance Distribution Directive  WHAT is it? The Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD) was designed to strengthen the rules of the 2002 Insurance Mediation Directive (IMD) . It is intended to create a level playing field among all participants in the insurance market.  The new regulation applies to more types of firms than the IMD; whilst the previous […]

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Quarter 3 2016 – FinTech Capital News Summary

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Fintech start-up NeoGrowth raises $35m from IIFL, existing investors livemint: 5th July 2016 NeoGrowth has raised $35 million of equity from IIFL Asset Management and existing investors Quona Capital. NeoGrowth will use the funds to help small retailers, including qualified borrowers with little or no credit history, access credit.   James Azar Founds UK Fintech, […]

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