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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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Understanding the New Investment Prudential Regime – K-Factors & Capital Calculations

By Kyte Ekstrom | Compliance, FCA Regulation, FinTech, Investment, Investment Advisor, Investment Funds, Investment Manager | 0 Comments

The new regime has thrown a spanner in the works of all investment firms regulated by the FCA as it brings about BIG changes. The new requirements, which came into force on the 1st January 2022, seek to capture the potential harm posed by firms to their clients and the markets in which they operate. […]

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December Monthly Regulation Update

By Kyte Ekstrom | Agent Relationship, AML, Appointed Agent, Appointed Representative, E Money, FCA Regulation, Financial Promotions, FinTech, Investment, Investment Advisor, Investment Funds, Investment Manager, payments, Pensions, Regulatory Hosting, Umbrella Services | 0 Comments

December Headlines General Regulation– HM Treasury publishes Consultation Paper – Financial Promotion Exemptions– House of Commons Publishes Letter – Future of the UK and EU AML/CFT Regimes– FCA Publishes Consultation Paper (CP21/34)- Improving the Appointed Representatives Regime Payment Services, E-Money & Open Banking– FCA publishes Policy Statement (PS21/19) – Strong Customer Authentication– Transparency International UK publishes […]

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Final Rules UK IFPR – are you ready?

By Kyte Ekstrom | FCA Regulation, FinTech, Investment | 0 Comments

FCA Publishes Third Policy Statement (PS21/17) – Final Rules UK IFPR The final rules have been made in order to streamline and simplify prudential requirements for solo-regulated UK firms authorised under the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) regime. The rules form part of the FCA’s Investment Firms Prudential Regime (IFPR), and contain minor updates to the near-final […]

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To AR or NOT to AR, that is the Question…

By Simon Hill | Agent Relationship, Appointed Agent, Appointed Representative, Compliance, Insurance, Insurance Broker, Investment, Investment Advisor, Investment Manager, Regulatory Hosting, Umbrella Services | 0 Comments

As the new year draws ever closer, and the FCA prepares to usher in the new era of the Investment Firms Prudential Regime (IFPR) – which brings with it increased capital requirements and a more onerous approach to risk management – start-up firms with ambitions of carrying on regulated activities may already be re-thinking the […]

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Tough on Greenwashing: FCA Airs Out New ESG Guidelines for Investment Funds

By admin | ESG, ESG, Investment, Investment Funds, Investment Manager, Sustainable Investing | 0 Comments

The FCA have issued a Dear AFM Chair letter on improving quality and clarity relating to authorised ESG and sustainable investment funds. The letter details a new set of guidelines for investment funds with the aim of boosting trust in the market to ensure that fair value is provided to consumers and to help AFMs comply with […]

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September Monthly Regulatory Update

By Kyte Ekstrom | Compliance, Crypto-Assests, FCA Regulation, FinTech, Investment, Investment Advisor, Investment Funds, News, Sustainable Investing, Uncategorized, Variation of Permission | 0 Comments

General TheCityUK Publishes Report Setting out Regulatory Strategy – Making the UK the Leading Global Financial Centre The report outlines an international strategy for the UK-based financial and related professional services industry. The aim is to make the UK the world’s leading international financial centre within five years. TheCityUK’s strategy takes a three-pronged approach, focusing on: […]

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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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