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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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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 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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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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March Monthly Regulatory Highlights

By Kyte Ekstrom | FCA Regulation, News | 0 Comments

The European Parliament publishes draft report on Crypto-assets regulation The European Parliament has published a draft report on the European Commission’s proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on markets in crypto-assets and amending Directive (EU) 2019/1937 (COM(2020)0593 – C9-0306/2020 – 2020/0265(COD)) Suggested amendments to the Regulation include: Amendment 1 – Authorisation […]

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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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FCA Consultation Paper Proposing Changes to SCA-RTS and guidance for Payment Services and Electronic Money

By Kyte Ekstrom | E Money, FCA Regulation, FinTech, News, Uncategorized | 0 Comments

If you are thinking what the hell is an SCA or a RTS, and do I really need to care or read this? The answer is, on this rollercoaster ride through the horror hall of Covid-19 and the ever changing landscape of fintech, with fraudsters waiting in the shadows to jump out at anytime, can […]

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