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Plans to bring virtual currency exchanges and digital wallet providers within the scope of EU anti-money laundering (AML) legislation have been backed by the European Central Bank (ECB). 21 Oct 2016
FOCUS: Policy makers and regulators need to adopt different approaches to rule-making for blockchain and digital currencies than those taken in the past to regulating new technologies and the business models enabled by them. 21 Oct 2016
On 1 April 2015, UK financial regulators the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) gained new competition law powers, which they can exercise concurrently with the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).
Collective redress schemes, often referred to as 'compensation schemes', offer businesses an alternative means of righting wrongs committed against a particular class of individuals or customers quickly and economically. They have broad, cross-sector appeal....
Financial regulators have been using attestations for a number of years to obtain personal commitments from named individuals about a particular state of affairs at their firms. However, recent moves by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Prudential...
UK banking regulation is undergoing significant changes which will affect UK banks and foreign banks operating in the UK.
This is one of a series of guides on issues connected to ring-fencing and banking reform faced by banks. Other guides cover issues such as tax, real estate, employment, pensions, litigation and competition considerations.
This is one of a series of guides on issues connected to ring-fencing and banking reform faced by banks. Other guides cover issues such as tax, real estate, employment, pensions, third party contracts and competition considerations.
The Pensions Regulator is to be given new powers to authorise and de-authorise multi-employer 'master trust' pension schemes as part of new legislation published by the UK government. 21 Oct 2016
Extending the length of time law enforcement agencies have to investigate suspicious transactions to as long as six months could put deals at risk, an expert has warned. 20 Oct 2016
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