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Distributed ledger technology: FCA publishes Discussion Paper

The regulator's Discussion Paper on distributed ledger technology shows its commitment to better engage with UK fintech and highlights some key issues in the technology's development.
30 May 2017

FCA delivers speech on cyber-security in the financial sector

In the wake of the recent WannaCry attack, we examine a speech by the FCA on the threat of cyber-attacks in the financial services sector and what businesses can do to manage them.
17 May 2017

HM Treasury consults on PSD2 implementation – a test case for post-Brexit legislation?

PSD2 is one of few legislative acts that is ahead of current practices. We look at how HM Treasury's proposals sit with existing payments legislation.
14 February 2017

Smart communication and treating customers fairly

FS16/10 shows that treating customers fairly is a major focus for the FCA. What is it, and what does it mean for smart communication?
08 December 2016

Are smart contracts a real thing yet?

An update from the second R3CEV smart contracts template summit.
08 December 2016

FCA confirms the first 24 business-cohort in the Regulatory Sandbox

Four months after the 8 July deadline for applications, the FCA has announced the lucky winners due to start testing as the first cohort of the Regulatory Sandbox.
11 November 2016

FCA continues enforcement trend in consumer credit sector

FCA bans director of consumer credit firm lender for the first time – is this the beginning of a wider campaign against consumer credit businesses perceived as risky?
10 November 2016

What's the point of a written signature?

Signing contracts is pretty clunky. With fax machines relegated to basements and smart phones taking over the world, are e-signatures seeing an increasing (re)rise to prominence?
10 November 2016

Key themes from the R3 summit on smart contract templates

Adrian Shedden reports on the challenges and opportunities discussed at the roundtable summit on smart contract templates, which Burges Salmon Fintech was invited to in June.
31 August 2016

European Banking Authority issues its opinion on virtual currency regulation

The EBA has issued an opinion on the EU Commission’s proposal to bring virtual currencies into the scope of the 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive and set out a number of recommendations.
30 August 2016

The impact of Brexit on fintech in the UK

We consider the possible future of the UK’s thriving fintech scene, and how it may develop post-Brexit.
13 July 2016
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