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A guide to Open Banking

What is Open Banking and what does it mean for you? A guide on the new Open Banking Standard for fintech firms, banks, small businesses and consumers.
23 October 2017

An introduction to smart contracts

Through blockchain technology, smart contracts are set to revolutionise legal and commercial transactions. We look at how smart contracts work, the benefits and whether we can get rid of lawyers.
11 September 2017

EBA consults on fintech and the future financial services landscape

The EBA’s discussion paper considers how fintech is changing financial services and the opportunities and risks this brings for the industry.
07 September 2017

Consumer credit: FCA consultation targets creditworthiness assessments

The FCA consultation distinguishes between two main areas of risk when assessing consumer credit: credit risk and affordability risk. We look at the proposed changes to creditworthiness assessments.
04 September 2017

The FCA publishes report on new technologies and AML compliance

The FCA has published a report on emerging technologies and their adoption by the financial industry to tackle anti-money laundering (AML) requirements.
09 August 2017

PSD2 authorisation and reporting requirements: insight from the FCA and EBA

The FCA has revealed how it proposes to implement PSD2 changes to authorisation and reporting. In this article, we examine the FCA's approach and how it might change in light of the EBA's guidelines.
26 July 2017

Innovate Finance reports on the outcome of its Industry Sandbox Consultation

Innovate Finance's report on an industry sandbox suggests exciting opportunities ahead for UK fintech.
07 June 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

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

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

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
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