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Investment platforms under FCA's competition spotlight

The FCA is launching a market study into investment platforms to assess potential competition issues, following the final report of its asset management market study.
09 August 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

Streamlined Advice: will fintech firms go where others fear to tread?

The industry may see a shift-change that enables Streamlined Advice to succeed where Basic Advice and Simplified Advice failed. Can fintech and robo-advice disrupters take forward the opportunity?
08 August 2017

Senior Managers Regime: FCA extends individual accountability regime

The FCA is now consulting on the extension of the Senior Managers and Certification Regime to the entire financial services sector. We outline the proposed core requirements below.
27 July 2017

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Money20/20 Europe 2017

Adrian Shedden, Burges Salmon’s Head of Fintech, sums up the key themes from Europe’s biggest fintech conference.
26 July 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

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

Crowdfunding: restriction on 'offers to the public'

Investment-based crowdfunding platforms are usually well-educated on financial promotions but, in the race to raise funds, may overlook another area of key legal importance.
11 May 2017

European Commission launches Fintech Consultation

We summarise the European Commission’s consultation on Fintech which purports to inform the Commission’s future policy and regulatory framework. The consultation closes on 15 June 2017.
20 April 2017

Why businesses should understand fintech

The financial services sector is undergoing a fintech evolution. Celine O’Connor explains what fintech is and why businesses should understand the importance for UK growth.
27 March 2017
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