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InsurTech: digitisation in an age-old industry

A snapshot of major changes to the insurance value chain driven by emerging technologies.
17 March 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

Are smart contracts a real thing yet?

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

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

Unfair contract terms: guidelines for businesses

Unfair contract terms are unenforceable and could damage your business' reputation. We look at the Competition and Markets Authority' research on unfair terms, and what you can do to spot them.
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

GC/Heads of Legal and the Senior Managers Regime: FCA discussion paper – DP16/4

How will the FCA’s discussion paper impact the role of the General Counsel/Head of Legal? 
02 November 2016

Publication

The impact of the Bitfinex hack on cryptocurrencies

In August, Bitfinex – one of the world's largest digital currency exchanges – was subjected to a hack resulting in the theft of nearly £60m worth of bitcoin. We explain the impact.
27 October 2016

Fighting cyber threats: G7 Cyber Expert Group publishes fundamental principles

The G7 Cyber Expert Group has published its fundamental elements of cyber security for the financial sector.
21 October 2016

Are you ready for the rise of RegTech innovation?

The rise of RegTech solutions to simplify regulatory compliance continues unabated, but are product providers and regulated firms ready for the practical and legal challenges ahead?
20 October 2016
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