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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

ECON reports on fintech and the future of financial services

We consider the European Parliament's report, 'FinTech: the influence of technology on the future of the financial sector'.
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

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

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

FCA guidance for firms outsourcing to the cloud

The FCA has finalised its guidance for regulated firms outsourcing IT functions to the cloud. The guidance helps firms understand the FCA’s expectations when using the cloud.
09 November 2016

IFRS 16 – avoid borrower defaults

Borrower debt levels are to increase following a change in accounting standards. What should lenders be doing now to avoid Events of Default being inadvertently triggered under facility agreements?
15 September 2016
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