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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

A radical shake-up of the asset management sector – or something softer?

What are the FCA’s final findings and proposed package of remedies following its final report and consultation on competition in asset management?
30 June 2017

Financial services update: a view from Ireland

Conor Durkin and Liane Müllers from Mason Hayes & Curran, one of our Preferred Firms in Ireland, summarise the hot topics in retail investment funds and asset management in Ireland.
29 June 2017

MiFID II and NURS – the complex funds conundrum continues

The issue of whether non-UCITS retail schemes are to be automatically categorised as "complex" products under MiFID II remains to be resolved following ESMA's MiFID II Investor Protection Q&A.
26 June 2017

Government introduces changes to what constitutes regulated 'financial advice'

The government has passed legislation modifying the definition of 'financial advice' for (most) authorised firms as part of its ongoing initiative to increase the level of support given to consumers.
26 June 2017

Securities Financing Transaction Regulation – The Final Provisions

The final obligations under the SFTR will come into effect on 13 July, requiring AIFMs and UCITS ManCos to include investor disclosures in their fund documents on securities financing transactions.
22 June 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

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

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

FCA v Macris: restrictive meaning of "identifies" under s393 FSMA 2000

Supreme Court overturns the findings of the Court of Appeal and the Upper Tribunal and adopts a restrictive meaning of the word "identifies" in s393 FSMA 2000 in FCA v Macris.
03 May 2017
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