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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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Burges Salmon advises Embark Group on acquisition of EBS Management PLC

The firm’s corporate team have advised long-standing client Embark Group on a number of significant strategic acquisitions.
12 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

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
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