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A guide to Open Banking

What is Open Banking and what does it mean for you? A guide on the new Open Banking Standard for fintech firms, banks, small businesses and consumers.
23 October 2017

Understanding the new Payment Services Regulations

We explain the background to the new Payment Services Regulations and consider how businesses can prepare for implementation.
12 September 2017

An introduction to smart contracts

Through blockchain technology, smart contracts are set to revolutionise legal and commercial transactions. We look at how smart contracts work, the benefits and whether we can get rid of lawyers.
11 September 2017

EBA consults on fintech and the future financial services landscape

The EBA’s discussion paper considers how fintech is changing financial services and the opportunities and risks this brings for the industry.
07 September 2017

Consumer credit: FCA consultation targets creditworthiness assessments

The FCA consultation distinguishes between two main areas of risk when assessing consumer credit: credit risk and affordability risk. We look at the proposed changes to creditworthiness assessments.
04 September 2017

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

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
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