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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

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

European Commission launches Fintech Consultation

We summarise the European Commission’s consultation on Fintech which purports to inform the Commission’s future policy and regulatory framework. The consultation closes on 15 June 2017.
20 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

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
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