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By Yvonne Dunn, Luke Scanlon
Financial regulators in Dubai and Hong Kong have agreed to cooperate to help innovative financial technology (fintech) businesses to grow.
An insurance broker has been fined over £4 million by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for failing to adequately manage potential conflicts of interest involving its parent company.
By Martin Bishop, Claire Massie, John Maciver, Yvonne Dunn
LEGAL UPDATE: The High Court has ruled that a company established by a secondary debt trader to acquire and hold a lender's rights under a facility agreement as its nominee satisfied the criterion of being a "financial institution" under the transferability provisions in the facility agreement.
By Marc Dautlich
Banks should have to adhere to new "minimum standards", which the UK government should set, for combatting online fraud, a parliamentary committee has said.
By Alan Sheeley
The assets of a business behind an 'initial coin offering' (ICO), as well as those of its owner and owner's partner, have been frozen by a US court in response to concerns expressed by a regulator...
By David Heffron, Elizabeth Budd, Ian Warner
The FCA has updated its page on the Fund Objectives Working Group [23.11.2017]. In the Asset Management Market Study (read more here)...
By David Heffron, Elizabeth Budd, Ian Warner
The FCA has updated its page on the Fund Objectives Working Group [23.11.2017]. In the Asset Management Market Study (read more here) one area identified for further review was how useful fund objectives are for investors.
By Michael Ruck
Italian life insurer Intesa Sanpaolo Life dac (Intesa) has been fined €1 million by the Irish insurance regulator for anti-money laundering and terrorist financing compliance failures.
By Tony Anderson
None of the UK's largest banks will be ordered to set more capital aside to cover potential liabilities following this year's 'stress tests', the Bank of England has confirmed.
By Nicholas Bradley, Colin Read, Alexis Roberts
Welcome to Insurance Briefing - a fortnightly round-up of insurance legal and business developments with analysis and commentary from the insurance team at Pinsent Masons.
By Yvonne Dunn, Luke Scanlon
Financial technology (fintech) will be banned from using software to 'scrape' data held by banks to provide services to their customers under new regulatory technical standards (RTS) in Europe.
By Alexis Roberts, Claire Massie
Wholesale banks remain concerned about the pressures of complying with the "volume, pace and complexity" of new regulation, according to a survey of compliance officers.
By Bryan Tan
Singapore's central bank will consult financial firms in the city state in a bid to better understand the implications of their use of artificial intelligence and data analytics, according to a report in the local press.
By Marc Dautlich
Concerns are growing among EU banks about the risks they face in relation to cyber and data security, according to the European Banking Authority (EBA).
By Luke Scanlon, Yvonne Dunn
Open Banking provides great opportunities for all sorts of businesses, including existing banks and fintechs, to innovate, strengthen customer relationships, and gain a share of new emerging financial product and service markets.
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