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Pinsent Masons LLP
The European Banking Authority (EBA) will be told to rethink proposed regulatory technical standards that, if introduced, would prohibit the use of 'screen scraping' in the payment services market.
An environment of political upheaval and innovative technology is creating challenges for financial services firms
Jones Day
On 21 March 2017, the European Commission published a consultation paper on the operations of the European Supervisory Authorities ("ESAs").
Pinsent Masons LLP
EU policy makers could be set to reject a recommendation to impose a ban on 'screen scraping' in the payment services market, according to a banking industry body.
These efforts are now bearing fruit, as Kate Clouston, Deputy Chief Executive at Guernsey Finance, illustrates by referring to the experience of her own jurisdiction.
Baker & Partners
Baker & Partners invited members of Jersey's financial services industry to discover the implications of the newly passed Criminal Finances Act 2017 at a Breakfast Briefing Event - Prevention Better Than a Cure? with Advocate Simon Thomas on 11th May 2017.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
SFTR requires most EU based fund managers to make new detailed disclosures to investors about their use of certain financing structures.
Jones Day
In its quarterly consultation paper (CP17/6) published on 3 March 2017, the FCA proposed specific amendments to the Prospectus Rules in anticipation of the entry into force of the new Prospectus Regulation.
On May 10, 2017, the British Bankers' Association (BBA) published a Brexit quick brief: "External trade policy and a UK exit from the EU – the UK's WTO profile and beyond".
Brahams Dutt Badrick French LLP
New rules on recording employee communications in financial services firms.
Pinsent Masons LLP
The vast majority of financial firms are providing suitable advice to clients on pensions and investments, but concerns around disclosure remain, the regulator has said.
Latham & Watkins
Broadly defined, conservation finance is the raising of capital to support the conservation of land, water and resources.
Pinsent Masons LLP
The Joint Money Laundering Steering Group [09.05.17] proposed changes to Parts II and III of its guidance for comment by 26 May 2017. Changes mirror the proposed requirements of HM Treasury's draft Money Laundering Regulations 2017 (published for consultation on 15 March 2017) and the Risk Factor Guidelines proposed by the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) in their October 2015 Consultation, although the final text of the ESA's Guidelines is not yet available.
Harbottle & Lewis LLP
On 7 March 2017, stringent new rules on references for the financial services sector came into force.
Pinsent Masons LLP
Banks can expect financial regulators to take a deeper interest in the IT risks they are exposed to, and the measures they have put in place to address those risks, under new guidelines issued by the European Banking Authority (EBA).
From 6 April 2016, UK limited companies and lLLPs have been required to maintain a PSC Register to identify and record those Persons with Significant Control (each a PSC) namely...
Pinsent Masons LLP
A US firm responsible for operating infrastructure that supports financial trading has outlined plans to migrate more of its applications and services into a cloud environment.
Pinsent Masons LLP
The Labour Party in the UK has proposed the introduction of a levy on financial transactions, and claimed the tax would raise almost £5 billion a year.
Proskauer Rose LLP
On 29 June 2017, changes to the UK's Financial Conduct Authority's rules and guidance on Annex IV reporting under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) will come into effect.
On 18 April 2017, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published several important documents, including its Mission, Business Plan 2017/18 and – for the first time – Sector Views.
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ANALYSIS: At least three companies have announced their intentions to float on the UK markets since 18 April, the date that prime minister Theresa May announced an early UK general election.
TLT Solicitors
The High Court recently considered the scope for argument that a bank owed a duty to advise its customer, this time in the context of the sale of four interest rate derivative products.
Pinsent Masons LLP
A new EU cybersecurity action plan should be developed which specifically addresses the cyber risks of using APIs (application program interfaces) for financial services data sharing...
Pinsent Masons LLP
The European Commission has proposed reforms to the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) to create "simpler and more proportionate rules" for over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives.
TLT Solicitors
In Bridging Loans Ltd v Toombs [2017] EWCA Civ 205, the Court of Appeal has dismissed a lender's appeal against summary judgment granted in favour of a valuer in the High Court.
Vedder Price
The biggest news in compliance this year is that MiFID 2 is likely to be delayed until January 2018. What are the implications?
The PIF can be either closed or open-ended and should contain no more than 50 legal or natural persons holding an economic interest in the fund
Pinsent Masons LLP
Anti-money laundering (AML) regulatory concerns are causing large banks to reduce ties with banks in other countries, inadvertently shutting thousands of small businesses out of the global...
On 18 April 2017, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published several important documents, including its Mission, Business Plan 2017/18 and – for the first time – Sector Views.
On 3 May the FCA published a series of policy statements tidying up aspects of the SMCR for banks and insurers as well as finalising rules on remuneration and on whistleblowing in branches of overseas firms.
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