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Not every over-the-counter (OTC) traded financial instrument will be subject to tougher transparency and transaction reporting requirements, the ESMA has confirmed.
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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.
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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.
By David Heffron, Elizabeth Budd, Michael Lewis, Ian Warner
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.
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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.
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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).
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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.
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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.
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The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has finalised an agreement with a second Hong Kong regulator which will see the authorities cooperate on matters of financial technology (fintech).
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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...
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The speed at which UK financial firms are making plans to move some staff or part of their operations to mainland Europe ahead of the UK's departure from the EU is increasing, according to analysis by EY.
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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.
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Luxembourg is not in compliance with the European Union VAT directive, having "transposed in too wide a manner the rules in the VAT directive applicable to 'independent groups of persons' (IGPs)...
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The European Commission has accepted commitments from Amazon over 'parity clauses' in its distribution agreements with e-book publishers in Europe.
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The next UK government must support and engage with the manufacturing industry to help boost the country's economic and social well-being, industry leaders have said.
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