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By Michael Ruck
EU regulators have set out proposals to restrict or prohibit the marketing or sale of certain contracts for difference (CFD) financial products to non-sophisticated investors.
By Marc Dautlich, Claire Edwards
The government in the Netherlands has been advised to review the way it intends to implement new EU payment services rules by the country's data protection watchdog.
By Luke Scanlon, Angus McFadyen
Changes to payment services laws came into effect in the UK on Saturday despite many banks still not having new technical solutions in place to act on the reforms
By Michael Ruck
The UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has "serious concerns" over the way in which 'contracts for difference' (CFDs) are being promoted and sold to unsophisticated investors...
By Angus McFadyen, Luke Scanlon
ANALYSIS: An increasing number of fintech companies going global and emerging innovation in payment services are among the trends that are likely to arise in the financial technology (fintech) market in 2018.12 Jan 2018
By David Heffron, Elizabeth Budd, Ian Warner
The FCA has published several updates to its website in light of MiFID II coming into force on 3 January 2018. These include:
By Martin Bishop, Claire Massie, John Maciver, Yvonne Dunn
Changes to EU rules on anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing designed to increase transparency on who really owns companies and trusts have been agreed in principle by the European parliament and the European Council.
By Tony Anderson, Luke Scanlon
Inter-bank 'know your customer' blockchain-based registries are unlikely to get buy-in from all banks because of their wariness about relying completely on third party verifications of data.
By Colin Read, Nicholas Bradley, Alexis Roberts
Whilst EIOPA has reminded regulators and insurance firms not to rely on future trade agreements in their Brexit contingency plans, HM Treasury and the PRA have suggested potential interim measures...
By Dawn Allen
At the first hearing, the court ruled that the original CFA had been terminated before it was assigned to Neil Hudgell.
By Jason Collins, Paul Noble
There have been calls from campaigners for trust registers to be made publicly available.
By Elizabeth Budd
Three major European commodities and futures trading venues will be given additional time to comply with a new regulatory framework, regulators have announced.
By Eloise Walker, Christine Yuill
Statutory interest paid by a company in administration on a surplus is 'yearly interest' for UK tax purposes and must therefore be paid after deduction of basic rate tax, the Court of Appeal has decided...
By Tim Roughton
Financial services firms that wish to set up "permissionless" blockchain networks will not automatically be engaged in outsourcing and be in breach of FCA rules, the regulator has said.
By Simon Laight
The amount of money being withdrawn by UK savers from their pension funds following pensions freedom reforms has increased dramatically in the last few years, new data shows.
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