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RegZone provides you with expert analysis and daily news from the fast-changing world of European financial institution regulation.  Created by CMS regulatory lawyers for those working in banking and finance, insurance, funds and asset management and securities and derivatives.  Sign up here for events, news digest and alerts (relevant to your areas of interest).

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Latest Reports

  • Europe from space

    With the start of negotiations on the future EU/UK relationship, RegZone is launching a weekly update on Brexit developments for financial services firms. The weekly updates provide analysis and commentary on significant developments during the week in question. The updates will be supplemented by occasional thematic reports. A daily digest ...

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    The Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht, "BaFin") confirmed the applicability of the exemption of section 2 para. 6 (1) n°8 German Banking Act (Kreditwesengesetz, "KWG") to investment intermediaries within the meaning of section 34f German Commercial and Industrial Regulation Code (Gewerbeordnung, "GewO") transmitting customer orders via a chain ...

  • circuit board

    On 9 April 2018, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published its Business Plan 2018/19 (link), in which it identified cryptocurrencies as one of its cross-sector priorities for the year ahead. Shortly before, on 6 April 2018, the FCA also published a statement on cryptocurrency derivatives and their regulatory status under ...

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    The Fifth EU Anti Money Laundering Directive provides for the first time for the inclusion of exchange platforms for virtual currencies and digital wallet providers in the group of obliged entities under money laundering law. In addition, new requirements are imposed on the group of obliged entities. This concerns, among ...

  • man searching cell phone

    The Government has released its FinTech Sector Strategy (Strategy), which sets out plans for preserving and increasing the UK’s presence and influence in the sector. It aims to fulfil the opportunity for growth presented by FinTech – the average revenue generated by UK FinTechs grew by 22% from 2014 to ...

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Future Dates

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  • 16 May 2018

    16.05.2018- Deadline for consultation responses to CP6/18 (country UK)

  • 25 May 2018

    General Data Protection Regulation applies from 25 May 2018.

  • *Spring 2018

    Bank of England suggests Shari'ah compliant deposit facility may be in place by this period. This follows from the April 2017 BoE consultation on Shari'ah compliant liquidity facilities.

News Wizard

  • 20/04/2018

    NAO: Exiting the EU: the financial settlement

    NAO: Exiting the EU: the financial settlement
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    20/04/2018
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    NAO’s report sets out details of the settlement within the context of the wider negotiations on the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, and how much the government expects the settlement to cost; assesses HMT’s estimate of the settlement, aspects of the financial settlement that are still to be finalised and those areas where the value...
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  • 20/04/2018

    Work & Pensions Select Committee: DB transfer advice

    Work & Pensions Select Committee: DB transfer advice
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    20/04/2018
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    The Committee has published the text of a letter from FCA which answers specific questions on DB transfer advice from IFAs.
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  • 20/04/2018

    FCA: Funds-related diagrams

    FCA: Funds-related diagrams
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    20/04/2018
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    FCA have published sets of diagrams intended to aid firms under the following specific areas: authorisation options under AIFMD; fund structuring options and collective versus individual portfolio management.
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  • 20/04/2018

    FSB: Strengthening governance frameworks to mitigate misconduct risk: a toolkit for firms and supervisors

    FSB: Strengthening governance frameworks to mitigate misconduct risk: a toolkit for firms and supervisors
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    20/04/2018
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    FSB’s report provides a toolkit that firms and supervisors can use to mitigate misconduct risk. It identifies 19 tools that firms and supervisors could use to address three overarching issues identified by FSB (mitigating cultural drivers of misconduct; strengthening individual responsibility and accountability and addressing t...
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  • 20/04/2018

    HMT: US-UK Financial Regulatory Working Group

    HMT: US-UK Financial Regulatory Working Group
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    20/04/2018
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    HMT has announced the formation of a US-UK Financial Regulatory Working Group with a view to the further promotion of financial stability; investor protection; fair, orderly, and efficient markets; and capital formation in the UK and US. The Group is anticipated to biannually, with additional technical meetings and calls, as app...
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