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The proposed Investor Compensation Schemes Directive (ICSD) has been withdrawn. Following the launch of the Capital Markets Union initiative, there have been calls to reintroduce an updated Investor Compensation Scheme Directive.

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  • City, London

    The proposals in the UK Prime Minister’s speech on 17th January and the White Paper on 2nd February will require a new construct for cross-border regulatory coordination between the EU and the UK, which will operate in a complex legal and regulatory environment (outside the EU/EEA single market). CMS and ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • ABC

    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)

  • *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.

  • *Q2 2018

    Commission to publish a communication on EU support for local capital markets in the second quarter of 2018.