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    Regzone Webinar Series

    03.07.2020

    This page contains news of upcoming webinars and recordings of recent CMS webinars, available to view on demand. Webinars are a convenient way to stay informed and hear from our legal experts. Webinars available on demand 04.02.2020 Operational Resilience: What are your tolerances? with Angela Greenough, Ian Stevens and Cassandra ...

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    Following the release of previous guidance, on 1 July 2020, the FCA confirmed the support certain users of consumer credit products will receive if they continue to experience temporary payment difficulties due to coronavirus (Covid-19) (the “Guidance”). Background The FCA has sought to assist customers using consumer credit products since ...

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    The FCA has today announced further proposals in the form of draft guidance (the Proposals) building upon the temporary financial relief already offered to users of motor finance and high cost credit products who continue to experience payment difficulties as a result of coronavirus, reported earlier this year. The Proposals ...

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    On 30 June 2020, the FCA published a research note on cryptoasset consumers which forms part of the FCA’s work alongside the Government and the Bank of England (“BoE”) to understand market size, consumer profiles and attitudes towards cryptoassets[1]. The three institutions had previously, in October 2018, published a joint ...

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    The deadline for solo-regulated firms to have undertaken the first assessment of the fitness and propriety of their Certified Persons has been extended from 9 December 2020 to 31 March 2021. To ensure consistency, the FCA is set to consult on the delay of further SM&CR requirements. Background On 30 ...

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  • 10/07/2020

    ESMA: ESEF reporting manual

    ESMA: ESEF reporting manual
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    10/07/2020
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    The manual has been updated to expand existing guidance and reflect relevant developments in the technical specifications.
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  • 10/07/2020

    EC: Delegated Regulation in relation to Solvency II

    EC: Delegated Regulation in relation to Solvency II
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    10/07/2020
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    Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/988 of 12 March 2020 correcting certain language versions of Delegated Regulation (EU) 2015/35 supplementing Solvency II has been published in the Official Journal.
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  • 10/07/2020

    EC: Getting ready for changes – Communication/readiness notices

    EC: Getting ready for changes – Communication/readiness notices
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    10/07/2020
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    The EC has published a Communication on readiness at the end of the transition period. This provides an overview of the main areas where there will be changes whatever the outcome of the ongoing EU-UK negotiations. Financial services is discussed in section B1 of the Communication. The second link provides access to the latest...
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  • 10/07/2020

    EBA: Reporting framework

    EBA: Reporting framework
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    10/07/2020
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    EBA has published a new release of the reporting framework 2.10.
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  • 10/07/2020

    HoC: The Pensions Regulator: Powers to protect pension benefits

    HoC: The Pensions Regulator: Powers to protect pension benefits
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    10/07/2020
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    This HoC Library briefing considers the Pensions Regulator's powers to protect pension scheme benefits and measures to strengthen them in the Pension Schemes Bill.
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