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    Regzone Webinar Series

    13.05.2021

    Webinars available on demand: This page contains recordings of CMS webinars, available to view on demand. Webinars are a convenient way to stay informed and hear from our legal experts. Brexit webinar on UK authorisation for EU financial institutions - the end of the temporary permissions regime Watch here with ...

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    HM Treasury has published the highly anticipated consultation paper (“CP”) setting out policy options to achieve a proportionate approach to regulation of buy-now-pay-later (“BNPL”) products. Earlier this year, HM Treasury announced its intention to bring interest-free BNPL products within the FCA’s perimeter after the Woolard Review highlighted the probable risk ...

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    In response to irregularities in the application of the Polish Act on Insurance Distribution (implementing an EU Directive) uncovered during audits, the Polish Financial Supervision Authority (PFSA) issued a statement on 1 October 2021, which outlines recommendations in response to crucial distribution issues. The Statement is addressed to insurance undertakings ...

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    On 24 September 2021, the CSSF released its Circular 21/782 which (i) provides information on the EBA Guidelines (the “GL”) on customer due diligence (the “CDD”) and the factors credit and financial institutions should consider when assessing the money laundering and terrorist financing (“ML/TF”) risk associated with individual business relationships ...

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    Belgium recently amended legislation on client money rules applicable to Belgian insurance intermediaries, bringing the law in line with regulations found in the EU's Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD), although the rules still contain gaps regarding reinsurance contracts. For years, Belgian insurance law provided for a general regime of risk transfer ...

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  • 22/10/2021

    FCA: FG21/5: General guidance on the application of ex-post risk adjustment to variable remuneration

    FCA: FG21/5: General guidance on the application of ex-post risk adjustment to variable remuneration
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    22/10/2021
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    Alongside the IFPR final rules, FCA has published an updated version of its guidance on the application of ex-post risk adjustment to variable remuneration, along with templates, which all may be downloaded via the following link.
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  • 22/10/2021

    FCA: Handbook Notice 92/Instruments

    FCA: Handbook Notice 92/Instruments
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    22/10/2021
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    FCA has published details of instruments passed at its Board meetings on 30 September (additional) and 21 October 2021. These are: Conduct of Business Sourcebook (Assessing Value for Money in Workplace Pension Schemes and Investment Pathways: Requirements for IGCS and GAAS) Instrument 2021/34; Technical Standards (Markets in Fin...
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  • 22/10/2021

    FATF: Outcomes from the plenary

    FATF: Outcomes from the plenary
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    22/10/2021
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    FATF has published a note on the plenary which took place on 19-21 October 2021. This sets out details of matters under discussion, including: virtual assets and virtual asset service providers; the digital transformation of AML/CFT for operational agencies and on the implementation of the FATF standards on cross-border payment...
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