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  • Belgium to create new regulatory framework for MGAs

    The Belgian regulator has published a draft law amending the law of 4 April 2014 on insurances, which will create a new regulatory framework for managing general agents (“MGAs”) in Belgium (“Proposal”). A legal framework for MGAs already existed in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands but not in Belgium. ...
  • Brexit update for financial services firms - week ending 9th November 2018

    The week in outline: In the financial services (FS) sector, the flow of publications on ‘no deal’ preparations continues apace (see Documents 1 to 5 below and most of the additional publications in section 2). The EU is taking a very different approach to that of the UK. EU policy ...
  • Brexit update for financial services firms - week ending 2 November 2018

    The week in outline: UK contingency planning for a non-deal scenario continued this week with more material on ‘Nationalising the Acquis’ (NtA) under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (EUWA). HMT published 5 new NtA statutory instruments (see Documents 2 to 5 below). We commented on the NtA SIs dealing ...
  • Cryptoassets Taskforce publishes report on cryptoassets and distributed ledger technology

    On 29 October 2018, the Cryptoassets Taskforce (consisting of HM Treasury, the FCA and the Bank of England) issued its final report setting out the UK’s policy and regulatory approach to crypto assets and distributed ledger technology (“DLT”). The report: assesses the benefits and risks of cryptoassets and DLT; describes ...
  • Brexit update for financial services firms - week ending 26 October 2018

    The week in outline: This week saw the publication of another mass of financial services (FS) related material as part of the UK’s preparations in case the UK exits the EU without the Withdrawal Agreement (WA) and the proposed Transitional Period (TP) (‘no-deal’).(i.e. The no-deal regime, which would take effect ...
  • Authorised Push Payment Scams - A new approach

    Authorised Push Payment Scams – A new approach With UK Finance reporting a £92.9 million loss to consumers in the first half of 2018 as a result of Authorised Push Payment (APP) scams, the APP Scams Steering Group (the Steering Group) have published a draft voluntary code (the code). APP ...
  • Brexit update for financial services firms week - ending 19 October 2018

    The week in outline: The week was dominated by the EU summit in Brussels and the apparent stalemate in the Withdrawal Agreement (WA) negotiations. As anticipated in last week’s update, both sides have now acknowledged the idea of incorporating a mechanism in the WA, which would enable the 21-month transitional ...
  • The Senior Managers and Certification Regime – HR aspects – are you up to speed?

    The impact of the SMCR on exits We will be holding the fourth and final webinar in our series "The Senior Managers and Certification Regime - HR impact - are you up to speed?" on Wednesday 24 October 2018 12:15 – 13:00 (UK time) in which we will consider the ...
  • Anti-Money Laundering and Virtual Currencies Webinar

    Event information: 12 November 2018 | 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET The use of virtual currencies has become more prevalent over the past few years. While regulation on the use of, and services related to, these currencies has developed, the risk of fraud and money laundering associated with dealing in ...
  • Brexit update for financial services firms - week ending 12 October 2018

    The week in outline: The headlines were dominated again by speculation about the fate of the Withdrawal Agreement (WA). The draft WA does not have specific provisions for the financial services (FS) sector. The key provision for FS is the proposed transitional period (TP) during which the UK would remain ...