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    Until recently, directors of regulated firms were permitted to serve as directors on a self-employed basis and, at the same time, to perform their operational functions as employees. Those days are now over. This change has involved a number of stages. The first milestone in this reform was the adoption ...

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    On 22 June 2021, HM Treasury (“HMT”) published its response (the “Consultation Response”) to its earlier consultation (the “Consultation”) in July 2020, announcing changes to legislation and the regulatory framework for approving financial promotions for unauthorised persons. 1. Background Currently, authorised firms may approve the financial promotions that are made ...

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    On 22 July 2021, HM Treasury published a consultation paper covering various proposed amendments to the UK’s anti-money laundering (AML) framework, including the potential removal of account information services (AIS) from the scope of the Money Laundering Regulations (MLRs). HM Treasury is also inviting feedback on the potential money laundering ...

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    HM Treasury is proposing to introduce a Senior Managers and Certification Regime (“SM&CR”) for financial market infrastructures (“FMIs”) to encourage effective governance, incentivise good behaviour and ensure employees give adequate oversight to the areas for which they are responsible. The deadline for responses is 22 October 2021. The FMIs covered ...

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    On 1 July 2021, HM Treasury published a consultation paper launching its Wholesale Markets Review, which is pitched as an opportunity to make the UK’s financial services rulebook “nimble and fit for purpose” following the UK’s departure from the EU. The consultation paper addresses a number of areas under the ...

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Agency Database

  • Lietuvos Bankas
    Term:
    Lietuvos Bankas
    Other Names:
    Bank of Lithuania
    Definition:
    Area:
    Type:
    Country:
    Lithuania
    URL:
    https://www.lb.lt/en_index.htm
  • British Bankers' Association (BBA)
    Term:
    British Bankers' Association (BBA)
    Other Names:
    Definition:
    Area:
    Type:
    Trade Association
    Country:
    UK
    URL:
    http://www.bba.org.uk/
  • Bank of Spain
    Term:
    Bank of Spain
    Other Names:
    Banco de Espana
    Definition:
    Central bank. The competent authority for the supervision of payment institutions (note the competent authority for the authorization of payment institutions is the Spanish Ministry of Finance).
    Area:
    Type:
    Regulator
    Country:
    Spain
    URL:
    http://www.bde.es/bde/en/
  • Bank of Slovenia
    Term:
    Bank of Slovenia
    Other Names:
    Banka Slovenije (BSI)
    Definition:
    This is the central bank of the Republic of Slovenia. It implements the common monetary policy; co-manages the official foreign reserves of the monetary system; promotes smooth operation of payment systems. It is also the competent authority for the authorisation and supervision of payment institutions (banks, credit institutions) and it maintains accounts for Republic of Slovenia, government bodies and public entities.
    Area:
    Type:
    Regulator
    Country:
    Slovenia
    URL:
    http://www.bsi.si/en/
  • Bank of Portugal
    Term:
    Bank of Portugal
    Other Names:
    Banco de Portugal
    Definition:
    Area:
    Type:
    Regulator
    Country:
    Portugal
    URL:
    https://www.bportugal.pt/
  • Bank of Italy
    Term:
    Bank of Italy
    Other Names:
    Banca d’Italia
    Definition:
    Central bank: banking and financial supervision. The competent authority for the authorisation and supervision of payment institutions (article 20).
    Area:
    Type:
    Regulator
    Country:
    Italy
    URL:
    https://www.bancaditalia.it/homepage/index.html?com.dotmarketing.htmlpage.language=1
  • Bank of International Settlements (BIS)
    Term:
    Bank of International Settlements (BIS)
    Other Names:
    Definition:
    International organisation of central banks
    Area:
    Type:
    Policy Maker
    Country:
    International
    URL:
    http://www.bis.org/
  • Bank of Greece
    Term:
    Bank of Greece
    Other Names:
    Definition:
    Responsible for implementing the Eurosystem's monetary policy in Greece and safeguarding the stability of the Greek financial system.The competent authority for the authorization and supervision of payment institutions.
    Area:
    Type:
    Regulator
    Country:
    Greece
    URL:
    https://www.bankofgreece.gr/en/homepage