August 2019

On August 20, 2019, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) became the first two of the five agencies required to approve final amendments to the Volcker Rule that were proposed last year. Our blog post on the proposal may be accessed here.

Highlights of the final rule

On 28 August 2019, the European Commission (the Commission) published an answer given by Valdis Dombrovskis (Vice-President European Commission, Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union) concerning cryptoassets. In its response, the Commission refers to an announcement made in its 2018 Action Plan on FinTech (see previous blog post here) that it is

On 28 August 2019, the Dutch Central Bank (De Nederlandsche Bank, DNB) published good practices for non-life insurers (schadeverzekeraars) in relation to the adequate risk control of authorised agents (gevolmachtigd agenten). The good practices set out the regulatory requirements for the use of authorized agents and how

On 28 August 2019, the Dutch Central Bank (De Nederlandsche Bank, DNB) published several updates in relation to PSD2.

  1. Exemptions from contingency mechanism: sixteen account servicing payment service providers (ASPSP) have applied with DNB for an exemption from the contingency mechanism requirement under Article 33(6) of Delegated Regulation (EU) 2018/389. DNB

On 28 August 2019, the Dutch Central Bank (De Nederlandsche Bank, DNB) published a final Q&A which provides clarification on whether subscriptions (abonnementen) offered to consumers may be considered as a non-life insurance (schadeverzekering) product

DNB indicates that subscriptions exist in various sectors in multiple variations and that the

On 28 August 2019, the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (Autoriteit Financiële Markten AFM) published a news item addressing the licence obligation for proprietary trading firms (handelaren voor eigen rekening), in particular in case orders are executed on behalf of clients.

The AFM indicates in order to determine whether someone

On 28 August 2019, there was published in the Official Journal of the EU, the following decisions relating to the Regulation on the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM):

  • Decision (EU) 2019/1376 of the European Central Bank (ECB) on delegation of the power to adopt decisions on passporting, acquisition of qualifying holdings and withdrawal of authorisations of

On 28 August 2019, the European Banking Authority (EBA) published the following:

  • a report on funding plans. The purpose of the report is to assess the feasibility of EU banks’ funding plans submitted for the banking system in the EU. The EBA’s findings include, among other things, that the total assets of banks increased in