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Monthly Global FinTech regulatory updater

Every month we provide the Global Blockchain Business Council’s Post-Trade Distributed Ledger group with a global regulatory FinTech updater, the latest version of which can be found here. Post Trade Distributed Ledger (PTDL) Group is composed of over 40 prominent market infrastructure stakeholders whose shared vision of the use of distributed ledger technology has brought them … Continue Reading

EBA report in RegTech

On 29 June 2021, the European Banking Authority (EBA) published an analysis of the current RegTech landscape in the EU. The report assesses the overall benefits and challenges faced by financial institutions and RegTech providers in the use of RegTech. It also identifies potential risks arising from RegTech solutions that supervisors will need to address … Continue Reading

BIS and BoE launch Innovation Hub London centre

On 11 June 2021, the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) and the Bank of England announced the launch of a BIS Innovation Hub London Centre, the fourth new Innovation Hub Centre to be opened in the past two years. The launch is part of a plan to expand the Hub’s global reach, which also includes … Continue Reading

Regulatory sandbox – cohort 7

On 10 June 2021, the FCA published a new webpage ‘Regulatory sandbox – cohort 7’. The FCA reports that 13 firms have been accepted into cohort 7 of the regulatory sandbox to test innovative products and services. The FCA also reports that the regulatory sandbox is currently run on a cohort basis, with periodic application … Continue Reading

Monthly Global FinTech regulatory updater

Every month we provide the Global Blockchain Business Council’s Post-Trade Distributed Ledger group with a global regulatory FinTech updater, the latest version of which can be found here. Post Trade Distributed Ledger (PTDL) Group is composed of over 40 prominent market infrastructure stakeholders whose shared vision of the use of distributed ledger technology has brought them … Continue Reading

Council close to adopting general approach on DORA proposal

We understand that the Council of the European Union (the Council) is getting closer to reaching a general approach on the proposed regulation on digital operational resilience for the EU financial sector (DORA). The Council, which consists of the EU Member States, has been discussing the proposal since September 2020. In advance of the Council … Continue Reading

ESMA launches call for evidence on digital finance

On 25 May 2021, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) launched a call for evidence on digital finance. This call for evidence follows a request for technical advice to the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) that was issued by the European Commission (Commission) in February 2021, and which concerned three main issues: (1) the growing … Continue Reading

Monthly Global FinTech regulatory updater

Every month we provide the Global Blockchain Business Council’s Post-Trade Distributed Ledger group with a global regulatory FinTech updater, the latest version of which can be found here. Post Trade Distributed Ledger (PTDL) Group is composed of over 40 prominent market infrastructure stakeholders whose shared vision of the use of distributed ledger technology has brought them … Continue Reading

DORA review: Member States consider inclusion of payment card networks and retail payment infrastructures

On 28 April 2021 the Portuguese Presidency of the Council held a meeting of a Council working group in order to continue its legislative review of the proposed regulation on digital operational resilience for the financial sector (DORA). During the meeting, Member States discussed certain issues relating to the scope of the proposed legislation, as … Continue Reading

FCA speech: Levelling the playing field – innovation in the service of consumers and the market

On 20 April 2021, the FCA published a speech given by its CEO, Nikhil Rathi, during the FinTech Week event. The speech is entitled Levelling the playing field – innovation in the service of consumers and the market. Highlights in the speech include: The Chancellor has announced that the FCA will be taking forward the … Continue Reading

Navigating global crypto-custody requirements

29 April 2021 09:00 – 10:00 BST / 16:00 – 17:00 HKT 16:00 – 17:00 BST / 11:00 – 12:00 EDT As the global crypto-economy continues to grow and mature, one area stands out as a critical core capability: custody. In this webinar, members of our global financial services team will compare notes on their … Continue Reading

Member States consider amendments to MiCA proposal

On 18 March 2021, the Portuguese Presidency of the Council hosted a meeting of a working group where representatives of Member States continued discussions over the proposed regulation on markets in crypto-assets (MiCA). The agenda for the meeting included discussion on the MiCA provisions concerning cross-border and supervision issues, as well as the Presidency’s drafting … Continue Reading

Monthly Global FinTech regulatory updater

Every month we provide the Global Blockchain Business Council’s Post-Trade Distributed Ledger group with a global regulatory FinTech updater, the latest version of which can be found here. Post Trade Distributed Ledger (PTDL) Group is composed of over 40 prominent market infrastructure stakeholders whose shared vision of the use of distributed ledger technology has brought … Continue Reading

Monthly Global FinTech regulatory updater

Every month we provide the Global Blockchain Business Council’s Post-Trade Distributed Ledger group with a global regulatory FinTech updater, the latest version of which can be found here. Post Trade Distributed Ledger (PTDL) Group is composed of over 40 prominent market infrastructure stakeholders whose shared vision of the use of distributed ledger technology has brought … Continue Reading

ECON Rapporteur publishes draft report on DLT market infrastructures pilot regime

On 12 March 2021, European Parliament rapporteur Johan van Overtveldt (BE, ECR) published his draft report on the European Commission’s proposal for a Regulation on a pilot regime for market infrastructures based on distributed ledger technology (DLT) [link]. The proposal is part of the Commission’s September 2020 legislative package, which also includes a proposal for … Continue Reading

Member States consider amendments to MiCA

On 24 February 2021, the Portuguese Presidency of the Council held a working group meeting dedicated to continue the review of the European Commission’s proposal for the regulation on markets in crypto-assets (MiCA). The agenda for the meeting included a discussion on select issues under Title I, IV and V of the proposed regulation, as well … Continue Reading

GLEIF unveils issuance and infrastructure models for verifiable LEI system

On 11 February 2021, the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) published issuance and technical infrastructure models for its recently announced verifiable LEI (vLEI) system. A vLEI is a secure digital attestation of a conventional LEI. When fully developed, the vLEI will enable instant and automated identity verification between counterparties operating across all industry sectors, … Continue Reading

Part 3: The expansion of virtual currencies – Are virtual assets businesses ready for regulators?

Senior management and boards are increasingly acknowledging the threat of financial crime as a critical risk to their business that must be addressed. This has been exacerbated in the last 12 months through the impact of the pandemic as well as rising domestic and international tensions. Our financial crime compliance specialists, located in the UK, … Continue Reading

European Commission asks ESAs for technical advice on digital finance

On 2 February 2021, the European Commission (the Commission) sent a request to the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) for technical advice  on digital finance and related issues. Specifically, the Commission requested advice on how to address “same activity, same risk, same rules” issues, more fragmented value chains, the scope of the supervisory perimeters, the prudential … Continue Reading

ESAs letter on legislative proposal for a regulation on digital operational resilience for the financial sector

On 9 February 2021, the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) published a letter they had sent to the Chair of ECON, the President of the ECOFIN Council and the EU Commissioner in charge of Financial stability, financial services and capital markets. The letter concerns the legislative proposal for a regulation on digital operational resilience for the … Continue Reading

Monthly Global FinTech regulatory updater

Every month we provide the Global Blockchain Business Council’s Post-Trade Distributed Ledger group with a global regulatory FinTech updater, the latest version of which can be found here. Post Trade Distributed Ledger (PTDL) Group is composed of over 40 prominent market infrastructure stakeholders whose shared vision of the use of distributed ledger technology has brought … Continue Reading
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