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Regulation of Products

Moody's gazes into the MiFID crystal ball

The European Unionís second Markets in Financial Instruments Directive is now in effect and is changing the ways in which asset management products are designed and sold. According to Moody's, the credit rating ...

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Client Data

PSD2 - not all doom and gloom!

The revised payment services directive (PSD2) became European Union law in January last year and the deadline by which all EU countries must enshrine it in their laws and regulations has now passed. ...

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Risk Management

Bail-ins looming on India's horizon

The Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill was introduced into the lower house of India's bicameral Parliament in August. Since then, speculation has been rife regarding clause 52, which makes provision...

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Jurisdiction Focus

BEAR update: a case of regulatory creep in Australia?

In September Australia's Turnbull Government published a Bill to give the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority fresh powers of enforcement, along with custodianship of the Banking Executive Accountability ...

Latest News

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Anti-Money Laundering

OPBAS up and running

The UK's new co-ordinator of anti-money-laundering regulators, the 15-man Office for Professional Body Anti-Money Laundering Supervision, has now acquired the necessary legal powers and will begin operations on ...

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Regulation of Products

South Korea embarks on crypto control in earnest

With South Korean investors having gone heavily into crypto-currencies last year, the Government has shown over the last few days that it is keen to rein them in. One new rule is that investors will pay fines if...

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Regulation of Products

FCA clamps down on binary options

The UK's Financial Conduct Authority has published a list of 94 firms without FCA authorisation that it believes to be offering binary options trading to consumers. ...

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Cross Border

CBRC unveils plans for New Year

The China Banking Regulatory Commission, China's banking regulator, intends to make life more congenial for foreign banks within its remit, while clamping down on abuses....