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Best Practice

The challenge of change: a regulatory doctor speaks

Dr Si‚n Lewin, the founder of Reg Doctor, spoke at today's conference in London hosted by Altus Consulting about the main problems that financial service firms have when managing regulatory changes. ...

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Client Data

Data breaches and the right to compensation

In EU law, a personal data breach is a breach of security leading to the accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure of, or access to, personal data transmitted, stored or other...

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Regulation of Products

JFSC publishes guide for inspections

The Jersey Financial Services Commission has published a new guide to describe its usual approach to inspections or, as it calls them, examinations. The guide sets out the main steps in the process, imposing som...

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Anti-Money Laundering

The key to OPBASís success

If it wants to achieve its long-term goals, the UK's new Office for Professional Body Anti-Money Laundering Supervision has to make both the regulatory bodies and the firms that it supervises love it. ...

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Technology

Revealed: the most wide-ranging data hacks in history

As more and more financial data is digitised or contained in the insecure Cloud, the danger of its being hacked is growing rapidly. In this article the online security experts at vpnMentor outline the worst thef...

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Technology

FCA and US CFTC sign fintech arrangement

The UK's Financial Conduct Authority and the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission have agreed to collaborate and support innovative firms through each otherís financial technology (FinTech) initiatives Ė LabC...

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Suitability

Treasury Committee publishes s166 report on RBS

The UK's Parliamentary Treasury Committee recently set the Financial Conduct Authority the humiliating deadline of 16 February to publish the RBS skilled personsí report (issued under section 166 Financial Servi...

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People Moves

HKMA launches Fintech Career Accelerator Scheme 2.0

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority is launching an upgraded version of the Fintech Career Accelerator Scheme (FCAS 2.0), with a view to enhancing the fintech talent pool in Hong Kong to meet growing demands from t...

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Fines and Punishment

FinCEN penalises US Bank

The US Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), in tandem with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Department of Justice, has imposed a $185 million civil money penalty on US Bank - a sub...

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Regulation of Products

Payments are coming to Bud, by regulatory appointment

Bud has become one of the first fintech firms to obtain permission from the UK's Financial Conduct Authority to aggregate accounts with an AISP (Account Information Service Provider) licence and initiate payment...