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Something to Bank on: FCA and PRA plan to extend tough regime for bankers to other financial services firms

The extension of the Senior Managers and Certification Regime marks a significant shift in governance requirements for the industry

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EU plans to control post-Brexit Euro clearing could fall foul of U.S. regulators, says Hogan Lovells

The European Commission announced proposals today to impose greater control on Euro-denominated clearing, which could potentially lead to certain "systemic" non-EU clearing houses being...

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FinTech landscape presents risks as well as opportunities, says FCA

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) today warned of the potential risks of technological innovation.

According to the FCA's Business Plan for 2017/18, the increased use of new...

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FCA Softens Stance on MiFID II Phone Call Recording for Financial Advisers

The change is likely to benefit smaller financial advisers, Hogan Lovells says.

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European Parliament Calls on Commission to Revise PRIIPs and Delay Implementation

Today the European Parliament overwhelmingly voted in favour of a resolution calling on the European Commission to revise its proposals for the Packaged Retail and Insurance-based...

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Blockchain Breakthrough as Industry Leaders Collaborate

Commenting on today's announcement on plans to advance the "Utility Settlement Coin" concept and test in a real-market environment, Michael Thomas, partner in Hogan Lovells Financial...

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Year-Long Delay to MiFID II Finally Approved; UK Must Transpose Rules into National law by July 2017

The Council of the European Union has given final approval to delay the implementation of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) by 12 months.  The MiFID II...

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CFTC and EU Agree Transatlantic CCP Deal

LONDON, 11 February 2016 - Yesterday, Timothy Massad, chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), announced that the CFTC and the EU have agreed a deal to apply common...

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