Publications

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SMCR extension commencement order published

Last month, the Bank of England and Financial Services Act 2016 (Commencement No 6 and Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2019 came into force. These Regulations ultimately confirm the...

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EBA Report on the impact of FinTech on payment institutions and e-money institutions business models

In line with the priorities set out in its FinTech Roadmap, last month, the European Banking Authority (EBA) published a report on the impact of FinTech on the business of payment...

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OFAC's new approach to penalties could mean larger fines for sanctions violations

On 14 June 2019, The Wall Street Journal reported that the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is changing how it calculates fines relating to sanctions...

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EU extends economic sanctions adopted against Russia by six months

On 27 June, the Council of the European Union has prolonged until 31 January 2020 economic sanctions against Russia for its actions in eastern Ukraine.

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UK clamps down on the trading of goods outside the country without a licence

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) recently issued a compound penalty of more than £10,000 to a UK person who was "brokering" an unlicensed trading of body armour. Although the goods...

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UK Parliament approves post-Brexit blocking statute

The UK Parliament has approved the draft Protection against the Effects of the Extraterritorial Application of Third Country Legislation (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (the UK...

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EU vows to fight new U.S. sanctions on Cuba

The U.S. Government did not renew the suspension of Title III of the 1996 Helms-Burton Act, and since 2 May 2019 U.S. citizens can now bring lawsuits against persons and businesses...

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Effectiveness of OFSI to be reviewed this year, report recommends

The UK Treasury Select Committee has published a report on anti-money laundering supervision and sanctions implementation, calling for the Government to review this year the effectiveness...

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