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SALT Obtains Regulatory Approval from UK’s FCA to Provide Consumer Lending Services

SALT is pleased to announce that it has received regulatory approval from the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in order to offer consumer lending services. This is a key milestone in the company’s journey towards improving boat ownership through its new app. The success they… Read More

UK’s FCA Aims to Ensure Sustainable Products Being Offered Are Accurately Described

Ahead of the anti-greenwashing rule coming into force on 31 May, the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is supporting industry with guidance to help them meet the standard. The new rule is designed to protect consumers “by ensuring sustainable products and services they are sold… Read More

Industry Professional Comments on UK FCA’s Approach to Leveraging AI in Financial Services

Commenting on the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)’s strategic approach to the use of Artificial Intelligence in the UK financial services sector, Karim Haji, global and UK head of financial services at KPMG, said: “It’s hard to overstate the potential capabilities of AI for a… Read More

UK Watchdog Calls for New Industry Body to Enhance Consumer Credit Ratings System

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has called for the establishment of a new industry body to enhance the functioning of Britain’s “highly concentrated” consumer credit ratings market, which it says is currently not serving consumers well, Reuters has reported. The consumer credit ratings market,… Read More

UK FCA Reports Consumers are Struggling to Pay Bills

The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has issued a report on consumer debt. The FCA states that 7.4 million people are struggling to pay bills and credit card debt (January 2024).  While this is lower than the 10.9 million in January 2023 who were encountering… Read More

Digital Securities Draft Guidance Revealed by UK FCA, Bank of England: Digital Securities Sandbox Nears

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While everyone understands that securities will inevitably become digital, policymakers have been slow to provide an ecosystem to support the nuances intrinsic to the transition from analog. Eventually, digital securities will become the dominant sector of digital assets, and clear-cut rules are needed. Today, the… Read More

Bank of England and FCA to Lead Transformation Program with Improved Data Collection from UK Financial Sector

The Bank of England and FCA are leading a joint transformation program with industry to transform data collection from the UK financial sector. They published a future strategy for “achieving this, encompassing the regulator’s response to industry’s recommendations.” The Bank of England and the Financial… Read More

UK’s HM Treasury May Update AML and CFT Framework, New Rules Could Apply to NFTs

The UK’s HM Treasury is reportedly considering or looking into possibly making changes to its existing Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing (AMLCFT) framework. This may potentially mean that service providers of non-fungible token (NFT) trading platforms could get added within the applicable regulatory framework. At… Read More

UK FCA Cautions “Finfluencers” : Keep Social Media Promotions Legal

The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has issued a warning to “Finfluencers” individuals who use social media to promote financial services. While influencers may be a popular source of information, few of these individuals actually have any notable experience within the financial services industry. Yet… Read More

UK Financial Conduct Authority Promotes the Benefits of Savers Switching to Higher Savings Rates

UK consumers can take advantage of savings rates of more than 5%, yet some remain stuck at financial institutions that offer far lower returns. After publicly chastising firms that fail to pass on higher rates to savers, the UK Financial Conduct Authority is now launching… Read More

UK Financial Conduct Authority AIms to Provide More Transparency, Speed in Enforcement Cases

The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) says that going forward, it will strive to provide more transparency in enforcement cases. At the same time, enforcement cases are expected to be resolved more rapidly. For cases where “no outcomes are achievable,” these will be closed more… Read More

Regulatory Services Firm Englebert Authorized by FCA to Approve Crypto Promotions

Regulatory services firm Englebert has been approved by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to approve crypto asset promotions. The registration is viewable here. Englebert described the approval as a “groundbreaking milestone.’ Englebert is a new company but claims decades of experience within the company…. Read More

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Founder Bryan Zhang Appointed to the Board of the UK Financial Conduct Authority

Bryan Zhang, the co-founder and Executive Director of the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), has been appointed to the Board of the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Zhang commenced his initial three-year term as a non-executive Director today (February 19, 2024). The FCA is… Read More

Banxa Holdings Registers as Crypto-Asset Business with UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)

Banxa Holdings Inc. is pleased to announce it is the first firm in 2024 to register as a cryptoasset business with United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Management believes this is a critical milestone towards “fulfilling Banxa‘s mission to extend the benefits of crypto to… Read More

FalconX, a Digital Asset Prime Broker, Partners with Fusion Digital Assets

FalconX, which claims to be one of the largest institutional digital asset prime broker and the CFTC registered swap dealer, announces a strategic partnership with Fusion Digital Assets, TP ICAP’s FCA registered UK-based wholesale spot cryptoasset exchange. The integration with Fusion Digital Assets provides FalconX… Read More

Digital Assets Firm Elwood Technologies Now Authorized as Service Company by UK’s Financial Conduct Authority

Elwood Technologies LLP, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform that provides institutional-grade access to digital asset exchanges and liquidity venues, announced it has been authorized as a service company by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). This authorization applies to Elwood’s execution management system (EMS) in “relation… Read More

Payhawk Is Now a Licensed E-Money Institution (EMI) in the UK

Payhawk, a global spend management solution, is now a licensed Electronic Money Institution (EMI) in the UK. The Financial Conduct Authority reportedly granted the license “after extensive due diligence into Payhawk’s compliance, financial, and operational processes.” The new UK EMI license will allow Payhawk to… Read More

UK’s FCA Introduces Industry-led Working Group for Financial Advisers

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has appointed Daniel Godfrey as chair and Julia Dreblow as vice-chair of a new working group focused on building capability in sustainable finance across the financial advice sector. The Personal Investment Management & Financial Advice Association (PIMFA) will “provide… Read More

Ransomware Incidents Reported to UK’s FCA Doubled in 2023 – Research Report

Ransomware incidents reported to UK financial regulators doubled in 2023, according to an extensive update shared with CI. A Picus Security FOI analysis of cyber incidents reported “to the Financial Conduct Authority reveals an increase in ransomware incidents in the first half of 2023.” Picus… Read More

UK’s Financial Conduct Authority Fines 3 Money Transfer Firms

The United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has imposed fines on three money transfer firms after they admitted to fixing prices charged to consumers in Glasgow, Scotland. Dollar East (International Travel & Money Transfer) Ltd; Hafiz Bros Travel & Money Transfer Limited; and LCC Trans-Sending… Read More

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