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FCA Chair Discusses Crypto Scams, Digital Asset Regulation

In a speech delivered at the Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime, FCA and PSR Chair Charles Randall discussed some hot topics in the financial services sector – fraud and scams. More specifically, crypto scams and the regulation of digital assets or tokens. Currently, the… Read More

UK Crowdfunding Association Comments on FCA Dear CEO Letter Sent to Platforms

Two weeks ago, the UK Financial Conduct Authority posted a “Dear CEO” letter directed at investment crowdfunding platforms. The letter, signed by Debbie Gupta, Director of Consumer Investments Supervision, cautioned platforms on both the risk of investments being offered to investors as well as the… Read More

coinpass Now Approved by UK Financial Conduct Authority to Serve as Crypto-Assets Firm

The team at coinpass is pleased to confirm that they’ve been granted approval to serve as a registered crypto-assets company. The approval has been given by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). As mentioned in the announcement, the coinpass management team have always “believed in… Read More

Binance Not Capable of Being Supervised by the UK FCA: Two Attorneys Comment

Earlier today, the UK Financial Conduct Authority posted the “First Supervisory Notice” related to a statement by the FCA in June that Binance Markets Limited is not permitted to undertake any regulated activity in the UK. Binance Markets is part of the Binance Group. Binance… Read More

UK Financial Conduct Authority Sends Letter to Investment Crowdfunding Platforms Pointing at Investment Risk

The UK Financial Conduct Authority has sent a “Dear CEO” letter to the management of the UK investment crowdfunding platforms. Signed by Debbie Gupta, Director of Consumer Investments Supervision, the missive cautions platforms on ensuring that investors fully understand the nature of the risk affiliated… Read More

Tel Aviv based Regtech Shield Introduces Alert Transparency Capabilities by Leveraging AI, NLP

The team at Tel Aviv-based Shield, an established Regtech firm, reveals that they’re introducing their powerful Alert Transparency capabilities, bringing “unmatched” understanding to compliance alerts and triggers via AI, Natural Language Processing (NLP), and various other backend technologies. As regulatory authorities throughout the world aim… Read More

European Litigation Funding Platform AxiaFunder Reports Resolving More Legal Cases

Two more legal cases have reportedly been resolved by AxiaFunder, which is one of Europe’s first litigation funding platforms. AxiaFunder, Europe’s “first for-profit” litigation funding platform, has acquired £1.9 million from investors since establishing operations in January 2019, with a 100% “success rate” on completed… Read More

Digital Asset Management Secures £1.1 Million from Over 400 Investors via Crowdcube at £55 Million Pre-Money Valuation

The team at Digital Asset Management reports that it is now live on Crowdcube as the first Gibraltar registered firm to crowdfund. The firm’s management told Crowdfund Insider: “During the first few days of being live in Dam’s community, the company has raised over 1,000,000… Read More

UK’s Digital Bank Monzo Is Facing Potential Money Laundering Charges by FCA, Reports Annual Loss of £130 Million

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UK-based digital bank Monzo is currently facing a civil and criminal money-laundering investigation that is being carried out by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Monzo‘s management disclosed these details in its annual report that was released on Friday (July 30, 2021). For the second straight… Read More

Pacypay Receives Electronic Money Institution Approval from UK FCA

Pacypay, a payments service provider, has received approval from the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to operate as an Electronic Money Institution (EMI), according to a note from the company. Pacypay is part of Ronghan International and also includes OnerWay to facilitate payments and transfers…. Read More

CoinBurp and Launch of $Burp Token Receives Consumer Warning from UK FCA

The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has issued a warning regarding CoinBurp and the pending issuance of the $Burp Token. CoinBurp states that it currently operates a CeFi platform, but they are developing an ETH-based DeFi wallet. While the name alone may cause some potential… Read More

Research Note: Bitcoin Not Alone in Recent Price Woes

Don’t say she didn’t warn you, GlobalBlock sales trader Alexandra Clark said in her latest research notes. As Bitcoin continued plummeting, contributing to the downward spiral was the lacklustre performance of crypto stock Galaxy Digital Holdings, which shed 63 percent of its value from its… Read More

Standard Chartered Backed Zodia Now Registered with FCA as Crypto-Asset Firm

Zodia Custody Limited, a crypto-focused firm backed by Standard Chartered, is now registered with the UK Financial Conduct Authority as a regulated crypto-asset firm. Standard Chartered partnered with Northern Trust to launch Zodia. Earlier this month, Zodia announced a new wholesale trading platform for crypto-assets…. Read More

UK’s P2P Investment Platform Kuflink Reveals it’s Working on Open Banking Updates

Kuflink Group, a platform that connects borrowers with lenders, by providing a steady flow of accessible finance and competitive interest rates, notes that their tech team has worked hard to bring new features. Kuflink‘s management writers in a blog post that together, with users’ feedback,… Read More

Verso Wealth Management Platform to be Introduced by Munnypot Ltd after it Acquires Whitefoord LLP

Munnypot Ltd confirms that it has teamed up with Cairngorm Capital Partners LLP and has acquired Whitefoord LLP, in order to introduce Verso Wealth Management, which is a wealth management group offering financial advice and investment management that’s supported by an all-digital platform. Cairngorm Capital… Read More

UK Based Payments Firm Clear Junction Stops Binance Transfers

The aftershocks continue to reverberate as affiliated firms assess the action by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to ban Binance’s activity in the UK. Late last month, the UK securities regulatory effectively shut down Binance’s activity in the country. The statement by the FCA was… Read More

Santander Says They Have Stopped Payments to Binance for Customers’ Protection

Following the announcement from Barclays that it would no longer allow transfers to the world’s largest crypto exchange Binance, Santander has announced it will do the same. As posted on the Santander website, the bank explains: We’re stopping payments to Binance for your protection We… Read More

Barclays Blocks UK Customers From Transferring Funds to Binance

At the end of last month, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) announced that Binance Markets Limited was no longer permitted to undertake any regulated activity in the UK. Binance Markets is part of the broader Binance Group – a company that powers the largest… Read More

UK’s Open Finance Platform mmob Receives FCA Approval for Payment, Account Info Service Provision

mmob, an Open Finance partnership platform, has announced that it has received authorization or approval from the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for Payment and Account Information Service Provision. The approval from the United Kingdom’s regulatory authority validates mmob’s progressive business model and embedded finance… Read More

Iran, El Salvador Make Interesting Crypto Moves: Analyst

The past few weeks have seen some interesting geopolitical developments in the cryptocurrency space, GlobalBlock sales trader Alexandra Clark said. Iran could be taking advantage of China’s tough stance on cryptocurrency mining, Clark suggests. They recently have granted permits to 30 crypto mining farms. Should… Read More

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