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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

UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to protect local cash access

The United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is taking steps to ensure folks maintain access to physical currency in an increasingly digital society. The agency proposed new rules to maintain reasonable access to cash for personal and business customers across the UK. This follows new… Read More

UK’s Digital Securities Sandbox Regulations Marks Key Milestone in DLT Adoption: R3 Chief Economist

Digital securities are broadly acknowledged as the future of all securities. Yet, progress has been slow for regulators around the world to craft the needed rules to enable digital to replace existing analog securities. The advent of distributed ledger technology (DLT), or blockchains, is expected… Read More

FCA Outlines Recent “Key Achievements”

The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Chief Executive Nikhil Rathi has issued a statement on the agency’s key achievements in the past couple of years. The update is part of a three-year strategy by the FCA to support financial services development while providing ample protection…. Read More

UK FCA Criticizes Interest Earned on Cash Balances: “They Need to Make Changes” (Or Else)

The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has been pounded the drums for some time now on the interest earned by consumers on cash balances held on various platforms. While interest rates have risen dramatically in the past couple of years, many financial institutions have been… Read More

UK’s FCA Recommends Greater Support for Consumers’ Financial Decisions via Regulator and Government Proposals

More people could access advice or support to help make their money “work harder” under proposals set out today by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Government. The potential options aim to help more people benefit from investment opportunities, provide for later life, “save… Read More

UK’s PensionBee Comments on the Negative Impact of Greenwashing, Key ESG and Fintech Trends for 2024

PensionBee notes that in recent years, the spotlight has intensified “on the role of investments in the climate debate.” As most consumers would hopefully know by now, ‘ESG‘ stands for Environmental, Social, and Governance. This is a framework used to “measure a company’s sustainability, workforce… Read More

UK FCA Introduces Measures to Assist Investors with Making Informed Investment Decisions

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) announced that it is setting out forbearance measures for investment company cost disclosure. The FCA says it has now set out temporary measures “to give investment companies greater ability to explain their costs and charges to help consumers make… Read More

UK FCA Announces Proposals to Require Personal Investment Firms to Set Aside Capital for Covering Compensation Costs

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has announced proposals to require personal investment firms to set aside capital so that they can “cover compensation costs and ensuring the polluter pays when consumers are harmed.” The proposals from the FCA would “require personal investment firms –… Read More

UK FCA Shares Update on Unregulated Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) Firms Becoming Authorized

Prior to the UK leaving the EU, EEA-based firms were able “to operate in the UK without our direct authorization.” The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) notes that the Temporary Permissions Regime, which allowed EEA firms to continue “to operate in the UK while transitioning… Read More

UK FCA Says Firms Should Strengthen Anti-Fraud Systems, Must Treat Victims of Fraud Better

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The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) says it is working with payment service providers to do more “to protect consumers from fraud, including authorized push payment (APP) fraud.” While FCA‘s review of firms’ fraud controls and complaint handling found examples of good practice, they were… Read More

Stablecoin Adoption: FCA and Bank of England Release Proposals for Regulating Stablecoins

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Bank of England are requesting feedback on their proposed approach to regulating stablecoins. The Bank’s proposals cover “any payment systems in the future that use stablecoins in the UK at systemic scale.” Stablecoins are a new type of… Read More

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