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FCA Regulated Digital Asset Ecosystem Archax Joins Security Token Market’s Data Partnership Network

Security Token Market is pleased to confirm that Archax, a global cryptocurrency and FCA regulated digital asset ecosystem, has joined the STM data partnership network. Archax provides professional investors and institutions “with a primary market for investing into digital asset projects, as well as a… Read More

UK’s FCA Fines Citigroup’s International Broker-Dealer £12.6M for Failures Relating to Detection of Market Abuse

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has fined Citigroup Global Markets Limited £12,553,800 “for failing to properly implement the Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) trade surveillance requirements relating to the detection of market abuse.” By failing to properly implement the MAR trade surveillance requirements, Citigroup Global… Read More

UK Financial Conduct Authority Cautions BNPL Providers on Misleading Promotions

The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has issued a warning to Buy Now – Pay Later (BNPL) providers pertaining to misleading advertisements. A copy of the “Dear CEO” letter sent to BNPLs is viewable here. BNPL platforms offer point of sale credit to consumers which… Read More

FCA Tightens Rule on Promotion of Investment Opportunities but Not Crypto (Yet)

The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has issued stronger rules in regards to promoting what is deemed to be high risk investments. As anticipated, the FCA expects firms to use “clearer” and “more prominent risk warnings.” The tactic of offering a refer a friend bonus… Read More

Crypto Exchange Zodia Markets Gains FCA Registration

Zodia Markets, a crypto exchanger and brokerage catering to institutional investors, has been registered as a crypto platform with the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and officially launched its crypto trading business. In the UK, a crypto exchange must be registered with the FCA to… Read More

UK: New Financial Services Bill Removes EU Regulation, Aims to Ensure UK at Forefront of Innovation

Today, the Financial Services and Markets Bill was introduced to Parliament in the UK. The legislation will replace “hundreds of pieces of EU retained law” as the UK moves beyond the oversight in Brussels. The aim of the bill is to establish a “coherent, agile… Read More

FCA Discusses the Future of Regulation, Key will be working with US Regulators

In a speech delivered early today by the Financial Conduct Authority Chief Executive Nikhil Ratha, the top UK regulator addressed the future of regulation. Of course, the digitization of financial services, including crypto assets was in the mix. Ratha noted that the FCA has invested… Read More

UK Fintech Fiinu Obtains Banking License, Joins AIM with £53M Valuation

Fintech Group Fiinu has reportedly had its shares admitted to trading on AIM, with a valuation of around £53 million. Fiinu has obtained its deposit-taking bank license from the Bank of England (BoE). The issuing of the bank license/authorization from the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA)… Read More

UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Strengthens its Leadership Team

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has appointed six directors as it “expands its headcount to meet a growing remit and to achieve its ambitious strategy, which launched in April.” The appointments announced recently, which fill a mix of new and existing roles, “draw on… Read More

UK Financial Conduct Authority Says it Is Dealing with Scams Faster

The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) says it is dealing with scams faster by scanning thousands of websites daily and shutting them down when a nefarious actor appears. The FCA reports that between May 2021 and April 2022, it added 1,966 possible scams or frauds… Read More

Ashman Receives UK Banking License

Ashman has announced its UK banking license (Authorized with Restrictions or ‘AwR’), which means it has been authorized and regulated “to trade with restrictions by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA).” Ashman, which was founded by real-estate entrepreneurs Ashkin Mittal and… Read More

FCA Asks Lenders to Help Consumers During Difficult Time

The cost of living is rising higher and credit is along for the ride. With no end in sight to rising interest rates and inflation, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is asking lenders to help consumers during a difficult time. In a release, the… Read More

UK Fintech Griffin, a Banking as a Service Provider, Submits Application for Banking Authorization

Griffin, a UK Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS) Fintech, recently announced the completion of a key step in its application for a banking license. Griffin has submitted its application to the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). John Weguelin, Griffin Chair, stated: “This is… Read More

Warning: UK FCA Tells Consumers to Watch Out for Crypto Scams, Risky Assets

The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has posted another warning about digital assets or cryptoassets. The FCA points to “recent social media posts” promoting digital assets including NFTs. The FCA tells consumers to be ready to lose all of their money when participating in a… Read More

FCA Cautions Firms Pitching Credit with Dear CEO Letter

The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has distributed a Dear CEO letter to firms pitching credit in relation to their potentially misleading advertising. The FCA states that it has issued almost 28,000 consumer credit firms warning them not to use terms such as “no credit… Read More

FCA Action: £2 Million Forfeited by QPay Europe Limited

The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has received a forfeiture order for £2,000,000 regarding erstwhile Fintech QPay Europe Limited, a firm that at one point sought to be regulated by the FCA. The money was initially frozen in “urgent proceedings” initiated by the FCA in… Read More

Amigo Loans Receives Good News as FCA Says it will Not Oppose its Plans to Lend Again

The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has posted a letter indicating it was OK with Amigo Loans’ (AMGO.L) plans to compensate customers that has been apparently harmed while transgressing lending rules. A previous attempt to mollify regulators failed.  Amigo is a subprime lender that offers… Read More

UK’s FCA Requests Input on Synthetic Data

The UK’s FCA recently revealed that they are interested in what the industry “sees as the role of the regulator in the provision of synthetic data.” The FCA pointed out that they are particularly interested in synthetic data when it comes to their “competition remit,… Read More

Digital Asset Manager CoinShares Comments on Global Crypto Regulatory Updates

Townsend Lansing, Head of Product at CoinShares and Nick du Cros, the Head of Compliance and Regulatory affairs at CoinShares, have noted that there appears to have been “quite a bit of confusion” in the digital assets community recently regarding the proposals in the EU… Read More

UK’s Financial Conduct Authority Is Reportedly Looking for a Head of Digital Assets Division

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the United Kingdom’s financial services industry regulator, is reportedly looking for a professional to head the digital assets unit and build up a new team. This, according to a job posting via LinkedIn. The department head will be required to… Read More

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