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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

The UK FCA Shuts Down Crypto ATMs

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The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has told all operators of cryptocurrency ATMs operating in the UK to shut down machines or face an enforcement action. In a statement, the FCA said that crypto ATMs providing crypto exchange services must be registered and comply with… Read More

FCA Appoints Special Administrators to Clean Up Xpress Money Services Mess, Report Required Within 8 Weeks

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The United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has appointed two people to serve as special administrators over Xpress Money Services after courts issued a special administrative order. David Hudson and Philip Reynolds of FRP Advisory have been appointed as joint special administrators. Xpress is an… Read More

UK FCA Gets Changes to Popular BNPL Platforms Terms Deemed to be Unfair

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The UK Financial Conduct  Authority (FCA) has secured changes to consumer terms from popular buy now, pay later platforms, according to a statement from the regulator. The FCA states that terms in the contracts of Clearpay, Klarna, Laybuy, and Openpay have been “unclear” and “unfair.”… Read More

UK Announces Interim Chairs of Financial Conduct Authority and Payment Systems Regulator

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HM Treasury, which is the UK government’s economic and finance ministry (maintaining control over public spending, setting the direction of the nation’s economic policy and working to achieve strong and sustainable economic growth), announced that they have begun the search for a new Chairperson of… Read More

UK’s Sourced Capital Obtains Direct Authorization from the Financial Conduct Authority

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Sourced Capital, a UK property investment platform and wholly-owned subsidiary of the Sourced Group, has announced that it received direct authorization from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and “acquired Peer Funding Limited, a peer-to-peer business platform.” Sourced Capital says that it proved its solid track… Read More

London based Fintech PayAlly Awarded EMI License by the FCA

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Established back in 2017 by Rafal Andzejevski and Maxim Ivanchenko, London-headquartered payments Fintech PayAlly has reportedly acquired an Electronic Money Institution (EMI) license from the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Supporting the Authorized Payment Institution license currently held by the Fintech company, this new permit… Read More

UK Workplace Savings Fintech Cushon Secures £35m, Plans to Acquire Creative

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The team at Cushon notes that they’re pleased to confirm that they have, subject to Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) approval, acquired Creative, the manager of the Creative Pension Trust. Once approved, this acquisition sees Cushon become the United Kingdom’s 5th largest “master trust provider.” As… Read More

NYDIG Subsidiary Bottlepay Now the First Lightning Firm to be a Registered Crypto-Asset Business with the UK’s FCA

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NYDIG, a Bitcoin company, announced that its subsidiary Bottlepay, a Bitcoin-based international payments company, has been granted registration as a Cryptoasset Business from the United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Bottlepay is one of a small number of crypto-asset companies to have secured this type… Read More

Innovate Finance Responds to FCA Discussion Paper, “Sustainability Disclosure Requirements and Investment Labels”

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Innovate Finance, the independent industry body that represents and advances the international Fintech community in the United Kingdom, explains that it aims to accelerate the UK’s role in the financial services sector by “directly supporting the next generation of technology-led innovators.” The UK Fintech sector… Read More

Baanx is Next Fintech to Receive Regualtory Approval from FCA to Offer Crypto Services

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Baanx has received regulatory approval to provide crypto asset services by the UK Finacial Conduct Authority (FCA). Baanx is registered as a crypto asset business under the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing, and Transfer of Funds (Information of the Payer) Regulations 2017 (MLR 2017). Baanx is… Read More

UK’s Financial Conduct Authority Issues Final Messages on LIBOR

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During a speech delivered earlier this month, Edwin Schooling Latter, Director of Markets and Wholesale Policy and Wholesale Supervision at the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), went over the remaining actions companies must take, as the end of the year, when “the majority of LIBOR… Read More

Viola Money Ltd has Entered Administration

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On 21 December 2021, a special administration order was reportedly made by the Court in relation to Viola Money “under the Payment and Electronic Money Institution Insolvency Regulations 2021.” The Viola Money website explains its service as follows: Since 2012, we have been providing simple,… Read More

PIMFA Calls for “Greater Ambition” to Address FSCS Levy Funding Issues

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PIMFA, the trade association for wealth management, investment services and the investment and financial advice industry, welcomes the fact the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has “recognized current levels of Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) funding are unsustainable and is committed to reform. But current… Read More

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