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Fintech Primary Bid Issues Call to Allow Retail Investors to Purchase Shares in Companies Raising Discounted Capital Due to COVID-19

Fintech PrimaryBid has launched a call to action to empower “ordinary investors” to purchase shares in deeply discounted offerings. Earlier this month, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) announced a series of measures aimed at assisting companies to raise new share capital in response to… Read More

Central Bank Digital Currencies Increasingly Being Considered by Governments, as AML/CFT Regulations Tighten: Report

New York-based BitOoda, a digital asset and Fintech firm, recently published its cryptocurrency market regulatory analysis report. Governments throughout the world are struggling to deal with the devastating economic consequences of the deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The BitOoda team reveals: “We’ve noted an uptick in… Read More

FCA: Short Term Lender Uncle Buck Enters Administration

Uncle Buck, a short term or payday lender, has gone into administration due to an action taken by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The FCA posted a notice today that Uncle Buck was “failing to meet the adequate resources Threshold Condition.” The severity of the… Read More

European Authorities to Temporarily Relax MiFID II Financial Regulations for Recording Customer Phone Conversations

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has forced large numbers of professionals to work from home. Europe’s regulatory authorities have decided to temporarily relax MiFID II rules, which may apply when recording telephone conversations. MiFID II (Markets in Financial Instruments Directive) is a legislative framework introduced by… Read More

Fintech Chip Receives FCA Authoritization

Fintech Chip has received approval from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) as an authorized payment institution. In a release, Chip described the designation as a major milestone with the next step being the introduction of FSCS protected savings accounts. Chip is an app that automatically… Read More

Coronavirus: FCA Issues Guidance on Mortgage Providers, Small Business Lenders

The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published new guidance for mortgage lenders and administrators and small business lenders. The guidance is in support of programs outlined by the Chancellor earlier this week. Under the plan, borrowers will be able to receive certain relief during… Read More

Fintech: FCA Report Explains Regulatory Sandbox Techsprint Approach

The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is widely recognized as the leading securities regulator when it comes to fostering Fintech innovation. The FCA has engendered an innovation-friendly ecosystem due to multiple operational characteristics but one of them, the Regulatory Sandbox, has been emulated widely around… Read More

UK’s Financial Conduct Authority Reports that Number of Suspicious Transactions and Order Reports Decreased for the First Time in 2019

The United Kingdom’s financial regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), reports that the number of suspicious or potentially fraudulent transactions and order reports (STORs) recorded by the agency have decreased for the first time since it began recording them in 2016 Last year, the FCA… Read More

London-based Meniga, a White-Label Digital Banking Solution Developer, Registers as Account Service Provider with the FCA

London-based Meniga, an established white-label digital banking solution provider, recently confirmed that it had managed to register as an Account Information Service Provider with the UK’s financial regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Meniga has considerable experience working in the Nordic region with non-traditional financial… Read More

UK’s Financial Conduct Authority Is Planning to Hire Professional with Background in Crypto and Blockchain

The UK’s financial regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), is reportedly planning to recruit a specialist with a professional background in blockchain and cryptocurrency-related businesses. The FCA says it wants to hire an intelligence associate with experience working in the digital asset industry, in order… Read More

Crypto Focused BCB Group Announces Receipt of Authorized Payment Institution License from the UK Financial Conduct Authority

BCB Group, a global digital financial services firm, has announced that its operating subsidiary, BCB Payments Limited, has received an Authorised Payment Institution (API) license from the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). BCB says this is the first and only crypto-focused Authorised Payment Institution. BCB… Read More

Austrlia’s Digital Banks Xinja, Judo Bank, 86 400 Attracting Millions in Savings After Launching High Interest Rate Accounts

Australia-based digital banks Xinja, Judo Bank and 86 400 have been attracting millions of dollars worth of savings from the nation’s banking clients after the introduction of their high interest rate accounts. Traditional industry players like ANZ, Westpac, NAB and Commonwealth Bank have reportedly lost… Read More

Competition Chief Christopher Woolard Selected as Interim Chief Executive of Financial Conduct Authority

The Financial Conduct Authority’s Executive Director of Strategy and Competition, Christopher Woolard, has been selected as the Interim Chief Executive of the FCA. HM Treasury announced the appointment today as current FCA Chief Executive Andrew Bailey has been tapped to take over the role of… Read More

Bank of England and FCA to Introduce Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Forum

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Bank of England (BoE) will reportedly be running a public/private forum that will go into the relevant technical and public policy issues related to bank adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies and software…. Read More

As Bad as Payday Lenders: FCA Chastises Banks’ Overdraft Fees, Provides New Rules on Overdrafts

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is introducing new rules regarding overdraft fees that impact consumers. The new rules expect to benefit 70% of the population as banks will now be required to charge a simple annual interest rate, without any additional fees or charges beginning… Read More

UK-based Fintech Zeux Introduces Savings-like Account Offering 5% Interest Rate, Supports BTC and ETH

UK-based Fintech Zeux has introduced a safe, Easy Access Money Pot, which is a mobile-based platform that awards app users 5% interest (at the annual equivalent rate or AER). The Easy Access Money Pot, which aims to be an alternative to traditional savings accounts, has… Read More

Cashaa Launches Crypto Business/Broker Account to Ensure Crypto Businesses & Brokers Are Compliant With FCA New Anti-Money Rules

UK-based next-generation banking platform Cashaa recently announced the launch of its new “Crypto Business/Broker” account. According to Cashaa, the account was created to ensure crypto businesses/brokers are compliant with the FCA’s new rules for anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist finance and Fifth Money Laundering Directive (5AMLD)…. Read More

Not Good Enough: UK FCA Says Competition for Savers Must be Better, Interest Rates More Transparent

The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has launched a consultation on the competition for savings and ISA accounts. The FCA has previously raised concerns regarding interest rates paid to consumers who tend to remain with a financial institution even though their money may generate a… Read More

Beginning Next Week, the FCA Expects “Cryptoasset Businesses” to Be Compliant Under AML/CFT Rules

Starting on Friday, January 10, 2020, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) expects all “cryptoasset businesses” (IE VASPs, Digital Asset firms etc.) to be compliant under Anti-money Laundering (AML) and Counter Terrorist Financing (CFT) rules. The FCA is the main securities regulator in the UK… Read More

FCA CEO Andrew Bailey to Replace Mark Carney as New Governor of Bank of England

Earlier today, the UK government announced its selection Andrew Bailey to replace Mark Carney as Governor of the Bank of England. Carney’s departure has long been anticipated and, in fact, he extended his tenure at the Bank to help provide an element of stability in… Read More

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