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Gavin Waddell from Modulr Shares Insights on How Fintech Helps Firms “Harness the Power” of Cryptocurrency

Modulr, a Payments as a Service API Platform for digital businesses, has shared insights on how Fintech firms can “harness the power” of cryptocurrency. Gavin Waddell from Modulr writes in a blog post that digital currencies have “shaken up” the financial world. Innovation is “the… Read More

Digital Payments Platform Wirex Temporarily Pauses New UK Customer Recruiting

      Digital payments platform Wirex announced on Wednesday it is temporarily pausing to recruit new UK customers. According to Wirex, the temporary pause follows constructive dialogue with UK regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Wirex further revealed that as part of the pause, it… Read More

Cryptocurrency Derivatives Platform Bybit Set to Suspend Services to UK Customers

Bybit, a cryptocurrency derivatives exchange, announced on Friday it is set to suspend its services to UK customers in order to comply with the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) ban on cryptocurrency derivatives. Last summer, the FCA published its final rules banning the sale of derivatives… Read More

Currencycloud Says the Days of Unrestricted EU Market Access for UK Firms are Over, Explains how to Approach New Business Environment

Currencycloud, a cross-border payment platform, notes in a blog post that UK businesses have been struggling to deal with various issues ever since the country voted in 2016 to leave the European Union (EU). While the agreement reached between the United Kingdom and European Union… Read More

Overfunding: UK P2P Lender JustUs Secures Over £1.3M in Capital to Disrupt Lending with Better Crowdfunded Financial Products

UK-based peer-to-peer (P2P) lender JustUs says it aims to “disrupt” the lending landscape and become an established provider of crowdfunded financial products for consumers with the JustUs ISA. To undertake Peoples Mortgages, JustUs noted that it will be “required to gain regulatory approval which is… Read More

FCA Returns £3.42 Million from Digital Wealth Limited Scam

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has announced that it has obtained High Court Approval to return £3.42 million to victims of an unauthorized deposit-taking and collective investment schemes. The FCA states that Digital Wealth Limited, aka Digital Wealth Society (DWS), and Outsourcing Express Limited (OEL)… Read More

UK Financial Conduct Authority Confirms that 50% of Firms are Now Using RegData for Regulatory Reporting

Approximately half or 50% of companies that have previously submitted their regulatory reporting on the UK Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) Gabriel systems are now using RegData, the regulator recently confirmed. According to the FCA, RegData is central or key to their overall data strategy which… Read More

UK FCA Report Looks to Mitigate Investment Harm, Includes P2P, Crypto and Crowdfunding on List of High Risk Investments

Following a call for input on the consumer investment market that closed to comments last month, the UK Financial Conduct Authority has issued a report on how the regulator “works to protect consumers from investment harm” citing activity during the first 10 months of 2020…. Read More

Danger! UK Financial Conduct Authority Tells Consumers Investing in Crypto Could Lead to Total Loss of Money

The UK Financial Conduct Authority has issued a statement on the risk of investing in cryptocurrency during a time when Bitcoin has hit all-time highs before backing off by over 15% erasing billions in gains. The FCA states: “The FCA is aware that some firms… Read More

Digital Banking Platform Revolut Confirms it has Temporary Permit from FCA to Offer Cryptocurrency Services, Issues Update About Ripple’s XRP

UK-based digital bank Revolut notes that in 2020, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) had introduced a requirement for all cryptocurrency-related companies or businesses (in the UK) to register with the regulator to confirm that they’re adhering to the country’s money laundering regulations. Revolut’s management pointed… Read More

UK Crowdfunding Industry Concerned About Outcome of Most Recent “Call for Input” that May Impact Investment Platforms

The UK crowdfunding industry is worried that a recent “Call for Input: The Consumer Investments Market” by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) may undermine the viability of the investment crowdfunding industry. Comments on the process closed on December 15, 2020. The consultation was instituted… Read More

Open Banking: UK Fintechs have Asked FCA to Adopt a More Market-led Approach to Open Finance Services

Fintech companies are reportedly urging the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to “break” banks during 2021. A group of London-based startups is asking the FCA to look into ending the control and dominance of traditional banking institutions, specifically their use of consumer data. The companies… Read More

Contactless Payments Limit Might be Increased from £45 to £100 as Britain Could Begin Moving Away from EU Guidelines

The limit on contactless payments might be increased from the current £45 to £100 in one of Britain’s very first steps away from European Union guidelines. The upper limit on touch-free or contactless payments might be raised to £100 after the suggestion was made to… Read More

UK’s FCA Issues Warnings about Loan Fee Fraud, Cryptoassets-related and Coroanvirus Scams, especially During Holidays

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has issued “Three Wise Warnings” for the nation’s consumers. The financial regulator has cautioned that customers should look out for loan fee fraud this Christmas or holiday season. The FCA notes that if you’ve been asked to pay some… Read More

UK’s FCA Appoints Sheldon Mills as Executive Director, Consumers and Competition and Siobhán Sheridan as Chief People Officer

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has promoted Sheldon Mills to serving as Executive Director, Consumers and Competition. The financial regulator confirmed that the role was recently created to fulfill various requirements. The FCA noted that the post was created in November 2020 when the… Read More

UK’s Financial Conduct Authority Announces Benefits of Using RegData, a New Data Collection Tool

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) recently announced the benefits of its new data collection platform, called RegData. The FCA noted that RegData would be replacing Gabriel as the regulator’s data collection platform. The FCA confirmed that RegData is “informed by user feedback, is faster,… Read More

UK Fintech Lanistar Claims it’s Part-Owned by Some of the “World’s Most Influential People,” FCA Removes Warning

After introducing its platform in March 2020, UK Fintech Lanistar has been struggling to establish its operations. As reported recently, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) had issued a warning that Lanistar was not authorized to provide services to consumers. The digital banking Fintech platform attracted… Read More

UK’s Financial Conduct Authority Issues Warning Against Unauthorized Fintech Firm Lanistar

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) recently issued a warning regarding Fintech firm Lanistar Ltd. The financial regulator has cautioned that they believe the company has been offering financial products or services in the UK without its authorization. The FCA noted that would-be investors must… Read More

Humayun Sheikh: CEO at Fetch.ai Reveals what Motivated him to Launch a “Decentralized” Crypto and Commodities Derivatives Exchange

We recently caught up with Humayun Sheikh, CEO of Fetch.ai, an organization that’s focused on developing machine learning and AI-enhanced solutions for the emerging decentralized finance (DeFi) sector along with offering services that may be compatible with traditional financial platforms. Sheikh commented on the recent… Read More

UK’s FCA Announces Changes Aimed at Limiting “Risk of Disruption” to Open Banking Services after Brexit

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has announced certain changes that are aimed at limiting the “risk of disruption” to Open Banking services after Brexit. The FCA’s changes are intended to allow UK-headquartered third-party providers (TPPs) to use an alternative to eIDAS certificates to gain… Read More

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