Europe

Fintech regulation – what is on the horizon?

With fintech becoming such a fast-moving and increasingly regulated space, we have created a timeline of key UK and EU regulatory milestones to watch out for over the coming months and years.

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Scaling up the Senior Managers and Certification Regime: Thinking Ahead

The UK Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR) is being extended to almost all financial services firms authorised by the FCA. This will include many firms in the payment services, peer-to-peer lending, crowdfunding and robo-asset management sectors. The plans are … Continue reading

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Regulators around the world become more vocal regarding the potential risks associated with ICOs

On 4 September 2017, seven major regulators governing the finance and technology sectors in China (collectively, the Chinese Regulators), jointly published an announcement prohibiting initial coin offerings (ICOs) in China.

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Fintechs and Regulators adapt to each other

Companies specialising in internet and new technologies (so-called Fintechs) continue to play a key role in the French economy (for example in developing credit activities, targeting in particular the financing of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) through lending platforms and … Continue reading

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Thinking two moves ahead – how to get the best out of a fintech fundraising

Thinking two moves ahead – how to get the best out of a fintech fundraising. Rich Woods and Emily Naylor from the fintech team at Herbert Smith Freehills provide some tips on planning a successful fundraise.

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Digital Economy Act 2017: The pick ‘n’ mix assortment of provisions receives Royal Assent

The Digital Economy Act (the “Act“) finally received Royal Assent on 27 April 2017 and the final text has recently beenĀ published. First introduced in the House of Commons in July 2016, it has been the subject of much scrutiny and … Continue reading

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