Fintech

Singapore’s MAS issues Guide to Digital Token Offerings

On 14 November 2017, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) issued a guide during the first day of the Singapore FinTech Festival to provide general guidance on the application of the securities laws administered by the MAS, namely the Securities … Continue reading

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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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New regulatory trial grounds for fintech firms in Hong Kong – Regulators announce additional fintech sandboxes

New regulatory trial grounds for fintech firms in Hong Kong – Regulators announce additional fintech sandboxes

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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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MAS CONSULTS ON REGULATIONS FOR THE PROVISION OF DIGITAL ADVISORY SERVICES

In line with its recognition of the rapid expansion of and new products within the fintech sphere, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) issued a consultation paper on 7 June 2017 on the provision of digital advisory services (ie advice … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding – regulatory headwinds on the horizon?

Crowdfunding has the potential to be one of the most positive developments on the financial scene in years, with the potential to ‘democratise’ finance and outflank conventional approaches to raising capital in some spheres.

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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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Bank of England launches fintech community and FCA publishes discussion paper on distributed ledger technology

In March 2017, the Bank of England FinTech Accelerator launched a new fintech community. The new community has three main objectives: to share developments, trends and insights to facilitate learning within the Bank and across the sector; to ensure the … Continue reading

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