With fintech being a rapidly developing and increasingly regulated area, we have created a timeline of key UK and EU regulatory milestones to watch out for over the coming months and years.
Here is our latest timeline covering key UK and EU regulatory developments in the pipeline. Continue reading
With increasing regulation in the fintech space, we have created a timeline of key UK and EU regulatory milestones to expect over the coming months and years. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
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 currently under consultation and we expect the regime to be implemented towards the end of 2018.
The SMCR was introduced in response to the 2008 banking crisis and the LIBOR rigging scandal to enhance individual accountability and create a culture of risk management and compliance. It has applied to banks, building societies and certain investment firms since March 2016, with a modified regime for insurers (known as SIMR). It is anticipated the extended regime will largely follow the current SMCR.
This post considers the extension of the SMCR and suggests some next steps for newly ‘in scope’ firms. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
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 Bank is engaging with a range of fintech firms; and
- to increase networking across fintech-related organisations.
An organisation’s confidential information and the personal data of their customer base is a valuable commodity. Combine this with an increased reliance on doing business in a digital world and the regulatory scrutiny surrounding cyber breaches, organisations big and small need to tackle the cyber risk proactively within a broader context of crisis prevention and management.