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PSD2 - further inside the regulator

[fa icon='calendar'] 19-Mar-2018 17:40:38 / by James Borley posted in cryptocurrency, FINTECH, Payment services, FCA, PSD2, E-money

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Drawing on my experience of heading up the Payment Services Authorisations Team at the FCA for many years, I spoke last week (http://blog.fscom.co.uk/psd2-a-glimpse-inside-the-regulator) about the FCA’s expectations for authorisations and re-authorisations, and offered some insight into how they might approach the challenges brought about by PSD2. I now explore the risks inherent in firms wishing to ‘upgrade’ their licences, the new entrants under PSD2 and the FCA’s approach to supervision.

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Bringing Cryptocurrency To The Front Line: Who, What, Why & How?

[fa icon='calendar'] 12-Mar-2018 12:00:00 / by Karen Vickers posted in Compliance, cryptocurrency, 5MLD

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When we hear the word ‘cryptocurrencies’, three fixations tend to pop up; price volatility, anonymity and, perhaps most of all, its enduring association with the darker corners of the internet.

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