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Introducing the New Payment Systems Operator

[fa icon='calendar'] 23-May-2018 16:24:01 / by Alison Donnelly posted in E-money, Payment services, FINTECH

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In a previous blog post, I took a look at the upcoming access changes to the UK’s RTGS system (the Clearing House Automated Payment System) and, in the blog post before that, the UK’s new payment architecture. In the latter, you might remember, we touched on the consolidation of three separate payment service operators (PSOs) – Bacs, Faster Payments Service and the Cheque & Credit Clearing Company – under a New Payments Service Operator (NPSO).

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PSD2 - further inside the regulator

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

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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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fscom Appoints New Head of Financial Crime

[fa icon='calendar'] 09-Feb-2018 10:13:06 / by fscom Team posted in FINTECH

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We're delighted to welcome Karen Vickers as our new Head of Financial Crime. 

In her new role, Karen will be responsible for managing our rapidly growing client base, advising them on how to meet their legal and regulatory obligations in respect of financial crime, including anti-money laundering, sanctions terrorist financing and anti-bribery and corruption.

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Comply or Die: How compliance audits can help FinTechs survive

[fa icon='calendar'] 08-Feb-2018 16:37:51 / by James Borley posted in 4MLD, PSR Audit, EMR Audit, Payment services, FINTECH

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‘Compliance’ is the watchword in financial services, perhaps more now than ever. With new rules and regulations being introduced across Europe, most notably 4MLD, MiFID II, PSD2 and GDPR, Heads of Compliance across multiple industry verticals are now under major pressure to ensure their processes and procedures are up to date, adequate and compliant.

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Meeting the InfoSec demands of PSD2 and GDPR

[fa icon='calendar'] 31-Jan-2018 10:00:00 / by Greg James posted in PSD2, E-money, Compliance, Payment services, GDPR, FINTECH

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3 Approaches FinTechs Are Using to Create a Competitive Advantage

[fa icon='calendar'] 04-Oct-2017 12:59:16 / by Jamie Cooke posted in Payment services, FINTECH

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Emerging Payment Awards Demonstrate Maturing Fintech Market

[fa icon='calendar'] 09-Aug-2017 10:22:10 / by Alison Donnelly posted in Payment services, FINTECH

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Last week the Emerging Payments Association announced the finalists for this year’s Emerging Payments Awards. With more than 200 entries from payments related businesses around the world, the awards are testimony to the amazing growth this area of FinTech is experiencing.

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What does a good BREXIT deal look like for financial services?

[fa icon='calendar'] 28-Jul-2017 10:59:49 / by Philip Creed posted in FINTECH, BREXIT

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London is the second largest financial centre in the world and financial services is the largest industry in the UK, therefore it is logical to expect the financial services industry to be high on the negotiation table for BREXIT.

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Why financial services regulation is crucial to fintech

[fa icon='calendar'] 30-Jun-2017 11:02:31 / by Philip Creed posted in FINTECH, RegTech

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The FCA on Distributed Ledger Technologies

[fa icon='calendar'] 15-Jun-2017 13:58:13 / by Mike Southgate posted in FINTECH

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The FCA do not want to regulate specific technologies.

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