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Turning defence into attack: Preview of day 3 of the Dark Money Conference 2021

[fa icon='calendar'] 14-Sep-2021 15:15:13 / by Philip Creed posted in Financial Crime, darkmoneyconf

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In this final blog previewing The Dark Money Conference 2021, Director of fscomPhilip Creed outlines what to expect on Day 3 of the conference.

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Fighting fincrime smarter and faster: Preview of day 2 of the Dark Money Conference 2021

[fa icon='calendar'] 13-Sep-2021 17:15:00 / by Philip Creed posted in Financial Crime, darkmoneyconf

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In this next blog in our series previewing The Dark Money Conference 2021, Director of fscomPhilip Creed outlines our key theme and speakers for Day 2 of the conference.

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New Associate Director appointed to fscom's Cyber Security team

[fa icon='calendar'] 13-Sep-2021 16:07:30 / by fscom Team posted in fscom News

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fscom is delighted to expand its growing team with the appointment of a new Associate Director of Cyber Security, Nick Gumbley.

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"How fincrime hurts us all" - Preview of Day 1 of the Dark Money Files Conference 2021

[fa icon='calendar'] 10-Sep-2021 14:32:12 / by Philip Creed posted in Financial Crime, darkmoneyconf

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Director of fscom, Philip Creed who co-founded The Dark Money Conference in 2020 together with Graham Barrow and Ray Blake from the Dark Money Files gives us a glimpse into what to expect from the first day of the conference this year.

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The 5th Money Laundering Directive – Transposition into Irish Law

[fa icon='calendar'] 02-Sep-2021 12:24:55 / by Philip Creed posted in 5MLD, ireland

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The Criminal Justice Act (CJA) 2021 became effective on 23rd April 2021 with the transposition of the 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive (5MLD) into Irish Law.

This blog seeks to look at the changes 5MLD will now have on Irish firms and how they can overcome the challenges which may be presented in the transition period. 

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UK Cryptoasset Registration – How To Best Prepare Your Firm

[fa icon='calendar'] 29-Jul-2021 16:29:23 / by Philip Creed posted in Cryptoassets

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Crypto firms operating in the UK, prior to 10th January 2020, are required, in compliance with the 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive (5MLD), to register with the FCA and be compliant with the MLRs 2017, as amended. There has been a number of extensions to the registration deadline. Director Philip Creed looks at what firms should be doing now to better prepare for their cryptoasset registration. 

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New Senior Manager appointed to fscom's Payments Team

[fa icon='calendar'] 22-Jul-2021 08:45:19 / by fscom Team posted in fscom News

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fscom, one of the leading compliance firms for the regulated sector in the UK and Ireland is continuing to expand its Payments Team with the appointment of a new senior manager, Dane Pedro.

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Why use a compliance consultant?

[fa icon='calendar'] 15-Jun-2021 12:24:18 / by Dipesh Patel posted in Regulatory compliance advisory, Payments sector, E-money sector, Investments, Consultancy

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When it comes to the subject of using consultancy firms, companies and individuals within the same company have differing views on the pros and cons of seeking outsourced compliance support. In this article, Jayne Donnelly, Compliance Associate in boutique regulatory compliance consultancy, fscom interviews recently appointed Senior Manager Dipesh Patel to explore the topic further.

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The Crypto Regulatory Frontier: Security Tokens, In or Out?

[fa icon='calendar'] 27-May-2021 12:24:35 / by Jamie Cooke posted in Investment firms, Cryptoassets, Investments

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‘IPO’, three letters to embody the essence of a $3.76tn UK market, so fundamental that their meaning speaks even to the uninitiated. Initial offerings, however, extend beyond the realms of traditional shares. Yet, for the vast majority, news of an STO – Security Token Offering is likely to fly under the radar.

On the one hand, this comes as no surprise. A report by the Cryptoasset Taskforce confirmed that security tokens compose only a very limited portion of the markets within the UK. Consequently STOs, or Security Token Offerings, are about as common as royalty. On the other hand, despite their nature as cryptoassets, they aren’t so very different to the common shares that marketeers and the public alike have come to know.

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Let’s talk about Strong Customer Authentication: CP21/3

[fa icon='calendar'] 29-Apr-2021 17:49:45 / by Greg James posted in SCA, Payments sector, E-money sector

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In this fourth blog in our series on the FCA’s CP21/3 consultation, Greg James looks at the proposed changes to strong customer authentication (SCA); one of the most contentious regulatory developments introduced by the second Payment Services Directive (PSD2).

The FCA has made a clear effort to alleviate some of the strain on the customer journey, however with new guidance inevitably comes new questions. We have broken down the changes into those that will generate the most conversation and those that are simply explicit confirmations in existing guidance.

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