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Consumer credit and payments | Regulatory Outlook July 2022

Outcome of HM Treasury consultation on changes to anti-money laundering rules | PSR sets out the details for its work

ESG, sustainability and responsible business

Enforcement risk rises for UK financial services firms over 'greenwashing'

Instances of enforcement action over greenwashing allegations increase as the regulatory regime on sustainability claims develops

Sanctions, ownership and related issues

New sanctions reporting obligation on crypto-asset exchanges and custodian wallet providers

New regulations increasing the obligations to report under the UK financial sanctions regime are likely to impose significant burdens on

Financial Services

Political agreement reached on the EU's Markets in Crypto Assets Regulation

New regulatory framework for crypto expected to come into force in 2024 – with implications for issuers and service providers

Financial Services

UK moves to regulate cloud providers to financial services sector

Plans for new powers aim to mitigate risks stemming from overreliance on small numbers of cloud operators

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Retail and Consumer

Evolution of retail platforms and marketplaces risks additional regulatory consequences for businesses

The business models of retail platforms and marketplaces can be impacted by financial services regulation – but there are exclusions


Retailers adopt facial recognition technology as regulators play catch-up

Automated facial recognition raises broad challenges for privacy regulators but industries such as retail are using the technology ahead of

Banking and finance

Return of the APP Hydra: Quincecare liability rears its head again

Court of Appeal potentially expands scope of application of the Quincecare duty to individuals giving instructions on their own account


Law Commission concludes English law supports smart contracts

Businesses can take comfort that smart contract technology can create legally binding agreements, but should be aware of remaining areas


Predictions 2022: What could be in store for US and international business?

Businesses will be readying themselves for growth and transformation in a year in which the world hopes to move on


Digitalisation | Five legal and regulatory predictions for 2022

As another year gets underway, and digitalisation continues to transform businesses across all sectors, we offer five predictions for tech


Report on the UK's blockchain landscape confirms London as global hub

The Big Innovation Centre highlights the strength and breadth of UK's blockchain ecosystem in its new report

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