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

On 3 November, the Big innovation Centre, a think-tank for innovation and technology insights, released a report on the UK

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Financial Services

Fintech firm's fine for Russian payments highlights breadth of UK sanctions regime

The Office for Financial Sanction Implementation (OFSI) has published its first financial penalty for breach of financial sanctions regulations in

Employment and pensions

Can pension schemes invest in cryptocurrencies?

The growth of Bitcoin since its invention in 2008 has largely been fuelled by tech-savvy private investors. Until recently, corporates

Woolard Review

Pandemic highlights need for FCA to change approach to forbearance

Last year was a record year for lenders offering forbearance measures with millions having been granted a payment holiday in

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UKJT consults on new Digital Dispute Resolution Rules for FinTechs

A couple of years back, there was talk of uncertainty about the legal status of cryptoassets and the lack of

Woolard Review

Deficiencies in credit information identified by Woolard Review of unsecured credit market

Credit information provided to lenders and shortcomings in how it is shared, used and regulated – which have been brought

Woolard Review

Woolard Review looks at the risks posed by product innovation in the unsecured credit market

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published (2 February 2021) its review by former interim chief executive, Christopher Woolard CBE

Financial Services

New year, new Quincecare decision

Several milestone cases have broadened the scope of the Quincecare duty of care since its establishment in 1992, but, against

Regulatory Outlook

Regulatory Update | Financial Regulation | January 2021

Current Issues New UK prudential regime for MiFID firms On 14 December 2020, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published Consultation

Competition, antitrust and trade

Competition regulator fines ComparetheMarket for using 'most favoured nation' clauses

Following an investigation launched in in 2017, the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has concluded that ComparetheMarket, one of

Financial Services

National Security and Investment Bill puts political risk on the agenda for FinTechs

The National Security and Investment Bill (the Bill) was published on 12 November 2020 and the powers proposed are a

Financial Services

Covid-19: Who will be the winners and losers in the world of FinTech?

This article was written by Partner Tom Try and originally published in Banking Sector magazine. What are the biggest hurdles