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What to look out for in the FCA’s improved representatives regime

September 16, 2022

The UK’s financial watchdog is introducing new rules to its appointed representatives regime amid consumer-harm concerns. 

Gavel and currency

EBA announces plan to address faltering AML/CFT colleges

September 14, 2022

The European Banking Authority has set out an action plan following its report outlining deficiencies in the supervisory networks’ operations.

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China’s banks face soaring NPLs as economic woes intensify

September 13, 2022

There are rising concerns over China’s banking system as the country’s lenders feel the effects of slowing growth combined with a deflating real estate market.

Money flood

Banks too must prepare for the flood

September 12, 2022

As climate change threatens increased risk of floods, banks and insurers have a responsibility to galvanise their insurance policies.

Social finance suffers EU setback

September 9, 2022

The quest to create global standards for ‘social’ investing took a blow recently when the European Commission decided to kick the EU’s social taxonomy into the long grass. A fragmentation of standards is now likely to proliferate.

P2P lending hands

Indonesian regulator sets a higher bar for P2P lenders

September 7, 2022

Financial services authority OJK moves to control the booming peer-to-peer market, creating stumbling blocks for newcomers.

Coal power plant

Capital adequacy requirement for new fossil fuel projects gains EU support

September 2, 2022

Supporters say the 1250% requirement will target the projects that do the most environmental damage.

China open door

China opens up to foreign investment with new law

August 31, 2022

The newly introduced Futures and Derivatives Law brings the country’s financial services market in line with international standards, welcoming foreign financing. 

Bank vault

Limitations to open banking regulations in Europe

August 30, 2022

There is a question mark over whether European open banking regulations really favour innovation, with the Asian approach potentially showing a better way forward.

Coins on seesaw

CPMI and Iosco announce regulatory guidance for stablecoins

August 25, 2022

New guidance indicates that the stablecoin market could be maturing, but there are still unanswered questions, putting that diagnosis in doubt.

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