Jacqui Hatfield

Jacqui Hatfield

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Mobile banking and payments – FCA industry review

A fast developing market - There have been dramatic developments in the mobile banking and payments sphere in recent years. Customers of the UK’s largest retail banks made more than 18 million mobile transactions per...more

11/3/2014 - Banks Financial Conduct Authority Mobile Payments UK

Building banking ring-fences: too high a cost?

Last week, Douglas Flint, the chairman of HSBC, told the House of Lords’ European economic and financial affairs sub-committee that the changes required by the new ring-fencing rules would be “very expensive”, and estimated...more

10/31/2014 - Banks HSBC Prudential Regulation Authority Ring-Fencing UK

Changes to the UKs Client Asset Source Book (CASS) –Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

The collapse of Lehmans Brothers and MF Global outlined commercial challenges in respect of client assets and client money, including the role of regulated investment firms, the regulator, administrators and external auditors...more

10/31/2014 - Financial Conduct Authority Investment Firms Regulatory Standards UK

What to expect in 2014

2013 was a significant year for the UK regulatory landscape. National and international regulators continued to address the issues identified by the financial crisis in addition to responding to the LIBOR scandal with...more

1/14/2014 - Compliance Enforcement FCA Financial Regulatory Reform Libor Penalties Prudential Regulation Authority UK

“Volcker Rule” Regulations Finally See The Light Of Day

Federal financial regulators on December 10, 2013 released final regulations for the Volcker Rule, which is a key provision of the Dodd-Frank Act. The rule is found in section 619 of the Dodd-Frank Act, which adds a new...more

12/16/2013 - Bank Holding Company Bank Holding Company Act Dodd-Frank Volcker Rule

FCA Reform of Consumer Credit Regulation

Introduction - As a response to the 2007/2008 global financial crisis, the financial regulatory system in the UK has experienced a major restructuring to address the failings of the previous system. The regulation of...more

11/20/2013 - FCA FSA Prudential Regulation Authority UK

What should UK and non EU AIFMs be doing now and how can we help?

The AIFMD trigger date occurred on 22 July this year, with a 12-month transitional period (TP) in place in the UK for (i) existing UK managers of AIFs (UK AIFMs), and (ii) non-EU managers of AIFs (Non-EU AIFMs) actively...more

10/8/2013 - AIFM AIFMD EU UK

Private Equity Newsletter - September 2013: Private Equity Sound Bite AIFMD – What should UK AIFMs do to prepare for July 2014?

As most of you will be aware, the AIFMD trigger date has passed and we are now into the 12 month transitional period for UK AIF managers (“AIFMs”) who were actively marketing in the UK prior to 22 July 2013, but what should...more

10/1/2013

EMIR – Summary of Key Requirements

The European Markets Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) introduces requirements aimed at improving transparency and the reduction of risks associated with the derivatives market. EMIR also establishes organisational, conduct of...more

6/17/2013 - EEA EMIR ESMA Investment Portfolios Mandatory Clearing Requirements OTC Reporting Requirements Risk Mitigation

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