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National Cyber Security Centre Releases NIS Directive Guidance

The UK agency’s principles-based guidance on cybersecurity for OES adds important detail to NIS Directive obligations. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has published introductory guidance for operators of...more

Cybersecurity: UK Government Releases Response to Public Consultation on NIS Directive

Proposed changes provide indication of the yet-to-be-published contents of the NIS Directive’s implementing regulation. The UK government moved closer to implementing the Security of Network and Information Systems...more

What Next for Distributed Ledger Technology?

The FCA has published a Feedback Statement on Distributed Ledger Technology, setting out its views and proposed next steps. Key Points: ..Respondents to the FCA’s initial Discussion Paper were supportive of the FCA...more

Regulatory Sandboxes - a Global Stocktake

Regulatory sandboxes are becoming a global trend, providing plenty of opportunities for innovative businesses. Pioneered in the UK as part of the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) “Project Innovate”, a regulatory sandbox...more

Bank of England Opens Up Access to Payment Schemes for FinTech Firms

The Bank of England (BoE) announced on 19 July 2017 that it is extending direct access to its real-time gross settlement (RTGS) service to non-bank payment service providers (i.e., e-money institutions and payment service...more

FCA Regulatory Sandbox Update: Successes in Round One, Application Window for Round Three Open

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has provided an update on its regulatory sandbox initiative. The sandbox is part of Project Innovate, and allows businesses (whether already authorised or not) to test new offerings in...more

Bank of England Launches Blueprint on New RTGS Service

RTGS service to be interoperable with distributed ledger technology, to allow greater access and to provide sophisticated data interface for liquidity management. There is an important opportunity for early-stage...more

FCA Launches Discussion on Distributed Ledger Technology

UK regulator calls for submissions on potential uses, risks and benefits of distributed ledger technology in the financial services sector. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published a Discussion Paper (DP17/3) on...more

World-First Regulatory Sandbox Open for Play in the UK

Innovative businesses in the financial services industry looking to test exciting new financial products and services will be able to apply to the UK’s regulatory sandbox beginning May 9. The “regulatory sandbox” is the...more

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