Regulatory Research

On June 27, 2017 a draft bill was introduced in the State Duma "on ratification of the European Council Convention on laundering, detection, seizure and confiscation of the proceeds from crime and...
In the build-up to the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) entering into force across EU member states in January 2018, PaymentsCompliance provides practical insight on the regulation of...
On June 28, 2017 the Reserve Bank of New Zealand published a statement of intent for July 1, 2017- June 30, 2020, outlining the bank's strategic priorities for the period....
Alongside the entry into force of the 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive on June 26, 2017, the European Commission published a report which will support member states in better addressing money...
On April 21, 2017 HM Treasury launched a public consultation on the UK’s future legal framework for imposing and implementing sanctions following the country’s withdrawal from the European Union....
The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) of New Zealand is seeking feedback on its proposal to allow entities to provide personalised financial advice which is generated by a computer program or...
The joint committee of the three European supervisory authorities (ESAs) — EBA, EIOPA and ESMA — has published its final guidelines on simplified and enhanced customer due diligence and the...
The European Savings and Retail Banking Group (ESBG) and the European Association of Co-operative Banks (EACB) have published a position paper calling on the European Banking Association (EBA) to...
On June 21, 2017, Queen Elizabeth II gave a speech to both Houses of Parliament, which emphasises that the government’s priority is to deliver the best possible deal after Brexit. A bill will be...
On June 25, 2017, the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) published its 87th Annual Report for the period from April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017, which highlights that the global economy...
On June 20, 2017 the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) announced that the country's parliament had declined to adopt Draft Law No. 5361-D "On Amendments to Some Legal Acts of Ukraine Regulating Money...
The Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau has launched a consultation on enhancing the anti-money laundering (AML) regulation of designated non-financial businesses and professions, to ensure...
The Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau has launched a consultation on enhancing the transparency of beneficial ownership of Hong Kong companies, with the aim of strengthening the...
On June 22, 2017 the Financial Services Agency of Japan (JFSA) and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), at the Exchange of Letters ceremony, agreed on a cooperation...
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has published a discussion note called "Fintech and Financial Services: Initial Considerations", which provides a framework on how fintech might be able to...
The 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive (4th AMLD) is set to take effect from June 26, 2017, repealing on the same date, Directive 2005/60/EC (also known as the 3rd AMLD) and Directive 2006/70/EC,...

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