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The new EU Whistleblowing Directive – what do UK financial services firms need to know?

On 7 October 2019, the Council of the European Union formally adopted a new Directive on the protection of persons who report breaches of Union law, which will enter into force on 17...

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PSD2: Bank of Italy announces final deadline for SCA migration

The Bank of Italy has issued a communication indicating that 31 December 2020 will be the final deadline to adopt strong customer authentication (SCA) requirements in relation to online...

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New law promoting Russian software on smartphones sold in Russia

On 21 November 2019 the Russian State Duma (lower chamber of the Russian parliament) adopted a new law amending the Federal Law on Protection of Customers’ Rights (the "New Law"). The ...

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What lies ahead for vulnerable customers and financial services?

A number of current FCA initiatives are designed – in varying degrees – to address the issue of fair treatment of vulnerable customers in the financial services sector. The...

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'Mortgage prisoners' : FCA turns the regulatory key in cell door with final rules

The FCA has finalised changes to its responsible lending rules and guidance to introduce a modified affordability assessment for eligible consumers with immediate effect. Lenders who choose ...

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