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The (unfinished) SFDR enters into effect - where do we stand now in terms of ESG disclosure?

A first set of transparency requirements of the Sustainability Finance Disclosure Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2019/2088 or “SFDR”) will enter into…

08 March 2021

Countdown to comply with new requirements on sustainability disclosures in the financial sector

On March 10, 2021, most of the provisions in Regulation (EU) 2019/2088 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 November 2019 come into…

08 March 2021

Regulatory framework for open banking in Nigeria: emerging opportunities for FinTechs and financial institutions

The objective of open banking is to have a payments and markets infrastructure which provides customers with the ability to review all their banking…

07 March 2021

Ukraine overhauls the regulatory framework for the financial services industry

As reported earlier, last year, the Ukrainian central bank — the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) —conducted a public consultation with respect to a…

04 March 2021

European Commission proposes new regulation of digital operational resilience in the financial sector

On 24 September 2020, the European Commission published a proposal for a new regulation - the Digital Operational Resilience Act ("DORA") - and an…

03 March 2021

The Effects of US Updates to anti-money laundering (AML) Laws on Financial Institutions

The United States is beefing up its AML controls and the financial sector will be expected to play its part. But while recent changes will increase…

02 March 2021

Offsetting the Loss of Passporting Rights in Financial Services Regulation

The Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) does not provide a comprehensive free trade arrangement for financial services between the EU and the UK. In…

02 March 2021

ECB issues opinion on proposed Regulation on markets in cryptoassets

The European Central Bank (ECB) has published an opinion on the proposed Regulation on markets in cryptoassets…

01 March 2021

New Year, New Regulations: Bank of Thailand strengthens e-payment rules for improved cybersecurity

In an announcement made on 15 February 2021, the Bank of Thailand introduced additional regulations surrounding the supervision of Security of…

18 February 2021

UK Payments Regulation - Changes Are Coming

On 28 January 2021, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published a consultation paper (CP21/3)1 proposing various changes to the UK regulation of…

17 February 2021

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