Banking & finance

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The proposed Investor Compensation Schemes Directive (ICSD) has been withdrawn. Following the launch of the Capital Markets Union initiative, there have been calls to reintroduce an updated Investor Compensation Scheme Directive.

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  • City, London

    The proposals in the UK Prime Minister’s speech on 17th January and the White Paper on 2nd February will require a new construct for cross-border regulatory coordination between the EU and the UK, which will operate in a complex legal and regulatory environment (outside the EU/EEA single market). CMS and ...

  • Bank

    The Second Payment Service Directive (“PSD2”) entered into force in January 2016 and applies as of 13 January 2018[1]. The main aims of PSD2 are to increase competition, enhance consumer protections, and create a single market for payments across the EEA. The Directive brings new payments systems in-scope and has ...

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    The reform of security interests over movable assets finally took effect on 1 January 2018. The original law dated 11 July 2013 (the “Law”) was meant to enter into force by late 2014 but experienced repetitive delays. The Law recasts the current legal framework for creating, perfecting and enforcing security ...

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    A new Law dated 21 December 2017 amends the Belgian Law relating to the financing of small and medium-sized enterprises (the “SME Financing Law”). These amendments are particularly relevant to lenders entering into syndicated loans, financing arrangements with Belgium-based SPVs and/or subsidiaries of a larger group. The amending Law includes ...

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    Cryptocurrencies are gaining ground as a new means of payment. But what exactly are cryptocurrencies, what benefits do they offer and what is the legal situation? A cryptocurrency is a medium of exchange based on blockchain technology. Unlike legal tender, a cryptocurrency is not issued by a central authority. Instead, ...

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Future Dates

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  • 23 March 2018

    Deadline for responses to FCA's consultation CP18/4: the Money Market Funds Regulation.

  • 31 March 2018

    Date on which the European Banking Authority's revised XBRL methodology (remittance of data under the EBA implementing technical standards (ITS) on supervisory reporting) will be used in relation to reference dates.

  • 9 April 2018

    Deadline for responses to PRA's consultation CP1/18 regarding MREL.