Top Ten Highlights for RegTech from the PRA & FCA 2019/20 Business Plans

Both UK Financial Regulators - the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) - issued their 2019/20 business plans just before Easter. These plans lay out the work programmes of each authority for the next twelve months, making them an essential read for firms with products that support the compliance of regulated … Continue reading Top Ten Highlights for RegTech from the PRA & FCA 2019/20 Business Plans

Market Integrity and Transparency Part 2 – The How and the What

In this second of two posts, we explore the difficulties presented by complying with market integrity and transparency regulations. Thankfully, there are many innovative technology solutions on the market to address these challenges and we have created a market map of this category to help buyers understand which products might fit their particular use case. … Continue reading Market Integrity and Transparency Part 2 – The How and the What

Achieving a Global Regulatory Framework – an interview with Dr. Iwa Salami

Continuing our series of blog posts that explore the intersection of the crypto ecosystem, regulation and RegTech, we spoke with Dr Iwa Salami, an expert in financial regulation and law from the University of East London. Why are regulatory authorities paying more and more attention to regulating cryptoassets? At the heart of the original philosophy … Continue reading Achieving a Global Regulatory Framework – an interview with Dr. Iwa Salami

Market Integrity and Transparency Part 1 – The Why

Fair and effective financial markets are critically important to the broader economy because: “They help determine the borrowing costs of households, companies and governments, set countries’ exchange rates, influence the cost of food and raw materials, and enable companies to manage the financial risks they incur through investment, production and trade. They also support employment … Continue reading Market Integrity and Transparency Part 1 – The Why

Regulating Crypto – An Interview with Erik Wilgenhof Plante

How will regulation impact the crypto world? Actually, my very first presentation in the crypto world was about regulations and I was basically booed off stage. During that time the crypto world was only really about Bitcoin. Back then the Bitcoin world was free and anarchistic, basically people were saying ‘we don't need any regulation … Continue reading Regulating Crypto – An Interview with Erik Wilgenhof Plante

Regulatory Change Products – Our Market Assessment

Our RegTech product directory covers nearly 500 different RegTech products, categorised according to the type of regulatory problem they address. This year, we are extending our research to further understand the market.  We will create market maps of each category and provide insights on the current state of each market segment. In March, our focus … Continue reading Regulatory Change Products – Our Market Assessment

Financial Crime predictions for 2019

We asked our new Associate, financial crime expert Vesna McCreery to tell us her key predictions for fighting financial crime in 2019. Financial Crime in banking is usually synonymous with regulatory measures to combat money-laundering, corruption and ensuring compliance with financial sanctions. However, we should also consider cybercrime under this umbrella, even though it has … Continue reading Financial Crime predictions for 2019

…what it is and what it is not.

Earlier this month we were asked to comment on the Danske Bank money-laundering scandal and the accusations that had been levelled at the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority of regulatory capture. This scandal is a salutary tale of whistle-blowers being ignored, of (perhaps) blind eyes being turned and potentially, regulatory forbearance in a situation where really … Continue reading …what it is and what it is not.

Digital Regulatory Reporting – it’s a 2018 wrap!

RegTech Associates took the Digital Regulatory Reporting discussion right to the forefront in London in Early December, with an afternoon industry roundtable followed by an evening event. As with our event in London on the 15th October, our speakers covered a range of topics, which emerged from the afternoon discussion and were developed further. From … Continue reading Digital Regulatory Reporting – it’s a 2018 wrap!