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Archive: July 2021

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ASIC consults on crypto-asset based listed funds and other investment products

July 26, 2021

On 30 June 2021, ASIC released its consultation paper 343: Crypto-assets as underlying assets for ETPs and other investment products (CP343).

Electronic signature law

July 26, 2021

As we all adapt to widespread homeworking, bringing deals to a close and executing documents remotely has never been more pertinent.

FinTech Pulse podcast

July 20, 2021

In this special edition of FinTech Pulse, Madeline Bailey, co-head of Technology consulting is joined by one of the most influential women in European InsurTech, Parul Green, Board member of Insurtech Board, HM Treasury and Chief of Staff, APAC and Europe at AXA XL, to discuss the state of all things innovation and InsurTech in the Insurance sector.

EBA consults on the draft guidelines on the limited network exclusion under the PSD2

July 16, 2021

On 15 July 2021, the European Banking Authority (EBA) issued a consultation paper on draft guidelines that set out its view on the application of the limited network exclusion requirements, which certain payment instruments might benefit from, as laid down in the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2).

Connecticut enacts cybersecurity breach safe harbor

July 16, 2021

On July 6, 2021, Connecticut enacted a new law (Public Act 21-119) that creates a safe harbor for companies that followed certain cybersecurity protocols in the event there’s a security breach.

The Metaverse: The evolution of a universal digital platform

July 15, 2021

In technology, first-mover advantage is often significant.

Report on CBDCs

July 13, 2021

On 9 July 2021, there was published a report on central bank digital currencies (CBDCs).

ESMA letter to Commission regarding the interpretation of the Regulation for European crowdfunding service providers for business

July 12, 2021

On 9 July 2021, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published a letter that it had sent to the European Commission concerning certain interpretation issues regarding the Regulation for European crowdfunding service providers for business.

German payment services in transition

July 08, 2021

The payment services landscape is currently overshadowed by the scandal around Wirecard.

New proposal for a Directive on consumer credits repealing and replacing the Consumer Credit Directive

July 02, 2021

On 1 July 2021, the European Commission issued a proposal for a Directive on consumer credits repealing and replacing the Consumer Credit Directive (CDD). The Commission also published the Annexes to the draft Directive, an impact assessment report, an executive summary of the report and a factsheet