Our interactive Fintech UK and EU Regulatory Timeline outlines a selection of key fintech events in 2019.
Please note that the timeline is indicative and subject to change, depending on political discussions or the internal decision-making process of the EU institutions.
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Fintech Regulatory Timeline 2019
What to expect in fintech: key dates and publications for 2019
10 February – Date by which UK firms that intend to rely on the limited network exclusion under PSD2 are required to notify the FCA if their transactions are over €1m in any 12-month period (starting from 13 Jan 2018)
26 February – Valdis Dombrovskis (European Commissioner) delivers a speech on the progress of the Commission’s fintech action plan and developments in the payments industry
14 February – FSB publishes report on the impact of fintech on market structures in financial services
As part of Year in Review, Year to Come series, our global fintech team has contributed to a global fintech Year in Review and Year to Come. In this publication teams from 16 countries have summarised legal and commercial developments in the fintech space for 2019 and looked forward in predicting likely themes in 2020.
As recent SEC enforcement actions make clear, years after the ICO boom, US regulators continue to pay close attention to ICOs and digital assets. Market participants should take heed of the many legal and regulatory obligations that may apply to their activities.
As part of our annual Year in Review, Year to Come campaign, we have produced a Technology Legal Outlook 2020 publication. This publication looks at six global themes relating to tech companies, digital markets and emerging tech.
UK regulators have now finally published proposals for new rules and guidance on operational resilience – a concept which is now part and parcel of crisis planning for financial firms. For regulated firms, these may become rules; for others, they may become a new benchmark of good practice.
The securities lending market is at a crossroads. The market is becoming increasingly complex, and regulation increasingly onerous. However, regulatory and technological catalysts provide the market with an opportunity to reconsider how loans are managed and how processes can be adapted and streamlined. This white paper looks at the ideal lifespan of a securities loan.
To coincide with Sibos 2019, the world’s premier financial services event, our specialists have pooled their expertise to report on and unravel the complex legal landscape facing financial institutions in an ecosystem increasingly focused on AI.