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FCA proposes stronger protection for consumers in financial markets

Sheldon Mills, Executive Director of Consumers and Competition at the FCA

The FCA has today set out plans for a new Consumer Duty, which will set a higher level of consumer protection in retail financial markets for firms to adhere to.

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MAS Launches Global FinTech Hackcelerator for a Greener Financial Sector

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MAS announced the launch of the 6th edition of the Global FinTech Hackcelerator, with the theme “Harnessing Technology to Power Green Finance”. The competition, supported by Oliver Wyman, seeks to unlock the potential of FinTech in accelerating the development of green finance in Singapore

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ASIC commences civil proceedings against Westpac for insider trading

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ASIC has today commenced proceedings in the Federal Court against Westpac Banking Corporation (Westpac) for insider trading, unconscionable conduct and breaches of its Australian financial services licensee obligations

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FCA stops FXVC offering CFDs to UK customers

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The FCA has acted to stop a Cypriot based firm, Finteractive Limited (trading as FXVC), from offering high risk contracts for difference (CFDs) to UK investors.

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CFTC Orders New York Man to Pay More than $1 Million for Role in Fraudulent Binary Options Scheme

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CFTC issued an order filing and settling charges against Glenn Olson for his role in a binary options fraud that harmed U.S. customers involving Blue Bit Banc and Blue Bit Analytics, Ltd, located in Turks and Caicos

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ASIC bans the sale of binary options to retail clients

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ASIC has made a product intervention order banning the issue and distribution of binary options to retail clients.

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ASIC’s CFD product intervention order takes effect

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ASIC’s product intervention order imposing conditions on the issue and distribution of contracts for difference (CFDs) to retail clients takes effect from today.

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FCA starts criminal proceedings against NatWest Plc

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FCA has today announced that it has commenced criminal proceedings against National Westminster Bank Plc (NatWest) in respect of offences under the Money Laundering Regulations 2007

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Philip Lowe: Opening remarks at the Melbourne Business Analytics Conference

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I am very pleased to be able to join you, not least because of the theme of this year's conference: Driving Recovery and Growth through Data Analytics. This theme brings together 2 issues that are very close to my heart

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Jens Weidmann re-elected as Chair of the BIS Board of Directors

Deutsche Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann

Deutsche Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann re-elected as Chair of the BIS Board of Directors. Mr Weidmann's third three-year term will start in November 2021. BIS Directors thank Mr Weidmann for his contribution.

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