April 26, 2021

Everything you wanted to know about de-risking but were afraid to ask

In the wake of the financial crisis of 2008, financial institutions increasingly turned to ‘de-risking’ – exiting relationships and limiting interaction with clients deemed high-risk – as a way to reduce their exposure. Join industry leaders Mitch Trehan, Banking Circle’s Head of Compliance and MLRO, and Philip Doyle, Group Director, Financial Crime, Revolut as they take a deeper dive into the topic. They will explore some key questions:

– How has de-risking impacted the industry?
– Why are institutions de-risking, rather than managing existing risk?
– Has de-risking by traditional banks created a vacuum for new players to fill?
– How is the regulatory landscape shifting?
– What’s next for the payments industry?

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Three key regulations you should know about when launching your payments business in Europe

Launching a payments business in Europe requires every founder to understand their market. That means doing customer research, scoping out competitors, and – perhaps the trickiest of them all – navigating the regulatory environment. In this payment guide, Moorwand breaks down three of the key regulations you need to know about when thinking about launching a business in Europe.

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SFDR Level 2 update

Get to grips on the road ahead with Level 2 of the EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR), coming into effect for financial market participants and financial advisors from January 1, 2022.

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The future of blockchain, crypto-assets and smart contracts in European Financial Services

On Thursday 29 April at 1.30pm BST / 2.30pm CEST join Eversheds Sutherland’s international panel as they discuss the future for blockchain, crypto-assets and smart contracts in financial services, including: crypto-asset regulatory regimes and how they differ; custody, security, smart contracts and tokenization innovations; and how the technology is shaping change in process applications and efficiency savings.

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Payment Matters No. 49

Stay up to date on the latest developments in the payments industry from the UK, Europe and beyond, with Eversheds Sutherland’s quarterly bulletin, Payment Matters.

In the latest edition, they discuss: significant developments in the UK’s plans for Open Banking and Open Finance; continued focus on the effectiveness of the revised payment services directive (PSD2); the Contingent Reimbursement Model (CRM); newly introduced for payment initiation service provider (PISP) payments, and the recent review published by the Lending Standards Board (LSB); and the success of Instant Payments in the Netherlands, and the drive for eurozone coverage, backed by the European Central Bank.

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