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Connect With FCA Authorisation And Learn What FCA Regulated Activities You Need

In March 2018, the FCA published its consultation paper (CP18/6) on its proposed approach to the execution of the European Banking Authority's (EBAs) final guidelines on security precautions for operational and security risks of payments services under PSD2.

  Many firms ask the question whats does FCA authorised mean? They want to understand what FCA regulated activities would be involved if the obtain their FCA licence, registration or authorisation. Often they get confused about things like the difference between the FCA Connect Service and FCA Gabriel, needing expert help from specialist FCA authorisation […]

Updated FCA suggestions on operational and security risk management by Payment Services Providers (PSPs)

In March 2018, the FCA published its consultation paper (CP18/6) on its proposed approach to the execution of the European Banking Authority’s (EBAs) final guidelines on security precautions for operational and security risks of payments services under PSD2. The Latest Approach document, Version 2, was released 19th December 2018 https://www.fca.org.uk/publication/finalised-guidance/fca-approach-to-payment-services-electronic-money-2017.pdf. Overall, the documents do not […]

Updated FCA suggestions on operational and security risk management by Payment Services Providers (PSPs)

During March 2018, the FCA circulated its consultation paper (CP18/6) on its proposed approach to the execution of the European Banking Authority’s (EBAs) final guidelines on security procedures for operational and security risks of payments services under PSD2. The Latest Approach document, Version 2, was released 19th December 2018 https://www.fca.org.uk/publication/finalised-guidance/fca-approach-to-payment-services-electronic-money-2017.pdf. Altogether, the documents do not […]

Brand-new FCA proposals on operational and security risk management by Payment Services Providers (PSPs)

In March 2018, the FCA published its consultation paper (CP18/6) on its proposed approach to the execution of the European Banking Authority’s (EBAs) final guidelines on security strategies for operational and security risks of payments services under PSD2. The Latest Approach document, Version 2, was released 19th December 2018 https://www.fca.org.uk/publication/finalised-guidance/fca-approach-to-payment-services-electronic-money-2017.pdf. Generally, the documents do not […]

Underpinning Better Decision-Making By Using MI

Underpinning better decision-making by employing Effective Management information for conduct risk The conception of “conduct risk” has risen to the top of firms’ and regulators’ agendas in the last few years. In the UK, the FCA presumes conduct risk management as being implanted into firms’ risk management frameworks, maintained by suitable management information (MI). Building […]

Using Effective Management information for conduct risk

Underpinning better decision-making by using effective Management information for conduct risk The principle of “conduct risk” has risen to the top of firms’ and regulators’ agendas recently. In the UK, the FCA assumes conduct risk management to be embedded into firms’ risk management frameworks, assisted by relevant management information (MI). Building on latest regulatory and […]

Functional Risk Management Awareness

The term Operational Risk Management (ORM) is not brand-new. It has been tossed about in businesses throughout North America for the last a number of years. ORM and the oft associated term Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) have actually been used as corporate buzzwords, organisation culture idioms referenced in board meetings and articulated throughout presentations. Current […]

Do I Really Need To Be Regulated As An FCA Authorised Person?

Payment services providers, investment firms, most financial services companies and retail credit firms have to be Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) authorised. Here’s a summary of what you must know. With reference to the provisions made under the Financial Services and Markets Act (FSMA) 2000, financial activities have to be regulated by the FCA. Any firm […]

Employing Effective Management Information for Conduct Risk

Underpinning better decision-making by employing Effective Management information for conduct risk The philosophy of “conduct risk” has bubbled to the top of firms’ and regulators’ agendas in the last few years. In the UK, the FCA expects conduct risk management as being implanted into firms’ risk management frameworks, promoted by proper management information (MI). Developing […]

Can You Really Afford Generic Ongoing Compliance Support?

Can You Really Afford Generic Ongoing Compliance Support? Compliance is an ambivalent function. On the one hand you are considered as the regulators’ ally inside the investment company; overseeing the implementation of their regulation. Conversely, you are paid by the investment company and part of their culture and hierarchy. You might say ‘front office’ (traders […]