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As part of our compliance services at Thistle Initiatives, we keep our clients updated with the latest regulatory news, allowing them to stay ahead of the competition in the compliance world.

We will send regular Regulatory Updates direct to your inbox, as and when the most significant issues arise within the finance sector, as well as any broad regulatory matters that we believe will be relevant to your firm’s business activities.

In addition to our updates, Thistle Initiatives compose a monthly compliance newsletter, providing you with advice and insight into recent FCA activities and financial services as a whole.


What happened? The second and final policy statement relating to MiFID II was issued on 3rd July 2017 and is available  Read more

CFD Update

The FCA scrutinises contracts for difference and spread betting - revisited What happened This statement provides an update on the... Read more

Payment Services Regulator

The PSR has recently published its Annual Plan and Budget for the year 2017/18. In the  Read more

FCA live and Local

This update is relevant to all retail investment and general insurance firms Background Following the success of the first Live &... Read more

FCA Sandbox Update

This update is relevant to all fintech firms. Background The FCA recently provided an update on its regulatory sandbox and unveiled... Read more

Payment Services Regulator

This update is relevant to all retail advice firms FAMR Background The Financial Advice Market Review (FAMR) was launched in August... Read more

MiFID applications

This update is relevant to all firms involved with commodity derivatives. Background The position limits and reporting regime for... Read more


Friday 12th May 2017 saw the start of a global cyber attack using malware (termed “ransomware” in some reports) called... Read more

MiFID applications

This update is relevant to all firms within the scope of MiFID II Background MiFID II: applications for permissions are needed now.   What will... Read more

Payment Services Regulator Plan

Each year the Payment Services Regulator publishes its plan and budget for the year or so ahead. This can be viewed  Read more

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