Latest Insights from Thistle Initiatives
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.
The FCA has published proposals relating to performance management and staff incentives as applied within consumer credit firms. This relates to the regulator’s desire to ensure that these areas within firms do not use systems that might prejudice the adoption of best professional... Read more
The FCA’s Consultation Paper CP 17/25 presented an expanded SM&CR (Senior Managers & Certification Regime) proposal. The objective of the proposal is to reduce consumer risk and strengthen market integrity. This is to be achieved by making individuals across the entire... Read more
In its 2016/17 business plan, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) noted that the “Suitability of Advice” review would be one of its seven priorities for the period ahead. This was a commitment arising out of the FCA’s role in assisting in the provision of suitable advice. The... Read more
Background The second EU Payment Services Directive (PSD2) is required to be in place in the UK by 13th January 2018. HM Treasury will transpose PSD2 into UK legislation in the Payment Services Regulations 2017... Read more
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