On Dec. 7, 2021, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to implement the beneficial ownership information reporting provisions of
Continue Reading FinCEN Proposes Rule on Beneficial Ownership Reporting Under Corporate Transparency Act

In December 2021, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published a consultation to set a higher standard of consumer protection in retail financial markets, an endeavor which began in July
Continue Reading FCA Takes Next Step Towards a UK Consumer Duty: An Update for Regulated Businesses

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has begun information-gathering inquiries into multiple companies that offer “buy now, pay later” (BNPL) credit to merchants and consumers, citing concerns about “accumulating debt,
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On Dec. 6, 2021, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) to solicit public comment on potential requirements
Continue Reading FinCEN Launches Rulemaking Process to Implement Reporting Requirements for Real Estate Sector

The Appointed Representatives Regime (ARR), a well-known and important feature of the UK regulatory landscape, enables certain businesses – Appointed Representatives (ARs) – to conduct regulated activities without having to
Continue Reading Principals in the Spotlight as UK’s FCA Consults on Changes to Appointed Representatives Regime

To expedite decisions to prevent or stop consumer harm, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has implemented a controversial change to its decision-making procedures. The change forms part of the FCA’s
Continue Reading UK FCA Implements Controversial Change to Its Decision-Making Procedures

On Oct. 26, 2021, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Division of Examinations issued a Risk Alert in which it identified observations from examinations under its registered investment company initiative,
Continue Reading SEC Issues Risk Alert Regarding Registered Investment Companies

On July 5, 2021, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the global money laundering and terrorist financing watchdog, released its findings from a yearlong review documenting the progress that its
Continue Reading New Report Shows Majority of ‘Financial Action Task Force’ Countries Have Not Implemented Virtual Asset Guidance