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Volt obtains EMI licence in the UK

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 29 Feb 2024

Real-time payments platform Volt has obtained an Electronic Money Institution (EMI) licence from the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK.

EMI licence, real-time payments, Open Banking, compliance

Lloyds to face AML controls investigation

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 23 Feb 2024

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) of the UK has initiated an investigation into Lloyds Banking Group’s Anti-Money Laundering (AML) controls. 

AML, money laundering, regulation, banking, financial institutions

Payhawk secures EMI licence in the UK

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 17 Jan 2024

Global spend management solution Payhawk has obtained an Electronic Money Institution (EMI) licence in the UK granted by the Financial Conduct Authority

EMI licence, remittance, banking, online banking, mobile banking, digital banking, financial services, financial institutions

FCA proposes rules to maintain access to cash

News | Payments General | 07 Dec 2023

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has recommended additional rules to maintain access to cash for personal and business customers across the UK. 

regulation, SMEs, cash, digital payments, banks

UK regulators propose oversight for financial third parties

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 07 Dec 2023

The Bank of England, Prudential Regulation Authority and Financial Conduct Authority have proposed measures to oversee third-party services.

partnership, regulation, compliance, financial services

Crypto.com obtains an Electronic Money Institution licence in the UK

News | Cryptocurrencies | 04 Dec 2023

Singapore-based cryptocurrency exchange Crypto.com has obtained an Electronic Money Institution licence from the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority.

cryptocurrency exchange, cryptocurrency, EMI licence, regulation

Worldline granted Payment Institution Authorisation by the FCA in the UK

News | Payments General | 28 Nov 2023

Payment services provider Worldline has announced it was granted Payment Institution Authorisation by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the UK.

payments , licence, paytech, fintech, merchants, ecommerce, payment institution, Acquirer, compliance, digital payments

FCA adds Metro Bank to its financial crime watchlist

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 13 Nov 2023

The Financial Conduct Authority has announced the inclusion of the US-based Metro Bank to its financial crime watchlist, with plans to keep it under supervision.

regulation, compliance, fraud management, fraud detection, fraud prevention, financial crime

Mollie secures a Payment Institution licence in the UK from the FCA

News | Payments General | 02 Nov 2023

Netherlands-based payment service provider Mollie has secured a Payment Institution licence in the UK, from the Financial Conduct Authority

payments , online payments, digital payments, mobile payments, ecommerce, expansion

Mondu secures FCA registration

News | Payments General | 19 Oct 2023

Germany-based B2B BNPL payments provider Mondu has successfully registered with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and onboards 16 new clients.

B2B payments, BNPL, ecommerce, regulation, instalment payments

FCA and Modulr agree customer onboarding restrictions

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 17 Oct 2023

The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Modulr have agreed on imposing customer onboarding restrictions for the payments fintech.

regulation, digital onboarding, fraud management, fraud prevention, fraud detection, embedded finance, BaaS

Viva.com secures UK EMI licence from FCA

News | Payments General | 12 Oct 2023

European cloud-based neobank Viva.com has received an E-Money Institution authorisation for its UK subsidiary Vivawallet.com from the Financial Conduct Authority.

EMI licence, payments , online payments, digital payments, mobile payments, ecommerce

Komainu registers with the UK Financial Conduct Authority

News | Cryptocurrencies | 09 Oct 2023

UK-based Komainu has successfully registered with the UK Financial Conduct Authority just before the regulator issued new crypto marketing rules.

cryptocurrency, regulation, compliance, digital assets

FCA issues alerts following new crypto marketing regime

News | Cryptocurrencies | 09 Oct 2023

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority has issued 146 new alerts following the launch of a new cryptocurrency marketing regime.

regulation, compliance, cryptocurrency, digital assets

Revolut attracts FCA scrutiny over red-flagged accounts

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 02 Oct 2023

Revolut has attracted scrutiny from the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority over red-flag accounts that were restricted by the National Crime Agency.

compliance, regulation, fraud management, Account fraud, mobile banking, online banking, digital banking

FCA reviews the treatment of Politically Exposed Persons

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 06 Sep 2023

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority has decided to review the way financial services firms treat Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs).

financial services, regulation, risk management, fraud prevention

FCA to investigate bank account closures

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 14 Aug 2023

The Financial Conduct Authority has sent an information request to large banks and building societies worldwide in order to investigate account closures.

mobile banking, online banking, digital banking, bank account, financial services, financial institutions, financial data

Digital Sandbox becomes a permanent fixture in the UK

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 24 Jul 2023

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has announced that the Digital Sandbox will be made permanently available on 1 August 2023, following two successful pilots.

digitalisation, startup, SMEs, product launch, API, data protection

The National Audit Office launched review on FCA's effectiveness

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 19 Jul 2023

The National Audit Office has launched a review on the Financial Conduct Authority’s effectiveness and its overall ability to manage new responsibilities.

fraud management, fraud detection, fraud prevention, online fraud, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, machine learning, AML

FCA publishes feedback statements for its 2022 Discussion Paper

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 17 Jul 2023

The Financial Conduct Authority has published the feedback statements for its 2022 Discussion Paper focusing on the competition impacts of Big Tech entry.

survey, regulation, compliance, report