This important book analyses recurring issues within financial services regulation relevant to the use of technology, at a time when competition is moving towards greater use of technology in the financial services sector. Iain Sheridan assumes no advanced knowledge of computers and related technology topics, but where necessary encapsulates the essential aspects to offer a comprehensive yet accessible guide to the regulation of finance and technology.
The rise of Fintech and crypto-assets in the payments sector presents new opportunities and challenges for firms, regulators and policymakers, and the law is continually changing to keep pace with these developments. This book provides an overview and practical examination of key areas of payments law and regulation in the EU and UK, as well as introductions to analogous legal regimes in the United States, Hong Kong, Singapore and sub-Saharan Africa.
This timely book offers a comprehensive study of the mechanism that gives effect to foreign bank resolution actions. In particular, it focuses on how the legal framework for the recognition of foreign bank resolution actions should be structured and proposes detailed legal principles on which effective frameworks should be based.
This comprehensive and essential Commentary examines both the origins and effect of the EU’s 2015 Payment Services Directive (PSD2). Addressing a significant gap in the available literature, the book is divided into two parts: Part I analyses the legislative provisions of the Directive, while Part II explores the PSD2 implementation experience in selected EU Member States as well as in the United Kingdom.
This fully updated and revised second edition provides a practical examination of the opportunities and challenges presented by the rapid development of FinTech in recent years, particularly for regulators, who must decide how to apply current law to ever-changing concepts driven by continually advancing technologies. It addresses new legislative guidance on the treatment of cryptoassets and smart contracts, the European Commission’s Digital Finance Strategy and FinTech Action Plan, as well as analysing significant recent cases.
This comprehensive Commentary examines the implications of the EU’s Market Abuse Regulation, introduced following the 2008 financial crisis after gaps were identified in the existing regulatory framework. It explores whether and how the Regulation achieves its aims of preserving the integrity of financial markets by preventing insider dealing and market manipulation, providing a harmonised legal framework, and increasing legal certainty for all market participants.
This comprehensive book offers a rigorous analysis of the legal debates, approaches and practice-related issues surrounding financial advice and investor protection. Despite widespread recognition of the importance of financial inclusion more broadly construed, recent financial crises have highlighted deficits in retail investor protection – this book informs the development of robust yet adaptable frameworks to protect investors, including effective enforcement and dispute resolution.
Anti-Money Laundering Regulation and Compliance: Key Problems and Practice Areas is a comprehensive treatment of the Anti-Money Laundering/Combatting the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) compliance programs, recordkeeping and reporting requirements, and the best practices under the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and sanctions regulatory regimes. AML/CFT and sanctions provisions are highly interrelated. Onboarding and customer due diligence requirements generate the data entered into transaction monitoring and screening systems.
This incisive book is an accessible guide to the laws and policies relating to economic and monetary union (EMU). Providing a rich, multidisciplinary analysis, it combines historical, legal and economic perspectives to offer a detailed understanding of how EMU has developed since its inception and how it works in practice today. This book will be a valuable reference for those teaching and studying advanced courses on EU law, as well as courses that cover the economic history of EU integration.
This is the first book to offer a profound, practical analysis of the framework for the judicial and pre-judicial protection of rights under the supranational banking supervision and resolution powers in the European Banking Union (EBU). It is also unique in its in-depth commentary on the developing case law from the European Court of Justice in this new field of EU litigation.