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Simon Deane-Johns
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Lawyer specialising in online financial services, IT and e-commerce.
Lawyer specialising in online financial services, IT and e-commerce.

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All Hands On Deck: UK Sailing Close To #PSD2 Deadline
The UK government has just announced its final approach to implementing the new Payment Services Directive (PSD2) , along with the final version of the Payment Services Regulations 2017 that will apply from 13 January 2018. So firms don't have long to figur...

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Final UK Regulations Implementing #PSD2
The UK government has today announced its final approach to implementing the new Payment Services Directive (PSD2) , along with the final version of the Payment Services Regulations 2017 laid before Parliament. A final assessment of the impact of the new re...

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P2P Lending Goes Global: FinTech Credit v OldTech Credit
Twelve years after the launch of Zopa and the peer-to-peer finance sector finally gets its first report from the Bank of International Settlements (BIS), the central bank of central banks. The report is surprisingly positive, given financial regulators' pre...

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The Cat Is Out Of The Bag: The EU Bars UK Financial Outsourcing
A key EU financial authority has asked EU regulators to be strict on UK firms seeking to escape the impact of Brexit. The concern is that having lost their EU passporting rights, desperate Brits will try to get authorised in Europe but continue to rely on U...

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The Official Monster Raving Loony Party Is Too Normal
The OMRLP is short of candidates. Only 12 Loonies have been nominated for GE2017, the fewest since 1987 . The problem is that nothing seems whacky anymore. Satire and irony are dead. There’s no competing with the idiocy of the major party manifestos, as the...

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EBA Insists On Access To Cloud Providers' Premises And Machines
Yes, it's 2017 and the European Banking Authority really does want financial regulators and their auditors to be able to visit the datacentres of regulated firms' cloud service providers, "including the full range of devices, systems, networks and data used...

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Fake News, Screen-scraping and the European Banking Federation #PSD2
The old row between new service providers and the European Banking Federation has blown up again. At issue is whether the providers of new regulated "account information" services that rely on access to your payment account data should be able to copy it fr...

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The Long, Slow Death of UK Party Politics
Every day brings a new low as the UK's political 'leaders' scrape the bottom of the pork barrel for yet another populist gimmick to distract voters from the litter of broken promises and the stench of rotting bureaucracies. While covering the 1972 President...

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New Money Laundering Guidance
The complexity of the anti-money laundering regime has meant that practical guidance on how to comply has been particularly necessary. The best guidance has come from the Joint Money Laundering Steering Group of various organisations (JMLSG) in three parts....

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EU Looks To CrowdInvesting To Plug Post-Brexit SME Capital Gap
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has responded to an EU consultation on capital markets with a plea for the European Commission to focus on small businesses and investment-based crowdfunding; as well as more joined up regulatory supervis...
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