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FinTech in Canada
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Australia, Canada, China, France, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, USA, Germany, Global, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, Switzerland
  • September 22 2016

So what is FinTech? The phrase “FinTech”, first coined by a New York banker in 1972, refers to the intersection of technology and Financial services


Department of Finance Canada Launches Consultation Process to Review the Federal Financial Sector Framework
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • September 22 2016

On August 26, 2016, the Department of Finance Canada (Finance Canada) announced the launch of the first of a two-stage consultation process on the


Payments Association Adopts Biometric Verification Specification
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada, South Africa
  • August 13 2016

The Payments Association of South Africa (“PASA”), the payments system management body of that country, recently announced a new biometric


RegTech Stepping Forward: UK Financial Services Regulator Publishes Results on RegTech Consultation
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada, United Kingdom
  • August 11 2016

The UK’s financial prudential regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (the “FCA”), has recently published its Feedback Statement on Call for Input:


Usury Update from Québec Court
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • July 25 2016

It is now settled law that application fees and similar charges are considered when calculating interest for purposes of offences under Canada’s


German Regulator Finds Banks’ Data Rules “impede non-bank competitors”
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada, European Union, Germany, USA
  • July 21 2016

“Open Banking” is an emerging term in financial services financial technology that refers, among other things, to the use of open application


Sandhu v. HSBC Finance Mortgages Inc.: Disqualifying representative plaintiffs for the use of pre-certification “extortionate” settlement tactics in fee disclosure case
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • July 14 2016

Recently in Sandhu v. HSBC Finance Mortgages Inc., 2016 BCCA 301, the British Columbia Court of Appeal (the “BCCA”) decertified a class action where


OSFI Issues Final Operational Risk Management Guideline
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • July 8 2016

The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (“OSFI”) issued the final version of Guideline E-21 - Operational Risk Management (the


Anti-Money Laundering Update: FINTRAC Releases New Guideline on Identification Requirements for Individuals
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • July 7 2016

The Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre (“FINTRAC”) has released the new Guideline: Methods to ascertain the identity of individual


“Proposed Amendments to the Regulations to the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act Issued”
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • July 7 2016

The federal government published the final version of the amendments (the “Final Amendments”) to the regulations under the Proceeds of Crime (Money