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Malaysia joins digital banking revolution - Bank Negara Malaysia issues Exposure Draft on Licensing Framework for Digital Banks

Malaysia - January 13 2020 BNM has proposed to adopt a phased approach for the regulation of licensed digital banks. Foundational Phase The first phase (Foundational Phase)…

John Ling, Kenneth Lo

General Counsel Update - June 2017

Australia, European Union, Global, Hong Kong, United Kingdom - June 29 2017 Formal Brexit negotiations started on 19 June 2017. Whereas the EU indicated that it is ready and keen to go, the UK election has thrown a spanner in…

Karen Anderson, Nick Baker, Catherine Berry, Jason Betts, Grace Chong, Clive Cunningham, Kyriakos Fountoukakos, Peter Frost, Patrick Gay

Are you ready to be licensed? MAS issues payment service provider licence application forms

Singapore - December 20 2019 As 2019 draws to a close, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has been busy putting the finishing touches on its new regulatory framework for…

FSR Insights - 2019 Outlook

Australia, China, France, Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom - February 11 2019 Herbert Smith Freehills' Financial Services Regulatory (FSR) team surveys the regulatory landscape in 2019 and identifies some themes we expect to be…

Howard Chan, Karen Anderson, Hannah Cassidy, Grace Chong, Alison Cranney, Andrew Eastwood, William Hallatt, Luke Hastings, Annalisa Heger, Hywel Jenkins, Kenneth Lo, Vicky Man, Géraldine Marteau, Natasha Mir, Jack Moore, Ruth Overington, Stuart Paterson, Mark Pavli, Andrew Procter, Emily Rumble, Jenny Stainsby, Ian Thomas, Joe Williams

Hong Kong Monetary Authority announces LIBOR transition milestones and provides guidance on prudential issues

Hong Kong - July 24 2020 The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has issued a circular to announce the key milestones that authorised institutions (AIs) should endeavour to…

Alexander Aitken, Hannah Cassidy, William Hallatt, Valerie Tao