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MAS proposes revisions to the exemption framework for cross-border business arrangements of capital markets intermediaries

MAS is now proposing to switch the exemption regime from a case-by-case approval to a post-fact notification approach.

Payment Services Bill 2018

The Bill, once passed, represents a significant milestone in consolidating, streamlining and modernising existing payments legislation as part of Singapore's payments roadmap to 2020.

CBFL Seminar Series - The Promise And Perils Of Alternative: Market-Based Finance: The Case Of P2P In The UK, NUS, 15 Jan (1 public CPD point)

This seminar maps the UK development of FinTech platforms and reconceptualises the reasons behind their growth. 

MAS consultation paper: New regulatory sandbox

The public consultation phase for the Sandbox Express will conclude on 13 December 2018.

Moneylending law changes help lender, borrower: Forum

Moneylending law changes help lender, borrower: Forum

These measures were implemented to reduce borrowing costs, while allowing moneylenders to remain commercially viable.

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SGX to hold mainboard IPO managers to higher standards

SGX to hold mainboard IPO managers to higher standards

It wants issue managers to be independent of listing applicants.

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Complaints against banks and insurers climb: FIDReC

Complaints against banks and insurers climb: FIDReC

Financial Industry Disputes Resolutions Centre received 1,266 complaints for year to June.

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Blockchain, banking and the "new normal"

This article discusses the exciting possibilities that blockchain technology creates both the "traditional" financial services industry and the so-called "disruptors".

MAS to implement revised large exposures requirements for Singapore-incorporated banks from 30 September 2019

These requirements are consistent with the “Supervisory framework for measuring and controlling large exposures” (“Basel Framework”).

High Court rejects bid to stop bond payout over $1.46m home

High Court rejects bid to stop bond payout over $1.46m home

Judge says insurer AXA had no reason to wait for outcome of contractor's court application.

MAS issues Guidelines to facilitate provision of digital advisory services

The Guidelines, issued on 8 Oct 18, apply to all financial institutions offering or seeking to offer digital advisory services in Singapore.

Move to streamline regulation of digital payment service providers

Move to streamline regulation of digital payment service providers

Digital payment service providers that fall outside current regulatory schemes can expect to be licensed under a new regime that was proposed yesterday in Parliament.

Higher fines for not reporting terror financing, suspicious transactions

Higher fines for not reporting terror financing, suspicious transactions

Laws being updated to beef up deterrence, boost fight against such crimes: Josephine Teo.

Payment Services Bill (Bill 48 of 2018)

Introduced: 19 Nov 2018

Singapore finalises statutory bail-in regime for banks

This alert will provide an overview of the application and timing of the statutory bail-in regime for banks, and a summary of the rules on temporary stays on termination rights.

New limits on loans from moneylenders to kick in soon

New limits on loans from moneylenders to kick in soon

Borrowers to face total loan cap from Nov 30; lower limits for lower-income foreign workers.

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