2017, the year for positive changes

News last week that Lloyds of London is looking at setting up a subsidiary outside of London again raised the issue of Brexit and the wider economy. There is a renewed determination to closely manage how Brexit will affect both financial services and London’s standing as a global financial hub.

Of course, as the world’s leading insurance market[1], it is no surprise that Lloyd’s are looking to reduce their Brexit risk exposure and hedge against the Brexit fall-out.

2017 will be a significant year for fintech with both PSD2 and the 4th EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive on the horizon. We have been vocal on PSD2’s implications for the payments and banking sectors, especially in terms of authentication. The 4th EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive has to be transposed into national law by June 2017 and it also has significant implication for authentication. Customer due-diligence will now have to take place at casinos, both online and bricks and mortar, for deposits and withdrawals of over €2,000.

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