articles: regulatory

MiFID II creates opportunities for savings for firms through R&D Tax Credits

MiFID II is nearly here and technological enhancements, as a result of MiFID II, have been a critical part of the change process and are expected to continue well into the future. Many companies have been forced into further developing and extending their software solutions and this is where there may be scope to claim back a portion of the development costs related to R&D activity.

Regulator hones in on CFD providers: what to do next

The FCA formed the view there is a high risk that CFD  providers industry-wide are not meeting the requirements of the rules when taking on new clients or are failing to do enough to prevent financial crime. The FCA’s concern was such that they said “firms should examine their own processes”. Here is what we suggest you should review first.