The Electronic Money Regulations & Cryptocurrencies - An Advanced Guide
Although the Electronic Money Regulations (‘EMR’) have been in force since 2011, they are poorly understood, with the Court of Appeal in Re Ipagoo LLP disagreeing with the financial services regulator about the application of the EMR.
FCA v Allied Wallet Ltd provides a clear warning that fintech companies face significant penalties, including closure, if they breach the EMR.
The EMR are only going to increase in importance as they will apply to those cryptocurrencies that are stablecoins.
This new virtual classroom seminar is suitable for litigation solicitors, regulatory solicitors, and compliance staff at fintech firms.
What You Will Learn
This live and interactive session will cover the following:
- The regulatory regime applicable to electronic money institutions
- The role, responsibility, and regulatory position of agents of electronic money institutions
- What the safeguarding requirements of the EMR oblige fintech companies to do to protect their clients’ funds, and what the consequences are if those requirements are not complied with
- The priorities of claims in the event of the insolvency of an electronic money institution
- How the EMR interacts and overlap with the Payment Services Regulations 2017
- The powers of the regulator over electronic money institutions
- The claims consumers can bring for breaches of the EMR
- Why, and how, the EMR apply to stablecoins but not to other types of cryptocurrencies
Recording of live sessions: Soon after the Learn Live session has taken place you will be able to go back and access the recording - should you wish to revisit the material discussed.