Banking and Finance

07-24-2019
Two crucial steps for orderly implementation of a new EURIBOR benchmark compliant with the European Benchmarks Regulation (BMR) have just taken place. One is the authorization of EURIBOR administrator EMMI, and the other, the recent publication of the official statement describing the methodology and other technical specifications for the benchmark. These milestones are very important, but there continue to be legal risks and everyone would be well advised to pay more attention than ever before to how things unfold in the coming months.
07-09-2019
The Libra Association, founded by Facebook and 27 other organizations, intends to promote the construction of a global financial infrastructure and issue from it a new cryptocurrency called Libra, enabling operators to carry out payment transactions and other financial solutions for consumers and businesses throughout the world.
04-16-2019
In the context of the Capitalizar (Capitalize) Program – which has already implemented several changes to Portugal’s legal system – the new simplified legal regime for assignment of credit portfolios was enacted on 28 March 2019 and will come into force on 1 July 2019 (Decree-Law 42/2019, of 28 March) (“Assignment of Credit Portfolios Simplified Regime”).
03-14-2019
In response to the digital transformation of services for the storage, processing and use of data, and to promote the use of cloud computing for the provision of financial services, the Colombian Finance Authority (Superintendencia Financiera de Colombia or “SFC”) has issued External Circular no. 005- 2019, in which it sets out instructions relating to the use of cloud computing services.
01-02-2019
In order to maximize the benefits that innovation brings to the finance industry and thereby to increase people’s access to financial services, the Colombian Ministry of Finance issued Decree 2443 of 2018, authorizing credit establishments, financial service firms and capitalization associations to acquire holdings in the share capital of domestic or international companies that have as their sole purpose to develop and apply innovation and technologies connected with the corporate purpose of the supervised entities.
01-02-2019
In order to maximize the benefits that innovation brings to the finance industry and thereby to increase people’s access to financial services, the Colombian Ministry of Finance issued Decree 2443 of 2018, authorizing credit establishments, financial service firms and capitalization associations to acquire holdings in the share capital of domestic or international companies that have as their sole purpose to develop and apply innovation and technologies connected with the corporate purpose of the supervised entities.

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