HKMA eases access to second sandbox via ‘chatroom’
Fintech startups using the chatroom can now enter the regulatory sandbox without being required to have a bank partner, according to the Hong Kong Monetary Authority.
SFC: Fee disclosure regs to support robo-advice
The Securities and Futures Commission’s recent decision to enhance fee disclosure may drive investors to use alternative distribution platforms, such as online or robo-advisory services, according to Christina Choi, SFC’s executive director for investment products division.
SFC slaps HSBC with record fine, suspension
A Hong Kong tribunal has upheld disciplinary action taken against the local branch of HSBC Group’s Swiss private banking business for “material systemic failures” in relation to the sale of structured products, including from Lehman Brothers, in the run up to the global financial crisis.
MAS slaps lifetime ban on ex-wealth manager in 1MDB action
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has issued prohibition orders against those involved in the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) state fund breach, one of the world’s largest money laundering scandals in recent history.