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Amendments to the Anti-Money Laundering Act
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, April 2021

The Anti-Money Laundering Act (AMLA) has been further amended by Republic Act No. 11521,1 which took effect on February 8, 2021 (or immediately after its publication in the Official Gazette). (The new provisions introduced by R.A. 11521 to the AMLA are underlined below for ease of reference.) A. Spotlight on New Provisions B. Covered Persons and Covered Transactions C. Targeted Financial Sanctions D. Other Relevant Provisions   A. Spotlight on New Provisions R.A...

Is Intervention Really Better than Cure in the Housing Market?
Shoosmiths LLP, April 2021

The 95% home loan is back and this time it is government backed. The commitment by the Chancellor to propping up the housing market was cemented in the March 2021 budget by the announcement of an extension and tapering off of the Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) holiday and the new 95% mortgage guarantee scheme. This allows banks and building societies to offer loans to borrowers who only have a 5% deposit...

EFFECTS ON PENSIONS REGULATION of Law No. 21,314 that Regulates the Market Agents and Pension Advisors
Carey, April 2021

On April 13, 2021, Law No. 21,314 was published in the Official Gazette, which, among other matters, set new transparency requirements and reinforce the responsibilities of market agents (the " Law "). Relevant modifications to the current pensions' regulation: Amendments to Decree No. 3,500 (“Pension Funds Act”) ...

EFFECTS RELATED TO MONEY CREDIT OPERATIONS of Law No. 21,314 which Regulates Market Agents and Pension Advisors
Carey, April 2021

On Tuesday, April 13 th of 2021, the above referred law that establishes new requirements for transparency and strengthens the responsibilities of market agents, regulates the social security advice and other matters indicated therein, was published in the Official Gazette (hereinafter, the “ New Law ”). Article 9 ° of the New Law modified Law No...

EFFECT WITH RESPECT TO INVESTMENT ADVISORY of Law No. 21,314 which Regulates Market Agents and Pension Advisors
Carey, April 2021

On Tuesday, April 13 th of 2021, the above referred law that establishes new requirements for transparency and strengthens the responsibilities of market agents, regulates the social security advice and other matters indicated therein, was published in the Official Gazette (hereinafter, the “ New Law ”)...

Top 5 Employment Issues to Watch in Financial Services in 2021
Shoosmiths LLP, April 2021

The financial services sector had a busy 2020 for many reasons, and the UK’s 2021/22 financial year promises to bring further developments. In this article, we take a look at the changes expected in banking, finance and asset management. 1. Brexit The loss of passporting rights was a key consequence of the Brexit deal from a financial services perspective...

EFFECTS ON CRIMINAL LAW of Law No. 21,314 which Regulates Market Agents and Pension Advisors
Carey, April 2021

On April 13, 2021, Law No. 21,314 (“New Law”) was published in the Official Gazette, which sets forth new transparency requirements and reinforces the responsibilities of market agents, regulates pension counseling and other matters indicated therein. Article 1 of the New Law modifies Law No...

Shearn Delamore & Co. Legal Updates April 2021
Shearn Delamore & Co., April 2021

Dear valued clients, colleagues and friends,We are pleased to bring you the latest legal updates for April 2021.Tax & RevenueIncome taxThe technical guideline Garis Panduan Berhubung Permohonan Pengecualian Cukai Pendapatan Kepada Institusi Atau Organisasi Keagamaan Yang Layak Di Bawah Perintah Cukai Pendapatan (Pengecualian) 2020 [P.U.(A) 139/2020] (available in Malay language only) has been published on 25 March 2021 on the Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia’s official website...

Focus on COP26: The Long Road to Glasgow
Shoosmiths LLP, April 2021

The UK will host the UN’s COP26 climate change conference in November 2021, but what is a COP – and what happened at the previous 25 COPs? 15 April 2021 marks 200 days until COP26 is due to start. Taking place in Glasgow from 1-12 November 2021, COP26 is the 26th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)...

Weekly Digest: COVID-19 Resources from Bradley (April 15, 2021)
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, April 2021

This digest is a curated list of Bradley content regarding the coronavirus. In an effort to provide our clients with the easiest way to find information that may be beneficial in responding to the impact of COVID-19, we have provided links to our most recent blog posts, news alerts, webinar recordings and more. Additionally, this digest will now be deployed on a weekly basis in an effort to reduce the number of emails our clients receive...

EFFECTS ON PROVISIONS FOR THE PREVENTION OF MONEY LAUNDERING of Law No. 21,314 which Regulates Market Agents and Pension Advisors
Carey, April 2021

On April 13, 2021, Law No. 21,314 (“New Law”) was published in the Official Gazette, which sets forth new transparency requirements and reinforces the responsibilities of market agents, regulates pension counseling and other matters indicated therein. Article 6 of the New Law amends Law No. 19,913 (“AML Act”) in the following aspects: New faculties and functions of the UAF...

EFFECTS ON INSURANCE REGULATION of Law No. 21,314 which Regulates Market Agents and Pension Advisors
Carey, April 2021

On April 13, 2021, Law No. 21,314 was published in the Official Gazette, which, among other matters, set new transparency requirements and reinforce the responsibilities of market agents (the "Law"). Relevant modifications to the current insurance regulation: Amendments to Decree with Force of Law No. 251 of 1931 ("Insurance Act"). Article 5 of the Law amends the Insurance Act, among others, in the following matters: Insurance consultation system (new Article 12)...

Banks Not Required to Act as Detectives or Fraud Detectors
Deacons, April 2021

There has been an increasing number of fraud cases, in particular cyber fraud cases, around the world. Some victims of fraud have sought redress from banks for failing to detect the fraud and refrain from processing their instructions by relying on the Quincecare duty (i.e...

The Intersection of Equitable Relief and Creative Problem Solving Delaware Bankruptcy Court Approves Mandatory Settlement Procedures to Address Environmental Remediation Issues
Waller, April 2021

Bankruptcy courts are granted, under Section 105(a) of the Bankruptcy Code, the equitable power to “issue any order, process, or judgment that is necessary or appropriate to carry out the provisions of this title.” The reality of chapter 11 is that complex issues inevitably arise, and these issues will occasionally challenge the traditional methods and tools utilized by debtor’s counsel to craft an appropriate solution...

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Rescinds COVID-Related Relief
Waller, April 2021

Recently, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) rescinded seven policy statements issued during 2020 that provided temporary relief for financial institutions in consumer financial markets including mortgages, credit reporting, credit cards and prepaid cards...

Loss of Personal Information: The Superior Court Dismisses a Class Action
Lavery Lawyers, April 2021

On March 26, 2021, the Superior Court rendered a decision dismissing a class action against the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (“IIROC”) on the loss of personal information of thousands of Canadian investors.1 The lack of evidence of compensable injury and IIROC’s diligent behaviour are the main reasons for the dismissal of the class action. The Facts On February 22, 2013, an inspector working for IIROC forgot his laptop computer in a public place...

Climate Reporting Bill to Receive First Reading this Week
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, April 2021

On 12 April 2021, the New Zealand Government introduced the Financial Sector (Climate-related Disclosures and Other Matters) Amendment Bill (Bill), which will receive its first reading this week.  Once passed, disclosures will be required for financial years commencing in 2022, meaning that the first disclosures will be made in 2023...

Reserve Bank New Enforcement Department
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, April 2021

The Reserve Bank Te Putea Matua has established a new separate Enforcement Department.  The Department will be operationally separate from the Supervision team but both will work together to incentivise and manage prudent behaviour and to hold institutions to account for non-compliance. Who needs to read it? Why? All financial institutions regulated by the Reserve Bank. This signals a move towards a more proactive regulator to which institutions will need to respond...

CFPB Proposed Rule: Slowing the Foreclosure Wave
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, April 2021

On April 5, 2021, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (the “CFPB”) issued a proposed rule that would, among other things, establish a temporary COVID-19 emergency pre-foreclosure review period until December 31, 2021, for principal residences. Currently, the moratorium on foreclosures and evictions for Federal Housing Administration, US Department of Agriculture, US Department of Veterans Affairs, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac loans has been extended until June 30, 2021...

EFFECTS ON THE REGULATION OF CORPORATIONS AND THE SECURITIES MARKET of Law No. 21,314 that Regulates the Market Agents and Social Securiy
Carey, April 2021

On Tuesday, April 13th of 2021, a law was published in the Official Gazette that establishes new demands for transparency and strengthens the responsibilities of market agents, regulates the social security advice and other matters indicated therein, reforming, among other regulations, Law No. 18,045, on the Stock Market and Law No. 18,046 on Corporations (going forward, referred as the “Law”)...

New Favorable Qualified Small Business Stock Guidance for Fintechs and Insurtechs
Hanson Bridgett LLP, April 2021

On April 9, 2021, the IRS released Private Letter Ruling (PLR) 202114002 (January 13, 2021), which provides additional context to taxpayers worried about whether their Fintech or Insurtech shares represent Qualified Small Business Stock (QSBS) under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) section 1202...

When can a Bank Reverse a Credit Transfer without Customer Consent?
ENSafrica, April 2021

The South African Supreme Court of Appeal (“SCA”) recently delivered judgment in the matter of FirstRand Bank Limited v The Spar Group Limited. The SCA held that: A customer with no entitlement to money deposited into its account and who knows that it enjoys no such entitlement, may not pay out money against the credit to the account. Doing so amounts to theft...

Mamo TCV Newsletter - March 2021
Mamo TCV Advocates, April 2021

Banking & Finance ESAs issue joint supervisory statement on the application of the Regulation on Sustainability-related disclosures in the Financial Services Sector (SFDR) ESAs issue recommendations on the application of the SFDR...

Proposed Lowering of Statutory Limit of Effective Rate of Interest Stipulated in the Money Lenders Ordinance (Cap. 163)
Deacons, April 2021

The Financial Services Branch of the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau (the “FSB”) issued a letter on 1 April 2021 to all licensed money lenders setting out the Government’s proposal to revise the statutory interest rate cap and extortionate rate for money lending stipulated in the Money Lenders Ordinance (Cap. 163) (“MLO”)...

XRB Issues Timeline for Developing Climate-Related Financial Disclosures
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, April 2021

The External Reporting Board (XRB) recently issued its timeline for developing the financial reporting Standard for climate-related financial disclosures (Standard).  The timeline includes consultation in February to May 2022, and publication of the standard in September 2022, with reporting entities delivering their first disclosures in 2023...

 

 

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