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Zahlungsdienste (refer to: Payment services: BaFin provides information on the new regulations)
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Pay­ment ser­vices: BaFin pro­vides in­for­ma­tion on the new reg­u­la­tions

The new Payment Services Supervision Act (Zahlungsdiensteaufsichtsgesetz – ZAG) entered into force.The aim is to strengthen competition, increase the security of payment services and improve consumer protection. In order to inform market participants of the amended set of rules …

The new Payment Services Supervision Act (Zahlungsdiensteaufsichtsgesetz – ZAG) entered into force.The aim is to strengthen competition, increase the security of payment services and improve consumer protection. In order to inform market participants of the amended set of rules in good time, BaFin subsequently held a conference on the topic at its Frankfurt offices, which was met with considerable interest.

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Date: 09.02.2018 BAIT now available in English

The Supervisory Requirements for IT in Financial Institutions (Bankaufsichtliche Anforderungen an die IT – BAIT), which BaFin published in German at the start of November, are now also available in English. More: BAIT now available in English …

Date: 12.01.2018 Notification requirement for algorithmic trading and direct electronic access: BaFin standard form

From 3 January 2018, investment services enterprises engaged in algorithmic trading or offering direct electronic access (DEA) to a trading venue will be required to submit a notification to the competent supervisory authorities. More: Notification requirement for algorithmic trading and direct electronic access: BaFin standard form …

Date: 08.01.2018 - Topic Governance BaFin publishes Circular on Minimum Requirements on the System of Governance of Insurance Undertakings

The circular on Minimum Requirements under Supervisory Law on the System of Governance of Insurance Undertakings (Aufsichtsrechtliche Mindestanforderungen an die Geschäftsorganisation von Versicherungsunternehmen – MaGo) is now available in English. More: BaFin publishes Circular on Minimum Requirements on the System of Governance of Insurance Undertakings …

Date: 02.01.2018 Eurex Clearing AG: BaFin grants request for transitional arrangement for exchange-traded derivatives

With effect from 3 January 2018, Article 35 of the Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation (MiFIR) provides, in principle, that a trading venue has the right to non-discriminatory access to a CCP if certain conditions are met. More: Eurex Clearing AG: BaFin grants request for transitional arrangement for exchange-traded derivatives …

Measures

Date: 16.02.2018 - Topic Measures Elektrische Licht- und Kraftanlagen Aktiengesellschaft: BaFin imposes administrative fine

On 6 February 2018, BaFin imposed an administrative fine amounting to 70,000 euros against Elektrische Licht- und Kraftanlagen Aktiengesellschaft. More: Elektrische Licht- und Kraftanlagen Aktiengesellschaft: BaFin imposes administrative fine …

Date: 08.02.2018 - Topic Measures BaFin imposes administrative fine

BaFin imposed an administrative fine amounting to 10,000 euros against an individual in a management position of a domestic issuer relating to a breach of section 26a (1) sentence 1 of the German Securities Trading Act (WertpapierhandelsgesetzWpHG) (old version). More: BaFin imposes administrative fine …

Date: 05.02.2018 - Topic Unauthorised business Crypto.exchange GmbH: BaFin orders cessation of unauthorized principal broking services

As of 29 January 2018 BaFin issued a cease and desist order against Crypto.exchange GmbH, Berlin, to immediately cease its bitcoin brokerage services (Finanzkommissionsgeschäft). More: Crypto.exchange GmbH: BaFin orders cessation of unauthorized principal broking services …

Su­per­vi­so­ry mea­sures

BaFin has extensive powers to put an end to unauthorised banking, insurance or investment business. It can also adopt measures against supervised banks, insurers and investment companies.

Aufsichtliche Maßnahmen (refer to: Supervisory measures)

New documents

Topic Authorisation requirementsIn­vest­ment ser­vices and ac­tiv­i­ties pass­port no­ti­fi­ca­tion

Investment services and activities passport notification

Topic Authorisation requirementsBranch pass­port no­ti­fi­ca­tion

Branch passport notification

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