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Date: 16.10.2018 | Topic Risk management MaRisk: BaFin publishes English translation

The amended version of the Minimum Requirements for Risk Management (Mindestanforderungen an das Risikomanagement - MaRisk) is now also available in English. BaFin has published the translation on its website.

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Date: 25.09.2018 | Topic Unauthorised business FXC Markets, Berlin: risk of confusion with the authorised company FXCM

A company called FXC Markets, which allegedly has its registered office in Berlin, claims that it has been authorised by BaFin, although this is not the case. FXC Markets uses the company details of FXCM (Forex Capital Markets Limited, Nürnberger Str. 13, 10789 Berlin, www.fxcm.de), giving the false impression that it is linked to FXCM.

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Date: 24.09.2018 | Topic Unauthorised business ISC Bank is not a German bank

ISC Bank (registered office: unknown) is an undertaking that operates the website www.iscbank.de.

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Date: 07.08.2018 | Topic Unauthorised business Online trading platforms: BaFin warns against unlicensed providers

BaFin warns against entering into transactions, particularly involving CFDs (contracts for difference), binary options and so-called forex-trading, via online trading platforms operated by unlicensed providers.

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Measures

Date: 15.10.2018 | Topic Measures Maier + Partner Aktiengesellschaft: BaFin imposes coercive fines

On 27 September 2018 BaFin imposed coercive fines in the amount of EUR 110,000 on Maier + Partner Aktiengesellschaft.

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Date: 25.09.2018 | Topic Measures Publication of financial reports: Federal Office of Justice imposes disciplinary fine against Readcrest Capital AG

On 24 January 2018, the Federal Office of Justice (Bundesamt für Justiz – BfJ) imposed a disciplinary fine amounting to 2.500 euros against Readcrest Capital AG.

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Date: 25.09.2018 | Topic Measures Publication of financial reports: Federal Office of Justice imposes disciplinary fine against VALENS Holding AG

On 14 May 2018, the Federal Office of Justice (Bundesamt für Justiz – BfJ) imposed a disciplinary fine amounting to 2.500 euros against VALENS Holding AG.

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Date: 24.09.2018 | Topic Measures Deutsche Bank AG: BaFin orders measures to prevent money laundering and terrorist financing

On 21 September 2018, in order to prevent money laundering and terrorist financing, BaFin ordered that Deutsche Bank AG take appropriate internal safeguards and comply with general due diligence obligations. The issued order is based on section 51 (2) sentence 1 of the German Money Laundering Act (Geldwäschegesetz – GwG).

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New documents

BaFin­Per­spec­tives Is­sue 1 | 2018

Supervision and Regulation in the Age of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence / Distributed Ledger Technology: Blockchain as a Basis for Information Security / Blockchain Technology – Thoughts on Regulation / Digitalisation and Information Security in the Financial and Insurance Sectors as a Focus of Regulatory Requirements

An­nu­al Re­port 2017

BaFin Annual Report 2017

Topic FintechsStudy: "Big Da­ta meets ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence"

Big Data meets artificial intelligence

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