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Date: 29.11.2018 | Topic Consumer protection BaFin plans national prohibition of binary options for retail clients

The German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (Bundesanstalt für FinanzdienstleistungsaufsichtBaFin) is planning to prohibit the marketing, distribution and sale of binary options to retail clients at a national level. For this purpose, it has today published the draft version of a general administrative act (only available in German). The German supervisor is thus already preparing for the expiry of the product intervention measure imposed by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA).

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Date: 29.11.2018 | Topic Unauthorised business Platincoin has no authorisation under section 32 of the German Banking Act (Kreditwesengesetz – KWG)

The Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (Bundesanstalt für FinanzdienstleistungsaufsichtBaFin) hereby announces that it has not issued Platin Genesis DMCC with authorisation to conduct banking business or provide financial services in accordance with section 32 of the KWG.

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Date: 22.11.2018 VAIT now available in English

The Supervisory Requirements for IT in Insurance Undertakings (Versicherungsaufsichtliche Anforderungen an die IT – VAIT), which BaFin published in German in July 2018, are now also available in English.

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Date: 14.11.2018 | Topic Market manipulation United Battery Metals Corp. (ISIN: CA9095801028): BaFin warns of buy recommendations for shares

According to information available to the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (Bundesanstalt für FinanzdienstleistungsaufsichtBaFin), buy recommendations are currently being issued for shares in United Battery Metals Corp. (ISIN: CA9095801028) on a large scale via e-mail newsletters.

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Measures

Date: 19.12.2018 | Topic Unauthorised business Swiss Convene GmbH: BaFin orders the cessation of unauthorized payment services

As of 28 November 2018, BaFin ordered Swiss Convene GmbH, Frankfurt am Main, to cease and desist from conducting money remittance business.

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Date: 17.12.2018 | Topic Measures Publication of financial reports: Federal Office of Justice imposes disciplinary fine against Capital One AG

On 21 September 2018, the Federal Office of Justice (Bundesamt für Justiz – BfJ) imposed a disciplinary fine amounting to 2,500 euros against Capital One AG.

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Date: 14.12.2018 | Topic Measures KREMLIN AG: BaFin imposes coercive fines

On 28 November 2018 BaFin imposed coercive fines in the amount of EUR 110,000 on KREMLIN AG.

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Date: 14.12.2018 | Topic Measures Henderson Global Investors Limited: BaFin imposes administrative fine

On 12 December 2018, BaFin imposed administrative fine amounting to 370,000 euros against Henderson Global Investors Limited.

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New documents

Topic Insurance intermediariesCir­cu­lar 11/2018 (VA) – In­sur­ance Dis­tri­bu­tion

Circular 11/2018 (VA) – Insurance Distribution (Rundschreiben 11/2018 zur Zusammenarbeit mit Versicherungsvermittlern sowie zum Risikomanagement im Vertrieb) in the version of 17 July 2018

Please note: This English version is provided for information purposes only. The original German text is binding in all respects.

Cir­cu­lar 10/2018: Su­per­vi­so­ry Re­quire­ments for IT in In­sur­ance Un­der­tak­ings

Supervisory Requirements for IT in Insurance Undertakings (Versicherungsaufsichtliche Anforderungen an die IT – VAIT) in the version of 2 July 2018

Please note: This English version is provided for information purposes only. The original German text is binding in all respects.