On a high level, there remains a lot of uncertainty around the region – the means and spread of any economic recovery, and what structural changes it will bring in the longer term.
Baker McKenzie’s Latin America Financial Institutions (FI) Industry Group held the first session of Fintechfest, a series of webinars that aims to provide insights on key market trends, opportunities, and legal and regulatory challenges to guide financial institutions and technology companies on a range of issues in the rapidly evolving Fintech sector.
On 3 September 2020, Andrew Bailey, the Governor of the Bank of England, delivered a speech to the Brookings Institution regarding innovation in payments, setting out his view that innovations need to be underpinned by an appropriate regulatory framework to be suitable for use on a wider scale. In his view, stablecoins have the potential to be suitable for widespread use, but must meet the standards of other regulated payments to maintain consumer protection and promote consumer confidence.
The UK’s JMLSG has published new sectoral guidance on how cryptoasset businesses should manage money laundering risk.