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BNPL solutions soon impacted by a new consumer credit directive?

BNPL solutions soon impacted by a new consumer credit directive?
18/05/2022

BNPL providers, beware! A new consumer credit directive is on its way and could impact your business.

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New registration obligation for Virtual Asset Service Providers (VASPs) in Belgium

New registration obligation for Virtual Asset Service Providers (VASPs) in Belgium
02/05/2022

As of 1 May 2022, certain crypto-related activities in Belgium will become regulated. The providers of these services will have to register with the Financial Services and Market Authority (‘FSMA’).

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Towards an automatic exchange of tax information on transactions in Crypto-Assets

Towards an automatic exchange of tax information on transactions in Crypto-Assets
28/04/2022

On March 22, OECD has published a public consultation document on the new “Crypto-Asset Reporting Framework” (hereinafter referred to as the “CARF”) and on the amendments to the actual Common Reporting Standard

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ESMA concludes review of EU Short Selling Regulation

ESMA concludes review of EU Short Selling Regulation
25/04/2022

The European Securities and Markets Authority has finalised its report on the Short Selling Regulation. The report summarises feedback to its 2021 consultation paper on the SSR and explains its final position on the topics raised.

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European Parliament pushes for sustainability disclosures in crypto market

European Parliament pushes for sustainability disclosures in crypto market
11/04/2022

It is a truth universally acknowledged that Bitcoin has the same carbon footprint as [insert small-to-medium sized European country here]. Now the European Parliament is trying to encourage cryptoassets

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Registration requirements for virtual asset service providers

Registration requirements for virtual asset service providers
23/03/2022

Following the previously published newsletter regarding the new law that will require virtual asset service providers to comply with the anti-money laundering legislation, the Royal Decree setting out the registration requirements for both the providers of exchange services between virtual currencies 

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Nouvelles obligations pour les prestataires de services liƩs aux crypto-monnaies

Nouvelles obligations pour les prestataires de services liƩs aux crypto-monnaies
18/03/2022

Les investissements en crypto-monnaies, susceptibles d’entrainer d’importantes plus-values, font deĢsormais partie inteĢgrante de notre monde financier. De nombreuses plateformes proposent des services de conversion et de conservation de monnaies virtuelles.

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ESMA guidelines on marketing communications: Key Take Aways

ESMA guidelines on marketing communications: Key Take Aways
10/03/2022

Since 2 February 2022, management companies of AIFs and UCITs must comply with the new ESMA Guidelines on Marketing Communications which further outline the harmonised marketing communication requirement across the EEA introduced by the Cross-border Distribution of Funds Regulation.

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Cryptocurrencies: new rules and registration for service providers in Belgium

Cryptocurrencies: new rules and registration for service providers in Belgium
25/02/2022

As from 1 May 2022, the activities of certain virtual currency service providers in Belgium will be regulated.

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Virtual asset service providers to be subject to FSMA supervision

Virtual asset service providers to be subject to FSMA supervision
21/02/2022

Last month, on 27 January, marked the end of an era when the provision of virtual asset services was not a regulated activity in Belgium. A law has now been adopted which amends the Belgian anti-money laundering law in order to, inter alia, regulate the provision of such services.

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