Newsletters


March
2018

The European Supervisory Authorities ("ESAs") for securities ("ESMA"), banking ("EBA"), and insurance and pensions ("EIOPA") have issued a pan-EU warning to customers regarding the risks of buying Virtual Currencies ("VCs").

February
2018

The European Securities and Markets Authority ("ESMA"), has updated its transitional transparency calculations ("TTC") for equity and tick sizes under the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive ("MiFID II").

February
2018

The European Banking Authority ("EBA") published an updated list of credit institutions exempted from or subject to a higher cap on inflows in the calculation of Liquidity Coverage Ratio ("LCR") in accordance with the provisions laid down in the LCR Delegated Act.

January
2018

The European Securities and Markets Authority ("ESMA"), has published a call for evidence on potential product intervention measures relating to the provision of contracts for differences ("CFDs"), including rolling spot forex, and binary options to retail investors.

January
2018

The Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission ("CySEC") expands its Web Portal to include the Alternative investment Fund Managers ("AIFMs") and UCITS Management Companies through which they can submit digitally signed documents/letters to the CySEC.

January
2018

We would like to inform you that the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive ("MiFID II") is the framework of European Union legislation for investment intermediaries and the organised trading of financial instruments.

January
2018

Further to our Newsletters Issue 03/2017, 08/2017 and 11/2017 we would like to inform you that the House of Representatives voted on Wednesday an extension to the deadline for the submission of applications to enter into an arrangement for the payment of overdue taxes until 30/06/2018.

January
2018

We would like to inform you that the Cyprus Tax Department has issued on the 29th of December 2017 the Circular 219-VAT and on the 2nd of January 2018 the Circular 220-VAT, providing some important clarification in relation with the implementation of the New Law.

January
2018

We would like to inform you that as from 1st January 2018, the Gibraltar Financial Services (Distributed Ledger Technology Providers) Regulations 2017 (the "DLT Regulations") will come into force.

January
2018

The Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA") released a statement regarding the European Council's ("EC") confirmation that sufficient progress has been made to move to the second phase of negotiations related to transition and the framework for the future relationship between the UK and the European Union.

Publications


JULY iCAS Newsletter Issue 24/2018
The European Banking Authority ("EBA") issued a recommendation addressed to the Maltese Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit ("FIAU") after establishing it had...
16 July 2018
JULY iCAS Newsletter Issue 23/2018
Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission ("CySEC") wishes to inform the Regulated Entities about the requested information by CySEC. 
10 July 2018
JUNE iCAS Newsletter Issue 22/2018
ESMA has published an opinion which sets out how central counterparties (CCPs) in the EU should consider in their internal...
02 July 2018
JUNE iCAS Newsletter Issue 21/2018
The European Securities and Market Authority ("ESMA") confirmed that the temporary period allowing for a smooth introduction of the use...
26 June 2018
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