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UOB secures preliminary nod to set up foreign-owned subsidiary in Vietnam

  • Published: 23 Mar 2017

Singapore’s United Overseas Bank (UOB) has obtained preliminary approval to launch a foreign-owned subsidiary bank in Vietnam.. read more

Pacific Premier Bancorp secures regulatory nod for Heritage Oaks Bancorp acquisition

  • Published: 22 Mar 2017

Pacific Premier Bancorp, the parent of Pacific Premier Bank, has secured the go-ahead from the board of governors of the Federal Reserve System and the California Department of Business Oversight for its acquisition of Heritage Oaks Bancorp, the parent of Heritage Oaks Bank.. read more

Tandem loses funding and licence (in tandem)

  • Author: Patrick Brusnahan
  • Published: 21 Mar 2017

Digital bank Tandem has lost its banking licence over concerns regarding funding. read more

Cathay General-SinoPac merger secures Fed approval

  • Published: 21 Mar 2017

The Federal Reserve has given the go-ahead to the acquisition of California-based SinoPac Bancorp by local lender Cathay General Bancorp and their subsequent merger.. read more

People's United Financial-Suffolk Bancorp merger secures final regulatory nod

  • Published: 20 Mar 2017

Connecticut-based People's United Financial has received approval from the board of governors of the Federal Reserve for its merger with New York-based Suffolk Bancorp.. read more

UK government to create anti-money laundering watchdog

  • Published: 20 Mar 2017

The government of UK has announced plans to launch a new anti-money laundering watchdog in order to tighten its defences against money laundering and terrorist financing.. read more

Access National-Middleburg Financial merger secures shareholders’ nod

  • Published: 16 Mar 2017

Access National and Middleburg Financial have received the go-ahead from their respective shareholders for their merger.. read more

Siemens to set up merchant bank in Singapore

  • Published: 15 Mar 2017

Siemens Bank, the financing arm of Germany-based technology giant Siemens, has obtained a licence from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to operate as a merchant bank in the country.. read more

Singapore and Japan form FinTech cooperation framework

  • Published: 14 Mar 2017

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Financial Services Agency (FSA) of Japan have set up a Co-operation Framework to strengthen FinTech linkages between both countries.. read more

Japanese, British regulators sign fintech co-operation agreement

  • Published: 10 Mar 2017

The Financial Services Agency of Japan (JFSA) and the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) have signed an agreement to expand cooperation on fintech.. read more

CVB Financial receive shareholder and regulatory nod for Valley Commerce Bancorp acquisition

  • Published: 7 Mar 2017

California-based CVB Financial (CVBF), the parent of Citizens Business Bank, has secured shareholder and regulatory approvals to acquire local lender Valley Commerce Bancorp, the parent of Valley Business Bank.. read more

Indonesia financial regulator revokes licence of RBS’ local branch

  • Published: 7 Mar 2017

Otoritas Jasa Keuangan (OJK), the agency that regulates and supervises the financial services sector in Indonesia, has revoked the licence of The Royal Bank of Scotland N.V. (RBS N.V.) local branch office.. read more

ADGM, National Bank of Serbia sign MoU to enhance cross-border financial supervision

  • Published: 7 Mar 2017

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) and the National Bank of Serbia (NBS) have inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to boost cross-border collaboration in their financial markets.. read more

P2P lender Proplend secures full FCA authorisation

  • Published: 2 Mar 2017

UK-based peer to peer (P2P) lending platform Proplend has received full authorisation from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).. read more

FNB-Yadkin Financial merger secures final regulatory nod

  • Published: 28 Feb 2017

Pennsylvania-based FNB has received the final regulatory approval from the Federal Reserve System and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) for its proposed merger of North Carolina-based Yadkin Financial.. read more

DIFC signs cooperation agreement with GIFT

  • Published: 28 Feb 2017

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT) to boost collaboration between the two financial centres.. read more

UK and Canada regulators collaborate to support fintech innovation

  • Published: 23 Feb 2017

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has signed an agreement with Canadian regulator Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) to support fintech startups in the two jurisdictions.. read more

Whitney Bank receives regulatory nod for acquisition of nine First NBC Bank branches

  • Published: 22 Feb 2017

Whitney Bank, the banking subsidiary of Hancock Holding Company, has obtained regulatory approval to acquire nine branches and about $1.3bn in loans from First NBC Bank, a banking unit of First NBC Bank Holding Company.. read more

ADGM, Central Bank of Jordan sign accord to improve banking & financial supervision

  • Published: 21 Feb 2017

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) and the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) have inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to strengthen cross-border collaboration in their financial markets.. read more

Abu Dhabi, Australia regulators sign cross-border collaboration agreement

  • Published: 17 Feb 2017

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) and Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) have inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to support cross-border collaboration in their financial markets.. read more


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