FDATA responds to CMA order on open banking

The Financial Data and Technology Association (FDATA) has responded to the CMA’s draft order following its publication of the retail banking investigation, which led to the creation of the Implementation Entity. Commenting on the submission, which can be read here, FDATA’s Executive Director Andy Maciver said: “FDATA’s...

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FDATA Chairman named Fintech convener

Gavin Littlejohn, Chairman of the Financial Data and Technology Association, has been named by the Implementation Entity as the Convener of its Advisory Group on Fintech, and a result will take a seat on the body’s Steering Committee. The Implementation Entity is the group tasked by...

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FDATA responds to EBA insurance consultation

The Financial Data and Technology Association has submitted a response to the EBA consultation "Guidelines on the criteria on how to stipulate the minimum montary amount of the professional indemnity insurance under PSD2". There were seven questions, which can be seen below along with FDATA's answers: Question...

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A Scottish Tax system – avoiding UK mistakes

This article first appeared in The Times The coming weeks will see taxation take centre stage at Holyrood and Westminster. The decisions that politicians make in the Autumn Statement and the Scottish budget will define public spending and shape the landscape for businesses, in the wake...

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Older workers vital for future of economy

Leading businesses are calling on employers across Scotland to do more to retain and recruit older workers. At this time of political change and uncertainty, harnessing the benefits that older workers can bring to workplaces and the economy is more important than ever. A Business in...

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Beautiful Scotland Awards celebrate 50 years of success

Local authorities, community groups and individuals from across Scotland gathered yesterday (Wednesday 14 September) at the Aberdeen Beach Ballroom to celebrate the 50th annual Beautiful Scotland Awards, organised by environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful. The ceremony, hosted by Aberdeen City Council, recognised the hard work of...

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New business support for Food for Thought programme

Scotland’s responsible business network, Business in the Community Scotland (BITC Scotland) has announced new corporate partnerships for one of its flagship programmes, Food for Thought. New members of the food education programme’s Phase 4 roll-out include Waitrose, Scottish Beekeepers Association and Holiday Inn Aberdeen. The new...

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