UK: FCA signs innovation co-operation agreement with Canadian regulator
23 Feb 2017

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has entered into a co-operation agreement with Candian regulator Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) in an effort to boost innovation.

The two bodies have committed to sharing information on emerging trends and regulatory issues relating to innovation in financial services. The agreement follows the creation of the FCA’s Innovation Hub in 2014.

“The authorities intend to provide the fullest possible mutual assistance to one another within the terms of this co-operation agreement,” the agreement noted. It also said the framework of the agreement centred on a “referal mechanism” that allows each regulator to refer innovative businesses to their foreign counterpart.

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