Bahrain: Consultation on Draft Digital Financial Advice Directives Launched

Bahrain’s Central Bank has launched a consultation on draft Digital Financial Advice directives. The consultation ends on 20 February 2019. The draft directives state the rights and responsibilities of licensees who want to use digital financial advice tools. They also stipulate the prudential and conduct requirements associated with this digital advice to safeguard client interests. In addition, the draft directives will allow FinTech firms who focus solely on robo-advice to get a license from the Bank. If approved, they will enable licensees to use technology to offer financial advice to their clients.

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