UAE: Abu Dhabi Global Market Launches Public Consultation on Third Party Financial Technology Provider Regulatory Framework
The Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Abu Dhabi’s Global Market has launched a public consultation on a proposed regulatory framework for third party financial technology or FinTech services in the Global Market. It ends on 7 January 2021. Third Party Providers do not hold their customers’ funds but instead act as intermediaries in the relationship between customers and other financial institutions. In other jurisdictions like the UK and Australia, the growth of these entities has been accompanied by the introduction of Open Banking and Open Finance frameworks, which give customers more control over their data. The proposed regulatory framework prepares and regulates these FinTech firms to work with financial institutions in a secure and efficient way. This will protect the data and interests of their customers. It also provides a strong foundation on which to build an Open Finance strategy to support business growth and financial innovation in the digital platform economy.