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Banking & Finance / Financial Regulation

The intricate regulatory regime in Israel has a far-reaching impact on companies operating in the banking sector. Barnea has vast know-how and experience in counselling companies in relation to all matters pertaining to the local regulatory environment, including its specific laws.

Barnea provides legal advisory services relating to financial regulations, including licensing issues, representation before the regulatory authorities, financial transactions, money laundering, financial services and more.

 

Barnea advises local banks, foreign banks contemplating the establishment of operations in Israel, foreign banks in their interactions with Israeli customers and the operation of foreign bank subsidiaries in Israel or through local subsidiaries, financial institutions, FinTech companies and a variety of clients whose business activities are affected by financial regulations.

 

Our firm also provides legal counselling and guidance with regard to the licensing requirements pursuant to the Banking Law, the Regulated Financial Services Law, various credit card regulations relating to issuing, acquiring, processing and settlement of transactions in the credit card market, regulations relating to non-bank credit, currency services, investment counselling and more.

 

Barnea’s team has considerable experience representing clients before relevant regulatory authorities, such as the Bank of Israel, the Supervisor of Banks, the Israel Securities Authority, the Antitrust Authority, the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange, the Capital Markets Commissioner and the Israel Money Laundering Prohibition Authority.

 

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News and updates - Banking & Finance / Financial Regulation:


August 12, 2018

Bank of Israel Encourages New Digital Banks

In June 2018, the Bank of Israel published a new policy for authorizing small and digital banks. The Banking Supervisor announced that new banks can have initial regulatory capital of NIS 50 million - a substantial reduction of the levels previously required.

July 26, 2018

P2P Lending Platforms Will Be Allowed to Provide Loans from Their Nostro Accounts

In July 2018, the Commissioner of the Capital Market, Insurance and Savings Authority published draft guidelines that will enable P2P lending platform operators to operate a system that offers loans from their own nostro accounts.

June 20, 2018

Lecture on the Regulatory Challenges of Fintech Companies

Dr. Zvi Gabbay, Head of our Capital Markets Department, lectured today to startups and VC's on the regulatory challenges faced by fintech companies.

Banking & Finance / Financial Regulation

The intricate regulatory regime in Israel has a far-reaching impact on companies operating in the banking sector. Barnea has vast know-how and experience in counselling companies in relation to all matters pertaining to the local regulatory environment, including its specific laws.

Barnea provides legal advisory services relating to financial regulations, including licensing issues, representation before the regulatory authorities, financial transactions, money laundering, financial services and more.

 

Barnea advises local banks, foreign banks contemplating the establishment of operations in Israel, foreign banks in their interactions with Israeli customers and the operation of foreign bank subsidiaries in Israel or through local subsidiaries, financial institutions, FinTech companies and a variety of clients whose business activities are affected by financial regulations.

 

Our firm also provides legal counselling and guidance with regard to the licensing requirements pursuant to the Banking Law, the Regulated Financial Services Law, various credit card regulations relating to issuing, acquiring, processing and settlement of transactions in the credit card market, regulations relating to non-bank credit, currency services, investment counselling and more.

 

Barnea’s team has considerable experience representing clients before relevant regulatory authorities, such as the Bank of Israel, the Supervisor of Banks, the Israel Securities Authority, the Antitrust Authority, the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange, the Capital Markets Commissioner and the Israel Money Laundering Prohibition Authority.

 

Back to Banking & Finance

News and updates - Banking & Finance:


August 12, 2018

Bank of Israel Encourages New Digital Banks

In June 2018, the Bank of Israel published a new policy for authorizing small and digital banks. The Banking Supervisor announced that new banks can have initial regulatory capital of NIS 50 million - a substantial reduction of the levels previously required.

July 26, 2018

P2P Lending Platforms Will Be Allowed to Provide Loans from Their Nostro Accounts

In July 2018, the Commissioner of the Capital Market, Insurance and Savings Authority published draft guidelines that will enable P2P lending platform operators to operate a system that offers loans from their own nostro accounts.

June 20, 2018

Lecture on the Regulatory Challenges of Fintech Companies

Dr. Zvi Gabbay, Head of our Capital Markets Department, lectured today to startups and VC's on the regulatory challenges faced by fintech companies.

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