What’s New on the FSA Website
Week of February 12, 2019 - February 15, 2019
This page contains the latest in events, developments, and updates to the FSA website.
(The following public comments are available in Japanese)
|February 13, 2019||Publication of the draft amendments to the “Guidelines for Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism”
The FSA proposed the draft amendments to the “Guidelines for Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT).” The proposal mainly aims to further enhance financial institutions’ risk managements for AML/CFT by, among others, clarifying the customer risk assessment as a required action for financial institutions under the section of “Customer Due Diligence” of the Guidelines.
(The following press releases are available in English)
|February 14, 2019||Publication of the “Report on the development of regulations for financial institutions regarding data utilization” by the “Study Group on the Financial System” under the Financial System Council|
|February 13, 2019||FSA publishes the status of loans held by all banks as of the end of September 2018, based on the Financial Reconstruction Act|
(The following press releases are available in Japanese)
|February 15, 2019|| Warning issued to SB101 that is operating the virtual currency exchange business without proper registration
The FSA issued a warning to SB101 that is operating the virtual currency exchange business without proper registration in violation of the “Payment Services Act.”
|February 13, 2019||New one-stop access to Dollar-Cost Averaging NISA related-information including statistics
The FSA newly added a subpage to its website to provide one-stop access to Dollar-Cost Averaging NISA related-information. The subpage mainly shares the links to “Statistics of NISA accounts” (preliminary report) which includes the updated number of Dollar-Cost Averaging NISA accounts (where its number surpassed the one million mark in the fourth quarter of 2018), and a report which outlines the public-private promotional initiatives and efforts taken so far, as well as promotional videos.
|February 8, 2019||Warnings about entities that are operating money lending businesses without proper registration
The FSA (Local Finance Bureaus) updated warnings about entities that are operating money lending businesses without proper registration. The warnings include the updated list of entities that misrepresent their registration using fictitious or stolen registration numbers.
- Laws & RegulationsPage list
- Name of Laws and Regulations(PDF)
- Financial Instruments and Exchange Act
- Recent Changes
- Public Comment
- No Action Letter System
- Procedures concerning Foreign Account Management Institutions
- PrinciplesPage list
- Strategic Directions and Priorities
- Progress and Assessment of the Strategic Directions and Priorities
- Policy Approaches to Strengthen Cyber Security in the Financial Sector
- Financial Monitoring Policy
- AnnouncementsPage list
- Press Conferences
- Press Releases
- Official Statements
- Great East Japan Earthquake-Related Information
- The Earthquake Centered in the Kumamoto Region of Kumamoto Prefecture 2016-Related Information
- List of Institutions
- For those engaging in High Speed Trading
- To Operators of Specially Permitted Businesses for Qualified Institutional Investors, etc.