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The DFSA authorises its 500th financial firm.

The DFSA authorises its 500th financial firm.

02 October, 2019

The DFSA marks a significant moment in the 15-year history of the DIFC by registering the 500th firm conducting financial services in or from the DIFC. 

Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority's first MoU in Riyadh signed with the DFSA.

Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority's first MoU in Riyadh signed with the DFSA.

05 November, 2019

The DFSA and the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) enhanced their relationship by signing an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen mutual cooperation in their supervision of banking and insurance.

DFSA extends MoU with Chinese regulatory body CBIRC.

DFSA extends MoU with Chinese regulatory body CBIRC.

14 November, 2019

The DFSA signed an extension to their Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC).

DFSA and Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier sign Financial Innovation agreement.

DFSA and Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier sign Financial Innovation agreement.

28 November, 2019

The DFSA and the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF) Luxembourg, entered into an agreement to cooperate in the development of FinTech.

DFSA to launch Cyber Threat Intelligence Platform.

DFSA to launch Cyber Threat Intelligence Platform.

29 December, 2019

The DFSA launched a Cyber Threat Intelligence Platform to help firms in the DIFC implement appropriate safeguards to mitigate against cyber risks. The Platform is a result of ongoing cooperation and collaboration with the Dubai Electronic Security Centre (DESC), the National Computer Emergency Response Team (aeCERT) and the Computer Incident Response Center Luxembourg (CIRCL).

CBUAE, ADGM & DIFC issues a joint guidance for banks and finance companies on the application of IFRS9 during COVID-19 pandemic.

CBUAE, ADGM & DIFC issues a joint guidance for banks and finance companies on the application of IFRS9 during COVID-19 pandemic.

04 April, 2020

The Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE), the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) and the DFSA, collectively issued joint guidance for banks and finance companies in relation to the application of International Financial Reporting Standard 9 (IFRS 9) during COVID-19.

DFSA Takes Measures to Support its Financial Community.

DFSA Takes Measures to Support its Financial Community.

07 April, 2020

The DFSA announced a number of initiatives aimed to provide significant assistance and regulatory relief to the DIFC financial services community. These initiatives were designed to allow the DIFC community to focus on protecting the wellbeing of their staff and supporting their clients during COVID times.

DFSA’s 2020 Summer Innovation Testing Licence Programme Accepts Largest Number of Innovative Firms to Date.

DFSA’s 2020 Summer Innovation Testing Licence Programme Accepts Largest Number of Innovative Firms to Date.

06 July, 2020

The DFSA announced that it has accepted 16 firms into its 2020 Summer Innovation Testing Licence (ITL) Cohort. The ITL Programme provides a unique environment that helps firms to test innovative solutions in and from the DIFC.

Maktoum bin Mohammed issues Decision appointing DFSA Board.

Maktoum bin Mohammed issues Decision appointing DFSA Board.

12 July, 2020

His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and President of the Dubai International Financial DIFC, issued a Decision reappointing Saeb Eigner as Chairman of the Dubai Financial Services Authority’s DFSA Board of Directors.

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