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September 18, 2023
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Millicent Joins the FCA's Innovation Pathways Programme

Millicent has been accepted for support from the Financial Conduct Authority's (FCA) new Innovation Pathways programme.

Millicent Joins the FCA's Innovation Pathways Programme

Pioneering the Future of Digital Currency Infrastructure with FCA's Innovation Pathways Programme

In the ever-evolving landscape of digital currency, staying ahead of the curve is paramount. At Millicent, we've always prided ourselves on being at the forefront of innovation in the digital currency infrastructure realm. Today, we're thrilled to announce a significant milestone in our journey: Millicent has been accepted for support from the Financial Conduct Authority's (FCA) new Innovation Pathways programme.

What is the FCA's Innovation Pathways Programme?

The FCA's Innovation Pathways programme is designed to assist financial services firms in launching innovative products and services. The programme aims to:

  • Help innovative firms understand how regulation relates to their activities.
  • Remove barriers to entry through ongoing monitoring of FCA rules.
  • Clarify existing rules in relation to new business models.
  • Assist firms in understanding their obligations as regulated entities.

The programme is part of a broader suite of services provided by the FCA's Innovate initiative. It offers firms the opportunity to understand the complexities of financial regulation, especially when introducing products or services that don't fit neatly into existing regulatory categories.

Why is this Significant for Millicent?

Being one of the first firms accepted into the Innovation Pathways programme underscores our commitment to regulatory compliance while pushing the boundaries of what's possible in digital currency infrastructure. The support from the FCA will provide us with:

  • One-to-one discussions with a dedicated case manager to guide us through regulatory nuances.
  • Customised signposting to help us navigate FCA processes.
  • Insights from FCA subject matter experts to clarify grey areas of regulation.
  • Pre-authorisation meetings to understand the authorisation process and the standards we must meet.
  • Dedicated supervisory support for the first year after authorisation.

Furthermore, the programme's emphasis on genuine innovation, consumer benefit, and readiness aligns perfectly with Millicent's ethos. We're not just introducing another digital currency solution; we're pioneering a future where digital currency infrastructure is robust, reliable, and, most importantly, beneficial for consumers.

Looking Ahead

As we embark on this exciting phase, we're more committed than ever to delivering unparalleled digital currency solutions. With the FCA's support, we're confident in navigating the regulatory landscape while continuing to innovate.

We're grateful to our dedicated team, partners, and customers who have been instrumental in reaching this milestone. Together, we're not just shaping the future of Millicent but also the broader digital currency ecosystem.

For more details on the FCA's Innovation Pathways programme, you can visit their official page or access their comprehensive guide.

Stay tuned for more updates, and as always, thank you for being a part of our journey!

Disclaimer: FCA Innovation Pathways support does not constitute endorsement of a firm or business model.

The information provided in this blog post is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as financial or regulatory advice. Always consult with a professional before making any financial decisions.

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