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Banking & Finance / Banking Regulation

The regulations governing the activities of banking institutions are some of the most complex and comprehensive among financial regulatory regimes in Israel and the rest of the world. Such regulations are also used to enact additional guidelines that affect the development and character of the entire economy.

Barnea’s banking regulation team consists of various experts in the field. These experts possess years of comprehensive experience advising on all regulatory issues, including guiding local and foreign banking entities in their interactions vis-a-vis Israel’s financial authorities, particularly the Bank of Israel, the Supervisor of Banks, the Israel Securities Authority, the Capital Markets, Insurance and Savings Authority, the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, and more.

 

Local Clients

Our firm represents Israeli banks vis-à-vis all regulatory bodies in a variety of interfaces. Inter alia, we guide clients in preparing to apply for a banking license, as well as advise on the entire spectrum of banking activities, how to build compliance programs in banking corporations, complex structuring and reorganization processes, and diverse transactions. In addition, we provide representation before the various supervisory authorities.

We also advise and assist banks in relation to regulatory issues pertaining to privacy protection, the use of credit data, data security, clearing, and more. Our team offers professional and creative legal advice to banks in assimilating new technologies used for payments, transfers, and digital assets, and in interfacing with innovative platforms and products developed by fintech companies.

 

Foreign Clients

Over the years, our firm has successfully represented dozens of foreign banks in their business activities in Israel. We represent foreign banks before the Bank of Israel during licensing proceedings and the establishment of representative offices. We also provide our clients ongoing advice on the regulatory aspects of their business activities, including the registration of liens, the preparation of documents needed to provide loans to individuals and companies in Israel, the offering of various financial products, etc.

We also maintain close working relationships with banks’ compliance teams and sometimes even serve as foreign banks’ compliance officers for their activities in Israel.

Our banking regulation team routinely collaborates with the firm’s other departments to provide comprehensive, innovative, and strategic solutions for all business aspects of banks’ activities in Israel and abroad.

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Banking & Finance / Banking Regulation

The regulations governing the activities of banking institutions are some of the most complex and comprehensive among financial regulatory regimes in Israel and the rest of the world. Such regulations are also used to enact additional guidelines that affect the development and character of the entire economy.

Barnea’s banking regulation team consists of various experts in the field. These experts possess years of comprehensive experience advising on all regulatory issues, including guiding local and foreign banking entities in their interactions vis-a-vis Israel’s financial authorities, particularly the Bank of Israel, the Supervisor of Banks, the Israel Securities Authority, the Capital Markets, Insurance and Savings Authority, the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, and more.

 

Local Clients

Our firm represents Israeli banks vis-à-vis all regulatory bodies in a variety of interfaces. Inter alia, we guide clients in preparing to apply for a banking license, as well as advise on the entire spectrum of banking activities, how to build compliance programs in banking corporations, complex structuring and reorganization processes, and diverse transactions. In addition, we provide representation before the various supervisory authorities.

We also advise and assist banks in relation to regulatory issues pertaining to privacy protection, the use of credit data, data security, clearing, and more. Our team offers professional and creative legal advice to banks in assimilating new technologies used for payments, transfers, and digital assets, and in interfacing with innovative platforms and products developed by fintech companies.

 

Foreign Clients

Over the years, our firm has successfully represented dozens of foreign banks in their business activities in Israel. We represent foreign banks before the Bank of Israel during licensing proceedings and the establishment of representative offices. We also provide our clients ongoing advice on the regulatory aspects of their business activities, including the registration of liens, the preparation of documents needed to provide loans to individuals and companies in Israel, the offering of various financial products, etc.

We also maintain close working relationships with banks’ compliance teams and sometimes even serve as foreign banks’ compliance officers for their activities in Israel.

Our banking regulation team routinely collaborates with the firm’s other departments to provide comprehensive, innovative, and strategic solutions for all business aspects of banks’ activities in Israel and abroad.

Insights & News:


June 13, 2022

Bank of Israel Continues to Regulate Use of Cryptocurrencies

July 9, 2020

Fintech Companies: New Program to Facilitate Regulatory Reliefs

December 23, 2019

Latest Developments in the Israeli Payments Market

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