UK Conduct Regulator Confirms Regulatory Rules Allow Electronic Signatures
04/20/2020The U.K. Financial Conduct Authority has published a statement on its expectations for wet-ink signatures in light of the coronavirus pandemic. The FCA confirms that FCA rules do not require wet-ink signatures for agreements and do not prevent the use of electronic signatures either. However, the FCA stresses the validity of electronic signatures is a legal matter, for which firms should seek legal advice, if appropriate.
The FCA also states that firms may use electronic signatures in submitting forms.
View the FCA's statement on wet-ink signatures.
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