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The FCA’S First Foray Into Account Forfeiture Orders

On 21 April 2022, the Financial Conduct Authority (‘FCA’) secured its first account forfeiture order for a sum of £2,000,000 against QPay Europe Limited (‘QPay’).

Available to law enforcement since 2018 these forfeiture powers have been the subject of some controversy. In this article we provide an overview of account freezing and forfeiture orders, how they work and what to do if you are affected by one.

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