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‘Order flow’ payments could remain legal if brokers allow competition, EU lawmaker proposes

"Order flow" payments could remain legal in the EU if brokers allow competition between trading venues and meet conflict-of-interest requirements, according to draft compromise changes to the Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation, to be discussed among lawmakers and seen by MLex.

Order flow payments are kickbacks received by brokers for direct

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Kathryn Carlson

Financial Services Correspondent, Europe

Kathryn is a correspondent leading EU financial services coverage for MLex in Brussels. She previously covered energy and trade as a reporter for MLex, and has written for Reuters and The Times of London among other outlets. Kathryn holds a degree in English Literature from the University of Oxford and spent time working in Italy and France before making the move to Brussels.

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