So it looks like this would be covered by the UK-Japan trade agreement. Meaning Freetrade will face significantly less regulatory barriers than the EU:
‘A Party shall permit financial service suppliers of the other Party to offer in its territory any
new financial service that the Party would permit its own financial service suppliers, in like
situations, to supply without adopting or modifying a law. This Article is subject to each Party’s
reservations as set out in Annexes I and II to Annex’
Freetrade appears to be covered within the definitions of a financial service this would apply to.
Going further down the rabbit hole… the UK is looking to join the CPTPP:
Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam.
(with agreements already in place with Australia and Japan).
I don’t know the timescale of the UK’s application, but being able to expand into these countries would be very exciting for Freetrade
Keen to hear from the Freetrade team in due course
And someone give @heytokyo a consultant role