Topic: Banking regulators

Israel’s former top banking supervisor joins Cypriot social trading platform

Tel Aviv-based social trading platform eToro has appointed Hedva Ber, formerly Israel’s leading banking regulator, as its global chief operating officer.

13 April 2021

Former Japan FSA commissioner joins crypto exchange

Japan’s former top financial regulatory official is set to advise cryptocurrency exchange DeCurret after departing Japan’s Financial Services Agency last year.

29 March 2021

Dutch central bank recruits ESMA chair

The Dutch government has hired the head of the European Union’s securities regulator to lead its banking supervision department.

25 March 2021

BaFin’s hire of FINMA head a “quantum leap” for German banking

Germany’s government has recruited the head of Switzerland’s financial markets authority to lead its own watchdog BaFin.

24 March 2021

Australian regulator tightens bank licence requirements as neobanks exit

Australia’s prudential regulator has proposed tightening its banking licence regime to ensure “long term sustainability” from new entrants, as two challenger banks announce their exit from the country’s banking sector less than two years after gaining their permits.

23 March 2021

Bitcoin Suisse bank licence bid blocked over AML weaknesses

Switzerland’s banking regulator has told crypto broker Bitcoin Suisse its application for a banking licence is “ineligible for approval”, after it uncovered weaknesses in its money laundering defence mechanisms.

18 March 2021

Basel III monitoring to be mandatory in Europe

The European Banking Authority will force EU banks to participate in its Basel III monitoring exercises from December.

17 March 2021

EBA proposes revamped stress tests for deposit guarantee schemes

Europe’s top banking regulator has announced changes its deposit guarantee scheme stress testing regime, after the first round of testing showed a lack of robustness.

15 March 2021

ESMA “dancing around the issue” with post-Wirecard transparency proposals

The European securities watchdog is “dancing around the issues” in its new proposals to overhaul the EU Transparency Directive in order to avoid advocating for the expansion of its own mandate, an economist has said.

09 March 2021

BaFin suspends Greensill operations in Germany

Germany’s financial regulator BaFin has frozen supply chain finance bank Greensill’s operations in the country and filed a criminal complaint, days after an Australian court rejected the parent company’s injunction demand to renew insurance coverage for its multi-billion dollar lending operation.

05 March 2021

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