Topic: Banking regulators

Supreme Court petitioned to block SEC “power grab”

The Securities and Exchange Commission overstepped its statutory authority when it enforced anti-money laundering regulations in the Bank Secrecy Act, according to a petition before the US Supreme Court.

22 July 2021

AML gets a new face

The EU is set to get a new anti-money laundering authority, a single EU rulebook, and tightened oversight of cryptocurrency transactions as part of a package of wide-spreading proposals to reform the its AML controls.

21 July 2021

ECJ upholds EBA product guidelines, overruling advocate-general

The European Court of Justice has ruled that the EU’s top banking regulator did not act beyond its powers by issuing guidelines on banking products, pushing aside an opinion from its advocate-general calling for them to be declared invalid.

19 July 2021

Community round-up: senior hires at FINMA and Bank of Canada

The secretary-general of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and the CEO of insurer Zurich are set to take senior roles at the Bank of Canada and Swiss regulator FINMA respectively.

19 July 2021

US regulators call on banks to scrutinise third party relationships

The United States’ banking regulators have proposed guidelines for banks to manage risks carried within third-party relationships by giving greater oversight to their “critical activities”, particularly where fintechs are involved.

19 July 2021

ECB embarks on digital euro investigation

The European Central Bank moved further in its digital currency plans, announcing a 24-month-long investigation into the new coinage as experimentation proves current options viable.

15 July 2021

PRA removes dividend limits

The UK’s Prudential Regulation Authority has removed the “extraordinary guardrails” it imposed on dividend distribution during the pandemic, but has warned banks to exercise an “appropriate degree of caution”.

14 July 2021

Industry groups protest Biden anti-consolidation push

US President Joe Biden has called on regulators to look again at their approval process for bank mergers in a new anti-consolidation executive order.

12 July 2021

Hogan Lovells-IRSG report calls for greater “openness” in UK regulation

UK regulation should display greater “openness” to overseas firms, while its overseas persons exclusion should be “rationalised and simplified”, according to a new report published by Hogan Lovells and the City of London.

12 July 2021

National authorities must cooperate more, say EBA standards

The European Banking Authority has finalised its standards for supervisory colleges to coordinate national regulators’ supervision of investment firms operating within multiple EU member states.

07 July 2021

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