Topic: Banking regulators

EU and UK target greenwashing with sustainability proposals

UK lawmakers have urged the country’s financial regulator to ramp up efforts to tackle greenwashing, as the European Commission announces proposals to require large international banks to comply with higher sustainability reporting requirements.

23 April 2021

Community round-up: turnover at the FCA, and new leadership in South Africa and Dubai

The FCA’s international executive director and interim COO Nausicaa Delfas has been named to head up the UK’s Financial Ombudsman Service, while South Africa’s FSCA and Dubai’s DFSA have both announced their new leadership.

23 April 2021

What is dead may never die: EBA product governance and oversight guidelines “invalid”, says ECJ adviser

The European Banking Authority’s ability to react to new challenges and risks in the sector could be compromised, after an EU advocate-general said its guidelines on retail banking should be declared “invalid”.

21 April 2021

German regulator facing criminal investigation over Wirecard handling

The public prosecutor's office in Frankfurt am Main has launched a criminal investigation into the German banking regulator for its role in the Wirecard scandal.

19 April 2021

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

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