UK regulators’ HBOS investigation ends with a whimper

The UK’s banking regulators have announced, that following a six-year probe, they will not take any action against the managers of collapsed bank HBOS.

31 August 2022

“Cultural shift” needed to fill ASIC capability gaps, competence review finds

Australia’s recently-established review body for financial regulators has told the country’s securities regulator it needs a “substantial uplift” in its data and tech capabilities in order to meet the financial sector’s needs.

30 August 2022

SEC finalises revived executive pay plan

The United States’ securities regulator has finalised new rules requiring institutions to disclose detailed information on the compensation of their executives.

30 August 2022

Introducing the BBF: Germany to create new AML authority

Germany will create a new regulator to tackle money laundering and other financial crime, as a report from the Financial Action Task Force says the world’s fourth-biggest economy needs to be more proactive in its AML efforts.

25 August 2022

SEC focuses on crypto, cybersecurity and transparency in new four-year plan

The United States’ securities regulator has unveiled its draft strategic plan for the next four years, promising an improved regulatory framework to account for the rapid growth in crypto assets and market volatility driven by events such as the pandemic.

25 August 2022

Third country benchmarks rules “not fit for purpose”, ESMA says

The EU’s securities regulator has criticised rules around the use of benchmarks administered in countries outside the bloc – due to come into force in 2024 – as “not fit-for-purpose”, and welcomed the responsibility to supervise certain benchmarks itself.

24 August 2022

Fed issues further guidance for banks preparing to undertake crypto business

The US Federal Reserve has issued its own requirements for banks seeking to engage in the crypto world, following similar recent guidance from two other federal regulators.

24 August 2022

London to host the first-ever GBRR Live

On 18 October GBRR will be hosting its first live event, GBRR Live London, which will take place at the Westin London City hotel in the heart of London.

24 August 2022

FCA fines Citi over MAR implementation failures

Citigroup Global Markets has accepted a fine from the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority, after the regulator ruled it failed to properly implement the EU’s Market Abuse Regulation in time.

22 August 2022

FDIC rebukes crypto companies over deposit insurance claims

The US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has told five crypto companies to cease making “false and misleading” statements over deposit insurance.

22 August 2022

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