Topic: Public consultations

Australia's prudential regulator announces big rethink

In something of a volte face, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority has announced a project to simplify and remove regulations that have become too hard to understand, in every area except crypto – where it will build out its framework.

14 September 2022

“A more British style of regulation”: PRA wades into regulatory remit debate with new rulemaking approach

The UK’s Prudential Regulation Authority has said it will take on “wider rulemaking responsibilities” and take advantage of post-Brexit freedoms, amid political shifts over the proper mandate for regulators in the UK.

08 September 2022

SEC rolls out “prescriptive” clearing agency governance standards

The SEC has revised its rules on clearinghouse governance structure to mitigate conflict of interests, over objections from its Republican commissioners that the reforms are too “prescriptive”.

11 August 2022

EU sustainability reporting standard could mean “information overload”, consultees say

Sustainable investing groups have praised the EU’s draft Sustainability Reporting Standards, whose consultation period closed this week, but banking groups have called for a delay in implementation.

10 August 2022

Saudi Arabia unveils shariah compliance overhaul

Saudi Arabia’s capital markets regulator has issued a set of rules aiming to streamline how sharia compliance is monitored in the Kingdom, with the status quo creating “uncertainty” in how products are classified.

28 July 2022

EU agrees MiCA framework

The EU’s legislative bodies have reached agreement on the bloc’s regulatory framework for markets in crypto assets, placing stablecoins under EBA supervision and requiring their issuers to be EU-domiciled.

04 July 2022

FinCEN consults on potential no-action letter process

The US Treasury’s financial crime enforcer is considering expanding its discretionary repertoire to include no-action letters in cases of compliance failure.

13 June 2022

Less than half of Australian banks assessing emissions, APRA’s Byres says

The head of Australia’s prudential regulator has criticised banks for not keeping to climate guidance, as the country elects new leadership in what was dubbed the “climate election”.

01 June 2022

EBA opens climate-prudential discussion

The European Banking Authority has begun its discussion of how to capture climate risk in its prudential framework, in the face of opposition from an industry body calling it the “wrong tool for the right purpose”.

12 May 2022

OCC’s Hsu calls for bank merger policy reform

The United States’ Office of the Comptroller of the Currency will review its approach to bank mergers, its acting head has said, giving his ideas on what such a review may look like after President Joe Biden’s order to regulators to prioritise a bank merger policy change.

11 May 2022

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