Region: Europe

EBA guidelines flag gender-neutral remuneration

The European Banking Authority has introduced new gender parity expectations in its updated remuneration guidelines, despite respondents terming the new requirements “problematic and burdensome”.

26 November 2021

Danske warned over sanctions screening

Danish regulators have warned Danske Bank that failings in its AML procedures put it at risk of breaching sanctions, three years after the discovery of a record-breaking €200 billion money laundering operation flowing through the bank’s now-defunct Estonian branch.

24 November 2021

EU regulators step up SREP for investment firms

Two EU regulators have outlined their plans for investment firms’ supervisory review and evaluation process, including a new scoring system for EU banks and additional own funds requirements.

22 November 2021

O-SII buffers to exclude central reserves under new FPC proposals

O-SIIs’ total assets “may no longer be a desirable metric” to determine their buffer rates, according to the Bank of England’s financial policy committee, as it proposes to reduce their buffer thresholds by £15 billion by excluding central reserves.

17 November 2021

BoE proposes tighter post-Brexit CCP rules

The Bank of England has proposed a new tiered system for non-UK central counterparties looking to do business in the country, following the EU’s introduction of its own stricter post-Brexit approach last year.

10 November 2021

Fintech acquires Germany’s Fondsdepot bank, Ashurst advising

Ashurst is advising Scottish-New Zealand fintech FNZ as it acquires German bank Fondsdepot.

10 November 2021

Credit Suisse retrenches following Archegos and Greensill debacles

Credit Suisse has announced plans to draw back from its hedge fund financing activities to focus on private banking and wealth management, following a year that has seen it burned by both the Archegos and Greensill collapses and a set of regulatory interventions.

04 November 2021

COP26 Finance Day: regulation round-up

Regulators and central banks have issued more climate-related commitments to coincide with COP26’s finance day, including preparations from the United Kingdom for becoming the world’s first “net-zero aligned finance centre” and the IFRS announcing plans for a single standard for sustainability disclosures.

04 November 2021

Regulators in Danske scandal voted to decide their own fate, record shows

Denmark and Estonia, the two countries at the heart of the €200 billion money laundering scandal at Danske Bank, participated in a vote that determined whether the European Banking Authority carried out an investigation into internal failings at the bank.

01 November 2021

Climate risk to become part of PRA’s “core supervisory approach”, with remedial actions in store

The UK’s prudential regulator has warned it plans to ramp up supervision of climate-intensive financing and levy higher capital requirements to compensate for climate risk in 2022, while the Financial Conduct Authority has announced its own refreshed ESG strategy.

29 October 2021

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