Region: United Kingdom

UBS loses bid to dismiss Libor collusion claims

An English court has denied UBS’s request to throw out a lawsuit filed by US regulator FDIC, which accuses the bank of colluding with 11 rivals to lowball US dollar Libor.

05 August 2020

FCA eyes gender neutral remuneration policies ahead of CRD V

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority will require dual-regulated firms to “ensure and demonstrate” gender-neutral remuneration practices as part of CRD V compliance – while the Prudential Regulation Authority announces changes to its group buffer policies under the directive.

04 August 2020

Australia relaxes, Europe extends, Singapore introduces dividend restrictions

Australian regulators have announced a relaxation on dividend restrictions imposed at the beginning of the covid-19 crisis – while their European counterparts have extended them until next year, and Singaporean regulators have called on banks to cap dividends for the first time.

29 July 2020

A “map that gets you up the mountain”: PRA simplifies rules for new banking entrants

The UK’s Prudential Regulation Authority has introduced a set of new proposals to simplify regulatory requirements for new entrants to the banking market.

24 July 2020

Community round-up: New central bank chief in Ukraine; board changes at BoE and DFSA; Schellenberg Wittmer hire academic

Ukraine’s central bank has appointed a new governor after its previous head resigned over “systematic political pressure”; regulators in the UK and Dubai have announced board changes; and Swiss firm Schellenberg Wittmer has hired an of counsel in Geneva.

20 July 2020

“You don’t need to wait”: Regulators urge banks to get out in front on climate transition

Hong Kong regulators are being urged to produce a roadmap for their sustainable finance measures – as the Bank of England urges banks not to wait for climate disclosure to be made mandatory before submitting regular reports.

16 July 2020

Cum-ex and other forms of dividend arbitrage – implications for financial institutions in the UK

RPC partners Adam Craggs and Michelle Sloane, and associate Alice Kemp, consider the recent convictions in the first criminal trial related to Cum-ex trades, and the ongoing impact for financial institutions in the UK.

29 June 2020

FCA to get new powers for Libor "tough legacy" contracts

The UK is set to pass new legislation granting its Financial Conduct Authority new powers to manage the transition away from the Libor benchmark – including specific rules for handling ‘tough legacy’ contracts.

24 June 2020

New FCA chief executive named

London Stock Exchange chief executive Nikhil Rathi has been tapped to lead the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority.

22 June 2020

FCA punishes Commerzbank over AML failures

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority has fined the London arm of German lender Commerzbank £37.8 million for failing to establish robust anti-money laundering controls.

18 June 2020

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