Region: United Kingdom

Treasury fintech review urges unified UK regulatory strategy

UK practitioners have welcomed proposals recommending a new regulatory framework for the fintech sector.

02 March 2021

CFTC’s Sterling to Jones Day, FCA’s Woolard to EY

The former head of the US Commodities and Futures Trading Commission’s market participants division, and the former interim chief executive of the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority, have both announced their respective private practice destinations after leaving government service.

19 February 2021

PRA breaks from EBA approach to software assets

The UK’s Prudential Regulation Authority has proposed requiring all intangible assets to be fully deducted from CET1 capital under newly-proposed capital requirements – its first significant divergence from its EU counterparts since Brexit.

16 February 2021

FCA to reach beyond remit in “holistic” authorisation process for non-UK firms

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority has told foreign financial institutions it will monitor all their activities, including those that fall outside its remit and non-UK-based business, before granting them a licence to operate in the country.

04 February 2021

Stalled at the lights: meeting regulatory expectations for operational resilience

Don’t forget about the key capabilities needed to deliver operational resilience programmes successfully, writes Sundeep Gupta, a managing consultant at PA Consulting in London.

03 February 2021

Community roundup: Linklaters names global banking heads; Davis Polk hires OCC alum in DC

Linklaters has named Madrid- and London-based partners to head its banking practice, while Davis Polk & Wardwell has hired from Buckley in Washington, DC.

18 January 2021

New year, new promotions

Morrison & Foerster, Allen & Gledhill and Hogan Lovells have all included banking regulation practitioners in their new year promotions rounds.

11 January 2021

Brexit “done”, but equivalence remains to be seen

The UK has completed its transition out of the European Union after agreeing a deal that excludes financial services – but it faces a challenge persuading the EU that equivalence doesn’t require “line by line” similarity with EU standards.

05 January 2021

Regulators dial back dividend and buyback restrictions

US, UK and Australian regulators are dialling back calls for dividend and buyback restrictions issued at the outset of the covid-19 pandemic – while the European Central Bank has revised its outright suspension even as it encourages banks to continue forgoing distributions until September.

21 December 2020

Cadwalader and Sidley announce 2021 promotions in US and UK

2021 will see newly-promoted banking regulation partners at Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft and Sidley Austin, which have both made appointments in the United States and United Kingdom.

18 December 2020

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