Topic: Prudential regulation

EU: ECON passes Basel implementation package with consolidated output floor

A key EU parliamentary committee has accepted adaptations to the final Basel III implementation, and opened the door for a potential future dedicated prudential framework that could include a “one-for-one” capital treatment for crypto and fossil fuel financing.

30 January 2023

What’s in store for 2023? Part three: regional issues

Some of the regulatory issues banks will face in 2023 cut across borders, but not all. In this final part of GBRR’s examination of the year to come, we asked practitioners in the US, UK, Singapore, and Hong Kong how local issues will play out over the next 12 months.

18 January 2023

PRA prioritises operational resilience for 2023

As the UK’s prudential regulator publishes supervisory priorities with an “unprecedented focus” on the banks’ technological side, practitioners tell GBRR that banks might be faced with challenges in keeping up with the scale and pace of change.

12 January 2023

UK’s Basel III implementation to “improve” on global standard

The Bank of England’s prudential policy director has warned the UK’s implementation of Basel III will mean “significant changes” for risk weighting, but said the UK’s implementation would avoid what he implied was the “excessive conservatism” of the global standard.

08 December 2022

CFTC chair defends FTX record and asks for more powers

CFTC chair Rostin Behnam has defended his agency’s handling of the FTX debacle before the US senate, calling on it to grant him the statutory authority to oversee crypto firms he said would have averted the collapse.

06 December 2022

Fed’s Barr open to tougher capital standards

Federal Reserve vice chair for supervision Michael Barr opened the door to more stringent regulatory requirements in his first substantive remarks on capital requirements since taking office earlier this year, in a speech which also trailed big changes to come in future for stress tests.

05 December 2022

FTX failure bolsters “same risk, same regulation” argument, UK regulator says

The Bank of England’s deputy governor for financial stability Jon Cunliffe has spoken out about how the collapse of crypto exchange FTX will impact the UK’s plans for crypto regulation – while giving details on the central bank’s plans for a systemic payment systems regulatory regime and a digital pound.

22 November 2022

Practitioners and BoE cautiously greet UK plans to axe bonus cap

The British government is reportedly looking to abolish limits on bankers’ bonuses, in what practitioners tell GBRR would be a “high-profile” departure from EU regulatory standards.

21 September 2022

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

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