Topic: UK FCA

Simmons & Simmons advises on UK-Kuwait Islamic digital bank creation

A Kuwaiti bank advised by Simmons & Simmons has established the world’s first international Islamic digital bank.

13 August 2021

Post-Brexit wholesale markets proposals “not about lowering standards”, UK insists

The UK is set to diverge from key EU financial market regulations and make regulation “more agile” under newly-released government proposals that have been called its “most significant and far-reaching” to date.

05 July 2021

FCA proposing extended Libor for sterling and yen settings

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority has proposed allowing the use of some yen and sterling-denominated Libor interest rates beyond the 31 December cut-off, but is warning market participants not wait for a “potential synthetic solution”.

28 June 2021

FCA pushes to net zero in climate disclosure plans

Issuers of listed securities and asset managers will need to make climate disclosures under new FCA proposals, seeking to bring financial regulation in line with the UK’s 2050 net-zero goal.

24 June 2021

FCA extends crypto registration deadline amid money laundering concerns

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority has extended the temporary registration deadline for cryptoasset businesses, after the majority of applicants failed to meet anti-money laundering standards.

04 June 2021

Greensill meltdown calls for stricter non-bank rules, FCA chief says

The head of the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority has stressed the need for a regulatory regime that shines a light on non-bank interaction with regulated activities, as he announces formal investigations into collapsed supply chain financing group Greensill.

14 May 2021

A “culture of fear” over risk-taking: FSB calls for UK regulators to align on remuneration

UK regulators should better align their compensation frameworks to avoid creating a “a culture of fear” around proactive risk taking at banks, according to a new report from the Financial Stability Board.

15 April 2021

UK banks given operational resilience deadline

The UK’s financial regulators have announced new operational resilience measures, giving banks one year to implement their plans.

01 April 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

UK considers "extra-territorial" stablecoin rules

The UK is floating proposals to require overseas stablecoin providers to establish a legal entity in the country to offer their services, which one practitioner warns will be incompatible with some providers’ business models.

20 January 2021

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