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Latest Reports

  • Fibre optic cables

    On 9 March 2017, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) announced that it had agreed a co-operation framework with its Japanese equivalent, the Financial Services Agency of Japan (JFSA). The co-operation framework aims to promote innovation in both Japan and the United Kingdom and speed up the regulatory approval process for ...

  • City, London

    This article first appeared on Practical Law and is published with the permission of the publishers The Enforcement Review – significant change or more of the same? The long running review of the FCA and PRA enforcement process has finally reached an end, at least for the FCA, with the ...

  • City, London

    The FCA is consulting on the future of illiquid assets and open-ended investment funds (Discussion Paper 17/1). This follows the well-publicised suspension of dealings by open-ended property funds in the immediate aftermath of the EU referendum. However the issues it raises are relevant to all open-ended funds investing in illiquid ...

  • Frankfurt, Germany

    Germany: Solvency II: BaFin provides Circular 2/2017 (VA) regarding the minimum requirements for the business organisation of insurance undertakings (MaGo) On 25 January 2017, BaFin provided its Circular 2/2017 (VA) regarding the minimum requirements for the business organization of insurance undertakings (“Mindestanforderungen an die Geschäftsorganisation von Versicherungsunternehmen, MaGo”). This Circular ...

  • office abstract

    The new rules in relation to regulatory references, which form part of the senior managers and certification regime, come into force in one month’s time on 7 March 2017. The new rules will apply to banks, building societies, credit unions and PRA-designated investment firms, branches of foreign banks as well ...

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Future Dates

* Estimated date

  • 22 March 2017

    European Parliament is scheduled to vote on the proposals reviewing the EuVECA and EuSEF Regulations at the plenary session on this date. 

  • *End of March 2017

    UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, stated that the Government intends to trigger Art. 50 by this period.

  • *Early 2017

    European Commission document on accelerating CMU reform noted that by early 2017 the expert group would conclude work (regarding improving market infrastructure for cross-border investing).



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  • 22/03/2017

    Payments UK: Payments data

    Payments UK: Payments data
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    22/03/2017
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    Payments UK reports on research which has found that fewer than one in three people (31%) always check the terms and conditions when sharing their personal information online in return for a service and highlights the need to build customer understanding of how their data is used. The press release includes a timetable setting o...
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  • 22/03/2017

    HoC Justice Committee: Implications of Brexit for the justice system

    HoC Justice Committee: Implications of Brexit for the justice system
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    22/03/2017
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    The Committee’s report argues that the Government must address four priorities for the justice system in negotiating the UK's new relationship with the EU (specifically covering criminal justice, inter-state commercial law, cross-border legal practice rights and opportunities and cross-border family law cases).
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  • 22/03/2017

    The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 and the Financial Services (Banking Reform) Act 2013 (Disclosure of Confidential Information) (Amendment) Regulations 2017/456

    The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 and the Financial Services (Banking Reform) Act 2013 (Disclosure of Confidential Information) (Amendment) Regulations 2017/456
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    22/03/2017
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    These Regulations amend the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Disclosure of Confidential Information) Regulations 2001 and the Financial Services (Banking Reform) Act 2013 (Disclosure of Confidential Information) Regulations 2014. The amendments add the Comptroller and Auditor General and NAO to the list of persons to wh...
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  • 22/03/2017

    HoC: Brexit - trade aspects

    HoC: Brexit - trade aspects
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    22/03/2017
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    This HoC library paper on possible options for the UK's trading relationships with the EU after Brexit has been updated to include a new chapter on trade with non-EU countries.
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  • 22/03/2017

    ECB: Speech by Sabine Lautenschläger: Caution should be the life of banking

    ECB: Speech by Sabine Lautenschläger: Caution should be the life of banking
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    22/03/2017
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    Text of this speech, given on 22 March 2017 follows, which discusses risk management and passporting issues for the banking sector.
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