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Another episode of the RT Plus podcast is now available to stream and download. In this latest episode we are very fortunate to be joined once again by the Payment Systems Regulator’s (PSR) Head of Legal, Carole Begent.

In this episode we discuss the recent PSR investigation into cartels, the card acquirers market review and

The RT Plus IFPR Series continues with two further episodes available to stream and download. In this bite-sized series, each episode features a quick run through the issues pertaining to some of the key headlines of the new prudential regime for investment firms in the UK.

In these two latest episodes, Compliance Manager, Victoria Pridmore,

On 20 December, the FCA published a statement on its website regarding the supervision and enforcement of commodity derivative position limits (‘the Statement’). The Statement reiterates the position taken in its December 2020 Supervisory Statement (‘2020 Statement’) that the FCA did not intend to take supervisory or enforcement action for positions that

The latest episode of the Regulation Tomorrow Podcast is out now to stream and download.

In this episode we hear from Celia Cohen in New York who discusses privilege, particularly in the context of internal investigations; Joe Smallshaw and Catherine Pluck discuss the Frensham case and how the FCA treats non-financial misconduct; and Lisa Lee

On 3 September the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published CP21/27, its quarterly consultation on changes to the handbook. As part of this consultation, the FCA is proposing Handbook amendments in the following areas:

  • An amendment to how legal expenses insurance is reported under our value measures reporting
  • To move application forms from the Handbook
  • To

On 27 August, the European Commission (EC) published its final study on the development of tools and mechanism for the integration of ESG factors into the EU banking prudential framework and into banks’ business strategies and investment policuies.

The report looks into the integration of ESG risks within banks’ risk management processes and prudential supervision,

On 26 August the FCA published a letter (dated 25 May 2021) previously sent to the board of directors at loan-based peer-to-peer (P2P) crowdfunding platforms.

In the letter the FCA seeks to set out its views and expectations in a number of areas, specifically:

  • set out our view of the key risks P2P platforms pose

The European Banking Authority (EBA) published its peer review on the prudential assessment of qualifying holdings today.

The EBA’s ad hoc Peer Review Committee’s conclusions included in this Report are based on competent authorities’ self-assessment of how they applied selected areas of the Joint ESAs Guidelines on the prudential assessment of the acquisition of qualifying

On 26 July, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) sent a Dear CEO letter to Portfolio Platforms, setting out reminders of their expectations in the following areas:

  • Operational resilience;
  • SUP 15 notification requirements;
  • Transfer times; and
  • Brexit

In respect of operational resilience, the FCA reminds firms that they expect firms to invest in their systems to

On 26 July, the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) published Policy Statement PS19/21 which provides feedback to responses to Consultation Paper (CP) 2/21 ‘International banks: The PRA’s approach to branch and subsidiary supervision’. PS19/21 also contains also contains the PRA’s final Supervisory Statement (SS) 5/21 ‘International banks: The PRA’s approach to branch and subsidiary supervision’ (Appendix