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Latest Reports

  • UK Parliament, London

    The week in outline: The week was dominated by domestic UK politics and the cabinet's Brexit 'away day' at Chequers. The cabinet statement (see document 1 below) released on Friday night confirmed the anticipated approach of HM Government (HMG). This high-level document is due to be followed by the publication ...

  • Europe from space

    The week in outline: The European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (the ‘EU(W)Act’) received Royal Assent. HMT published an overview (document 2 below) which provides a summary of the legislative preparations on the UK side for a ‘no-deal’ scenario (under the EU(W)Act). These include the ‘no-deal scenario’ transitional measures which the ...

  • European Parliament, Strasbourg

    The week in outline: The week was dominated, again, by the EU (Withdrawal) Bill. The bill has completed the parliamentary process and now only awaits the formality of Royal Assent. The Act will repeal the European Communities Act 1972 and provide the mechanism for the domestication (or ‘on-shoring’ or ‘porting’) ...

  • Europe from space

    You can access the RegZone Bibliography here. The weekly RegZone Brexit updates on financial services started in April 2018. You will find links in each update to publications released that week. The bibliography covers publications prior to April 2018 which are relevant to the issues covered in the updates. The ...

  • Zurich, Switzerland

    On 15 June 2018, the Swiss Parliament passed the Swiss Financial Services Act (FinSA) and the Swiss Financial Institutions Act (FinIA) in a final vote on both pieces of legislation. FinSA specifies the rules of conduct that financial service providers must adhere to. The law also contains prospectus obligations, and ...

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Future Dates

* Estimated date

  • 20 June 2018

    Deadline to respond to consultation document proposing revisions to the minimum capital requirements for market risk standard.

  • 21 July 2018

    Money Market Fund Regulation enters into force and effect from this date.

  • *July 2018

    HMT is to review the operation and effect of the UK`s Regulation implementing AIFMD into national law.

News Wizard

  • 16/07/2018

    FCA: MS17/1.2: Investment Platforms Market Study – interim report

    FCA: MS17/1.2: Investment Platforms Market Study – interim report
    News Date:
    16/07/2018
    News Text:
    FCA's interim report raises concerns about how platforms compete for particular groups of consumers, noting difficulties with regard to switching between platforms; shopping around; the risks and expected returns of model portfolios with similar risk labels; consumers with large cash balances on direct to consumer platforms and ...
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  • 16/07/2018

    FCA: Board minutes

    FCA: Board minutes
    News Date:
    16/07/2018
    News Text:
    FCA has now published its Board minutes for the 23/24 May 2018 meeting. Topics include: high-cost credit review; FCA's Annual Report; sovereign controlled companies and Handbook rule change reprioritisation in relation to Brexit.
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  • 16/07/2018

    FCA: Quarterly KPIs 2017/18

    FCA: Quarterly KPIs 2017/18
    News Date:
    16/07/2018
    News Text:
    FCA has published an update on its key performance indicators as at March 2018, on authorisations, cancellations, VoPs, waivers, payment services and e-money; change in control; approved persons and passporting.
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  • 16/07/2018

    HoC Work & Pensions Committee: Collective defined contribution pensions

    HoC Work & Pensions Committee: Collective defined contribution pensions
    News Date:
    16/07/2018
    News Text:
    In this report, the Committee urges the Government to enable the creation of the UK’s first collective defined contribution pension scheme and to enable other such schemes. The Committee suggests that the scheme should be governed by a board of trustees and both authorised and supervised by a proactive Pensions Regulator and be...
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  • 16/07/2018

    FRC: UK Corporate Governance Code

    FRC: UK Corporate Governance Code
    News Date:
    16/07/2018
    News Text:
    Following consultation, the 2018 Code has now been published, along with a feedback statement and guidance on board effectiveness. Areas highlighted include: culture (boards are asked to create a culture which aligns company values with strategy and to assess how they preserve value over the long-term); stakeholder engagement (...
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