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Latest Reports

  • Building, London

    This article first appeared on Practical Law, and is published with the permission of the publishers. Overview On 10th April 2019, the FCA issued three publications concerning the general insurance (GI) sector, alongside a clear warning to firms operating in this sector. These publications comprise the FCA’s findings of its ...

  • Europe from space

    1. HoC European Scrutiny Committee: 64th Report of Session 2017-19 Section 7 of the report discusses recent developments with regard to the powers of the EU’s supervisory authorities. Although the matter is no longer under scrutiny by the Committee, it has referred the matter to the attention of TSC. The ...

  • Europe from space

    1. FCA: THE FUTURE OF FINANCIAL CONDUCT REGULATION A speech delivered by Andrew Baily on 23 April 2019 discussing, amongst other things, Brexit. The full speech can be accessed here. “Our regulatory landscape can be viewed as comprising two spaces, an EU and a non-EU one. By this I mean ...

  • Glass sky

    On 21 November 2018 and 7 March 2019, we issued newsletters (respectively available here and here) regarding the Belgian proposal to create a new regulatory framework for managing general agents (“MGAs”) in Belgium (“Proposal”). The Proposal was included in the Belgian law of 3 April 2019 regarding the withdrawal of ...

  • City, London

    In outline: On 11th April the EU published the text of the decision of the European Council in response to the UK’s request for a further extension of the Article 50 notice period (see Document 1 below and the UK acceptance at Document 2 below). The decision provides a second ...

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Future Dates

* Estimated date

  • *May 2019

    The package of proposals introduced by the European Commission on 12 March 2018, particularly the draft Directive on the issue of covered bonds and covered bond public supervision (the CB Directive), is targeted to be implemented at EU level by end of May 2019.

  • *Mid 2019

    Capital Markets Union to be completed by then

  • *Mid 2019

    The European Commission signposted in its roadmap document that mid-2019 is the period by which the following will be in place: fully functional backstop to the Single Resolution Fund; implementation of the European Deposit Insurance Scheme;  finalising all pending legislative initiatives for Capital Markets Union.

News Wizard

  • 24/05/2019

    ESMA: Main indices and recognised exchanges under CRR

    ESMA: Main indices and recognised exchanges under CRR
    News Date:
    24/05/2019
    News Text:
    ESMA has published a consultation proposing amendments to the main indices and recognised exchanges under CRR. Responses are required by 5 July 2019.
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  • 24/05/2019

    HMT: Speech by John Glen

    HMT: Speech by John Glen
    News Date:
    24/05/2019
    News Text:
    Text of a speech given to BSA on 23 May 2019 follows, in which John Glen discusses innovation in the building society sector.
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  • 24/05/2019

    FCA: Temporary permissions regime

    FCA: Temporary permissions regime
    News Date:
    24/05/2019
    News Text:
    FCA has confirmed that the deadline for notifications for the temporary permissions regime will be extended to the end of 30 October 2019. This would allow EEA-based firms passporting into the UK to continue new and existing regulated business within the scope of their current permissions in the UK for a limited period, while th...
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