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    Regzone Webinar Series

    25.03.2020

    This page contains recordings of recent CMS webinars, available to view on demand. Webinars are a convienient way to stay informed and hear from our legal experts. 04.02.2020 Operational Resilience: What are your tolerances? with Angela Greenough, Ian Stevens and Cassandra Heugh 11.03.2020 EMIR Initial Margin: Overview of the Rules ...

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    The FCA has proposed a range of targeted temporary measures designed as a stop gap to support users of certain consumer credit products who are impacted financially by the circumstances arising from coronavirus (Covid-19). The package also includes two sets of draft guidance relating to: Personal loans; and Credit cards ...

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    In a combined approach, the FCA, London Stock Exchange and Companies House have announced a series of measures extending the deadlines for both the publication of financial results by listed companies and for filing audited accounts with Companies House for UK incorporated companies. Main Market listed companies will have an ...

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    The European Securities Markets Authority (“ESMA”) has clarified its position on the requirements for ‘backloading’ under the Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (“SFTR”) revising its initial statement on coordinated supervisory actions. In its revised statement, ESMA extends its recommendations for regulatory forbearance to include any securities financing transactions (“SFTs”) that are ...

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    On 18 March 2020, the European Securities and Markets Authority (“ESMA”) published a statement about regulatory forbearance for the first phase of reporting obligations under the Securities Financing Transactions Regulation [1] (“SFTR”). These obligations are due to become effective on 13 April 2020 for credit institutions and investment firms when ...

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  • 03/04/2020

    FATF: Covid-19 and measures to combat illicit financing

    FATF: Covid-19 and measures to combat illicit financing
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    03/04/2020
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    This statement from FATF alerts authorities and businesses to the likely increase in fraud and AML/CFT. Amongst other matters, FATF calls on countries to use digital identity to aid financial transactions whilst managing ML/TF risks at this time and notes that it is working with authorities to help ensure coordinated policy res...
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  • 03/04/2020

    HoC European Scrutiny Committee: Covid-19 pandemic: the EU's policy response and its implications for the UK

    HoC European Scrutiny Committee: Covid-19 pandemic: the EU's policy response and its implications for the UK
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    03/04/2020
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    Amongst other matters, the Committee’s report notes that, whilst neither the Government nor the EU are currently planning to relax existing banking regulations and supervisory frameworks, the EC has issued a “temporary framework” for exceptional State Aid measures available to Member States. The Committee has asked the Governme...
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  • 03/04/2020

    HoC European Scrutiny Committee: 3rd Report of Session 2019–21

    HoC European Scrutiny Committee: 3rd Report of Session 2019–21
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    03/04/2020
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    Section 10 of the report considers aspects of equivalence and asks HMT to respond to a number of questions on the UK’s objectives in the negotiations with the EU with respect to financial services.
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  • 03/04/2020

    FCA/PRA: Joint statement on SMCR and Covid-19 - our expectations of dual-regulated firms

    FCA/PRA: Joint statement on SMCR and Covid-19 - our expectations of dual-regulated firms
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    03/04/2020
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    The statement includes information on: notifications; allocating responsibility for coordinating firms’ responses to Covid-19 among SMFs; certification requirements and furloughing senior management functions.
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  • 03/04/2020

    HMT: FCA appointment update

    HMT: FCA appointment update
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    03/04/2020
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    HMT had previously announced the appointment of Bernadette Conroy as Non-Executive Director to the FCA Board, for a three year term beginning 1 August 2020. In order to ensure that the FCA Board is fully resilient while it responds to Covid-19, HMT has decided to bring forward her commencement date to 6 April 2020.
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