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Future Dates

* Estimated date

  • *31 October 2019

    Exit date is:

    •  31 October 2019 if the UK holds European Elections, but UK Parliament has not ratified the WA before that date; or
    •  The 1st day of the month after ratification if UK Parliament ratifies the WA before October 2019.

  • 1 December 2019

    End of four-year transitional period for RTS on risk-mitigation techniques for OTC derivatives contracts not cleared by a CCP under EMIR.

  • 31 December 2019

    Following PRA's policy statement (PS10/17) - operational continuity firms are expected to submit the template (PRA109) 45 business days after the first reporting period ending 31 December.

News Wizard

  • 22/07/2019

    EBA: CET1 instruments

    EBA: CET1 instruments
    News Date:
    22/07/2019
    News Text:
    EBA has published an updated list of CET1 instruments along with an updated CET1 Report.
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  • 22/07/2019

    ESMA: CCP peer review

    ESMA: CCP peer review
    News Date:
    22/07/2019
    News Text:
    ESMA has published its 2018 peer review report on the overall supervision of EU CCPs by national competent authorities. It includes best practices to enhance supervisory convergence with regard to CCPs’ collateral and liquidity arrangements.
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  • 22/07/2019

    FCA: Alternatives to high-cost credit

    FCA: Alternatives to high-cost credit
    News Date:
    22/07/2019
    News Text:
    FCA’s report sets out actions and recommendations to improve the availability and awareness of alternatives to high-cost credit. An overview of actions is set out in tabular format at Annex 1. FCA states that it considers that it can best contribute by helping to facilitate the actions of other organisations for the benefit of...
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  • 22/07/2019

    PSR: Update on publication of the card-acquiring market review interim report

    PSR: Update on publication of the card-acquiring market review interim report
    News Date:
    22/07/2019
    News Text:
    PSR has stated that it now plans to publish its interim report for consultation in Q1 2020, rather than by the end of 2019 as originally set out in the ToR for the market review.
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  • 22/07/2019

    EIOPA: IDD: report analysing general good rules

    EIOPA: IDD: report analysing general good rules
    News Date:
    22/07/2019
    News Text:
    EIOPA's report describes the types of rules which are published on the websites of the national competent authorities applicable to insurance distribution activities, and provides a general assessment with regard to the impact of the general good provisions on the proper functioning of the IDD and the internal market more broadl...
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