Theresa May

Potential hard Brexit sparks passport alternatives search

The UK’s financial services sector is worried over the terms of trade with EU once the country has left the union, and is looking for alternatives to passporting for selling into that market

Carney,-Mark-FSB

TCFD aims to harmonise climate change risk disclosures

A big part of formulating climate change policy is having the right information. A task force led by the Financial Stability Board hopes to provide just that, following the release of a voluntary financial disclosure regime for publicly listed companies. 

BCBS

Basel III delay signals growing risk of regulatory divergence

With the finalisation of the Basel III framework having been delayed over output floor levels and with a new administration taking over in the US, speculation is rife over the future shape of the framework.  

Singapore skyline

Singapore takes pragmatic approach to fostering fintech

Singapore takes fostering fintech seriously and does so by taking a pragmatic and balanced approach ensuring that new ideas are not prematurely snuffed out by overly burdensome rules.

Uber

Finance faces its ‘uber’ moment

Back in late 2015, former Barclays CEO Anthony Jenkins warned that traditional banks face an 'uber moment' as technology and regulation increasingly disrupt their business models. However, banks are increasingly turning to some of those same technologies to fight back

RBS

Bank of England stress tests widely seen as credible

The Bank of England stress tests were seen as tough enough to be credible, but still drew criticism from some quarters.

Bank of England

Quest for Libor alternatives grows more urgent

Regulators are struggling to find LIBOR alternatives, though there are hopes that replacements will emerge this year.

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