EBA publishes final ITS draft on supervisory disclosures

In a bid to improve consistency and transparency, the EBA has published its final draft amending Implementing Technical Standards.

France enacts counter-cyclical buffer as ECB looks to exit ultra-lose monetary policy

French regulators tell banks to enact counter-cyclical buffer to meet potential threats to the economy

ISDA publishes new Irish and French law master agreements

ISDA provides Irish and French legal versions of its master agreements for firms looking to trade derivatives in the EU once the UK has left the union.

EBA prods financial firms to speed up hard Brexit preparations

The European Banking Authority has hit out at financial firms’ lack of speedy preparation for the possibility that the UK may leave the EU without a trade deal or a transition arrangement.

Technology could help drive CMU convergence

Technology could prove a major boost to the EU’s capital markets union and even turn the negatives associated with interconnectedness on its head


FCA business plan suggests more enforcement action against senior managers

In its 2018/19 plan, the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority will focus on combating financial crime, extending its conduct rules and regulating crypto-currency derivatives and there is also likely to be more enforcement activity  

Francesco Papadia

Parallel currencies within eurozone would pose serious systemic risks

Radical ideas are surfacing with parts of the eurozone in the grips of a populist rebellion, but the idea of parallel currencies as floated by the parties behind Italy’s new government could have truly negative systemic consequences if ever tried out

Julien Ganter

EU seeks to spur green finance

In the spirit of the Paris Climate Agreement, the EU is looking to make supporting green finance more attractive for banks and investors. By Brian Bloch.

Peter Wright

Tough conduct rules reshaping banking culture

The UK’s tough conduct regime for senior managers appears to be prompting financial institutions to engage in a deep rethink of their governance and operational procedures, but it could also be having some unexpected consequences

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Risk-sharing: the EU headache that won't go away

Risk reduction is high on the banking agenda within the EU, but despite ministers agreeing on a package of reforms, a lack of trust is hindering much-needed progress on risk sharing. By Farah Khalique.

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