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Regime change for the better

The UK Financial Conduct Authority’s Senior Managers and Certification Regime is now two years old.  Under the regime (which currently applies to UK banks, building societies, credit unions, branches of foreign banks operating in the UK and the largest investment … Continue reading

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Outside the tent

Regulation has been on my mind lately – and doubly so since the decision last Friday by Transport for London not to renew the private hire licence for “ride-hailing app firm” Uber.  Not that I’m affected personally – I’ve never … Continue reading

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Dire warnings

They say that if you can’t be a good example, then aim to be a dire warning instead.  And this is always the spirit in which I have read reports of “findings” – the more palatable term for regulatory punishments.  … Continue reading

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The FCA’s to do list for this year

This week the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority has looked into its crystal ball and published its “Business Plan 2015/16”.  Whereas previous editions of this document were accompanied by a Risk Outlook, this time the two have been united into one … Continue reading

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Too many cooks?

At a recent regulatory shindig in Washington (again, DC rather than Tyne and Wear), Citigroup chairman Michael O’Neill called for America’s banking regulators to merge into a single banking watchdog and referred to the current fragmented regulatory regime as a … Continue reading

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Standard-bearer no longer

I once had a very scary Latin teacher – scary because she could tell you off for doing something when she had her back turned while writing on the blackboard.  (She later confessed that she kept an eye on us … Continue reading

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