The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published a list of 94 firms without FCA authorisation that it understands to be offering binary options trading to UK consumers. Since January 3rd 2018, firms involved in binary options trading in the UK have been required to be authorised by the FCA.
In an interview, Vítor Constâncio, Vice-President of the ECB talks about inflation not yet meeting its expectations. He answers questions like: is the erratic policies of Donald Trump a risk for financial stability? But also subjects like currency and wage modeartion are discussed. You can read the interview on this website.
Now that the floor is nearly open for true open banking in Europe as a result of the passing of the PSD2 kick off date this Sunday, observers sit tight to see the scene unfold. Will we be enjoying a Danse Macabre with the incumbent banks in a leading role or a ‘Scent of a Woman’ tango, the unforgettable picture of experience and youth joining forces? Continue reading…
The Federal Reserve Board announced the termination of enforcement actions related to residential mortgage loan servicing and foreclosure processing issued in 2011 and 2012 against 10 banking organizations. The Board also announced civil money penalties totaling $35.1 million against five of these 10 organizations that had not yet been fined for their mortgage servicing deficiencies related to those enforcement actions.
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published a Thematic Report on fees charged by Credit Rating Agencies (CRAs) and Trade Repositories (TRs), following the conclusion of ESMA’s supervisory review of the current fee structures in the credit rating and trade repository industries. In conducting its review, ESMA has collected and analysed information from publically available resources, periodical submissions to ESMA and dedicated requests for information from supervised entities. ESMA also maintained regular engagement with users of credit rating and trade repositories services who provided further information.
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) decided to delay the publication of the data on the double volume cap (DVC) mechanism for January 2018. The current quality and completeness of the data does not allow for a sufficiently meaningful and comprehensive publication of double volume cap calculations, as required under MiFID II/MiFIR, and ESMA has taken this decision to avoid creating an unlevel playing field.
Artificial intelligence (AI) can unlock and analyse data in ways that people alone simply cannot. Hélène Stanway and Ashish Umre of XL Catlin, discuss how AI can help risk managers to do their jobs and insurers to design risk transfer solutions to meet their needs. Continue reading…
The Federal Reserve Board requested comment on proposed guidance that would clarify the Board’s supervisory expectations related to risk management for large financial institutions. The guidance is part of a broader initiative to develop a new rating system for large financial institutions that will align with the post-crisis supervisory program.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCTA) has imposed a financial penalty of £250,000 on former Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) interest rate derivatives trader, Neil Danziger, and prohibited him from performing any function in relation to any regulated financial activity. Mr Danziger formerly worked at RBS trading products referenced to Japanese Yen (JPY) LIBOR. In addition, on occasion, he made RBS’s JPY LIBOR submissions to the British Bankers Association (BBA) when RBS’s primary submitters were not available. Continue reading…
HM Treasury has announced the appointment of Charles Randell CBE as the new Chair of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Charles is currently an external member of the Prudential Regulation Committee of the Bank of England and a non-executive board member of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. Charles will take up the role on 1 April 2018. The appointment is for a five year term.