PRA

PRA and FCA provide feedback on the implementation of the Senior Managers’ and Certification Regimes for banks and insurers, and propose adjustments to strengthen the regime

On 28 September 2016, the FCA and PRA (the Regulators) issued a suite of papers setting out their feedback on the implementation of the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR), together with new proposals for amending some of its provisions … Continue reading

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UK: FCA and PRA final rules on regulatory references: strengthening accountability in banking and insurance

The FCA and PRA have published new policy statements relating to regulatory references under the new accountability regimes for banks and insurers, which will come into force on 7 March 2017 (see FCA PS16/22 and PRA PS27/16). Banks and insurers … Continue reading

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PRA and FCA updated guidance on CRDIV remuneration rules

The PRA and FCA have each issued consultation papers setting out draft updated guidance in respect of the CRDIV remuneration rules. The proposed updates from the PRA, available here, will consolidate the various existing PRA guidance documents into one, and … Continue reading

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UK: One month to deadline for implementing FCA and PRA whistleblowing rules

Given the distractions of the summer holiday season and the aftermath of the Brexit referendum, it would be understandable if other developments slipped off the radar. However, there is one particular deadline for regulated firms that demands urgent attention.  Under … Continue reading

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Filed under FCA, Insurance, Investment banking, PRA, Retail Banks, UK

UK: A guide to the PRA’s proposals on the Solvency II remuneration rules

The PRA has issued a draft Supervisory Statement, containing guidance on how Solvency II remuneration rules are to be applied (Draft Guidance).  The Draft Guidance is, in certain respects, materially more onerous than may have been expected.  In particular, it … Continue reading

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Filed under European Guidance, Insurance, PRA, Remuneration

Use of predictive coding for e-disclosure endorsed by English High Court

A decision of the English High Court handed down earlier this week has expressly approved the use of predictive coding (also known as technology assisted review) for a large disclosure exercise: Pyrrho Investments Limited & Anr v MWB Property Limited … Continue reading

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UK: New FCA and PRA whistleblowing rules

The FCA and the PRA have both published policy statements on their new rules on whistleblowing as part of their series of policy changes focused on strengthening individual accountability within the banking and insurance sectors: FCA policy statement (PS15/24) entitled … Continue reading

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UK: PRA and FCA consult on approach to ring-fencing transfer schemes

The PRA is consulting on a draft statement of policy setting out its approach to ring-fencing transfer schemes (RFTS), and the FCA on guidance.

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Filed under Banking, PRA, Retail Banks, UK, Uncategorized

Problems with unit-linked products

Unit-linked insurance products have recently given rise to a number of regulatory issues. These cover: mis-selling; the responsibility of the insurer on the one hand and the intermediary on the other; the impact of Solvency II on the calculation of technical … Continue reading

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Filed under Europe, European Regulation, FCA, PRA, Retail Banks, Uncategorized

The BoE approach to Solvency II

Geoff Maddock,  partner Email | Profile tel: +44 20 7466 2067 mobile: +44 7785 255016 By Geoff Maddock, corporate insurance partner A speech by Sam Woods of the Bank of England (BoE) says a lot about its approach to Solvency II and leaves a lot … Continue reading

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