The final report of the Parliamentary Committee on Banking Standards criticised not just the "firewall of accountability" around senior individuals within banks but also the regime designed to regulate them.

The joint Consultation Paper "Strengthening accountability in banking: a new regulatory framework for individuals" (FCA CP14/13/PRA CP14/14) sets out the Regulators' proposals for new rules governing individuals, which extend both the depth and breadth of regulation.  Senior individuals will be regulated more closely, with the Senior Managers regime requiring a granular analysis and record of their responsibilities. Meanwhile the Conduct Rules and Certification Regime significantly extend the range of individuals who are directly accountable to the Regulators.

Our briefing identifies the key changes proposed and explores some of the enormous organisational, structural, system, resourcing and cultural changes that firms need to start considering and planning in order to meet these new requirements effectively.