In this blog post, we round-up forthcoming developments in the UK and at EU and International levels in financial services regulation which are expected for April 2021.

 

1 Apr
2 Apr
5 Apr
6 Apr
7 Apr
  • Deadline for responses to European Commission consultation on roadmap on EU-wide instant payments scheme
  • Deadline for responses to European Commission consultation on Delegated Regulation supplementing the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) on fair, reasonable, non-discriminatory and transparent (FRANDT) commercial terms for clearing services for over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives
  • G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting (7-8 April)
8 Apr
  • Deadline for two Payment Systems Regulator calls for views on increasing protection for customers using payment systems
9 Apr
  • Deadline for responses to European Commission call for evidence on feasibility of potential EU bank referral scheme for SMEs
  • Deadline for responses to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) consultation on draft guidance on assessing and mitigating proliferation financing risk
11 Apr
  • Deadline for responses to PRA Consultation Paper (CP 2/21) on the PRA’s approach to international bank branch and subsidiary supervision (final policy to be published in Q2 2021)
  • Delegated Regulation on the framework for design and delivery of the Pan-European Personal Pension Product (PEPP) enters into force
12 Apr
13 Apr
15 Apr
  • Deadline for responses to House of Commons’ Work and Pensions Committee’s call for evidence on accessing pension savings
16 Apr
  • Deadline for responses to Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) consultation on changes to treatment of performance fees
19 Apr
20 Apr
  • Deadline for responses to HMT call for input on review of UK funds regime
  • Deadline for responses to European Commission consultation on review of crisis management and deposit insurance framework
  • Deadline for responses on FATF consultation on updating guidance on virtual assets and virtual asset service providers
21 Apr
  • Deadline for responses to FCA Consultation Paper (CP 21/1) on restricting claims management companies (CMC) charges for financial products and services claims
22 Apr
  • FCA H2 2020 complaints data published
  • Deadline for responses to Pensions Regulator’s consultation on draft policy concerning new criminal offences
  • EBA to hold public hearing as part of its consultation on revising risk-based supervision guidelines under the Fourth Money Laundering Directive (MLD4) (responses to the consultation can be made until 17 June 2021)
23 Apr
  • Deadline for responses to EBA consultations 2021/04 and 2021/5 on technical standards on supervisory co-operation under Investment Firms Directive (IFD)
24 Apr
  • Deadline for responses to ESMA consultation on simplification and harmonisation of trade repositories’ fees under EMIR and SFTR
26 Apr
28 Apr
29 Apr
  • Deadline for responses to DWP consultation on draft regulations concerning regulatory contribution notices and information-gathering powers
  • Deadline for responses to ESMA consultation on draft guidelines on aspects of appropriateness and execution-only under MiFID II
30 Apr
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