International banks can operate in the United Kingdom (UK) either as subsidiaries or branches . Data from the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) currently shows that there are 160 branches of international banks operating in the UK, of which 77 are from European Economic Area (EEA) banks operating under passporting arrangements.
January 25, 2018
On 4 October 2017, the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) published two consultations that are particularly important to international banking groups, Consultation Paper 19/17: Groups policy and double leverage (CP19/17) and Consultation Paper 20/17: Changes to the PRA’s large exposures framework (CP20/17).
November 15, 2017
The European Securities and Markets Authority (‘ESMA’) is undoubtedly an important European institution.
November 02, 2017
An overview of the potential issues that a legal due diligence review of a legacy UK mortgage loan portfolio may identify
November 29, 2016
The European Commission has published a number of proposed measures that form part of its work to reduce risk in the EU banking sector, as set out in the Communication Towards the Completion of the Banking Union.
November 24, 2016
In the FCA’s Business Plan 2015/16 the regulator announced its intention to undertake a market study into the asset management market.
November 23, 2016
With financial services firms still coming to grips with the UK’s referendum decision to leave the EU there continues to be a sense of a journey into the unknown.
November 07, 2016
With the implementation deadline of January 3, 2018 starting to loom over the horizon the FCA has started producing a series of consultation papers on MiFID II / MiFIR.
October 10, 2016
With financial services firms still coming to grips with the UK’s referendum result to leave the EU there continues to be a sense of a journey into the unknown.
October 03, 2016
The Competition and Markets Authority (the CMA) and the Financial Conduct Authority (the FCA) have both recently published significant papers for the consumer credit industry.
August 11, 2016