UK readies overhaul of Mifid II as Treasury labels pre-Brexit framework as 'ripe for reform'
Trading & brokering

UK readies overhaul of Mifid II as Treasury labels pre-Brexit framework as 'ripe for reform'

16m | By Anna Brunetti, Anjali Kochhar

UK readies overhaul of Mifid II as Treasury labels...

UK lawmakers will charge ahead with overhauling areas of pre-Brexit financial services legislation that are “ripe for reform,” the HM Treasury’s deput...

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Clearinghouses left in the lurch as financial industry buckles up for a ‘no equivalence’ scenario
Trading & brokering

Clearinghouses left in the lurch as financial industry buckles up for a ‘no equivalence’ scenario

2w | By Anna Brunetti

Clearinghouses left in the lurch as financial indu...

The impact of a no-equivalence scenario on central counterparties (CCPs) would be disastrous for both the EU and the UK, leading market representative...

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Video: The future of financial services post-Brexit, a chat with KPMG's Kay Swinburne
Financial Services

Video: The future of financial services post-Brexit, a chat with KPMG's Kay Swinburne

3m | By Aaran Fronda, Deputy Editor

Video: The future of financial services post-Brexi...

Kay Swinburne, vice chair of financial services at KPMG UK speaks to bobsguide about how greater capital market fragmentation could hinder the EU's CM...

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Moving one more step away from the EU, the FCA opts for global standards on climate-related disclosures
Asset management

Moving one more step away from the EU, the FCA opts for global standards on climate-related disclosures

3m | By Attilio Veneziano, Contributing Columnist

Moving one more step away from the EU, the FCA opt...

From advocating a more proportional approach in the application of Mifid to smaller firms, to an ill-concealed criticism of the EU’s already infamous ...

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FCA takes up call for post-Brexit listing and fintech reform
Asset management

FCA takes up call for post-Brexit listing and fintech reform

4m | By Tom Lemmon, Reporter

FCA takes up call for post-Brexit listing and fint...

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) launched a consultation on primary markets reforms today, stepping up its efforts to boost post-Brexit ince...

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Traders and venues urged to prepare for non-equivalence
Trading & brokering

Traders and venues urged to prepare for non-equivalence

1y | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

Traders and venues urged to prepare for non-equiva...

With Brexit looming, politicians and trading market participants are growing increasingly sceptical of equivalence between EU and UK trade reporting. ...

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KPMG’s Swinburne: Lack of trading venue equivalence will move liquidity to EU

KPMG’s Swinburne: Lack of trading venue equivalence will move liquidity to EU

2y | By Rebekah Tunstead, Reporter

KPMG’s Swinburne: Lack of trading venue equivalenc...

Firms must prepare for a lack of equivalence of trading venues between the UK and the European Union being used as a political tool, warned Kay Swinbu...

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Market split on BoJo’s fintech factor
Payments

Market split on BoJo’s fintech factor

2y | By Alex Hamilton, Reporter

Market split on BoJo’s fintech factor

With investment in UK fintech firms increasing year-on-year, market participants are debating just how new prime minister Boris Johnson might affect t...

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Brexit uncertainty triggers Fidor Bank UK exit
Banking

Brexit uncertainty triggers Fidor Bank UK exit

2y | By Alex Hamilton, Reporter

Brexit uncertainty triggers Fidor Bank UK exit

Fierce competition in the UK digital banking market and economic uncertainty in the build up to Brexit could have contributed to Fidor Bank’s de...

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Prepare for Brexit with industry-specific software
Insurance

Prepare for Brexit with industry-specific software

3y | By Rachel Lurie, Marketing Coordinator

Prepare for Brexit with industry-specific software

Eyes around the world are watching to see the outcome of the UK’s exit from the EU. With the March 29, 2019 Leave date looming, LPs in the UK an...

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59% of asset managers preparing for no-deal Brexit
Asset management

59% of asset managers preparing for no-deal Brexit

3y | By David Beach, Reporter

59% of asset managers preparing for no-deal Brexit

While Theresa May told the UK's House of Commons on Monday that a Brexit deal was “still achievable” with five months remain...

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Brexit uncertainty forces fintechs, challengers to look abroad
Banking

Brexit uncertainty forces fintechs, challengers to look abroad

3y | By Rebekah Tunstead, Reporter

Brexit uncertainty forces fintechs, challengers to...

UK challenger banks and fintechs are making moves to ensure their services will be available to customers in the European Union after Brexit. Starling...

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As Brexit threatens, Absa Bank opens Africa to UK investors
Insurance

As Brexit threatens, Absa Bank opens Africa to UK investors

3y | By David Beach, Reporter

As Brexit threatens, Absa Bank opens Africa to UK ...

Last week Absa Bank, one of Africa’s largest diversified financial services groups, launched its UK office.   The move supports the group&r...

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Carney says BoE stress-testing worst possible no-deal Brexit scenario
Banking

Carney says BoE stress-testing worst possible no-deal Brexit scenario

3y | By Edwin Boadu, Reporter

Carney says BoE stress-testing worst possible no-d...

Less than eight months to go before the UK is scheduled to leave the EU and the government has still not reached a deal with Brussels, raising the pos...

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Panzarino: Brexit talent gap “can no longer be ignored”
Payments

Panzarino: Brexit talent gap “can no longer be ignored”

3y | By David Beach, Reporter

Panzarino: Brexit talent gap “can no longer be ign...

Fintech market participants are growing wary of the impact of Brexit, with some suggesting the recruitment pool will be the most pressing issue. &ldqu...

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Monese CEO: fintech must serve post-Brexit banking community
Insurance

Monese CEO: fintech must serve post-Brexit banking community

3y | By David Beach, Reporter

Monese CEO: fintech must serve post-Brexit banking...

“I’m not a big fan of Brexit,” says Norris Koppel, CEO of Monese, on the sidelines of Money 20/20, in Amsterdam. “It flies in ...

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Why Brexit looks to be the key driver for the Pound in 2018
Payments

Why Brexit looks to be the key driver for the Pound in 2018

4y | By Mike McTavish, Trading Director

Why Brexit looks to be the key driver for the Poun...

The Pound has been, and will continue to be, particularly sensitive to Brexit-related developments.  At this stage, ‘sufficient progress&rs...

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Saxo Payments CEO interview: Cross border payments developments for merchants
Payments

Saxo Payments CEO interview: Cross border payments developments for merchants

4y | By Alex Hammond, Managing Editor (2017-2018)

Saxo Payments CEO interview: Cross border payments...

bobsguide sat down with Anders La Cour, CEO of Saxo Payments, to discuss the key takeaways from the company's latest whitepaper Cross Border ...

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