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FCA business plan 2021/2022: Is the regulator set to continue its assertive streak?

United Kingdom - July 30 2021 The FCA has published its Business Plan for 2021/2022. This sets out its priorities for the coming financial year (and beyond) and is therefore an…

Sharon Grennan, Charles Mondelli, Christopher Robinson, Emilio Salice.

FCA’s “Dear CEO” letter on AML failings at UK firms

United Kingdom - July 29 2021 The FCA has published a “Dear CEO” letter to retail banks on common control failings in AML frameworks (see here). The letter was sent on 22 May 2021…

Christopher Robinson.

A landmark: First FCA criminal proceedings under the MLR 2007

United Kingdom - March 26 2021 Last week the FCA announced criminal proceedings against NatWest for alleged breaches of regulations 8(1), 8(3) and 14(1) of the Money Laundering…

Miryam Farrelly, Ben Morgan, Christopher Robinson, Ali Sallaway.

The Hafnium Attack: evolving risk of cyber-attacks for the finance sector

Global - March 10 2021 Recently email servers of the European Banking Authority (EBA) were compromised as part of a zero-day exploit cyber-attack. We recently warned of the…

Peter Jaffe, Simon Orton, Rhodri Thomas, Kimberly Zelnick.

Global collaboration to combat outsourcing and third-party risks

United Kingdom - February 8 2021 The Financial Stability Board (FSB) has recently closed a consultation on Regulatory and Supervisory Issues Relating to Outsourcing and Third-Party…

Rhodri Thomas.