BANKING FCA policy development update for January 2017

The FCA has updated its policy webpage for January 2017, setting out the recent and future publication scheme.

FCA, 6 January 2017

Long term trends: AI and Voice User Interfaces in banking

A BBA article examines the long term trends of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and voice user interfaces in banking. Attaining precision in speech recognition and designing voice user interfaces linked to artificial intelligence could lead to a 'transformational breakthrough.'

BBA, 6 January 2017

INSURANCE

Law Society: reforms to ‘whiplash’ claims will limit access to justice

The Law Society has issued a press release warning that plans to restrict the ability of people to recover compensation for injuries suffered through someone else’s negligence would prevent claimants from recovering legal costs, meaning that many would not be able to obtain legal representation.

Law Society, 6 January 2017

INVESTMENTS AND FUNDS

ESMA methodology for mandatory peer reviews of CCPs' authorisation and supervision under EMIR

ESMA has published the methodology (ESMA71-1154262120-155) for mandatory peer reviews relating to central counterparties' authorisation and supervision under EMIR.

ESMA, 5 January 2017