BANKING

Transparency International report – "Top secret: Countries keep financial crime fighting data to themselves"

Transparency International (TI) has published a report recommending improvements on public disclosure of AML statistics. Transparency International, 15 January 2017

New financial services trade association to launch this summer

The Consumer Credit Trade Association (CCTA) has announced that a new trade association for the UK financial services sector will launch in the summer. Bob Wigley has been appointed as Chair and the name and brand of which will be announced ahead of its launch The Consumer Credit Trade Association, 14 February 2017

FCA Analysis on liquidity in the UK corporate bond market

Analysis undertaken by the FCA Chief Economist's Department has found liquidity in the UK corporate bond market has declined recently but still seems relatively healthy. FCA, 15 February 2017

EPC position on comments received during the public consultation SCT Inst scheme

The EPC has published the comments it has received as part of the public consultation organised on the first rulebook version of the SEPA Instant Credit Transfer (SCT Inst) scheme, which will be operational in November. EPC, 16 February 2017

INVESTMENTS AND FUNDS

Peter Harrison appointed to lead Investment Association board

The Investment Association has announced that Peter Harrison has been appointed Chair of the Board and will adopt the role from 1 May 2017. Investment Association, 15 February 2017