BANKING

FCA speech on regional FinTech engagement

A speech made by Christopher Woolard, Executive Director of Strategy and Competition at the FCA, delivered at Leeds Digital Festival on the FCA's approach to innovation and the development of FinTech hubs around the UK. FCA, 26 April 2017

FCA complaints data – July to December 2016

The FCA has published complaints data in relation to the second half of 2016. FCA, 26 April 2017

PS8/17 ‘Whistleblowing in non-EEA UK branches’

The Prudential Regulation has published policy statement PS8/17 which provides feedback to responses for consultation paper CP35/16 'Whistleblowing in UK branches' and sets out the final rules. PRA, 26 April 2017

BoE publishes UK Money Market Code

The Bank of England has published the UK Money Markets Code. Bank of England, April 2017

ECON MEPS looks to accelerate the development of FinTech

The European Parliament's Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs has voted to adopt a draft report on EU FinTech. ECON, 25 April 2017

BCBS work programme 2017-18

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has published its work programme for 2017-18. BCBS, 25 April 2017

INSURANCE

EIOPA report on thematic review report on monetary incentives and remuneration between providers of asset management services and insurance undertakings

EIOPA has published a report on its thematic review of issues in the unit-linked life insurance market that arise between providers of asset management services and insurance undertakings. EIOPA, 26 April 2017

EIOPA call for evidence in response to European Commission's request for technical advice on review of Solvency II Delegated Regulation

EIOPA has published a call for evidence on Technical Advice on the request by the European Commission to EIOPA for technical advice on the treatment of unlisted equity and debt without an ECAI rating in the standard formula. EIOPA, 26 April 2017

INVESTMENTS AND FUNDS

European Parliament does not object to Delegated Regulation delaying EMIR clearing obligation for financial counterparties with a limited activity volume

The European Parliament does not object to a Delegated Regulation relating to the EMIR clearing obligation to prolong, by two years, the phase-in period for financial counterparties with a limited volume of OTC derivatives activity. European Parliament, 26 April 2017