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COVID-19: UK FCA preparing to resume routine in-person supervisory visits, virtual visits to continue
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23 Jul
2020

COVID-19: UK FCA preparing to resume routine in-person supervisory visits, virtual visits to continue

As COVID-19 restrictions are eased, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) plans to resume routine in-person supervisory visits where circumstances permit. The regulator has maintained the ability to make urgent and emergency on-site supervisory or enforcement visits throughout the lockdown period, officials said. An FCA spokeswoman declined to comment on this. The FCA and the Read More

17 Jun
2020

UK Prudential Regulation Authority commissioned 11 regulatory reporting skilled persons reviews in last two quarters

The UK’s Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) has commissioned 11 skilled persons reviews under Section 166 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 into firms’ regulatory reporting in the last two quarters. The PRA commissioned nine prudential s166 reviews of deposit takers in the fourth quarter 2019/20 (December through February), according to publicly available information. Read More

02 Jun
2020

8,496 additional COVID documents to swamp 2020 compliance

FS Compliance officers have been hit with an unprecedented deluge of 3,021 COVID-19 alerts 2 months into the pandemic, which JWG forecasts to be a total of 15,695 documents by year end.   Regulators expect firms to be able to navigate these difficult circumstances while delivering fair outcomes for customers and complying with existing rules. That’s one of the clear messages in these 3,000 plus regulatory updates.  Better RegTech tooling is Read More

27 May
2020

Out of the window: COVID-19 prompts unexpected regulatory change for 2020 compliance, risk management workplans

Firms’ 2020 compliance workplans and risk management strategies have been rendered redundant as the regulatory response to COVID-19 has usurped everyone’s agenda. Regtech companies tracking COVID-19-related regulatory publications say more than 1,300 announcements have been made internationally as regulators roll out pandemic-specific guidelines and relax some rules to help financial institutions manage their businesses. “If Read More