Tag Archives: supervision

EU-US agreement on insurance and reinsurance

The European Commission has published a statement and a factsheet detailing the agreement reached between the EU and the US on prudential insurance and reinsurance measures. The agreement addresses three areas of prudential insurance oversight: reinsurance; group supervision; and the exchange of insurance information between supervisors. US and EU insurers operating in the other’s markets will […]

FCA sets out its supervisory approach to PPI

The FCA has today announced that it will soon be launching a campaign to inform people of the 29 August 2019 deadline for making a complaint about PPI.  The campaign will contribute to the regulatory and supervisory work the FCA has already done around PPI and will continue to do. The campaign, which will be […]

Alex Brazier, Executive Director of BoE delivers a speech entitled: ‘Debt Strikes Back’ or ‘The Return of the Regulator’?

Alex Brazier, Executive Director (Financial Stability) at BoE has delivered a speech in which he considers the recent developments in household debt, how that debt can pose dangers to the wider economy, and the three lines of defence put in place by regulators to guard against those dangers. Mr Brazier observed that in the past […]

House of Lords calls for evidence on financial regulation and supervision following Brexit

The House of Lords EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee (the Committee) is calling for evidence to support its inquiry into the future of UK financial regulation and supervision following Brexit. The Committee will examine how financial regulation and supervision will evolve following Brexit in order to ensure financial stability, which could mean maintaining equivalence or some […]

FCA publishes consultation on Office for Professional Body Anti-Money Laundering Supervision

FCA has published a consultation on the proposed text for a specialist sourcebook setting out the new Office for Professional Body Anti- Money Laundering Supervision’s (OPBAS) expectations in relation to anti-money laundering supervision. OPBAS will oversee 22 professional body anti money laundering supervisors such as the Law Society / Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Association […]

FCA publishes Memorandum of Understanding with Hong Kong SFC

FCA has published a supervisory memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission. The MoU is an agreement between the Regulators to collaborate on some of their mutual supervisory and oversight functions. In particular, the MoU outlines: The scope of supervisory cooperation; Cross-border on-site visits; Execution of requests for assistance; Permissible uses of information; and […]

Sam Woods speaks on importance of supervision

Sam Woods has given a speech at the Building Society Association Annual Conference on why supervision matters. The speech was given in May, but has just been published. Among the key points covered were: Supervision is distinct from regulation. Regulation concerns the framework of rules and legal standards which govern the way firms operate, whereas supervision […]

Highlights of IAIS 10th annual global seminar

Following its annual global seminar, the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) has published a press release which contains details of the seminar and highlights: The IAIS provided a high-level summary of comments received during the recent public consultation on certain ComFrame-related material and announced plans for a public consultation of ComFrame in its entirety, […]

IAIS issues public consultations on its ICPs and product oversight in inclusive insurance

The International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) has launched public consultations on the following: draft provisions of its Insurance Core Principles (ICPs): ICP 1 (Objectives, Powers and Responsibilities of the Supervisor), ICP 2 (Supervisor), ICP 18 (Intermediaries) and ICP 19 (Conduct of Business); an application paper on product oversight in inclusive insurance, which is intended to […]

EBA speaks on bank supervision priorities

Sabine Lautenschläger, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB and Vice-Chair of the Supervisory Board of the ECB, gave a speech on what ECB regards as the four key priorities for successful bank supervision: Global approach to regulation: banking is conducted globally and requires regulation on an equivalent scale. Banking reforms have dominated European discussions […]