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Financial services regulation

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ICAEW's Library and Information Service hosts a selection of books, articles, links and guides on Basel II/III and Solvency II.

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ICAEW's technical resources section features a dedicated section on financial services

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Profit vs purpose in financial products

In its publication 'Culture and purpose in financial services', ICAEW’s Financial Services Faculty highlights that for some financial products the profits that they present might not fit with their purported purpose. Here the faculty takes a closer look at two examples: free banking and standard variable rates.

Asset managers prepare for hard Brexit

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Nearly two-thirds (83%) of asset managers are preparing for a “hard” Brexit scenario, as the negotiations between Brussels and London head into a critical phase.

DPB Update Issue 12 - August 2018

The revised DPB (Investment Business) Handbook that applies from 1 October 2018 has been approved by the FCA and is now available on the ICAEW website. This update seeks to identify the main implications of changes to the handbook for all DPB licensed firms.

Culture and purpose in financial services

Following the 2008 global financial crisis, the financial services industry has come under intense scrutiny. Firms need to boost trust, create socially responsible products and prevent future financial crises. In its latest publication, Culture and purpose in financial services, the Financial Services Faculty recommends actions that the industry, boards and ICAEW Chartered Accountants should be taking.

Regulators assess banks exposure to cryptocurrencies

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Global banking regulators are assessing the size of banks’ exposure to “crypto-assets” such as bitcoin and looking at introducing capital safeguards, in a move that could deter banks from embracing the nascent market.

BoE wants more freedom to set tough rules

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The UK must have the freedom to adopt tougher regulation of the financial services industry than the EU after Brexit, says Bank of England governor Mark Carney.

European cyber attacks on the rise

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A wave of ransomware attacks on European companies is causing a boom in cyber insurance claims, according to figures from AIG.

DPB Update Issue 11 - June 2018

An update on ICAEW’s approach to implementing the Insurance Distribution Directive and five key changes DPB licensed firms need to start planning for now.

Green light for Lloyds Brussels office

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Lloyd’s of London has received licensed approval from the National Bank of Belgium to set up its Brussels office.

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