Articles by Sinead Cruise and Huw Jones

Labour Win Brings Few Hopes or Fears to London’s Financial District

Labour’s landslide election win shows few signs of unsettling London’s financial heartland after the party’s lengthy pro-business overtures, though many in finance remain wary they could be targeted to prop up Britain’s stretched public finances further down the line. Under …

Banks to Publish Crypto Asset Exposure From 2026, Global Regulators Say

Global banking regulators have approved templates for banks to disclose their exposure to crypto assets from January 2026, they said on Wednesday [July 3], a year later than originally indicated. “These disclosures aim to enhance information availability and support market …

EU Finalizes Investment Fund Labels to Combat Greenwashing

The European Union’s securities watchdog confirmed on Tuesday final guidelines on when investment funds can label themselves as being “sustainable” without being accused of greenwashing. Trillions of dollars globally have flowed into investments that promote their green attractions, but regulators …

Global Basel Committee Bolsters Rules for Supervising Banks, Non-Bank Sector

The world’s forum for banking regulators on Thursday tightened up its rulebook to focus better on spotting risks from climate change, the rise of non-banks, and digitalisation of finance. The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, made up of banking regulators …

UK Finance Watchdog Plans on Diversity Targets a ‘Bad Idea,’ Minister Says

Plans by Britain’s financial regulator to require firms to set targets for improving diversity could be counterproductive, UK business and women minister Kemi Badenoch said on Thursday. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Bank of England’s Prudential Regulation Authority …

Britain’s Insurers Under Pressure Over Spike in Car Insurance Premiums

The rising cost of car insurance has triggered a barrage of complaints in the cost of living crisis, Britain’s financial watchdog told lawmakers on Wednesday, as the sector insisted that prices remain at 2018 levels in real terms. Matt Brewis, …

Global Accounting Rule Ends Leeway Over Operating Profit

Companies will have to publish standardized operating profit figures from 2027 under new requirements from a global accounting rulesetter to help end what international investor Warren Buffett has called “misleading” numbers. The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) writes book-keeping rules …

Britain’s Financial Services Sector Faces Long Haul to Gender Parity, Report Says

Britain’s banks and other financial firms are boosting the number of women in senior management roles, but unless the pace quickens, it will take until 2038 to reach gender parity, the finance ministry said on Thursday. The ministry’s Women in …

Panel of EU Lawmakers Backs Watered Down Supply Chain Audit Law

A panel of lawmakers in the European Parliament on Tuesday backed a draft law requiring large companies in the bloc to check if their supply chains use forced labor or cause environmental damage. The rules, known as the Corporate Sustainability …

Central Bankers Use AI to Assess Climate-Related Risks

Central bankers said on Tuesday they have broken new ground by using artificial intelligence to collect data for assessing climate-related financial risks, just as the volume of disclosures from banks and other companies is set to rise. The Bank for …