Articles by Andrew MacAskill and Huw Jones

London’s Brexit-Related Job Losses Will Be Fewer Than 1st Feared: Policy Chief

Britain’s vast financial services industry will suffer far fewer job losses from Brexit than first feared, the City of London’s policy chief told Reuters, in remarks that will boost supporters of leaving the EU who say the threat has been …

Here Are Some Post-Brexit Scenarios Being Discussed for UK Financial Services

A stand-off between Britain and the European Union over the future of London’s vast financial services industry is shaping up as one of the key Brexit battlegrounds of this year. EU trade negotiator Michel Barnier has said there will be …

London’s Brexit-Related Job Losses May Not Be as High as Initially Feared

British banking, insurance and asset management job losses to the European Union due to Brexit might not be as heavy as initially feared, the City of London financial district said on Monday. Jeremy Browne, the city’s EU envoy, said UK-based …

Gibraltar Introduces License for Fintech Firms Using Blockchain

Gibraltar’s financial services watchdog will introduce the world’s first bespoke license for “fintech” firms using blockchain distributed ledger technology (DLT) from next month in a bid to attract start-ups to the British overseas territory as it prepares for Brexit. The …

UK Financial Services Industry Pays Record Taxes, ‘Underlining Need’ for Brexit Deal

Britain’s financial services industry paid a record 72.1 billion pounds ($96.2 billion) in tax during the past fiscal year, PwC said in a report that piles pressure on the government to secure favorable trading terms for banks after Brexit. Tax …

UK Accounting Regulator Urged to Slap Larger Fines on ‘Big Four’ Firms

Misdeeds by the world’s “Big Four” accounting firms should be punished with much bigger fines, Britain’s accounting watchdog was advised in a report released on Tuesday. “Fines greater than those that have heretofore been imposed may be appropriate in really …

Global Regulators’ Rethinking of Risk Assessment Welcomed by Large Insurers

Global regulators are rethinking how to assess risks in big insurance companies, marking a shift that could make life easier for the industry. The Financial Stability Board said on Tuesday it could take a different approach to assessing risk which …

EU Wants Insurers to Plug Investment Gap, but Bank Partners Needed: Regulator

Efforts to get insurers to plug Europe’s investment gap by backing riskier assets could be undermined if banks are unwilling to share crucial credit data with them, a European Union insurance regulator said. EU insurance capital rules known as Solvency …

JPMorgan Warns of Market Disruption If Clearing Houses Cut-Off by Brexit

Financial markets face Brexit day upheaval if clearing houses in Britain are abruptly cut off from continental customers, a senior JPMorgan bank official said on Wednesday. Sally Dewar, international head of regulatory affairs at the U.S. bank, said that without …

Dublin Attracts Wave of U.S. Financial Services Firms Seeking Post-Brexit EU Hubs

American direct investment in financial services that would normally head for Britain will be diverted in part to Dublin because of Brexit, Ireland’s financial services minister Michael D’Arcy said on Friday [Nov. 10]. Dublin’s financial services sector is being boosted …