Articles by John Glover

No-Deal Brexit: A Lose-Lose for UK and EU Financial Stability

With Brexit talks back from the summer holidays, it’s worth considering one way in which failure to reach a deal before the U.K.’s departure in March would also be bad for the European Union. Such an outcome would unsettle the …

Insurers, Banks Warned to Prepare for Market Turmoil on Brexit Day

The Bank of England is war-gaming with lenders and insurers for potential market turmoil on Brexit day. Sam Woods, the central bank’s top supervisor, said contingency planning for Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union will be similar to its preparations …

UK Financial Firms Need ‘Plan B’ for Inevitable Disruptions from Cyber Attack: BOE

Many U.K. financial firms don’t have a Plan B to fall back on if they’re hit by a cyber attack. The Bank of England wants to change that. Financial regulators told firms to come up with a detailed plan for …

EU Needs to Prevent Brexit Threat to Derivative Contracts: BOE’s Carney

Mark Carney warned that time is running out to remove the threat that Brexit poses to trillions of pounds of derivative contracts, stepping up pressure on the European Union to act. Unless the EU follows the U.K. government in putting …

KPMG’s Audit Work Is of `Unacceptable Standard:’ UK Regulator

KPMG’s audit work in the U.K. is of an unacceptable standard, Britain’s accounting regulator said, fueling calls to reform the industry, including dismantling the “Big Four” players. In an unprecedented assessment, the Financial Reporting Council said auditors at KPMG don’t …

UK Banks Should Be on ‘War Footing’ over Rising Cyber Threats: Regulator

The Bank of England told banks to be ready for war against the mounting threat of crippling cyber attacks. “I would like our firms to be on a WAR footing: withstand; absorb; recover,” Lyndon Nelson, deputy chief executive of the …

U.K.-EU Brexit ‘Working Group’ Tasked with Fate of Insurance Policies

The European Central Bank and the Bank of England have been drafted in to study the threats that Brexit poses to financial services. Just don’t expect this “technical working group” to save the day. Brexit’s potential to disrupt trillions of …

Update: Messy Brexit Could Lead to ‘Contract Continuity’ Disruption for Insurers, Banks

As far as Brexit headaches go, Barclays Plc’s John McFarlane says that while his bank is on top of job relocations, he’s more concerned about rewriting “hundreds of thousands” of contracts. He’s not alone. Andrew Bailey, head of the U.K. …

UK Could Lose 75,000 Insurance, Banking Jobs as a Result of Brexit: Regulator

Sam Woods, Britain’s top banking regulator, said a consultancy’s estimate that Brexit could cause as many as 75,000 job losses in banking and insurance is “plausible” if the U.K. leaves the European Union without a trade deal. About 10,000 U.K.-based …

UK Regulator to Extend Senior Manager Conduct Rules to All Finance Firms

UK regulators set out plans for ensuring senior staff of financial-services firms can be held to account for misconduct on their watch, extending rules already in place for banks to almost all firms. The Senior Managers and Certification Regime is …