Articles by Silla Brush

About 1,000 EU Finance Firms, Such as Insurers, Eye Post-Brexit Outposts in UK

Around 1,000 European Union finance firms are expected to open their first offices in the UK after losing their passporting rights because of Brexit. Roughly two-thirds of the 1,500 money managers, payment firms and insurers that have applied for regulatory …

COVID-19 Pressures Threaten About 4,000 Small UK Financial Firms

Britain’s market watchdog warned about 4,000 small financial firms are at greater risk of failure from the coronavirus as the country endures a third lockdown. The Financial Conduct Authority said Thursday that the pandemic is pushing the firms to the …

Bank of England Pressures EU to Deliver No-Deal Brexit Fix for Financial System

The Bank of England turned up the pressure on the European Union to deliver legislation within weeks to avert a breakdown of access to London’s crucial financial infrastructure in a no-deal Brexit. “By early to mid-December, there would have to …

Brexit Uncertainties Remain for City of London – Despite Approval of Draft Deal

The City of London averted one disaster with the draft Brexit deal announced Wednesday. But the resignation of Brexit Minister Dominic Raab showed the obstacle course is far from over. Even if the U.K. Parliament clears the agreement — and …

EU Watchdogs Step Up Plans to Avert Market Meltdown from No-Deal Brexit

After months listening to the U.K. warn about the risks posed by a no-deal Brexit, European Union financial regulators are now stepping up plans to avert a market meltdown. Daniele Nouy, the European Central Bank’s head of supervision, set an …

Germany Echoes UK Concerns over Post-Brexit Risk to Insurance, Derivative Contracts

European Union and U.K. authorities must agree on a political solution to the threat Brexit poses to trillions of dollars in derivatives and insurance contracts, according to Germany’s top financial regulator. Felix Hufeld, the president of BaFin, said the industry …

Financial Services Industry Slams Latest UK Proposal for Post-Brexit EU Trade Ties

Britain’s financial industry slammed U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s latest proposal for Brexit, with some calling it the worst outcome possible. In some of their most forthright comments since the referendum vote in 2016, industry executives said Thursday that her …

EU Dismisses UK Concerns About Post-Brexit Continuity of Insurance Contracts

The Bank of England’s warning that Brexit threatens trillions of pounds of financial contracts is falling on deaf ears in Brussels. Valdis Dombrovskis, the European Union’s head of financial-services policy, dismissed an alert issued by BOE Governor Mark Carney, who …

EU’s Data Privacy Law Places AI Use in Insurance Under Closer Scrutiny

Regulators are beginning to teach robots who’s the boss. After spending billions of dollars on cutting-edge artificial intelligence technologies, Europe’s banks and insurers face tougher scrutiny of the tools they use to help root out fraud, check borrowers’ creditworthiness and …

UK Regulators Seek to Reassure Insurers, Banks About Brexit Transition Period

U.K. financial regulators sought to reassure banks and insurers that they can rely on a transition period to ease their adjustment to Brexit, putting pressure on the European Union to do the same. The statements on Wednesday from the Bank …