City of London Corp. News

London Expects Only Half of Bankers to Return to Their Offices by Year-End

London’s normally buzzing financial districts will still be a pale shadow by the end of the year, as banks plan for no more than half their staff, who have mostly worked from home throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, to come to …

Brexit Update: City of London Prepares for Worst, Hopes for Best

Dismay, confusion, relief — and hope. The City of London had a range of reactions to the U.K. Parliament’s overwhelming rejection Tuesday night of Prime Minister Theresa May’s blueprint for quitting the European Union, and her sprint to cobble together …

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 …

London Attracts Financial Services Investments Despite Cloud of Brexit: Report

Britain’s financial sector brushed off Brexit uncertainty in 2017 to attract more inward investment than eight rival centers vying for its business, the City of London Corp. said on Wednesday. The body that governs the capital’s historic “Square Mile” financial …

UK Financial Services Sector to Remain Largely Unscathed from Brexit: Barclays’ Chief

Britain’s banking industry will emerge largely unscathed from Brexit and retain its position as one of the world’s top two financial centers for the foreseeable future, Barclays’ Chairman John McFarlane told Reuters. Home to the world’s highest number of banks …

Fewer Than 5,000 UK Financial Services Jobs Expected to Move by ‘Day One’ of Brexit

Fewer than 5,000 financial jobs might move out of Britain by “Day One” of Brexit and future relocations will depend on new trading terms with the European Union, Bank of England Deputy Governor Sam Woods said on Wednesday. “We have …

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 …

Munich Re Eyes Purchase of London Property, Which Could Become UK HQ: Sources

Munich Re, the world’s largest reinsurer, is in talks to acquire a plot that has approval for one of the tallest towers in the City of London financial district, people with knowledge of the plan said. The insurer is negotiating …

UK Government Hit for Failing to Publish Brexit Position Paper on Financial Services

Business leaders have criticized Britain’s government for its failure to publish a long-delayed paper on the future of its financial services industry after Brexit. Senior financiers say they were told after the summer that the government would issue a position …

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 …