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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 …

Most UK Insurers, Banks, Financial Firms Will Lose EU Access with No-Deal Brexit

Most banking, insurance and other financial firms in Britain would be cut off from the European Union if there is a no-deal Brexit, the bloc’s executive body said on Wednesday. Financial services are Britain’s most important tax-earning sector, with the …

Brexit to Cause Irreversible Damage to UK Financial Services, Say Industry Leaders

Life in London’s financial district will appear little changed when Britain leaves the European Union on March 29, defying predictions of an exodus of high-flyers to rival centers like Paris, Frankfurt and Dublin. But as chaos reigns in Westminster, the …

A.M. Best Discusses What’s Ahead for UK Insurers as Brexit Deadline Looms

When the UK withdraws from the EU, and at the end of any transition period, passporting rights that currently exist between the UK and countries in the European Economic Area (EEA) are expected to cease, said A.M. Best in a …

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 …

UK Confident It Will Form Deal with EU on Post-Brexit Financial Services Trade

The United Kingdom is confident that it is on the verge of reaching an agreement with the European Union to give London’s vast financial center access to EU markets after Brexit, Britain’s financial services minister John Glen said on Monday. …

Brexit Deal, Covering UK Financial Services, Is Closer to Completion: Officials

The United Kingdom and the European Union have made progress on a deal to give London’s dominant financial center basic access to EU markets after Brexit, two British officials said, but no agreement has yet been clinched. The deal being …

London Market Insurers’ Profits Remain Under Pressure with Excess Capacity: Fitch

The profitability of London market and Lloyd’s insurers is expected to remain under pressure in 2018, despite the fact that rates improved slightly following the catastrophe losses in the second quarter of 2017, according to Fitch Ratings in a new …

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 …

EU Action Needed to Ensure Post-Brexit Continuity of Cross-Border Insurance: UK

Britons living in the European Union could lose access to their UK bank account services and businesses on the continent could be cut off from investment banks in London if there is a no-deal Brexit, the British government said on …