Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) News

Lloyd’s Gathers Business Interruption Data for UK Regulator

Lloyd’s of London is collating details of insurers’ business interruption coverage for the Prudential Regulation Authority and is in discussions about a government backstop to cover future pandemics, it said in a letter seen by Reuters. It asked its members …

Growing Number of UK Insurers Cancel Dividends Amid COVID-19 Concerns

British insurers canceled more than 1 billion pounds ($1.2 billion) of dividends on Wednesday, in moves welcomed by the Bank of England which had cautioned the sector about the risk of heavy costs from the spread of the coronavirus. Aviva, …

Bank of England Enhances Scrutiny of Lloyd’s Whistleblower Systems

The Bank of England has stepped up its monitoring of Lloyd’s of London’s whistleblowing systems, the central bank said on Monday, after reports this year about sexual harassment and bullying at the 330-year old insurance market. The Prudential Regulation Authority …

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 …

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 …

Lawmaker Calls for UK to Uphold Financial Services Competitiveness After Brexit

Britain’s financial regulators should have a formal objective to keep London’s banking and insurance sectors globally competitive after Brexit, a senior lawmaker said on Thursday. The now defunct Financial Services Authority had a requirement to pay heed to competitiveness – …

Bank of England Will Not ‘Go Soft’ on Enforcing EU Solvency II Capital Rules

The Bank of England will not “go soft” on enforcing European Union capital rules for insurers, but will look at ways to make it easier for new entrants to boost competition in the industry, its deputy governor Sam Woods said …

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 Insurers Face Looming Brexit Deadline to Move Contracts with EU Clients

Insurers in Britain face crunchtime within weeks if the government and the European Union do not allow millions of cross-border policies to continue to run undisturbed beyond Brexit. While Britain is not due to leave the bloc until March 2019, …

Post-Brexit Implementation Period ‘Desirable’ for UK, EU Firms: Bank of England

The Bank of England said a transition period after the Britain leaves the European Union would give banks more time to make orderly changes as Brexit poses risks to financial stability. With the UK due to leave the bloc in …