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UK Financial Services Sector Remains Resilient Ahead of Brexit: Research

Britain’s exports of financial and related services rose to 83 billion pounds ($106.5 billion) last year, with the European Union still the biggest customer, underscoring the importance of retaining market access to the bloc after Brexit. The latest figures compiled …

Brexit Makes It Harder for Fintech, Financial Services Firms to Recruit Top Talent: Report

Leaving the European Union is making it harder for fintech firms in Britain to recruit top talent, a report said on Tuesday, threatening to slam the brakes on a 7 billion pound ($9 billion)growth sector just as EU states step …

Aviva Gets Court Approval to Move Assets to Ireland as Part of Wider Brexit Wave

England’s High Court on Tuesday gave Aviva, Britain’s second largest insurer, approval to transfer around 9 billion pounds ($11.69 billion) in assets to a new Irish company just before the starting gun is fired on Brexit. The move, timed for …

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 …

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 …

UK Insurers, Banks ‘Must Plan for Hard Brexit’ if Transition Deal Fails: Regulator

Britain’s banks and insurers must plan for a “hard” Brexit in case a transition period is not in place next March, a senior British regulator said on Thursday in a warning echoed by Brussels. “With eight months until we exit …

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 …

U.K. Businesses Against Uncertainty of Second Brexit Referendum

The plot to reverse Brexit is missing a key ally: U.K. business. Companies have been among the most outspoken critics of the split from the European Union, and many have much to lose from the divorce. But as a group …

Bank of England Will Soon Update Insurers, Banks on Latest Brexit Approach

The Bank of England said it would update banks and insurers next week on its approach to Brexit given that Britain and the European Union have now adopted a transition deal. “The Bank of England welcomes the EU Council’s conclusion …

UK Insurers, Banks Push Ahead with Relocating HQs – Despite Brexit Transition Deal

London-based banks and other financial firms won’t put their Brexit moves on hold despite a transition deal between Britain and the European Union as it lacks full legal certainty, industry officials said on Monday. Banks and insurers have said they …