UK financial services News

UK Financial Services Firms Fail to Improve Gender Pay Gap

Women working in the U.K.’s financial-services industry are seeing little improvement in their pay parity with male colleagues, according to the latest batch of disclosures as this year’s reporting season comes to a close. Businesses have until midnight in London …

EU Financial Services Chief Warns of Market Disruption from No-Deal Brexit

A no-deal Brexit would cause disruption and might also have an impact on liquidity in financial markets, the European Union commissioner in charge of financial services said on Tuesday in a stark reminder of the risks posed by a hard …

UK’s Financial Services Industry Still Unscathed from Brexit Uncertainty: Reuters

Britain’s financial services industry has emerged largely unscathed so far from the build-up to Brexit, with about 2,000 roles expected to have moved or been created overseas even as the risk of a disorderly exit grows, a new Reuters survey …

EU, UK Agree Draft Text for Post-Brexit Ties Although Some Wrangles Remain

Britain and the European Union have agreed a draft text setting out a close post-Brexit relationship, though wrangling with Spain over control of Gibraltar must still be settled before EU leaders meet on Sunday in order to rubber-stamp the pact. …

London’s Status as Global Finance Center at Risk from Brexit, Warn Leading Bankers

Leading bankers warned on Thursday that Britain is yet to feel the real impact of Brexit which will undermine its status as a global finance center as companies prepare to shift jobs out of London to preserve access to Europe’s …

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 …

Brexit Effect: Fewer UK Financial Services Jobs Expected to Shift to EU, Says Reuters

The number of finance jobs to be shifted out of Britain or created overseas by March 2019 due to Brexit has dropped by half compared to six months ago to 5,000 roles, firms employing the bulk of UK-based workers in …

How Will London’s Position as Global Financial Center Be Affected by Brexit?

Is London’s position as the largest international center of finance slipping as a result of Brexit? London has been a critical artery for the flow of money around the world for centuries. The financial services sector accounts for about 12 …

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 …

EU Eyes Offering `Improved Equivalence’ for UK Financial Services After Brexit

The European Union will consider offering the U.K. “improved equivalence” for financial services after Brexit, according to the bloc’s latest negotiating guidelines, a system Britain has rejected as “wholly inadequate.” The addition to the draft guidelines, obtained by Bloomberg, makes …