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France to win Britain’s finance crown in EU after Brexit – report

France will likely win Britain’s financial services crown in the European Union after Brexit, which leaves the bloc’s economy more reliant on struggling euro zone banks, New Financial think tank said on Tuesday. Brexit will most likely lead to a shift in the tone and direction of policy on EU… Read More

Britain’s banks face 25% earnings hit from no-deal Brexit – Citigroup

Britain’s banks face a hit of up 25% to their earnings if Britain crashes out of the European Union without a deal, analysts at Citigroup (C.N) said in a research note. The economic slowdown that would result from a no-deal Brexit, as well as the likelihood of lower… Read More

Refereeing Football: The EU’s Yellow Card for Money Laundering

Professional football clubs and players’ agents will be required to report suspicious transactions to the police or face criminal sanctions, just like banks, if radical measures proposed by the European Commission are adopted. These measures are recommended in the Staff Working Document that accompanied the Commission’s recently published Supranational Risk… Read More
21st August 2019
France and Panama have signed a bilateral agreement in Panama City to create a group designed to curb tax fraud, announced Gérald Darmanin, French minister of public accounts. The move comes years after Panama was blacklisted amid the Panama Papers tax evasion scandal. “With Panama’s Minister of Economy and Finance, Hector Alexander, we… Read More
15th August 2019
UK banks are significantly behind schedule in moving staff to the European Union ahead of Brexit and risk being caught off guard if Britain leaves without a deal, the European Central Bank said on Wednesday. Many London-based banks are having to expand their EU operations to continue doing business in… Read More
7th August 2019
Swiss federal prosecutors have filed fraud charges against three former senior German soccer officials and one Swiss over a suspect payment linked to the 2006 World Cup hosted by Germany, the Swiss Attorney General’s office said on Tuesday. The indictment alleges former German Football Association (DFB) presidents Theo Zwanziger and… Read More
6th August 2019
An Austrian administrative court has rejected Raiffeisen Bank International’s challenge against a 2.75 million euro ($3.1 million) fine over insufficient anti-money-laundering checks, the bank said on Monday. Austria’s Financial Market Authority imposed the fine last year here over a breach of RBI’s due diligence requirements for the prevention of… Read More
31st July 2019
The Brexit deadline is just five weeks away, and new Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the EU are already in a stalemate, as neither wants to budge to meet the other. This could result in a no-deal Brexit, and today Michael Gove is chairing the first daily meeting of the… Read More
26th July 2019
Direct access for Britain’s financial sector to the European Union after Brexit is increasingly under threat as political will for an industry deal fades and the bloc toughens requirements for recognizing other countries’ financial rules. The EU is the City’s biggest customer, with financial services exports worth 26 billion pounds… Read More
24th July 2019
Former foreign minister Boris Johnson was elected leader of Britain’s governing Conservative Party on Tuesday, and will take over as prime minister when Theresa May steps down on Wednesday. With the leadership campaign largely dominated by Brexit, Johnson has set out little in the way of firm policies, but below… Read More
22nd July 2019
Britain has kicked off a review of how regulation of finance could be improved after Brexit, saying it would not tweak the existing set-up of watchdogs introduced in the aftermath of the financial crisis a decade ago. The European Union has been the source of financial rules in Britain for… Read More
15th July 2019
A new UK plan to tackle economic crime would fail to hold companies sufficiently liable for illicit activity beyond bribery and tax evasion, anti-corruption campaigners told the Financial Times. Under current laws, British firms can only be deemed guilty of other financial crimes if the “directing mind”—a senior manager… Read More
12th July 2019
British banks hold enough capital to cope with a no-deal Brexit and a global trade war simultaneously, the Bank of England said on Thursday, although a disruptive Brexit would still cause major turbulence for financial markets and the economy. Bank of England Governor Mark Carney also flagged ongoing concerns about… Read More