FS weekly highlights—20 August 2020

FS weekly highlights—20 August 2020

In this issue



Coronavirus (COVID-19)
UK, EU and international regulators and bodies
Authorisation, approval and supervision
Prudential requirements
Risk management and controls
Financial crime
Consumer protection
Investigations, enforcement and discipline
Competition in financial services
Markets and trading
Regulation of capital markets
Regulation of derivatives
Investment funds and asset management
Banks and mutuals
Regulation of insurance
Regulation of personal pension and stakeholder products
Fintech and cryptoassets
Sustainable finance
Islamic finance
Dates for your diary


Coronavirus (COVID-19)

For further information on the effects of COVID-19 on financial services, see: Coronavirus (COVID-19)—key developments for financial services lawyers and   Coronavirus (COVID-19)—key financial services issues.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)—EBA revises its work programme for 2020

In light of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, on 14 August 2020 the European Banking Authority (EBA) published an amended work programme for 2020 (dated July 2020). This provides an update to the original EBA work programme that was published in September 2019.

Source: EBA Revised Work Programme 2020 (COVID-19 changes).

Coronavirus (COVID-19)—FCA and FRC permit issuers to temporarily rely on amended IFRS 16

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) announced temporary relief for issuers who choose to use the

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About the author:
Prior to joining LexisNexis in 2016 as a paralegal, Lauren was an adjudicator at the Financial Ombudsman Service. There she resolved consumers’ complaints, and gained knowledge about a wide variety of financial products. Before this she studied Law at Nottingham Trent University.