Weekly highlights—16 February 2017

Weekly highlights—16 February 2017

Welcome to the weekly Financial Services highlights from the Lexis®PSL Financial Services team for the week ending 16 February 2017.

Brexit

Brexit: House of Lords debate transcript published—Financial Services Committee Report

On 13 February 2017, the Hansard transcript from a debate held in the House of Lords on 9 February 2017 on the European Union Committee Report on Brexit: Financial Services was published.

Bank of England updates

Charlotte Hogg appointed new Deputy Governor for Markets and Banking

On 9 February 2017, HM Treasury announced that Charlotte Hogg has been appointed the new Deputy Governor for Markets and Banking at the Bank of England (BoE), effective 1 March 2017. She replaces Minouche Shafik, who is leaving the BoE at the end of February 2017 to become the Director of the London School of Economics. In addition to taking on the role of Deputy Governor, Ms Hogg will continue in her current role as Chief Operating Officer.

Mark Carney delivers speech on diversity and inclusion

On 10 February 2017, the governor of the Bank of England (BoE), Mark Carney, delivered a speech to the BoE about what it means to be diverse and inclusive, why it is important to the Bank and how it is making the workplace more diverse and inclusive.

Financial Conduct Authority updates

FCA requests feedback on its website usability

On 13 February 2017, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published a short survey for customers to provide feedback on the usability of its website. The survey is designed to address the ease of locating information, the types of content users would like to see and asks how users receive updates from the FCA.

FCA speech on good conduct regulation

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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.