Welcome to the weekly Financial Services highlights from the Financial Services team for the week ending 21 March 2019. This week’s edition of Financial Services highlights provides an aggregation of the news reported by the LexisPSL Financial Services team over the past week and includes (1) news items relating to the UK’s decision to leave the EU (2) updates from UK Regulators (3) updates from EU and International Regulators (4) updates from industry bodies and market participants (5) new and updated content and (6) dates for your diary from Financial Services.
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