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UK Considering Mandatory Climate-Related Financial Disclosure

Under a proposed new Green Finance Strategy announced this week the UK Government expects listed companies and large asset owners to disclose the impact of climate change on their businesses from 2022. The Treasury is considering the most effective way of ensuring that this disclosure happens, including, if necessary, requiring mandatory disclosure. The Green Finance […]

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PRA Outline Best Practice in Transition from LIBOR

The UK’s Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) have issued a document of key findings, good practice and next steps for transition from the London InterBank Offered Rate (LIBOR) to risk-free rates (RFR) for firms to consider when planning their own transition. After a series of manipulation scandals, the once-dominant LIBOR benchmark is being abandoned, with the […]

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BoE to Disclose Climate Risks in Annual Report

 The Bank of England (BoE) is leading by example and disclosing its own assessment of how it is managing climate-related financial risk in its 2019/20 annual report. The BoE have been pushing for stronger climate-change related risk disclosure with a number of actions in the last year, including a recent consultation on previous climate-related risk […]

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PRA Clarifies Climate Disclosure

In light of a recent consultation, the UK’s Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) have issued an updated supervisory statement clarifying climate-related disclosure requirements. Responses to the PRA’s consultation paper, Enhancing Banks’ and Insurers’ Approaches to Managing the Financial Risks from Climate Change, encouraged the PRA to move more quickly on climate issues, suggesting that too few firms are […]

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Big Data for Faster Predictions

The UK’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) is utilising novel forms of data to make more timely predictions about the UK economy. The ONS has shown how taking advantage of new technologies can offer a chance to get much quicker signals of change in the economy. The Faster Indicators of UK Economic Activity project released its […]

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UK Considers XBRL for Branch Returns

The UK’s Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) has published a consultation paper (Consultation Paper 8/19) revising the supervision of international banks – which includes a proposal to replace the current Excel reporting format for Branch Return Forms with XBRL. The proposal would affect all PRA-supervised branches of deposit takers and investment firms which are not headquartered […]

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UK Launches Climate Financial Risk Forum

On Friday 8 March the UK’s Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) hosted the first meeting of the Climate Financial Risk Forum (CFRF). With climate change threatening to create financial risks relevant to these UK regulators’ objectives, the CFRF has been set up to help develop practical tools for addressing climate-related financial […]

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UK Audit Review

Dramatic changes to the UK audit sector were proposed in a report this week setting out recommendations from an independent review of the Financial Reporting Council (FRC). The audit profession and its regulator have been under intense scrutiny following a number of high profile corporate failures. The recommendations address gaps in FRC powers, setting a course for […]

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FRC on Investor Needs from Performance Metrics

Investors have clear ideas about the way company metrics can help with asset allocation. Wouldn’t this work better if these disclosures were digital?

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Tests Set the Stage for Open Banking in the UK

Do you use a bank website or app? Does it meet your needs and expectations? Is it easy to use? Does it combine data from multiple sources in order to provide you with valuable insights about your personal or business finances? Thought not. That’s the insight that has given rise to the Open Banking initiative […]

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