Basel Committee publishes work programme and strategic priorities for 2021-22

The Basel Committee publishes its work programme for 2021-22. Priorities include ongoing Covid-19 initiatives, assessing emerging risks, vulnerabilities and structural trends to the global banking system, and increasing supervisory cooperation. The Committee will also continue to monitor the full, timely and consistent implementation of Basel III. The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision is today publishing its work programme for 2021-22. The work programme sets out the strategic p...

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Website maintenance work: MyFINMA temporarily unavailable

Where necessary, FINMA enforces supervisory law using coercive measures under administrative law. Find out about its powers, approach and measures for dealing with violations of the law here.

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Website and Instant Message Alert – Fraudulent websites and phishing instant messages related to Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) wishes to alert members of the public to a press release issued by Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited relating to fraudulent websites and phishing instant messages, which has been reported to the HKMA. A hyperlink to the press release is available on the HKMA website. Anyone who has provided his or her personal information, or who has conducted any financial transactions, through or in response to the websites concerned, should contact the bank us...

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Progress in the handling of banking complaints by HKMA

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) announced today the progress made in its handling of banking complaints received as at end-March 2021. Banking complaints include cases concerning general banking services and conduct-related issues. In March 2021, 290 cases were received and the handling of 270 cases was completed. As at end-March, the handling of 653 cases was in progress. A table summarising the progress made in the handling of banking complaints by the HKMA is attached. ...

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Applications for the 2022 APRA Graduate Program close today

APRA is now accepting applications for its 2022 APRA Graduate Program. Don’t miss your chance to apply for an unparalleled view of the financial services industry. The Graduate Program runs for 18 months and provides a foundation for a career as a financial professional. It consists of three six-month rotations across APRA’s frontline supervision, policy and advice, and cross-industry insights and data divisions. This year there are roles available in our Brisbane, Sydney and ...

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Deputy Comptroller for Market Risk Policy Testifies on LIBOR Transition

News Release 2021-46 | April 15, 2021 Deputy Comptroller for Market Risk Policy Testifies on LIBOR Transition WASHINGTON—Deputy Comptroller for Market Risk Policy Kevin Walsh today testified during a hearing before the U. S. House Financial Services Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship and Capital Markets regarding the upcoming cessation of the London Interbank Offered Rates (LIBOR). Related Links Media ContactStephanie Collins (202) 649-6870

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OCC Enforcement Actions and Terminations

News Release 2021-45 | April 15, 2021 OCC Enforcement Actions and Terminations WASHINGTON—The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today released new enforcement actions taken against national banks, federal savings associations, and individuals currently and formerly affiliated with national banks and federal savings associations. All Cease and Desist Orders, Civil Money Penalty Orders, and Removal/Prohibition Orders are issued with the consent of the...

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2021-04-15 - Speech - Andréa M. Maechler / Thomas Moser, Member of the Governing Board / Alternate Member of the Governing Board: COVID-19, financial markets and digital transformation

In many ways, the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is unprecedented. The economic shock has been global and massive, affecting both economic supply and demand simultaneously. To mitigate the economic impact, the crisis response has had to be swift and innovative - including in Switzerland. The Swiss National Bank has played an important role here, preventing an excessive appreciation of the Swiss franc through foreign currency purchases. Moreover, it has helped to ease strains in US dollar...

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SEC Awards Over $50 Million to Joint Whistleblowers

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced an award of over $50 million to joint whistleblowers whose information alerted SEC staff to violations that involved highly complex transactions and would have been difficult to detect without their information. The joint whistleblowers provided exemplary assistance to the SEC staff during the investigation, including meeting with staff numerous times and providing voluminous detailed documents. The information provided by these individua...

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Policy paper: Finance Bill 2021: Committee of the Whole House

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