Website and Instant Message Alert – Suspicious websites and phishing instant messages related to Nanyang Commercial Bank, Limited

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) wishes to alert members of the public to a press release issued by Nanyang Commercial Bank, Limited relating to a suspicious 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 u...

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Mobile Application (App) Alert – Fraudulent mobile application (App) related to Bank of Singapore Limited

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) wishes to alert members of the public to a press release issued by Bank of Singapore Limited relating to a fraudulent App, 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 App concerned, should contact the bank using the contact information provided in the pr...

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The BCU deepens monetary policy communication

Continuing the process of improving monetary policy communication, the Central Bank of Uruguay (BCU) will initiate a series of new actions and dialogue instances. A new communication instrument for business cameras will be launched on Thursday, April 15. It aims to facilitate the reading of data and information relevant to decision-making and strategic planning of companies. It can be consulted here  In turn, there will be an extension of the information available in the Monetary Policy Re...

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SEC Charges Felon and Six Others in Oil-and-Gas Offering Fraud

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged seven individuals, including criminal recidivist Richard Dale Sterritt, Jr. , with defrauding investors through a multimillion dollar oil-and-gas offering fraud and related market manipulation scheme. The SEC's complaint alleges that, between March 2018 and at least November 2020, Sterritt – who used the pseudonym "Richard Richman" – Michael Greer, Deanna Looney, Robert Magness, Jr. , Katie Mathews, James Christopher Pittman, and Mark Ross ...

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CFTC Staff Issues Continuation of Certain No-Action Relief to Market Participants in Response to COVID-19

Washington, D. C. — The Commodity Futures Trading Commission today announced the Market Participants Division (MPD) and the Division of Market Oversight (DMO) are providing a continuation of certain parts of the temporary no-action relief issued in response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic that is scheduled to expire on April 15, 2021. Any prior relief not extended by CFTC Staff Letter No. 21-10 has expired or will expire pursuant to the terms of the applicable CFTC Staff Letter. Subject...

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Basel Committee publishes analytical reports on climate-related financial risks

The two reports discuss transmission channels of climate-related risks to the banking system, and the measurement methodologies of climate-related financial risks. Climate risk drivers can be captured in traditional financial risk categories, but additional progress is needed to better estimate these risks. The reports provide a conceptual foundation for the Basel Committee's next phase of work to identify potential gaps in the Basel Framework and consider measures to address them. The ...

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Minutes of the Standards Advisory Panel - March 2021

Minutes 30 March 2021Item 1: Welcome and introductions 1. The Chair welcomed members and provided an overview of the agenda for the meeting. 2. The Chair mentioned Shriyanka Hore of Oracle has stepped down from the SAP as she will be moving to another role. The Chair thanked Shriyanka for her valued contributions to the SAP. 3. Pay. UK will share the terms of reference for the Community of Developers. At the next meeting, Pay. UK will inform the Panel what it wants to achieve with this forum. ...

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Retail clients continue to lose out due to high investment products costs

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU securities regulator, today publishes its third annual statistical report on the cost and performance of European Union (EU) retail investment products. In the report ESMA finds that the costs of investing in key financial products, such as UCITS funds, retail alternative funds, and structured investment products (SRPs) remain high and diminish the investment outcome for final investors. Clear and understandable informat...

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Retail clients continue to lose out due to high investment products costs

14 April 2021 ESMA71-99-1637 PRESS RELEASE Retail clients continue to lose out due to high investment products costs The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU securities regulator, today publishes its third annual statistical report on the cost and performance of European Union (EU) retail investment products. In the report ESMA finds that the costs of investing in key financial products, such as UCITS funds, retail alternative funds, and structured investm...

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Letter from the PRA and FCA ‘Obtaining deposits via deposit aggregators’

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