Included in this issue: FCA speech on technology and financial crime; European Parliament publications on mis-selling of financial products; and more...

UK

FCA speech on technology and financial crime

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published a speech by its executive director of strategy and competition, Christopher Woolard, entitled 'Technology and global ties: turning the tide on financial crime'. Mr Woolard concluded that new technologies have given criminals sophisticated tools to bend the financial system to their own ends, but these same technologies, when used for good, could also be game changers in the fight against financial crime.

FCA, 14 June 2018

Inquiry on transitioning away from RPI as measure of inflation

An inquiry into potentially discontinuing the use of retail price index (RPI) as a measure of inflation has been launched by the Economic Affairs Committee. Witnesses were called on 12 June 2018 to discuss the reasons for keeping RPI and to explore the impact of changing RPI would have on the people and organisations who use it.

Economic Affairs Committee, 13 June 2018

Worldwide

European Parliament publications on mis-selling of financial products

The European Parliament's policy department has published a series of five studies on the mis-selling of financial products in the EU at the request of ECON. The studies are as follows:

European Parliament, 14 June 2018

Key contacts

Amanda Hulme

Amanda Hulme

Partner, Head of Financial Regulation
London

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Lorna Finlayson

Lorna Finlayson

Partner, Financial Regulation
Edinburgh

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Rosanna Bryant

Rosanna Bryant

Partner, Financial Regulation
Leeds, UK

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