Financial Services Act 2021

From ACT Wiki
Jump to navigationJump to search

Financial services - legislation - regulation - UK - Brexit.

First step in shaping UK’s financial services regime post-Brexit
"The Financial Services Act 2021... is seen as the UK’s first step in retaking control of the financial services regulatory framework post-Brexit and ensuring that the UK remains an 'open and dynamic financial centre' while delivering on the Government’s vision for a more open, technologically advanced and greener industry."
Allen & Overy - 2021.

Changes introduced by the Act include:

  • Amending the UK's MiFIR equivalence regime for third country investment firms to reflect the EU's Investment Firms Regulation.
  • Empowering the Financial Conduct Authority to specify reporting requirements for UK MiFIR-registered firms.
  • Updating UK EMIR to improve access to clearing services.
  • Strengthening the insider dealing and market abuse regime under UK MAR.

See also