climate change

17 October, 2018

Regulators make climate demands of financial services

It’s little more than a week since the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Chang...
climate change, drought

28 September, 2018

Governance shaped by climate, tech and demographics

If boards need a reminder of the importance of climate change, it came this week in two reports. Firstly, the Bank of England released a document highlighting that banks and other financial institu...

6 July, 2018

Regulators demand IT security plans from financial services firms

Financial services firms have been given three months to show regulators how their IT systems will manage the risk of cyber-attack or changes in technology. The Bank of England, Financial Conduct A...
banks, Bank of England, regulation

11 July, 2017

Boards should be keeping banks to ‘spirit of regulation’, says regulator

One of the most senior figures at the Bank of England has warned that some banks are involved in accounting practices that amount to "pure regulatory arbitrage". Sam Woods, deputy governor and chie...

28 April, 2017

Barclays’ CEO risks shareholder backlash over whistleblowing scandal

Shareholders in Barclays Bank have been advised to abstain when voting on the reappointment of chief executive Jes Staley because he is being investigated over efforts made to

14 May, 2015

City watchdog reveals governance expectations

The watchdog for banks and financial institutions in the City of London has mapped out its expectations of company boards and their responsibilities, making plain its belief that non-executive directo...